Thursday, July 27, 2017

Guest Room Closet Make-Over.


The closet in my Guest Room has been abused and neglected for years. 
I'm blaming the kids, but truth be told, I may have had a small part in it myself.
Because I'm always needing more storage for my ever expanding crafting supplies, I decided to take over the closet for myself.
After clearing everything out, I purchased a large cubby/bookcase from Ikea and treated myself to some nice fabric bins from Target.


To help keep me organized...
I labeled each bin using Small Flexible Pouches and hung them on the bins with Pear Clips.
Everything’s neatly contained and it looks pretty.


Besides all the extra craft storage…
I now have room for finished albums, my camera bag and more.


You may have noticed there are still a few toys left in the closet. (always a work in progress)
I used the Deflecto Rotating Carousel Organizer for Lego storage. (the boys love it)
You can see more of the Guest Room Closet Make-Over here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Flexible Pouch Personalized

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you what I made with the fabulous Deflecto Flexible Pouches 3"x5" that can be used for many things. Take a look at my idea:


I decided to personalize each to be used as a name tag on a Simply Charming Bag, the custom bags that we use to carry the scrap tools or materials.  Now I have one exclusively to carry my die cuts:


The process to make these is very easy:
  1. Cut the letters of the name using gold glimmer paper and arrange the letters on the bottom part of the Flexible Pouch.
  2. Secure this space to avoid the letters moving using the Fuse Tool.
  3. Using a Vellum piece of card stock, stamp the image that you want to have as background with VersaMark and Gold Embossing Powder.
  4. Melt the powder with the heat tool and insert the piece on the Flexible Pouch.
  5. Add sequins with different colors to have the shaker effect.
  6. Close the Flexible Pouch with the Fuse Tool.
  7. Hang or use as you prefer.



Easy and simple! And the best part is that you can personalize and give to each Flexible Pouch a different style if you want because their material is totally clear, durable and finished, that means that the corners aren't pointed, and you can't hurt yourself with them.

Thank you for stopping by, and I would love to know what do you think or if you decided to create your own personalized pouch with Deflecto.

See you soon!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Patriotic Mini-Album


If you took lots of photos this July 4th, you need this fun mini-album!

Made with Deflecto's large flexible pouches and pear clips and just a couple of sheets of paper, this album is small in size, but big on Fourth of July fun!

Materials:

  • white and blue cardstock
  • patterned paper in patriotic colors 
  • July 4th-themed stickers 
  • red, white, and blue buttons (various sizes)
  • tape runner
  • adhesive dots
  • adhesive foam squares
  • scissors
  • paper trimmer
  • ribbon
  • Deflecto large flexible pouches 
  • Deflecto pear clip
How to:
  1. Using a paper trimmer, cut 5 pieces of white cardstock to 5" x 7".
  2. Using patterned paper and blue cardstock, create layouts on both the front and back of each piece of white cardstock. 
  3. Embellish each page with stickers and buttons. Use foam squares to "pop up' some of the stickers to give your page dimension. Attach buttons using adhesive dots.
  4. Once all pages have been completed, place each page into the pouches.
  5. Use a pear clip as a ring to hold the pouches together in an album.
  6. Cut 6" lengths of ribbon. Tie around the pear clip. 



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bridal Shower Mini Albums with Deflecto Vinyl Pouches

Summer greetings!  Many bridal showers and weddings are happening this time of year!  My daughter got married last Summer, and we had a bridal shower for her last July! I had lots of pictures to share and wanted to make a gift of a mini photo album for family and friends who were involved in the shower and wedding.  Deflecto flexible pouches are the perfect solution to keeping the photos pristine through a lot of handling.  I will show you how I made my mini albums below.  


You will need:

Deflecto:  Flexible Pouches 5" x 7" #20020CR; 3" x 5" #20019CR
Deflecto:  Pear Clip, 2-1/2" #20012CR (one for each album)

12 x 12" Memory Papers:  Contrasting papers of the same color family
Vinyl for lettering:  Colors of your choosing
Vinyl transfer paper
Paper Trimmer
Adhesives
Ribbons:  Colors of your choosing
Scissors
Die-cutting machine



Directions:

First, select your photos and make sure they are sized small enough to mat and apply to the background paper with plenty of area around each photo.

Select colors of solid and patterned papers that will coordinate throughout the mini album.  I used a 12" x 12" paper pad, and they had already coordinated the papers!

Create a background for your page. Cut slightly smaller than 5" x 7" paper for your background page. Cut a mat paper slightly larger than the photo.  A double mat can be applied to the focal point photo if you prefer.

Check your layout but do not apply adhesive until you have placed the photos.  Dry placing the photos before applying adhesive is a sure way to get them the way you like them before adhering them to the page.

Working from the front of the album; right side up; you will need to reverse the position of each scrapbook page on the back or reverse side of each page.  I arranged each page and then inserted into the front and back of each pouch.

After completing all of the album pages; put them in a pile with all of the edges matching.  Cut a 4" x 7" piece of adhesive vinyl.  Adhere it to the top edges' front and back to "bind" the pages together.

Punch a hole in the vinyl matching to the holes in the stack of pouches.  Attach the pear clip.

Cut and tie ribbons to the pear clip.  One ribbon or ten!  Up to you! Trim the ribbon tails at an angle.


Cut a vinyl monogram B and adhere it to the front of the 3" x 5" pouch.
Cut the word Bride from another color of vinyl and adhere to the top of the B as shown.
I recommend cutting the letter and word from memory paper first to make sure it is the right size and fits on top of the pouch.



BONUS!


I made a mini album using the 3" x 5" pouches.  I used the same technique as shown above.  My daughter has a long haired dachshund named "Riley."  This mini album was dedicated to her. 


Below is a picture of Riley all decked out for the 4th of July!   




Thanks for stopping by!


Make sure to take time to enjoy the small blessings along the way and;

Live Life with a Flourish!

Marilyn

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