Books are keys to secret worlds, so I wanted a few hidden features this week which is why this video is a bit longer than normal. The whole kit is magnificent and I wanted to use as much of it as I could!
This week I have used the amazing Planners Anon Book Lover Kit to decorate and I could not be happier with how it turned out.
I started off making a flip out shaker using the die cut of the succulent it the jar. This die cut really lent itself well to being a cut out or a shaker, because when you think about it, you can usually see through the glass. I then used a bit of the acetate (love the rose gold accents) to cover that up and make my see-through portion. I thought you could also use vellum here if you wanted to. I then pegged it to a piece of the paper which I had folded over so that I made my little fold out bit. This part was a bit fiddly, and took longer than I would’ve wanted, but I love the final result.
I then mounted the die cut with the cut-out on some foam tape, added some sequins and then voila! What a cute little fold out shaker!
The next step was to make another fold out style list using the book die cut. This one just looked like it was dying to be opened, so I cut it up so that it did. I just carefully cut out around the edge and then folded back the cover. After mounting it on another bit of paper it makes a perfect little fold out list for me to keep track of my happy mail this week.
I like to start with washi tape most of the time, but I always need to put correction tape down on anything underneath it, so it doesn’t show through.
Because I’m was still not quite sure what I wanted to do at the bottom of my pages, I moved to putting the date covers down. I alternated between the two different designs of covers in the additional sticker kit as it gives it more interest. I finished them with rose gold number stickers which add in a bit more of a rose gold pop.
One of the best things about Planners Anon washi is that you just get so much of it. That makes “wasting” some not feel as bad whenever you do it. I loved the super thick washi that came in the kit as the rose gold did make it feel like the pages were moving, but I needed a bit of extra space so using the whole width was hard. So, I decided to put it at the bottom and then cut off the excess. This is where I also stuck down my fold out shaker, making sure the washi tape ran behind it. I also used the thin washi (the glasses) to make little to do lists inside the flipper.
There was something missing in the top corner, and from the second I got this kit, I knew I wanted to use one particular sticker and the quotation marks from the stamp set. The hanging succulents just look perfect where they are, and the marks around the quote look fantastic. Because the PA boxes are super choc filled with goodies, it really gives you freedom to overlap stickers and stamp onto them, because you know there are plenty more stickers etc for you to use if you do happen to make a mistake. In this case it worked out though and is actually my favourite feature of this week.
The page on the left was now missing something, so I added in a shelf using that normal sized washi tape and put some plants on it to give it some interest. With so many pretty types of succulents, it seemed silly not to show them all off if I could.
Lastly, I just needed to fill the gap on the right-hand side again, which I did with a double box sticker. These sometimes feel too big, but between the quote at the top and the shaker at the bottom it almost felt understated. Then there were just a few more little normal weekly stickers (like my scales from Lime & Mortar and my MMLM reminder sticker) that needed to go in and then it was all done!
Overall, the colours in this kit made it.. regardless of how much I adored both the book and succulent themes. The burgundy and the green just work so well with the rose gold that even if you didn’t like either of the themes, you could still love this. I like doing the multiple shakers and having little things be hidden, especially my happy mail list so Ryan can’t see what’s coming!
Thanks for joining me on my blog this week. Remember to check out the video (both long and short versions to get more insight into how this week came together.
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