Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

Hey, y'all!  Bethany here today from Pitter & Glink to share a fun Sizzix project tutorial.  Being a "planner girl" is hugely popular now, and in today's tutorial, I'm showing you how to use some of the new Sizzix dies from Stephanie Ackerman to create several cute planner accessories.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

To create your own planner accessories, you'll need your Sizzix BIGkick and three new die sets from Stephanie Ackerman: Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower #3, Framelits Die Set - Circles & Icons, Flower & House, and Thinlits Die Set - Circle Words: Faith, Create, Brave & Joy.  You'll also need shrink plastic, card stock, and several other supplies that you can find listed at the bottom of the post.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

First, we're going to create a large flower planner clip.  To begin, cut a piece of shrink plastic the size of the Bigz Flower #3 Die.  Place the shrink plastic on top of the die, sandwich that between two Standard Size Cutting Pads and roll through your Sizzix BIGkick.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

Next, select the parts of the flower that you'd like to use for your clip and add some color to them.  I painted my pieces with acrylic paint, but you can also color the pieces with colored pencils or use a paint pen.  Once the pieces are painted, bake them according to the shrink plastic package directions.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

Once the flower pieces are cooled, you may want to seal the painted side with a clear sealant or Mod Podge.  Then it's time to assemble the clip.  Use a strong adhesive like E6000 to attach the flower pieces together.  Then use hot glue to attach a paper clip to the back of the flower and cover with a small piece of felt.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

If you'd like to add a bit of detail to the flower, you can do so with a paint marker.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

Next, we're going to create a couple of small planner clips.  First, using the stamps from the Circles & Icons, Flower & House Framelits Die Set, an acrylic block, and ink, stamp a house and flower on card stock.  Use the Framelit dies to cut out the stamped images.  Frame the images with the matching dies, sandwich them between two Standard Size Cutting Pads, place on the Extended Multipurpose Platform, and roll through your Sizzix BIGkick.  Make sure to cut two of each image that you plan to use on a clip.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

Next, color in the images.  I used Distress Crayons.  I simply scribbled the crayons on a page protector and used a water brush to pick up some of the color and apply it to my stamped images.  Once the pieces dry, you can laminate them for extra durability.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

To finish the clips, put a dab of hot glue on the back of one of the die cuts and attach a paperclip to the glue.  Cover with the matching die cut so that you have a double-sided clip.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

Last, we're going to create paper cut outs for our planners.  Place the Circle Words Thinlits on a Standard Size Cutting Pad, cover with patterned paper and another Standard Size Cutting Pad.  Place that sandwich onto the Extended Multipurpose Platform and roll through your Sizzix BIGkick.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

Use the stamps from the Circles & Icons, Flower & House Framelits Die Set to add some character to your plain planner layout.  Use markers or crayons to add color to the stamped images, and use glue to attach the paper die cuts you created above to your planner as well.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

After completing these quick mini projects, you'll have a super cute planner layout.

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

The clips are the perfect "planner girl" accessory!

Planner Accessories: A Cute & Colorful DIY

I love that with the multitude of Sizzix dies, I can pretty much create any planner clip my heart desires to match any planner layout I can dream up, and you can too!

Thanks for hanging out with me today for this Sizzix project tutorial.  Happy planning!

Bethany

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