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DIY Dollar Store Planner Journal Organizational Clips

DIY Dollar Store Planner Journal Organizational Clips is what we have for you today. What better way to get organized for the New Year than to create your own clips to get organized with crafty dollar store finds! I love to create new things that inspire me. January usually inspires resolutions, organization, and creativity. What better way to be creative but combine the two!

Supplies Needed for the DIY Dollar Store Planner Journal Organizational Clips

A Creative Journey with Melissa A Date to Remember Stamp Set

A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon

Acrylic Stamp Block

White paper to stamp on

Scissors

Paper Trimmer

Binder Clips from Dollar Store

Clothes Pins from the dollar store

Washi Tape from my stash

Adhesive

Ink

Here is a sample of the DIY Dollar Store Planner Journal Organizational Clips we will be creating with washi tape.

If you aren’t familiar with washi tape, washi tape is a thin paper tape that is removable and super easy to work with! You can even rip it with your fingers!

Here is a close up of one of the clips and how simple and easy it can be to create!

This is what I got at the dollar store… It cost me $3.00 plus tax and I had enough to create 56 DIY Dollar Store Planner Journal Organizational Clips! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!

For the clothespin clip I used a thinner washi tape. It just so happen to fit perfectly on this clothespin size!

Here is a close up using the washi tape of the first DIY Dollar Store Planner Journal Organizational Clips.

It is super simple to use the washi tape and you can just rip it with your fingers. It also is super easy to remove and place back on!

Here is the side profile of the DIY Dollar Store Planner Journal Organizational Clips with washi tape.

Use your scissors and trim so the edges are even for your DIY Dollar Store Planner Journal Organizational Clips.

Now you will place your washi tape on the other side and rip off the excess.

Use your scissors to trim off the excess more precisely.

Take out your binder clips and your washi tape. Be sure that the washi tape fits well on the binder clip and use the best size fit for the look you are creating it for.

Place your washi tape on your binder clip as shown above. Rip off the side. leaving a little bit excess.

If you slowly rip off the sides of the tape using the binder clip, you can get a really nice finish.

It doesn’t always work perfectly as you can see but it was still usable so I kept it.

If you aren’t sure or want to be sure, just use your scissors for a more precise trim.

Now we are going to create some binder clips with stamps using the A Creative Journey with Melissa A Date to Remember Stamp Set and the A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon stamp set.

Take out your stamp block, Jan stamp and ink. Place your stamp on your block and ink. Ink your stamp.

Stamp Jan on your paper for your DIY Dollar Store Planner Journal Organizational Clips.

The first time I stamped Jan, I pushed too hard so it was a bit blurry. I turned over my paper and re-stamped on the other side and pushed a bit lighter and it came out perfect as you can see above.

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon stamp set.  Take off your M A I L stamps off of your stamp sheet. Place them on your block and ink your stamps.

Stamp your word MAIL on your paper. Apply adhesive to the back of the paper and adhere to your binder clip.

Place adhesive on the back of your JAN paper and apply to a binder clip to add to your DIY Dollar Store Planner Journal Organizational Clips!

Here are some of the clips I have created! Super simple, inexpensive and will help you organize! ITS A TRIPLE WIN!

For this weeks giveaway we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa A Date to Remember Stamp Set

and the A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon stamp set. Winners announced next week so be sure to check back!

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

BE SURE TO check to see if you are a winner EVERY WEEK. If you do not contact me within two weeks of the your name being picked, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

Subscribe to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES to be eligible. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, you will not be eligible.

For last weeks giveaways we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa I Just Love You stamp set.

 THE WINNER IS  Jessica M

Jessica M, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

Thank you for joining us for the Handmade Love Card for ANY COUPLE Project. I hope I have inspired you to organize yourself even if in just a small way! BE SURE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE IF YOU ARE A WINNER!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

 

Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 1 – Making Your Planner Covers

Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 1 is what we have for you today. I love journals, planners, smash books, project life and oh I just love playing with paper. In this video series, you will see how to create your very own planner with your own twist on it. There are so many variations, we hope to inspire your creativity! Please be sure to share your design with us!

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Supplies Needed for the Create Your Own Planner Journal Project

Stamp Block

Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon Stamp Set

Scissors

Ribbon

Adhesive

Black Ink

Chip Board

Patterned Paper

Solid card stock

Tag for name personalization

Bee Image

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This is what we will be creating. For the example of the Create Your Own Planner Journal Project shown in the video above, I have the paper with horizontal lines.

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This is the covered back of the chip board.

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For the video, I have them with vertical lines as shown here. Apply adhesive to the chip board or the paper outer edges. Be sure the edges are covered to avoid lifting of the corners.

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Apply the paper lining up the edges so the chip board is covered.

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Be sure to push down on all of the outer edges to ensure adhesion of the adhesive. Repeat for the back side of the chip board leaving one part of the paper corner not adhered.

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Be sure you have adhesive on the edges and take out the ribbon strip.

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Apply adhesive in a line for the ribbon.

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Adhere the ribbon on the adhesive line.

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Press down on the edges ensuring they have adhered to the chip board.

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This is what it will look like.

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Take out the Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon Stamp Set. Adhere the letters to the stamp block.

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Apply ink to the letters.

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Stamp the name on the tag.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the solid colored card stock mat.

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Adhere to the chipboard cover leaving space for the binding.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the tag.

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Apply to the solid colored card stock on the chip board cover.

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Apply adhesive to the bee image and adhere to the front cover.

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Your Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 1 is complete! Rather than create the same exact project again for the tutorial versus the example, I thought it would be cool to see the difference in how it looks if you could see both completed which is why I did it two different ways. Here they are side by side.

Please be sure to stay tuned for the continuation of this project. Thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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December New Stamp Release, Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa. Before we start with the AMAZING projects our Design Team has in store, we have an update for January’s release. Normally, we have a new release every second Wednesday of the month however in January, we will be going to the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Convention so we will NOT have a new stamp release in January. We WILL however be sharing some pictures and fun stuff from the convention along with some giveaways from the show! The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Convention is located in Anaheim, California. Disneyland is within miles and a lot of people make it a family trip and come here for the convention. I have met people from all over the world. I took classes once with someone from Japan as well as Sweden. My husband, and I are going to be taking classes and are looking forward to learning some great new things! One of the BEST things about this convention besides the education is you get to see the latest and greatest of the Craft and Hobby Industry are shown BEFORE they are released to the public! Instead of new stamp releases we will be showing you the latest products BEFORE THEY ARE released to the public. It is an amazing show and we hope you will join us in our adventure. Regardless of what level of creativity you have, you are going to LOVE IT! It will feel like you are right there with us! To check out pictures from last year, go to our CHA 2013 photo album. You will see some AMAZING THINGS and we can’t wait to share them with you! If you are interested in finding out if you qualify to be a CHA member go HERE and let them know I sent you 🙂 Now, let’s get on with some more fun stuff!

If you came here  by chance, you are in luck! We are having a blog hop as well as giving away some prizes! I am Melissa Mueller, the owner of A Creative Journey with Melissa and I am thrilled to be able to share these creations with you today.

This is the new stamp releases are the Sentiments for all Occasions.

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This is the second stamp set. It’s the Sign Language Numbers – American Sign Language stamp sets.

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We are also highlighting our amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet Outline stamp sets.

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I am highlighting the Sentiments for all Occasions and the Sign Language Numbers – American Sign Language stamp sets for this blog hop and for the first project! I created this for a young girl that is going to be turning 7 so I used the Sign Language Numbers stamp set to highlight the number seven. I also used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sentiments for all Occasions stamp set.

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Here are the projects I have created using the
Sentiments for all Occasions stamp set.

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Thank You wm

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Please be sure to hop along to each of the Design Team Member’s blog, become a follower their blog if you aren’t already and answer the question correctly that they have posted to qualify for the giveaway.

The giveaway includes:

Sentiments for all Occasions stamp set

Sign Language Numbers – American Sign Language stamp set

Sizzix Embossing Folder set

Prima Flowers

My question is have you tried Project Life/Pocket Page Scrapbooking and if so, what do you think of it? Do you prefer it over traditional scrapbooking?

The Blog Hop line-up:

Melissa- YOU ARE HERE  

Sandy

Haidee

Alena

Amanda

Leticia

Brandie

 Please be sure to answer every question asked of you correctly on each blog and become a follower if you aren’t already. If you qualify, you will be entered in the giveaway for the three prizes if you do so! Entries for this blog hop will end Friday at 8 PM PT. Winners will be announced on Saturday on the A Creative Journey with Melissa’s blog HERE . You must contact Melissa with your shipping information via Facebook PM, comment on her blog or e-mail her within three days of the winning announcement blog post or your prize will be forfeited. At this time, only US Residents are eligible. Thank you for your understanding.

Be sure to check back to see if you are a winner. Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

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New Stamp Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY

It’s a Stamp Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY

If you have come here by chance, YOU ARE IN LUCK! We are having our blog hop and giveaway! Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa. Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month we will be featuring our newly released stamp sets and products. I am the “Melissa” behind A Creative Journey with Melissa 🙂 I am so honored to have joined you join us. I am excited to share these creations with you today. Here are the two new stamp releases!

Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #3 – Ready for a Fight

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Here are some creations made by our awesome design team member Tracy. These are her last creations as a design team member. We appreciate her amazing craftiness and are honored that she has been so supportive! We will miss you on the DT!

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Here is a creation that I have made using the Awareness Ribbon Set #3

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Hey Cancer WM

My question: Do you like to use embossing folders on your projects? I really like the one I used for this creation. Do you like the texture on the black piece? That is ONE of the embossing folders in the set of two that is part of the GIVEAWAY!!! 
Be sure to answer the question on EACH BLOG to qualify!

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Awareness Ribbon Stamp set #4 – Autism Awareness

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Here are some creations I made with the Awareness Ribbon

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For those of you that may not have done a blog hop before, don’t worry! We will be HAPPY to walk you through it! You should have come to me from Brandie. If you didn’t, scroll down this post to the list and start at Rhoda. You will want to go to each persons blog in order. Read what they have written, enjoy their work and leave a comment. In some cases you may have to do more than that (in our case, you would need to also become a blog follower.) Our amazingly talented Design Team has worked feverishly to create some amazing projects for you to enjoy. Not only have we highlighted the two new stamp sets but we have also highlighted our recently released, amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet Upper Case and Emoticon stamp set, Everyday Alphabet Lower Case and Numbers stamp setEveryday Alphabet Outline Upper and Lower Case stamp set, and Everyday Alphabet Numbers and Symbols throughout this hop. Again, please be sure to hop along to each participant, follow their blog and answer the question they have posted correctly to be entered to win the prizes.

The prizes include:

Rhoda

Amanda 

Marie

Alena 

Brandie

Melissa – YOU ARE HERE

Please be sure to answer the question on everyone’s blog correctly and follow each blog. You will be entered in the giveaway for the three prizes if you do so! Entries for this blog hop will end Thursday at 8 PM PT. Winners will be announced on Friday on the A Creative Journey with Melissa’s blog post here. Be sure to check back to see if you are a winner! Winners must contact me within three days of the winning announcement or their prize is forfeited. US entrants only. Thank you for your understanding.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!