Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today!
You are about to see my April Paper Panduh Box in Action. This month’s subscription box is Paris-themed and full of unexpected and wonderful surprises.
Here is the monthly spread in my Plum Paper Planner, which is in my lavender and gold Kikki K. I use this planner for my blog planning and execution. You can see Audrey watching over any and all activities – the Audrey clip is from Rue Vogue Shoppe – doesn’t she look elegant and yet playful?
I cut the paper purse from the kit apart and used it as decor, along with the lipstick and coffee cup sticky notes. The turquoise pen sleeping bag is sooooo soft, pretty and really functional – I can keep a pen in the holder and easily find it in my bag.
I hole-punched the Paper Panduh business card and put it in this section – a nice decorative touch, huh?
This spread is where I plan my blogs for the month – they are listed on sticky notes so I can move them around if I need to.
I made a dashboard out of the welcome decoration from the inside cover of the box. Who knew coral and gold would go together so well?
Here’s the week one spread. I was experimenting with the washi each week this month. In this one, I layered the red plaid washi, the blue washi, and the green patterned washi in various ways – didn’t love any of them, hmmmm. I used the perfume washi from March’s kit across the bottom – I DO love this washi, and I definitely need to get more . . .
Then I added some stickers and sticky notes – I like to leave lots of white space for my daily lists – to do’s, errands, blog titles . . .
I bought the 5 piece skinny washi pack from the Paper Panduh site and ran a strip of the pink washi across the words, and then layered the red plaid washi over it – not baaaad . . .
On this spread, I used my paper trimmer and cut the washi strips in half long ways – the awesome thing about doing this with washi is that it sticks to the trimmer and doesn’t shift – a little trick I learned from Tori Bissell (check out her videos, she has lots of useful tips). Anyway, I layered the cut strips on top of the blue washi – this is okay . . .
Oh yeah, I put the framed llama on the other piece of the paper purse – too funny!!! Hahahaha, framed llama . . . why is that soooooo funny??
I put the Eiffel Tower weekend sticker on the last weekend of the month – this is the official start of my retirement – reason for celebration – BIG celebration!!
Here are my favorite washi/not washi strips. I took the beautiful Eiffel Tower paper from the bottom of the box, cut it into strips, put some adhesive on the back side and ran it across the pages – I LOVE THIS!!!! I am a believer in using as much as I can from the kit.
Here is the final spread. I adhered the brown envelope to the last page and I’ll store the stickers I didn’t use yet inside it – I M.A.Y. occasionally misplace things (if you saw my crafting area, you would understand).
Lastly, I took the tag from the outside of the drawstring bag and I’m using it like a planner charm – cool, huh?
Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.
As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .