DIY Starbucks Paper Clip Tutorial

Hello, hello, hello!!!!

I hope you all are doing well. Today I will be showing you all how I made this DIY Starbucks Paper Clip for my planner.

The materials needed to this DIY are as follows:

  • Starbucks cup warmer
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Any cardstock or printed scrapbook paper (in this tutorial I used a piece of watercolor stationery that I had in my stash)
  • A paper clip
  • Glue stick
  • Glue Gun
  • Stamps (optional)

First you will want to cut out the Starbucks label and then trace it onto the back of your cardstock or printed scrapbook paper.

Cut the circle that you traces and set it to the side.

Next turn your Starbucks logo over and add glue from your glue gun to it. Be careful not to burn yourself with the glue.

Place your paperclip on top of the hot glue and you can even add a little extra glue on top of the paper clip.

Next grab you piece of cardstock or patterned scrapbook paper and place it on top of the hot glue and paper clip. Press hard.

I placed a heavy object on top of the paper clip for a minute or two just to ensure everything binds together.

And here is the front of your completed paperclip!!! It’s really that easy!

Here is the back of my paper clip. The next part of this tutorial is optional, if you would like to make this a reversible paper clip.

So if you do, grab your favorite stamp set and ink and stamp an image on top of your cardstock or patterned scrapbook paper!

I decided to keep mine simple and just add the word, “hustle” to mine.

That is it y’all!!! I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial on how to make a DIY Starbucks Reversible Paper Clip.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Nati J.

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Chic Planning – February 13-19, 2017:  Hearts and Things 

Hello Everyone!!!

I hope you all are doing well, since this is the week of love, hearts and xoxo’s, I naturally decided to do a simple, quick layout to fit he occasion….Valentine’s Day!  So let’s get started!


Here is the left side of my planner layout. I knew I didn’t want to go all pink and red overload with my layout so I picked a white, blue and gold foil Washi Tape. I also love the Gandhi quote at the bottom of the page. How fitting!


On the right side, I continued with the Washi Tape and added some additional love themed Washi. I also love the cross Washi at the top of the page. I was happy about finding some religious themed Washi at Michael’s. 


I love the overall look of the layout and how it’s not to lovey…but just right. I think my unconventional blue heart theme worked out great and all the stickers tied the theme together nicely. 

I also wanted to quickly share with you all my full February monthly spread….now that we are in the middle of the month.  Sorry!  But here it goes:


So much love is in this layout!  The girl holding the heart is beyond perfect to me for the month of February!  I found her on Pinterest. All the paw prints are school related things. We are the Tigers!  LOL. I also tried something new with my splashes and blots of watercolor. I actually like the watercolor effects a lot and hope to do them again in the future. 

Well, that is it for today. Until next time,

Happy Planning!

Nati J. 

Snail Mail Flip Book

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!!

At the end of last year, my niece-in-law shared with me they she had purchased the MAMBI Happy Planner.  To hear this I of course of extra excited. She’s always kept a planner but thought it would be fun to start decorating it as well. When I heard this I knew I had to put some goodies together for her. At first I thought I would just send her a pocket letter…but I soon realized that I would need more space for more items so I decided to make a Flip Book for her. I figured with the flip Book I could make it the size I wanted as well as add as many goodies as I wanted. 

So with that being said…now that she’s received her goodies, I would like to share my completed Flip Book with you all…so let’s get started!


Above are all the goodies I sent to her. The Flip Book is the one with the “Life” tag on the cover. I also added a loaded pencil pouch, a “simple things” journal, a notepad and some sticky notes. 


At the bottom of the tag, I added a small label and added the message “So Plan Accordingly.” So the front cover reads, L is for Life so plan accordingly!” 

In the pencil pouch, I added the following items:


Here is the first part of the pencil pouch. In the pocket, I added some fun paper clips, extra sticky notes and some small tags in the mini envelope. 


In the back portion of the pencil pouch, I added a mini journal, a sticker sheet and some sample Washi Tapes. 


Above you can see how the first opening in the Flip Book looks. 


Here is the left side up close. 


And the right side. 

I like the way the pockets turned out. This was my first time making vellum pockets.  I can see myself making more in the future. 


Above is the Flip Book fully open.  The fashion girls were found on Pinterest and are not attached to the third portion of the book,but are clipped together with an ampersand clip. So let’s see what’s in each section.  


This first pocket is filled with more stickers and sticky notes as well as a binder clip and a cute donut magnetic bookmark. 


On the second page, we have more sticky notes, a cute double sided tip in and a Kate Spade bow clip. 


This third pocket has some religious goodies in it that can easily be added to any planner layout. 


In the fourth and final pocket we have some fun and essential planner stickers. And another magnetic bookmark which has a mixed media feel to it. 


To me, the Flip Book wouldn’t be complete without adding something to the back cover of the Flip Book. Here I attached a days of the week transparency with Washi Tape. 


Above is the fully open Flip Book and the fashion girls from Pinterest that I included.  These girls can be glued onto any divider page or Monthly/Weekly Planner Layout.

I had so much fun making this Flip Book!  I was able to utilize scrapbook paper, Washi Tape and Project Life cards that I had on hand!  And the fact that my niece enjoyed it so much was just the icing on the cake. 

Have you made a Flip Book before?  If so, please share in the comments section below what kind of good or themes you’ve done. Until next time, 

Happy Crafting!

Nati J. 

Mini Haul 

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all are doing well. I wanted to share my Mini Hauls from the past few weeks. So let’s get started!


Here are some goodies that I picked up about two weeks ago from Hobby Lobby. I will be making a charm for my Mini Happy Planner with the planner embellishments by The Paper Studio. With the Bottlecap Sticker Pack, I will be making some more Epoxy Stickers. And I needed an extra storage tin for my Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks. 


Last week and this week, I found myself at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Dollar Tree. And this is what I snagged!  


First up, Michael’s!  I purchased these cute planner sticker labels for my Mini Happy Planner. With the Boho Market Necklace, I will be taking the tassel off and adding it to my    Mini Happy Planner Charm. This stamp set was just too cute to pass up….those little rain boots just caught my eye…and captured my heart. I just had to get it!  I hope to use these for some rainy day Scrapbooking Layouts…or maybe in Project Life…or as a Spring Planner Layout for April. You know April Showers bring May Flowers!  


These alpha stickers by The Paper Studio have recently become my favorites, so I had to grab me some more.  The Decorative/Washi Tape was so pretty and I can’t wait to use it in my planner. And with the mermaid stickers….my youngest DD will be a mermaid for Halloween so I figured I could use some of these stickers for when I make a layout about her Halloween Costume. 


Last up, DollarTree!  I’m kind of on this Emoji kick right now so I thought I would purchase the Emoji Washi Tape and I will be using the pencil Washi Tape for the girls Back-to-School Layouts. And then these bow-tie fashion paper clips will be perfect for my Mini Happy Planner!  

So that is it for this Mini Haul.  Everything pictured came out to about $20 with tax included. So I was happy that I didn’t spend too much!  I hope you all enjoyed this post and until next time, 

Happy Crafting!

Nati J. 

Mini Target Haul

Happy Friday!!!!!
Just real quick, I wanted to share with you all some of the goodies I found at the Target Dollar Spot earlier this week. 
Let’s get started!


This is what I purchased:  

  • Mini Binder Accessories Set
  • a Sticker Book
  • Name Tags 
  • Washi Tape

Now for the breakdown!


I thought this sticker book was really cool. It come with 3 sheets of this page and 


3 sheets of this page. 


With this Mini Binder Accessory Set, I’m loving these page flags and magnetic clips!


The set also came with this book of mini banner flags in mint and navy and


Mint and pink!!!  Too cute!!!!


And lastly the set came with this sticker sheet.

I’m looking forward to using all of these products in upcoming Back 2 School Scrapbooking layouts as well as in my planner, so look out for those in the coming weeks! 

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Nati J.