Hello there! Happy Papertrey Ink Release Day! Today the Moments Inked Team is showcasing fun ways to use the newest Papertrey products with your Moments Inked Planner! These goodies are so versatile and fun!
I have lots of pictures to share, so grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in...
This month, Erin Lincoln, the mastermind behind the stitching product line has come up with a Pencil Pouch that can be attached to your planner via elastic band. Here is a peek at mine:
I am sure you are not surprised that it's pink... I mean, what other color would it be?! :)
As you may have seen in the other design team member's examples earlier this week, you run a piece of elastic through the inside of the pouch before you sew it closed. I found plain white elastic at the store, but instead decided to use a girl's elastic head band that I found at the Dollar Tree. It is thick elastic, and they came in a pack of 6 bright colors, for just $1. I really adds so much to have a color coordinated band on your pencil case, and for the price, head bands are the way to go!
There is also a Pencil Pouch Trim die that allows for an added decorative detail, but I did not use it on mine. Instead, I cut a tiny Orange Zest bow from the new Bow Clip dies, and hot glued it to the center of my pouch. I will share more on those below. I added a tiny felt tag using the Coffee Cozy Details die collection. I love little added touches like these!
There are several different ways to add closures to your pouch. In searching for ideas, I can across sew-on snaps and thought they would be perfect. I am not good at sewing, and I was able to put these on with no problem. You just separate them, and sew one half to each side of the felt circles included in the Pencil Pouch die collection. After I sewed on the snaps, then I sewed the circles onto the pouch.
I use Papermate Flair pens in my planner and the little pouch fits them perfectly. I also prefer mechanical pencils, and these, also by Papermate, fit perfectly too.
Now, let's talk about those little Bow Clips... I can't get enough of them! They are just so adorable and EASY to assemble. I recommend hot glue to ensure that they stay stuck once you've assembled them. I just want to keep making them and use them for everything... they are just plain CUTE!
See what I mean?! And I just love that you can make them in all of your favorite colors! You can certainly use them for other things besides paper clips. I added on to the front of my pencil pouch for added cuteness. You can see it in the first photo that I shared today. They add so much fun to your planner with a ton of added bulk, even with them being made of felt. You can see here that they just peek over the top edge of your page and don't get in the way of writing at all.
And I love how they look from the top view, all lined up so bright and pretty.
Cute huh? So what do you think? Will any of these products be coming home to you? Are you looking forward to bringing felt to your planner? Are you planning to give these as gifts? If you are on Instagram, please be sure to share your planner pics with us... we'd love to see!! Use the hashtag #momentsinked so that we can find them easily! :)
All of the new products that I used today will be available for purchase in the Papertrey Ink store at 10pm EST. You can see all of the Moments Inked Planner products that are already available here.
That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)
Dies (available at 10pm EST on 4/15): Pencil Pouch, Bow Clips
Dies (available now): Coffee Cozy Details
Felt: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Royal Velvet, Limeade Ice
Other: Paper Clips, Buttons, Elastic head band (Dollar Tree), DMC Floss, Sew-on Snaps (walmart)