Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Jin's Sticky Note Holder for Personal Planners

Have you ever shopped at an online store forever and finally got to step inside its brick and mortar? I still remember the first time I saw a physical kikki. K store. We were on vacation in Singapore and were walking around the mall. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the kikki. K store. I didn't even know there was a store location in Singapore and my jaw dropped when I saw it. I was so excited! I half-ran into the store and stared in amazement. Walls of planners, refills, and all kinds of goodies that I had seen online and never thought I would get to touch in person.

Everything. Was. Beautiful!!

As I stood staring at all the stationery in wonderment, I noticed I wasn't alone. My girls were just as amazed as I was. We loved everything that we saw and we wanted it all. To Hubby's relieve, I didn't spend all of our vacation money in there but I did get the girls their first kikki. K planners...


That was 2 years ago and since then we have been back to Singapore a few times. We always make sure to make a stop at the kikki. K store. In fact, we were there last month and not surprisingly, we couldn't leave without getting a new planner and some refills.

So imagine my delight when LD made a planner-themed collection as their first release of 2019! I knew immediately that I had to use the Calendar Animals to make something for my girls' planners.

I like to buy kawaii sticky notes for my kids but they are not very good at keeping them in one spot. I thought that adding a holder in their planners will help.

Using Silhouette Studio, I opened the frog SVG from the Calendar Animals Planner Divider cut set. Sadly, the image was too wide to fit properly inside the personal planner even after I tried reducing the image. I decided to use the Calendar Animals - Heads cut set instead.

From the kikki. K website, I found the exact size of their planner pages and used that as a guide when making my own planner divider. In this case, the refill page measures 6.81" x 3.78". I added some "punched holes" and estimated their position on the page. My intention was to use the planner hole punch that I had bought from Michaels instead of using my cutting machine. I thought the holes would look neater that way.

The steps to making the divider/sticky note holder is shown in the above screenshots. In a nutshell, I welded a copy of the animal head to some rectangles to form the base. After cutting the page out, I punched out the holes with my hole punch.

Here is the finished product. Isn't it the cutest? I started making the frog and ended up making the chick and the bear too.

I only used the Calendar Animals - Heads cut set in today's project but the whole entire Calendar Animal collection is on promotion this month.  CLICK HERE to find out how you can get the whole shebang for free!


I hope you enjoyed today's project as much as I had fun making it. One more thing, if you have not downloaded this week's freebie, CLICK HERE to get your free printable calendar and week chart.


That's all for now. Happy cutting!

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Calendar Animals - Heads - CS

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


So here we are.


I was going to take a couple of weeks off from blogging but it turned into a couple of months and before I know it, the year is over. The realization that I haven't posted much here at all only hit me when I posted my 2018 Top 9 on Instagram (IG). While those pictures can be found under the IG tab here on the blog, none of them had made it into an actual blog post.

In an attempt to make up for lost time, I'm going to post all the crafty pictures that I posted on IG last year right here. For those of you who have seen them before, thanks for hanging out with me on IG. For the rest of you who are just seeing them for the first time, I hope you like them.

Happy New Year, everyone!!

What's the Buzz CS

Feeling Sheepish CS

K-Pop CS

K-Pop CS

Hip Hop CS

Hip Hop CS

So proud of my daughter's first shaker card!

Quick card using birthday freebie from Lawn Fawn

Color practice with Copic markers using stamps by Lawn Fawn

Stamps by Mama Elephant

Homemade buttons for the school carnival. My daughters drew almost all the graphics after being inspired by what they learned from a book

I made this Rae Dunn-inspired card in under 10 minutes. The bear stamp is by My Favorite Things and I colored into a panda!