Sunday, October 9, 2016

Crafty Times: Planner Accessories & Re-Opened Etsy Shop

Crafty Times is a new thing I am trying on the blog where I can share some of the art and crafts I have created (you can too of course). I really dabble in a wide variety of crafts and hope you can find something that sparks your interest or inspires you!
So as some of you may know I have been a planner addict for a little over a year and have recently started making my own accessories like dashboards, page markers and clips.  I have also had the goal this year of getting my Etsy shop back up and running. These two things just go together, so I finally got my tush in gear and got some things photographed, researched and listed!
So here are a few of the things I have made so far, I must say I love making the little clips (they can be used as bookmarks too)! I used large paper clips with a variety of stickers, buttons, veneers, and other little goodies I could find that were cute and used a really strong glue to secure them.  I have a bunch more in the process too! The penguin one is the most recent and I am testing it still to make sure it will hold up because it is kind of delicate.


Then I made some planner dashboard/dividers and page markers to keep the fall look throughout the planner. I used scrapbooking paper, journaling cards, stickers, confetti and all are laminated and punched for a personal sized planner. I had a lot of fun coordinating and decorating these. I don't have a laminating machine so have to use self adhesive laminating sheets, but I am definitely adding a machine to my Christmas list!  I so love how the football set came out and the clear page marker with the leaves.

I have been testing all of them out in my own planner too, because I like them and I want to make sure they can stand up to the constant use and abuse.
So now that I have made all these and tested them, I have managed to mark a big project off my To Do list and re-opened my Etsy shop (shameless plug).  I have already started working on Winter/Christmas supplies and will be starting Christmas cards and gift tags soon too. I don't want to miss the window when everyone shops for those items so really need to get working on them!


  1. Fun! I love how simple and functional your clips are. What brand of planner do you use? I want to start making my own stationary, but I have no idea where to begin or how to get illustrations. It would be fun to open an etsy shop though.

    1. Thank you Kami, I really like how they came out and the ones I have been testing have been pretty durable. I have a few different planners but most of them are Webster Pages (I have one of Miss Brimbles but it is the same size and style). I also have one that holds those Travelers Notebooks, but I am finding I don't like it as much as a regular ring planner. I have also tried Erin Condren but it was so big and bulky and yet you really couldn't add anything to it (not to mention the outrageous price).

      I have started attempting to make stationery for fountain pens and have been using my stamps, I will have to share it soon. I think if you aren't selling and you just want cute images, maybe try tracing something you like and coloring it yourself. I think a lot of what you see is done on the computer (and I haven't the slightest clue how to do anything on one).