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Hey there, Sweet friends! Jung AhSang is back with another memory keeping layout and we’re sure you’re going to love this one. Her youngest daughter recently turned one and she wanted to document her 12 month milestone in a planner layout.

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Jung explains:

My daughter, Ruby, had a donut party, and some of Sweet Stamp Shop’s products are perfect for this planner spread!  I am using the Sweet Stamp Shop Baby Plans stamp set and my Happy Planner™️. First, I stamped out a bunch of images from the stamp set that I thought I might use, colored them using my Copic markers, and then fussy cut them.  (How perfect is that banner for Ruby’s name?!)

Here is Jung’s planner all decorated:

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Jung continues:

I used photos from her invitation photo session, and I also included a copy of her invitation.  Once I laid out where I wanted to place everything, I decided to do some masked stamping on her party day, Saturday the 21st.  I took some post-it notes, and masked off the other areas of the planer using the lines of the planner as my guide, and leaving the spot I want to stamp open.  I used the party hat and a small star repeatedly in the space with pink ink.

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The best part of masked stamping is pulling off the masking (post-it notes in this case)

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Next up, Jung added the “months old” and “year old” stamps from the Baby Plans stamp set.  She also added some washi tape and used the number candles from the Celebrate set and donut washi from an older Sweet Stamp Shop set.

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Jung then added the photos and also printed out the “Donut Worry,” which is actually meant to be an iPhone wall paper, and is a free download you can find on the Design + Happiness blog here.  She also glued the invite to a piece of pattern paper, and attached it to the planner page.

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About the final touches, Jung says:

To finish off my planner, I added in the stamped images from the Baby Plans set, a few stickers from my stash, and did a little journaling about her milestones. I love the little label with a baby face on it.  It’s perfect to write in a birthday time or an appointment time.  I stamped the Happy birthday sentiment from the Happy Birthday stamp set above the invite.  I also stamped and colored the Unicorn Donut…perfect for her donut party!

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Her final thoughts:

I hope you liked my planner spread!  I want to use the Baby Plans stamp set in a mini album.  I took monthly photos of my baby girl, and this stamp set would be great for a mini album of those photos! I hope I inspired you to get crafty!

We hope that Jung creates that mini album soon — we know you’d love to see it! If you’d love to follow her to see more memory keeping layouts or to see her adorable daughters, make sure you follow her on Instagram.

We’d love to see your layouts and everything Sweet that YOU create. If you aren’t already, please join us in the Fan Club where you’ll be up to date on the latest Sweet details. Thanks for checkin in with us today and we’ll see you soon!

Supplies Used:

Baby Plans

Celebrate Washi

Unicorn Donut

 

Memory Keeping in the Classic Happy Planner™️

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Hands up if you’re ready for the holidays! We’re never too early in planning for the holidays and that’s the same sentiment contributor Tricia Schaden has in her planner for us today. Get your apple cider, hot cocoa, *ANY* hot drink of your choice, sit back and see what she’s got planned in December as you follow along with her plan with me.

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Tricia starts:

Hello Sweet Planner Friends! It’s Tricia here and I’m sitting down to plan out the week of Dec 4-10 in my A5 planner. I can’t wait to use the brand new Holiday Doodles and December Icons stamp sets… they are just full of sweet images and phrases that are perfect to add some holiday flair to your layouts! I have chosen some beautiful holiday colors: a true red, an olive green, and a soft yellow for my palette this week.

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She continues:

The first thing I want to do is stamp a To-Do list from the Take Note stamp set across each of my weekdays. Here is a simple and effective tip for lining up stamps: Use a grid mat or a tRuler to lay down a strip of removable washi tape or other low tack tape. Then use that as a guide to stamp a series of images in a line. Remove the tape and voila!…you have perfectly lined up boxes! I used my soft yellow for these images so they wouldn’t be too “loud” on my layout.

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Tricia then topped her boxes off with some homemade “To Do List” stickers and got to work with my decorating. She couldn’t decide which of the cute stamps from Holiday Doodles to start with, so she decided to sprinkle them all over her page! To make this nice and easy, she mounted several images on her block at once. She inked them all up together and stamped them on scrap paper – now she will have several images to color and cut!

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Tricia continues:

I am a super functional planner, so the heart of my planner is actually my PLANS! I prefer to house my events and appointments in boxes, so this Banners and More stamp set is a must for me. But to spice up my boxes, I covered the stamped smiley face with my little holiday icons. You can see in this picture, I stamped the smiley box and I have my little colored & cut Christmas tree right there ready to adhere on top. A few dots of glue from my glue pen and I have a custom holiday box!

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She says:

Sometimes I feel like I need a big block of color (or to reserve a big block of time) and only a large box will do! This larger rectangle from the BASIC TABS set is sooooo versatile. In this instance I was looking for some color so I stamped the rectangle, then masked of the inside edges with some post-it tape.

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She continues:

I stamped a tiny holly image from Holiday Doodles repeatedly and then colored in the background. This technique gives me the look of a full box sticker, adding color and texture to my page. I love it! I layered a little homemade label over it to jot an event.

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Tricia’s been having so much fun discovering all the cool ways to combine the Sweet stamps to get different effects. In this case, the “You Got This” arrow from To Do Doodles nestles perfectly into the open edge of the hexagon from Basic tabs.

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With the first half of my week pulled together, she moved over to the right hand page. She wanted to balance out some of the color and décor so she stamped the “Merry Christmas” banner from December Icons – it’s just beautiful! She colored it with colored pencils to add a bit of dimension and she love what it does to her page. She also stamped a string of merry lights from Holiday Doodles over on Saturday – it mimics the one she has on Monday and draws her eye to the party she has that night!

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Tricia continues:

I’ve been sprinkling little snowmen, coffee mugs, candy canes, Christmas trees, and other stamps from Holiday Doodles around on my page. They are the perfect size to add some pops of color but still allow my schedule to stand out. To balance out my larger box from Wednesday, I stamped it again on Friday but I rotated it first to a horizontal orientation. I brought out the masking tape again and stamped the champagne hand from HAND OUT. We have a holiday party so this is the perfect festive stamp! Once I colored it in and added a bit of hand lettering it has a whole new look!

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She final thoughts on her layout:

Peek around the rest of my completed layout – how many Holiday Doodles can you spot?? Even though it is brimming with adorable decorations, I love how my page still feels calm… there is plenty of white space for my eye to rest and for me to write in anything that may come up in the course of the week.

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Tricia concldues with:

A little washi and the month header finish off this festive page. Thank you for following along in the blog today – I hope you picked up a tip or two along the way. Stay Merry and SWEET, planner babes! Happy Holidays!

We absolutely love the yellow Tricia added in to the traditional colors of red and green! If you’d like to learn more about her and get more tips from her about functional planning, head on over to her Instagram.

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Supplies Used:

Banners and More

Basic Tabs

December Icons

Hand Out

Holiday Doodles

Take Note

To Do Doodles

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It’s our final project for the collaboration with Chibitronics — have you been keeping up with our collaboration week with Chibitronics so far? You’ll want to catch up and see what the Sweet Team has featured so far:

  1. Beauty Princess Card
  2. Cake Birthday Card
  3. Dream Princess Card
  4. Wizard Map Card

Make sure you head on over to the Chibitronics blog, too! The Team over there is playing along as well, so there is plenty of Sweet inspiration this week.

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Do you know our Sweet contributor, Mayra Duran-Hernandez? If you already follow her, you may know that she loves all the princess things! 🙂 This card Mayra features is just perfect and emulates what she loves beautifully.

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A common theme a lot of our contributors have had this past week is that they’re first time users of Chibitronics! As most have admitted, it does take some time to play around, but it’s all about learning in the process.

About this card, Mayra says:

From the moment I got my kit, I knew I wanted to use a castle … I’m a HUGE fan of castles , lol !! I used the Royal Wish stamp set and I colored the images using Copic markers.

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She continues:

I began by creating the night sky for the castle. I used black cardstock and splattered pink and white acrylic paint to create my stars. Then came putting the copper tape and lights part ..It was actually so much easier than I had thought .

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We love how sparkly and special this card turned out! If you’d love to see more of Mayra’s work, please go follow her on Instagram. To see more amazing cards and other paper crafty things – make sure you follow us on Instagram. Be sure to join us next week as we wrap up our collaboration week with a summary and a giveaway. Have a great weekend!

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Hi, Sweets! Have you been keeping up with our collaboration week with Chibitronics so far? You’ll want to catch up and see what the Sweet Team has featured so far:

  1. Beauty Princess Card
  2. Cake Birthday Card
  3. Dream Princess Card

Make sure you head on over to the Chibitronics blog, too! The Team over there is playing along as well, so there is plenty of Sweet inspiration this week.

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We’re so happy to have Liz Ho bringing you a how-to video today. Always with Liz: you’re guaranteed to learn some new tricks and laugh along the way!

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Liz created a magical wizard inspired light up card using Magical Friends, Wizards, Royal Wish, and of course, Chibitronics. The video is at the bottom of the post – so make sure you scroll through to see it!

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To view the video on You Tube – click HERE.

If you’d love to keep in the know of all things Sweet, make sure you follow us on Facebook and join us in the Fan Club. Thanks for coming by today and make it a good one!

Supplies Used:

Magical Friends

Royal Wish

Wizards

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A midweek hello to you, Sweet friends! Have you been keeping up with our collaboration week with Chibitronics so far? You’ll want to catch up and see what the Sweet Team has featured so far:

  1. Beauty Princess Card
  2. Cake Birthday Card

Make sure you head on over to the Chibitronics blog, too! The Team over there is playing along as well, so there is plenty of Sweet inspiration this week.

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Michelle Yuen is our Sweet Contributor today with another Princess card that will light up any child’s eyes once they see this!

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Michelle starts:

Do you (or your kid) LOVE science? Are you always looking for a new way to make a unique and clever interactive card? Are you up for a little creative problem solving? Well then, keep reading!! I am SO excited to share a collaboration between Sweet Stamp Shop and Chibitronics with this fun interactive card. If you’ve never tried Chibitronics (like I hadn’t before this), you are in for a real treat. These great products are such a unique way to use both your right AND left parts of your brain for cardmaking!

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Michelle makes us laugh with her next sentiments:

All you’ll need is the Starter Kit, which has everything you need to teach you the basics of LED circuit stickers and still have some supplies left over for a couple of cards. If you’re new to all of this, this kit is a great place to start. Doing each “lesson” would also be a REALLY fun and educational experience for kids, too!! I’m not even exaggerating when I say that I’m just looking forward to the day when my (newborn!) nephew is old enough to buy this kit for haha 😉

Once you’ve gone through and have a good grasp of the basics, it’s time to put it all on a card! Decide what kind of system you would like to use, and she would HIGHLY recommend starting with a sketch on your card base. She created an initial sketch but she had to do some troubleshooting and move things around a bit. That’s okay because that’s all part of the learning process!

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She continues:

I probably was a bit of an overachiever with my first card, because I wanted to make a red LED light up behind my Dream Princess (my thought was that it would be like her heart hehe), BUT I also wanted to make a few stars (from Lil Moon) light up in the sky at the same time – so four LED lights total… I know, what was I thinking?? You could definitely keep it much more simple and just have one thing light up per card. It might save you some sanity and crumpled copper tape! Speaking from experience.

Michelle inked up a nice background using Distress Inks. She said she didn’t want to deal with masking, so she stamped the princess and a few stars onto Sweet Sticker Paper. Another big reason she wanted to use sticker paper was that she wanted to keep the thickness of her images as thin as possible so that the lights would be able to shine bright through the cardstock of her inked piece AND another layer, and sticker paper is much thinner than another layer of cardstock.

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Then she colored up her images with some colored pencils (one of her favorite coloring methods recently), and fussy cut them out.

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Michelle’s final thoughts:

Isn’t that SO COOL!? It’s hard to completely do it justice in a photo. You really have to try it out with your own hands, or at least see it in a video – check out my Instagram (@michelleyuen_) if you want to see this card in action!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my first try with some Chibitronics. It was such a cool learning experience, and I can’t wait to jazz up some more cards with these lights!

 

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We can’t wait to see you creating more, too, Michelle! Has Michelle and the other Sweets inspired you to get creative with Chibitronics?

We’d love to see your projects and everything Sweet that YOU create. If you aren’t already, please join us in the Fan Club where you’ll be up to date on the latest Sweet details. See you tomorrow for another project using Chibi!

Supplies Used:

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