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August 25, 2015

The Rise of the Lowly Paperclip

Everyday Moodlings-Paper Clips

I have been scoping out kit clubs recently. In the past I have subscribed to a couple of kits, but I never really know if it is worth. Sometimes the kit is a good match and sometimes it is not. I have been thinking about a Project Life kit, but I don’t seem to be able to commit. As I view the many possibilities I also notice trends in colors, designs and products. So what caught my eye?  Read on to learn more.

There, mixed in with the sticker letters, enamel dots and gold foil, I noticed how many kits included paperclips. Hmmmmm when did paperclips become a thing. I am not talking about plain ordinary paperclips, but in fun shapes and sizes. Perfect for adding memorabilia to your scrapbooks or notes to your planner.

Of course, this leads me to Pinterest. Happily I was able to escape without learning how to create a homework board for my son or a paper mache chandelier for our dining room. But I did find some fun ideas for clips, including the lowly common paperclip. Don’t worry….no paperclip chains in this project.

Project Inspiration: Paperclips
I am positive everyone has paperclips laying around, so go dig a few out. I added some extra ideas to the Everyday Moodlings Pinterest board.  I was feeling in the mood for Halloween with this tag.  Plus I was DYING to use the Crazy Birds stamps and dies I just added to my stash.

Everyday Moodlings-Paper Clips

Everyday Moodlings-Paper Clips

Supplies:  Paperclip, tag, spray ink, stamps (Bird/Tim Holtz, Sentiment/Unknown and Halloween/Unknown), die (Sizzix), label die-cut, embossing ink and powder, stencil, tag, brad, pop-dots and dimensional adhesive.

  1. Apply misting spray to tag.
  2. Stamp Halloween images on tag and emboss.
  3. Add black ink using stencil and add ink to tag edges.
  4. Stamp bird image and cut with die.  Color with ink and assemble pieces.  Add dimensional adhesive to eyes. Allow time to dry.
  5. Color label die and tag with ink.  Layer label onto tag.
  6. Stamp sentiment on small tag.
  7. Cut out banner and wrap it onto the paper clip.  Add tag with brad.
  8. Add bird to tag using pop-dots.
  9. Add paperclip to tag.

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