Tabitha here, with this Saturday’s stamping post using Honey Bee Scraps “Oh, Snap!” stamp set! Okay, I have a confession to make: I have not jumped on the planner craze band wagon–YET–BUT… I AM a huge stationary junkie and when I spent some time this week making inchies (1″ square pieces of art) for an online swap, I thought to myself–what ELSE can I do with these? There are ideas all over Pinterest to cluster them together for sweet greeting cards. I myself have clustered holiday themed ones to frame for decor. I mean, afterall, who doesn’t love miniature stuff? Everything is cute when it’s tiny!
Art is certainly no exception–but to make it more functional in daily life…I turned my inchies into decorative paper clips–perfect for use in a planner–even my sad excuse for one! I decided to add some washi tape and some cute little stamps from the “Oh, Snap!” set, and now I see why there are Planner Girls–it is such a fun way to document daily life and jazz up your “to do” list! I might turn into one, yet! haha.
As for the clip itself. It started out with an “inchie” that I created using 140 lb watercolor paper, watercolors, spray glitter mist, gold embossing powder and versamark ink, gold glitter Stickles, a few gold adhesive dots, Glossy Accents, and of course the “Oh, Snap!” Honey Bee Scraps stamps.
I blocked off a sheet of watercolor paper to make a group of matching inchies all at once. It makes it easier to work small when you start from working large. Grid off your watercolor paper and then you can achieve that ombre effect by going from light to dark or dark to light with a waterbrush and watercolors. Next, I misted my whole sheet with glimmer mist and dried it with my heat tool so that I was able to begin the process of gold embossing the stamped images. I cut out the inchies and rubbed gold glitter Stickles all around the edges. Finally, I added a few gold adhesive dots and a dab of glossy accents in the center of the camera lens. I used a standard paper clip and E6000 glue to attach it to the back of the inchie. Then I sandwiched the paperclip between another piece of watercolor paper and more glue (inchie, glue, paperclip, glue, watercolor paper square).
I don’t even think my photo can capture all of the fun detail on this clip! You can make a whole batch at once for gifts or swaps, or for yourself of course! (Click on the image to see it larger!) I hope you enjoyed the idea of turning your stamped images into fun stationary goodies…and I hope also see the potential in this sweet stamp set to be awesome for use in your planner!