Looking into the Studio…

We bought our “Forever Home” in Oct of 2017 on a golf course in Elizabethtown, KY.  My creative place is just now taking shape as I’m unpacking boxes still.  It’s been a long journey to get here and will take several more months ahead to unpack and organize my craft space.  I will also be listing items for sale as I unpack my studio.  If you want to see what I’m selling please follow The Vintage Mint on Facebook, I will be listing items on the page as I go through boxes.

I’m excited to get everything in it’s spot so I can create!  I do a little of everything, that’s why I just say the Jack of all trades.  I think knitting is the only craft I haven’t tried yet.

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Wonder Woman all the WAY….

I’ve been wanting to do this layout ever since I saw the cute Wonder Woman stickers. I grabbed my MAMBI Big planner punch and 3 matching cardstocks.  Punched 2 of each color and an extra one. (blue with white dots, red, and a shimmer gold cardstock)

You all know my style by now; I do two boarder washi tapes 10mm and this time a 12mm inside boarder. Washi tape used -Ms. Sparkle & Co. 9 pk Washi Tapes-Super Hero Bundle that I bought at JoAnns $14.99. Then four 5mm washi tapes most from the Super Hero Bundle, because I split my last box into two so I chart my spending in one and my daily menu in the other.

I used two different types of Wonder Woman logo stickers that I found at Hobby Lobby in the Super Hero Section of Stickers (this section is all logo and branded) and then also two sheets of the wonder woman stickers. -from the paper studio Stick-a-bilities “Super Hero Girl Foil Stickers- from Hobby Lobby.)

I did use some of my light blue and matching red MAMBI planner stickers also from one of the MAMBI sticker books. *You can find wonder woman charms and OTHER items all throughout Hobby Lobby, jewelry section, super heroes wall hanging section, Fabric section, etc.

First time doing a tassel for my planner, since I can now use them. HOW? I bought the Big Gold Happy Planner Cover. Then added a HUGE gold paper clip to it and now I can add tassels and dangles to my planner! I used red, blue dot, and gold ribbons with yellow twine to make my tassel.

I didn’t show but I also made two Wonder Woman paper clip toppers too.  Over all I love how quick and easy this layout was and how stinking cute it is.  I hope to repeat this layout somewhere else before the year is out just because it’s so cute, and I do have a few stickers left over.

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Valentine’s Planner Layout

Using Hobby Lobby sticker sheet and coordinating washi tapes and MAMBI (Me and My Big Ideas) Big planner stickers.

When I saw these stickers at Hobby Lobby I didn’t buy them the first four times, because I really didn’t think I could use them with the BIG Happy Planner.  The size seemed to suggest it would be perfect for the mini planner.  The more I thought about that sheet of stickers the more I knew I wanted to FIT it into my Valentines week planner pages.  I finally broke down and bought them, and I’m so glad I did.  The layout is even better than what I imagined.  So I combined my Hobby Lobby themed stickers with my BIG MAMBI stickers to finish this layout.  As always I used 2 of my favorite matching washi tape a 12mm wide and a 10mm wide for the bottom boarder and the sides. Then I dove in with 4 matching colors of the 5mm wide washi tapes.  Over all I’m extremely please with how well it turned out.  Shows you how you can use those happy planner mini stickers or classic stickers in the Big planner style.

P.S. I made the Account Balance stickers, because I combined my Budget planner with my daily Happy Planner.  I wasn’t pleased this week with the Account Balance stickers so I will revert back to my just 4 slots and one being total spending for that day.  (Apparently I shouldn’t see my balances or I will SPEND them, LOL)

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Tally Tracker

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Cash Envelopes

I love doing Cash Envelopes!  What I don’t like is going to the grocery store and having to take my phone out and add as I go.  More than often I hit the wrong button or something happens and when I get to the checkout I’m way off.  I saw this in a Facebook group and LOVED the idea.  My tally tracker came in and I went straight to the grocery store to try it out. Worked like a charm. So say beans cost .69 cents, I hit it as a $1.00. Because I would rather be over than under at checkout, and don’t forget some items do charge tax.  Even after coupons I still come close to the amount on my Tally Tracker. This has truely been a great $5.00 investment.

People don’t even see it so they don’t see me on my phone adding every penny like i’m poor and NOT on a budget.  Overall rating 5 stars out of 5!  You can download a tally app on your phone that does the same thing however if your battery is running low.  Tally tracker doesn’t use a battery or charger. Completely manual.  I bought the one with the finger grip and it’s very comfortable to wear.  Yes, I can still pick up items and look at them, doesn’t hinder me in any way.

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Making the Stuck on You Board

Supply List

  • Cricut Machine
  • Cricut weeding tools & scraper
  • brown vinyl
  • mod podge matte
  • foam sponge or paint brush
  • downloaded and installed the font “i love glitter” from http://www.Dafont.com
  • Painters tape or Transfer Tape (NOT THE CRICUT STRONG GRIP)
  • Wooden Board with Cactus on it from Michaels Crafts (don’t forget to use your coupon when you buy it)

First

You want to put a light coat of mod podge matte finish on your board. Let dry for 30 minutes maybe more depending on where you live. (You will see in the 5th step why I say add a coat of Mod Podge FIRST. I didn’t and it pealed some of the paint off the picture between the S and the T in the word stuck.)

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Second

Create your design in Cricut Design space. I used the font from cricut “Country Life” and a free font from http://www.dafont.com called “i love glitter”.

Third

If you really want to see how it’s going to look snap a phone and upload it into cricut as a IMAGE then select image type as COMPLEX. Then just click continue now click on the PRINT setting one and NOT the cut one.  Then click SAVE and insert image.  Then just play around with different fonts to see what you like best and pick one.

Which ONE looks best for the title_

Fourth

Time to cut! Set your machine to vinyl setting. Measure and make sure you have everything positioned correctly and grouped. If you do NOT group it will will not cut out correctly. Then apply your transfer tape or painters tape. Apply that to your board. Measure and CENTER!

IMG_1329 This is a different project but it shows you my set up.

Fifth

After all your vinyl is down, add your Mod Podge- remember a light coat will do it.

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Sixth

Your Done! Just let it dry and show your beautiful work below in the comments!

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Imagination….

Michaels had more wooden and glass objects, so you don’t have to do the Cactus board. Just browse the isle and take time to look at items. Here are some other items I saw that you could work with…

 

PS.. My favorite might be the bunny butt…. LOL
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Stuck on you…

Finally Finished Lily and Mikeys wall hanging. She loves it so thumbs up!!!
I bought the cactus wall hanging at Michaels Crafts. Then I used my Cricut machine to cut STUCK ON YOU and Mikey & Lily out in brown vinyl. Used blue painters tape to stick it down, which the first one STUCK ON YOU pulled up some paint from the wood between the S and T. So I did a quick coat of matte finish Mod Podge. It dried fully in less than 30 minutes and I cut out the mikey and lily and added it to the bottom super easy. Then I did another coat of Mod Podge over mikey and lily only and let that dry. 🙂
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Do you want to make this? More details Here with pictures, and a step by step.