Creating decorative clips is a happy way to dress up paper projects. Today on Studio 5, I have just a few playful paper clip examples to get you whip together the clip. But first, here are a few clip tips.
MAKE A CLIP: PLANNER CLASS INFO
We make at least one new clip each month in my creative planning class. If you want to join in on the fun, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My next class is tomorrow night from 6:30-9:30 PM in Pleasant Grove. If that's too soon to plan for, message me about future class dates. I'd love to see you and help you get your plan on!
PLACES TO INCORPORATE DECORATIVE PAPER CLIPS
* Traveler's Notebooks
* Bullet Journals
* Scrapbook Pages
PAPER CLIP PURPOSE
I adore adding clips to my planner spreads each month. They look so cheerful lined up and peeking out the top. They also serve a great purpose in my books. In planners, they mark pages. In traveler's notebooks and bullet journals, they often work to both mark pages and hold pages open, which is so nice.
PAPER CLIP PIECES
Creating clips is as simple as adding cute crafting supplies to clips. Favorite clip toppers include:
* Pre-made 3D accents
* Wood veneer shapes
* Patterned paper and cardstock
* Punched paper
* Washi tape
* Die cut shapes
* Stamped images
* Pom poms
* Old jewelry and hair bows
* And more!
The sky's the limit!
Take various approaches to adding your toppers to your clips. Hot glue it typically a safe bet across the board, but Glue Dots also work well. My planner pal Layle Koncar swears by e6000, which is a fast-drying, heavy duty liquid adhesive. It helps your clips hold up to the wear and tear of being in much used planners. Another liquid adhesive, Glossy Accents, can also work well. It dries clear and can actually incorporate into the design of the clip. It should sit overnight to dry completely. Sometimes, no adhesive is needed at all. Instead, you can simply thread the accents around the clip and it will sit in place, which is fast and fun!
To get your wheels turning, let's take a look at a few different clip combos!