Teach Me Tuesday with the Wisteria Lane Collection

Hello, friends!

We hope you have received your kits from the Wisteria Lane Collection and are using the kits to set up your planners, journals and work on memory-keeping spreads. Today, our creative team has a few tutorials to share with you for this “Teach Me Tuesday”. We hope these ideas inspire you to use your kit elements in unique ways.

Jennifer shares a fun idea using the large tags from the Wisteria Lane Classified: Memory Keeping Kit.

I created a big tag page marker for my standard traveler’s notebook and I’m so pleased with how it turned out!
Supplies you’ll need:
2. Washi
3. Clear calendar card from the Wisteria Lane Planner Kit
4. Die cuts of your choice
5. Twine or ribbon of your choice
6. Adhesive tape
7. Scissors
You can see my full tutorial in the YouTube video, but here’s a step by step:
1. Open the two tags up, face down, tops aligned, and use a small piece of washi to hold them together
2. Close the tags and the twine or ribbon of your choice through the top hole punch
3. Use the adhesive to glue down your clear calendar card
4. Add the die cuts of your choice
5. Enjoy your simple but functional page marker in your rings, discs, or traveler’s notebook!
TIffany shares some ways to use the Dashboards from the Wisteria Lane Dashboard Kit.
If you purchase Wisteria Lane Dashboard Kit, you’ll notice that you get 6 beautiful designs in both personal & A5 sizes. What a treat! I especially love the vibrant colors of this collection. I can’t decide which dashboard I like best. It’s a three-way split between the one with the lemons, the paint samples, and “hello summer”!
In my process video on my YouTube Channel, I decorate & show how I use dashboards in my personal size planner. One of my favorite ways to use them is as section dividers. I’ve decorated the page next to the dashboard with matching stickers from the Wisteria Lane Daisy Add-On Sticker Kit.
Another fun thing you can create with dashboards is “Happy Mail.” Daisies, gather your favorite Cocoa Daisy bits & pieces, and the following: dashboards, postage stamps, an envelope, a pencil, a pen, and a ruler. Now, meet me on YouTube for some mail art & letter writing fun!

 

 

Julia’s tutorial is just out “type” of creative fun!

It’s Teach Me Tuesday so I’m here to show you a trick that I love to use in my planner. I’ve taken a sheet of the notepad, one of the big tags, and even a glassine bag and printed them through my printer.
My recommendation for trying this is to start with a sheet of notepad paper. Since there are many sheets of paper, if you mess one up, it’s not a big loss and it’s a great way to practice before printing on a pocket card or tag of which you only have one. Measure the outer dimensions of the note pad (3″ x 5″) and then the margins for the boxes so that you know where to put your type. On your computer, create a document that is 3″ x 5″ in your favorite program (I’m using Adobe Illustrator and Silhouette Studio in my video because those are the programs I use the most, but any program will work with this project). Use guidelines to mark off the areas where you want the type to go based on your measurements. Draw a box around the outer edge of your document and type in your text. Print this document on a sheet of plain paper.
Use a removable tape runner (mine is a Tombow), tape the printed page that just came out of your printer. Adhere the notepad to the sheet of printer paper, being sure to get it right inside the lines of the box. Confirm that your text is in the correct position by holding it up to the light so that you can see through it. Print the sheet again, but remove the black box before printing.
If you watch the video, you will see that I forgot to do this with the tag, but it’s an easily fixable mistake.
You can do this with any cards or dashboards. The only limit is how willing you are to measure all of the text boxes. You can see on the “enjoying” pocket card and the “loving” TN dashboard, that I was able to perfectly place my text in some small areas. Take a look at my video for a little bonus where I also print directly onto one of the glassine bags that the kit items come in each month. I hope that you give this trick and try and let me know how it turns out for you!

What great ideas! If you try these projects, we would love to see them! Share with us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page. Make sure to visit our Pinterest page for more inspiration.

Best,

Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator


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