Whenever I travel or leave the house for a large part of the day, you can bet that my Webster's Pages Folio comes with me. I have it in the metallic gold (of course) and love that it is compact, yet holds a ton. Want to see all the fun stuff I keep in it?
I like to keep my pens in the front so I can see them and quickly grab one. In the pocket behind the pens, I keep some of my favorite stickers and sticky notes.
As an entrepreneur, business cards are a must, so I've tucked a couple in here as well. They're held in place by adorable paperclips, because #plannergirl. I also have journaling cards, washi samples, page flags and more in the pockets on this side of the folio. I don't normally keep my tiny scissors in here full-time, but tuck them in when I'm headed out the door.
Up close and personal with my pens! Of course, I have my favorite pink pen, a black Sharpie fine point, and some other Sharpies in fun colors. I also slip in my Tombow glue pen because I like to have adhesive on hand, as well as an Oops white-out pen.
Silver washi!? Yes please. Also all the skinny washi samples and a flamingo paperclip because it's amazing! A variety of journal cards are a must as well, as are my favorite die cuts (in a cute envelope, of course). Amy Tan's designs are bright and colorful, and totally my style. I would be so sad if I had no Amy Tan die cuts in my folio (or my life for that matter).
MORE WASHI. ALL THE STICKERS. I have a sticker shop, so it makes sense that I would need a lot of stickers with me at all times, right?! :D I love these stickers by Heidi Swapp, A Beautiful Mess, and any kind of word or phrase sticker. Currently, those are my #Goals phrases stickers. They totally rock.
And that is everything! A ton of stuff, as promised, in one compact, little gold folio. For reference, it measures about 8 inches by 5 inches, and probably an inch thick when packed up with all my stuff. I love that I can just grab it and go!
What kinds of supplies would you load this baby up with? Leave us a comment below or tag us @popfizzpaper on Instagram and show us your folio! And make sure to follow me @popfizzpaper for planner spreads, new shop releases, and more great ideas about how to use PopFizzPaper stickers and supplies. Thanks for reading!
If you’re like me and like to use every piece from the PFP planner kit, I have a project for you. I am going to show you how to repurpose your information card into an adorable donut (or even Valentine’s Day) greeting card. If you don’t have the information card, or already used it, the regular paper from the kit works just fine too.
Let’s get started with our supply list. You will need:
— 1 cardstock piece measuring at 8 x 6 (folded in half to 4 x 6) — your information card (I cut mine down to 3.5 x 5.5 with a 2.5 x 3 window cut out. I used my silhouette but I kept it a rectangle so that it could be easily done with an xacto knife or scissors — a piece of acetate or even a plastic sleeve cut into a 3 x 3.5 square — confetti, sequins, sprinkles, seed beads, whatever you want to put into your shaker — some foam tape or squares — washi, ink and sticker decorations optional
The first thing I did was glue my acetate to my window piece. I used the tombow mono liquid aqua glue because it made it easier to be able to move it around before it dried (side note, it would have been easier to ink the card before I did this part but forgot because I was too excited for sprinkles).
Because I like to ink the sides of things to give them more dimension, I inked the outside of the card as well as the inside of the frame with a purple ink (this was included with the October PFP planner kit). It didn’t dry very fast so it did get ink everywhere but it just gave it more character.
To make sure that the little shaker bits actually shake, you have to add dimension to the card. For that, I used the tombow foam tape. You can also use foam squares. For the outside of the window, I cut the tape in half to make it thinner and then put thicker strips at the bottom. Make sure that the square part is really tight though so that whatever you’re shaking in there doesn’t fall out.
I gathered everything I wanted to put into the shaker part into one area of the actual card. I included the sequins from the rosie_plans extra in the February kit, sequins from my personal stash and even real sprinkles. Once I have collected those, I put the top piece over it, just to make sure they will fit. Then turn it around and press firmly to secure the shakers in the window.
I decorated the front by layering some glitter washi (all from the popfizzpaper store), donut stickers, a “the sweet life” sticker and some rhinestones to add some bling.
Add a little note inside, stick it in an envelope and send it (or hand it) to your favorite person!
Soon as Dani showed me the papers for February's kit I knew I needed some Midori style inserts made from them. I love My traveler's notebook so much and carry it everywhere and go through a lot of inserts. So today I have show you in a few basic steps how to make your own notebook.
Starting out I chose the paper I'd like to work with and so inside paper. I want to make a sketchbook of sorts for doodling PFP ideas when I'm out and about so I just grabbed one of my sketchbooks, a ruler, my paper trimmer and some sewing supplies as I prefer thread bound notebooks over staple bound.
Next I cut both the donut paper and the sketch book paper to 22cm x 21cm. 21cm is the height of the notebook. Midori notebooks are not quite square but close, I think if I were to do this again I would just make the notebook 22cm square and have the notebook a bit wider.
Making sure the papers are in the right orientation I simply folded them in half, and was ready for the next part of the binding.
This is where it gets tricky, time to make a binding template. A binding template ensures that you are punching the holes in the same place everytime. So you need a thin strip of paper the height of your notebook and fold it in half like you did the pages so it's still tall but thinner, then unfold it and fold it in half the other way and then in half again. In the end you should have a piece of paper that has three intersecting points evenly placed, mark those intersections with a dot.
Using a awl or a sewing pin you want to pre punch all of your papers and your cover. The easiest way to do this is going 2 or three papers at a time and putting their fold in the spine of an old book (phone books work great for this). putting your template in the fold just punch each of those three marked spots on all your papers and cover.
Next I used a basic pamphlet stitch which can be found in countless youtube videos, making sure to end with my threads on the outside and tied them very tightly. Now you could leave it like that OR I like to make it a bit more secure and run some washi down the spine. I added some simple decorations and then this note book was done!
I hope you enjoyed this sort of tutorial, and let us know what you did with your papers from the February kit!
Today I am going to teach you all how I created a donut themed pocket letter using mainly the supplies that came in the February PopFizzPaper planner kit!
First thing you need to do is gather your supplies. Here is what I used:
Cardstock or craft paper (in this case I used the paper that came in the planner kit)
9 slot baseball card holder
Stickers (again I'm using the ones that came in the kit)
Washi tape (the purple one is from the kit and the rest are ones I thought would match)
Rhinestones (also from the kit)
Any extra ephemera or embellishments you may want to use.
Next thing I did was draw out the size I wanted the papers to be and I measured it out with my ruler. 2.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall. It might be a little hard to see on the sprinkle paper, but in person I could see it just fine. After that I placed my paper on my paper trimmer and cut all of the sheets down to size.
I decided to hang onto the scraps in case I wanted to use them in the pocket letter. Next comes the hard part. Choosing which papers you want to go in what pocket. These are the ones I picked and how I decided to lay them out.
Here is how the first pocket came out looking. I added a piece of scrap paper and cut the ends to make it look like a flag. Then I added a heart sticker from the sticker sheet that came in the kit to the corner. I also added some alpha letters to label what I was putting in that pocket.
This next pocket turned out to be one of my favorites! I did the same thing as the last one for the scrap piece but this time I only cut one end. Then I added a donut sticker on top of the flag. At the top of the card I added layers of washi tape and cut all of the ends into flag shapes. Then I took a scrap piece of a sticky note and cut it to look like a flag so I could layer some alpha letters on top and you would still be able to read it.
This next pocket I kept fairly simple with the giant sticker. I just added a small bit of washi and cut it into a flag shape. I also added more alpha letters to label what this pocket would hold.
I experimented with ink for this pocket. I tore off this donut checklist from a sticky note pad and inked the frayed edges so it would stand out against the background. I also layered some washi underneath to help make it stand out from the pink background. Then I added a sticker to the side that says donuts.
This next pocket I kept really simple. I just added rhinestones to the outside of the pocket inside in the donut holes of the paper. I love the paper that came in this kit so much so I thought it deserved to really stand out! Here is what it looks like inside the pocket.
For the center pocket I made it a shaker pocket! All I did was stick the paper I wanted inside and then added sequins on top of the paper. After that I sealed it with a strip of washi tape.
I continued the trend with this pocket by adding a scrap piece and cutting it to look like a flag. As well as the heart sticker and alpha letters. I also layered some washi tape on the side and cut them to look like flags.
For this pocket I took a long piece of the scrap paper and put it horizontally across the paper and stapled the ends to the original paper. I then cut out a circle on a sticky note pad and inked the edges. Then I adhered it to the strip of scrap paper with my adhesive roller. And finally added some alpha letters to spell out tags.
The last pocket follows along with most of the others. Scrap paper on the bottom cut into a flag shape, heart sticker, and alpha letters for labeling. As for the sticker, it's from the sticker sheet that came with the kit. It was very large so I cut it in half and placed them crookedly on the card to make it look unique. I also added some sequins to the top left corner and added rhinestones in the center of the sequins.
And this is what the final product ended up looking like! I really love it and I hope the recipient does as well. The PopFizzPaper planner kit had so many items to make this that I hardly had to pull from my own stash!
In this video I show what I put behind each pocket.
What did you do with the items from your February kit? Let me know in the comments below!
If you're like me, you probably have some extra, left over full box stickers lying around that you don't know what do with but also don't want to throw away because they're really cute and you spent good money on them, dang it! Or you really want to add fun cards, pictures, etc to your planner but aren't sure how. I have a fun sticker hack to share with you today that solves both problems!
To get started, you will need the following supplies:
full box sticker
planner you will be using (I will show you Happy Planner, Erin Condren, and ringbound!)
card, paper, photo, invitation, etc you want to insert into your planner
ruler (EC ruler if using an Erin Condren)
hole punch (regular for Happy Planner and ring-bound, or 1/8" for Erin Condren)
First, you will need to choose what you want to add to your planner and your full box sticker. I used a Project Life card and chose a full box sticker sized to fit the Happy Planner because that is the first planner I'm working with (I will give you tips for the Erin Condren and a ring bound in a minute).
Place a little bit of the long edge of the sticker down on the side of your card where you want it to clip into the rings. Flip the card over, and fold the sticker in half down on itself and a little bit onto the other side of the card. You want just the edges of the sticker to be on the card, with plenty of overhang in the form of a "tab".
Line up your ruler about halfway between the edge of the card and the edge of the tab, with the top of the tab at 0" and the bottom of the tab at 2.5" (the full length of the Happy Planner full box sticker). Make a mark at .75" and 1.75" with your pen.
Punch out where you marked on the tab using your hole punch. Then take your scissors and snip from the outside edge of the tab into the holes. Make sure to cut enough so as to leave a little gap (like the picture).
Gently center the gaps in your tab over the rings of your Happy Planner and gently press down. Now you have a DIY sticker coil clip! You can attach all sorts of things to your planner, from dashboards, journal cards, ticket stubs, invitations, photos, anything! And all with a simple sticker you probably have anyway. This is a great use for leftover full box stickers without letting them go to waste and a super cute way to personalize your planner. I mean, you could even match them to your spreads!
You can also do this for ring bound planners in exactly the same way, except you can use a dashboard or insert page as a guide to align your punch holes on the tab. Punch, then insert in your planner, like below!
This same DIY also works great for the Erin Condren coil bound planner with a few tweaks. Use the clip-in part of the ruler that came with your planner to mark where your holes need to go, then punch with a 1/8" hole punch. You will need to snip off the excess sticker at the top and bottom of your tab at an angle so the tab will move freely in your coils. And that's it!
To see a live walk-through of this DIY for all planners mentioned in this post, check out the video I made below.
What will you add to your planner using your extra full box stickers? Leave us a comment below or tag us @popfizzpaper on Instagram so we can see! And make sure to follow me @popfizzpaper for planner spreads, new shop releases, and more great ideas about how to use PopFizzPaper stickers. Thanks for reading!
Some of us have a Personal size planner and not an Erin Condren. I own a Sky Webster's Pages Color Crush and a Teal planner, I got from a local TJMAXX. But I have run into a problem that many of us Planner Addicts have, most planner stickers are EC sized. How do you solve the problem of using that fantastic EC sized sticker set in your personal size planner? Maybe this blog post will help. I decided to use my Teal planner to plan out a week and show you how you can adapt EC stickers.
I started by laying down some Washi to cover the months across the top and separate the weekend. Then using PopFizzPaper Washi Strips, I decorated along the days of the week. These colors work so good together and I absolutely love them.
Full boxes are hard to place in a personal size planner if you don't have a lot of room. I thought that using the washi would be decor enough. I used the TOP 3 Full boxes and the TO DO headers from PopFizzPaper would be the best way to get more color and give me some way to write out my to do's for the days. Who says you can't layer stickers!
The weekend banners have always been a problem for me in my personal planners. They are so long. The new EC comes in two different formats now and they will work in any PP planner. I laid out the weekend banner along some of the washi, I had placed down. The colors are so vibrant.
Finally, on to the things I need to do for the week. Some PopFizzPaper Half Boxes and some Icons. It adds more color but leaves room to write. Half boxes can even be used vertically in a personal planner to not use so much room. I added some PopFizzPaper Icons and even a few other stickers to show that you can layer or just use a EC sized sticker to mark what needs to be done. Write a few things in and I was done! I love this spread. Share your personal size spreads with us on IG and follow PopFizzPaper for news and updates
Today I wanted to show you guys a little project I did using the PopFizzPaper Journalling cards from the January kit. I am not much of a journaler but I loved the colors and idea of these cards so much, I had to use them! Flipbooks have been making their way around the planning community lately and I am intrigued and thought I would try my first hand at one to showcase some 2016 goals, date night ideas and even a little journalling section.
Let's get started by grabbing our materials.
The first step is to lay out your card and bind them together with some washi. This will make them bound sort of like a book. I did it on both sides and left the washi ripped to add a little dimension.
Using some washi and other elements I had in my collection, I created a cover that sort of shows that it is for 2016. Added a "Carpe That Diem" sticker to the cover to show this year means business!
For the inside page, the "goals" pocket, I created a pocket using some of the journalling card and ripping it, adding some chalk ink to the ends for an extra touch. I created a pull card using another journalling card and some washi. Blocking off parts of the stamp with some washi, I inked hearts along the side to show "bullet" points. This can be used to write down your 2016 goals.
The second inside page I made another pocket, added a die cut that says "keeper" and printed out some date ideas, sliding them right in! Now, when you're out of ideas, just pull one out and give it a go!
Now we're getting further into our flipbook and the next 2 pages. Again, making a little pocket with some journalling card and chalk, I slipped in some PopFizzPaper stickers and a little note, explaining what this flipbook was all about and sealed the note with some cute PFP icons! I also created a little "clips" card attaching some shaped paper clips onto some journalling cards.
The next and last 2 pages are meant to be more interactive. Using the "meet cute" die cut, I created a little pocket with the intention of printing out a cute picture sometime in the year 2016, maybe even on one of those dates. Added a #smile sticker because why not? (I slipped some floral die cuts in there to fill the void for the moment).
On the next side I attached note paper a die cut but layered it with a date die cut so that the recipient can write a little bit about their day, possibly the date with the photo!
And there we have it. A different approach by a non journaler using the journalling cards. I hope this post gave you a little bit of inspiration. The items in your kits are multipurpose, sit down and see what you can come up with!
I have had so much fun this last month working here at PopFizzPaper helping Dani not go insane and creating new designs for you all to be sticking in your planners. It's been great seeing you all oh and aw over my babies, and hearing more ideas of what you all want. So I thought it would be interesting showing you how I design all of the new stickers I've been working on.
I'm old fashioned, and while I know they have drawing tablets and such and even my laptop has a touch screen I still use good old pen and paper. I think every artist has their own specific tools they prefer and mine for illustration are Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens in black and I have all the sizes available, I know there are so many brands out there but this is my brand ya know. My next MUST have for this type of work is a Prismacolor Col-Erase in No Copy Blue. As for erasers and pencil sharpeners I get what ever is on sale, my only requirement for sharpners is that it has to have a container to catch the shavings as I sharpen my pencil CONSTANTLY.
So I start out any sticker (in this case my dog care stickers) with a rough sketch and erase only major and distracting mistakes. This is loose and light at first but as I start to get an idea of the shape and look I want I darken the lines I want to keep. It's really important to keep the lead nice and sharp for my personal style, so my sharpener is always nearby.
Once I am pretty satisfied with what I want, out comes the Pitt Artist Pens. These just glide on so nicely and are permanent and waterproof (although not dog proof so luckily non toxic). This is where I finally decide which lines I'm going to keep and which are history. Here's where the magic happens I don't have to worry at all with those messy blue lines they can stay for prosperity because when I scan this final image they won't show up.
Next I email Dani the finished images and she comes back with any critiques or feedback and either one of us will finish it off. I work right in Silhouette Studio from here as it is usually the easiest. I will also tweak any lines here sometimes evening out a dodgy line or fixing where a dog nudged my hand, etc. Finally I choose colours for that sticker and the rest of the set and put them in place.
Off to Dani the finished file goes and then the most exciting part, she mails me the finished sheet. The most important part of the process is me fawning over the real thing in my hand that I designed and pondering how lucky I am to have a job I love! Oh and stick them in my planner and enjoy them.
This week I am using nearly all stickers from PopFizzPaper! I will be incorporating the stickers that came in the February planner kits as well as some of the stickers I received for being a creative team member. You can watch my "plan with me" below to see the entire process of how I created my weekly layout.
One of my favorite elements from this layout is the layering. Particularly what I did in the top right corner where the "thankful thought" box is at. This adorable quote sticker really stands out against the sprinkled background. It is also a perfect motivational message to keep me going for this week!
Another favorite area in this weeks layout is where I annotated my mother in law's birthday. I used the circle appointment labels and the birthday sampler to create an adorable little collage. The way the stickers are designed really made this element pop!
These video boxes are sure to keep me organized and on schedule! It has a blank lined area to write the title of your video, which is spectacular. And it has a very detailed heart checklist for everything you need to do to get your video prepared, uploaded, and promoted!
The end result of this week was beyond what I had anticipated. I absolutely adore it! Be sure to check out PopFizzPaper to purchase these stickers and create a donut weekly spread for yourself! And if you do end up making a purchase be sure to use the coupon code "NAOMIPLANS15" for 15% off your order no minimum!