Monday, May 2, 2016

How to Make Sparkly Cupcake Planner Clips

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Hey, y'all!  Happy May!  I LOVE May.  It's the last month of school, AND it's my birthday month!  You could say that I think May is pretty sweet, which leads me to today's project tutorial.  Today I want to show you how I made some sparkly cupcake clippies perfect for using in my planner or journaling Bible.  These clips can be made quickly and easily, and they're just so cute!
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The fun thing about these clips is that you can use any scrapbook paper you'd like and any embellishments you'd like to customize these to your own style.
How to Make Sparkly Cupcake Planner Clips | Supplies
To make your own Sparkly Cupcake Planner Clips, you'll need a few supplies.  I'm going to link to some of the supplies using affiliate links, which is just a fancy way of saying if you purchase something through one of the links, a small portion of the price will go toward helping support my blog at no extra cost to you.
Optional Supplies for Embellishing: Distress Ink & Applicator, Chunky Glitter, Brush-on Glitter, Stamps, Stamp Pad, Marker
How to Make Sparkly Cupcake Planner Clips | Cutting the Paper Pieces
To begin making your clips, you need to cut out your paper cupcake pieces.  To do so, place one of the Standard Size Cutting Pads on top of the Extended Multipurpose Platform.  Place the Cupcake Triplits on to of that.  Cover with paper and the other Standard Size Cutting Pad and roll through your Sizzix BIGkick.
How to Make Sparkly Cupcake Planner Clips | Cutting the Paper Pieces
Repeat the above process as many times as necessary to create different color and pattern combinations for your cupcakes.  Note: It helps to have a Die Pick to remove paper from the Triplits. Once you have enough cupcake pieces, it's time to jazz them up a bit.
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To add interest to your cupcake pieces, you can use distress ink and an applicator to brush color on the edges of the paper pieces.  You can also trace the edges of the pieces with a marker and stamp words on the cupcakes as well.  Adding brush on glitter to the "frosting" is so fun, along with adding chunky glitter for "sprinkles."  Once your cupcakes are all blinged out, glue the pieces together with a glue stick.  If you want to make sure that your cupcakes will be durable, you can laminate them like I did.  Then it's time to add the clips.
How to Make Sparkly Cupcake Planner Clips | Gluing the Paperclips
Select several jumbo paperclips that coordinate with your cupcake colors.  Put a blob of hot glue on the back of each cupcake and stick a paperclip in the blob.  Cover with a felt scrap to finish off the back.  If you don't like the look of the felt, you can always use one of the whole cupcake cutouts (#4 from the set) and glue it to the back of the clip.
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And that's it!  I told you it was easy.
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I think my favorite thing about the cupcakes are the glitter sprinkles because, let's face it, I LOVE glitter!
How to Make Sparkly Cupcake Planner Clips |
And I love that I could use different paper to create totally different clips to match any planner color scheme I choose, or I could add one of these cuties to one of the Bible journaling entries.  So fun!  What would you use a cupcake paper clip for?
As a member of the 2016 Sizzix Design Team, I receive certain products free of charge in exchange for sharing project inspiration and tutorials with my readers.  As always, all opinions are 100% mine.
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  1. Super cute idea! I need to have more fun in my planner. Feel free to share your lovely project at my weekly party. I know my readers would love this. Thanks for the sweet tutorial.

  2. I love those flower planner clips. Great to give along with a gift. I always enjoy stopping by and getting inspiration. I hope you do a video soon on art journal. : ) Happy Birthday and enjoy your last month of school, Bethany


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