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!


  • 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
Ribbons:  Colors of your choosing
Die-cutting machine


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.


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!


Friday, July 14, 2017

DIY Easy Luggage Tags

Hello! Nadine here today sharing some super easy luggage tags I created for a family vacation we are going on soon.  I used Deflecto's Flexible Pouches and simply slipped in some scrap paper pieces into the pouches and wrote our names, addresses and phone numbers on them.  You can customize them to however you like. I have made these before but with a cruise theme.

Once you have them decorated the way you like, all you have to do is attached them to your luggage with Deflecto's Pear Clips, and you are ready to go!

Thank you for stopping by and hope I inspired you to create your own luggage tags for your next vacation.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Creative Storage

Hi, crafters! Team member Monica here sharing an innovative use for your Deflecto Craft: 

I stuck the Sign Hangers on the outer edge of my table which sits at a sort of slant and added the Pear Clips to serve as a holder for my Fun Flock. I am one of those types of crafters that believe in "out of sight, out of mind." So, seeing my flock will encourage me to actually use it. I also used it to hold me enamel dots, and the hangers are so strong that you don't have to worry about if falling on the floor and you can sort of flip through your colors because the hangers sort of swivel. 

Here they are at an angle. I also used these to organize my parents million prescriptions. They regularly stored them in a basket now they are all perfectly lined up where they can see what they have. MY flock is so much prettier than a bunch of pill bottles, so I felt this was a better picture to show lol....

I hope everyone enjoyed my post and be sure to grab a bunch of these because the possibilities are endless!!! Happy Organizing...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Die Cut Organization

Hello, crafty friends! Martha Lucia here to share with you the easiest and practical way to organize all your die cuts and see exactly what you have and keep them all in one place after each use. It's a simple and practical solution, take a look:

On this project, I used three different Deflecto products, the Pear Clip to tie all the Flexible Pouches (7-3/8"x6") that I used to storage and carry my different die cuts. To keep all the die cuts in place, I used Magnetic Craft Sheets, and the best part is that I can used both sides of the pouch and the magnets.

For one side, I decorated the border of pouch with different colors of washi tape to identify the type of die cut that is inside. And for the back side of the washi tape I added a piece of card stock with the category of the die cuts. I have single die cuts, borders, tags, elements, molds, animals, etc., and all are from different brands or manufactures.

I definitely love the transparency of all Deflecto organization products, since it is very easy to know what we have and see through it as well as keeping control of things and making sure everything is organized.

Another advantage that I found on these Flexible Pouches is that the closing border lets you secure the magnet sheet and keep it inside of the pocket without worrying that the content will slip out of the pouch. In other words, it is secure for the small or large pieces if you are running and forgot to secure the die cut over the magnetic sheet.

These Flexible Pouch came in two sizes, for this organization project I used large size (7-3/8"x6"), but then I will show a creative project with the Flexible Pouch 3"x5" that I am sure you will love! Super easy, practical and useful! What do you think?

I would love to hear from you. See you soon!!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Deflecto Designer Spotlight for June, 2017

Congratulations to the Deflecto design team members who's designs were chosen for the June, 2017 Designer Spotlight! 

Check out their designs below:

Sue Eldred

Martha Lucia Gomez 


Lorrie McCullers

Marilyn Gossett

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bead Storage Organization

Hello, everyone! Today I want to share with you more craft room organization with Deflecto. If you visited me for a long time you know that I was jewelry maker until discovered the inks and stamps but my passion for beads and metals was only sleeping for a while because I continue using jewelry and dreaming of having more time to create my own jewelry. Well now I am finding this time, and Deflecto is helping me to organize my jewelry stuff again...woohooo!

I have hundred of beads, and I needed to rescue them from my storage to see exactly what I had and this Deflecto Craft Tilt Bin 4 Bin is perfect for this, but I have to confess that I needed more than one. They are interlocking, clear, you can stack and connect units together to create your own modular design that can be mounted or used on a desktop. It is an amazing product!!! 

Initially, I put my individual beads in clear bags until I had time to make the classification of the beads. However, I have some strings that I put individually in the bins, and I noticed that these bins tilt effortlessly and stay open while in use and are also easily removable for cleaning and refilling.

My plan is to build my own model with several Craft Tilt Bin 4 Bins and separate the beads according to material and colors and have one 4 unit exclusive for my metal pieces.

Definitely, Deflecto Crafts has the best Craft Storage elements, and you don't need to have big spaces to organize your craft room because you can build your own space with this modular storage. If you want to see more Craft Storage solutions from Deflecto Crafts click HERE

 See you soon with more craft room organization! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Perfect Solution To Store Your Craft Flowers

Hello, Nadine here! I have been trying to find the perfect way to store my craft flowers for awhile now, and I finally found the perfect solution! The Deflecto Craft Tilt 4 Bin works perfectly!!

Product Description:
Interlocking Tilt Bin™ - 4 Bin
23 5/8"W x 8 1/8"H x 6 5/8"D

  • Mix and match to create your ideal storage system
  • Interlocking, dovetail design allows you to stack and connect units together to form a custom modular system
  • Clear bins tilt out effortlessly and stay open while in use; remove easily for cleaning and refilling
  • Great for craft and scrapbooking storage, sewing supplies, and more.  
  • Can be wall mounted or used on tabletop

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Book Stand with Mini Chalkboard

Do you have a reader in your house?

My grandson Nick learned to read this year in Kindergarten.

This new ability has renewed his love of books.

Not just any old book will do, it has to be a chapter book.

To keep Nick from rummaging through all the bookshelves…

I created a small book stand for him to use with all the age appropriate books

I’ve saved through the years.

To create Nick’s bookstand…

I used a Square Display Riser from a set of 3 acrylic risers I received from Deflecto as

part of my monthly Design Team box.

I covered the outside of the Square Display Riser with ScotchBlue Platinum Painter’s Tape.

I sprayed the inside of the Square Display Riser with Multi-Purpose Spray Paint.

I die-cut a scalloped square from black chalkboard vinyl (Sign Tags w/Wet Erase Marker)

and roughed it up with extra fine sandpaper for better paint adhesion before painting with

green spray paint.

For the Mini Chalkboard…
  • I cut a smaller piece of the black chalkboard vinyl and punched holes on each of the four corners to add decorative brads before gluing with Beacon’s Quick Grip Glue onto the painted scalloped square.
  • I glued the completed scalloped square onto the Square Display Riser.

The mini chalkboard is a great place to write encouraging reminders for your reader.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Display Fatherly Love with Deflecto

Hello, everyone!!! I'm here today to show you a how to display fatherly love with Deflecto's Acrylic Display Blocks and Square Risers.

Father's Day is around the corner and Dad's are pretty easy going when it comes to gifts. At least my dad.  He is older now and just wants some peace and quiet.  All of his children are all grown, so it's his time to rest!!  Or so he thinks, LOL!!

This year I decided to give him a gift that matches my mom's gift.  Pictures of his grown children displayed differently.   

Let's take a look:

This display will set on his desk in his room.  I can't wait for him to see it.  He sits there to read his paper and write out his lotto numbers.  Now he will see his children there to as well.

Let's take a look at these cute Deflecto projects closer:

First up are the Acrylic Display Blocks.

They come in two sizes: 4 x4 and 3 x 3.

They are highly polished, clear solid blocks.

They can be used as a paperweight, a display tray or a turned into a shadow box like display (which is what I did above).

I simply adhered the photo to the back of the block and added stickers to decorate it.

Second up are the Acrylic Display Risers.

They come in a set of three.

They differ in size so that they fit right underneath each other for storage.

The sizes are 9" x 5.75", 8.50" x 5" and 8" x 4".

Made of heavy duty clear polished acrylic.

Great for displaying anything in your home or office. 

I decorated them with a sticker that wasn't too overbearing that my father would appreciate.  The display blocks fight right on top nicely. 

I know my dad will be surprised by his Father's day gift.  Something different that will make him smile.

Both projects are nice clean and simple!!

So what do you think? Will you use the blocks or the risers to display items in your home or office? I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired here today.

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