Tuesday, July 2, 2019


The Fourth of July is almost here and my red Daily Doodle Planner is ready to go! I knew I wanted to dress her up for the holiday and decided to create a patriotic swag for my front cover, along with decorating my insert. I love how I was able to mix and match items to do this. Here's how it turned out.

To make the swag, I started with the denim paper from the Down on the Farm collection. It was perfect for my 'Americana' theme. I added a small white doily to the pocket and decorated it with some Fancy Frills stickers, star clips and Abigail font stickers. I folded over a red doily and adhered the pocket to this. Now I could easily attach it to the front elastic.

You could add a small spot of velcro to hold it on, though I didn't do that and it stayed put just fine.

Next, I created a couple of little flags to tuck into the pocket. I cut the papers (also from Down on the Farm) and adhered them to toothpicks. Then, I punched the flowers and folded them for texture. Adding twine to them gives even more texture and color. I added the star shaped sprinkles and added them to the pocket using a bit of tape. Looking at them reminds me of kids waving flags at the Fourth of July parade!
To create the coordinating insert, I adhered the gingham paper, along with some pom pom trim, to my insert. I added another doily, this time I simply adhered it to the insert cover. I decorated another pocket and finished off with the punched flowers. I love how it looks inside my planner!
As you can see, I was able to create a patriotic look for my Daily Doodle without using a single piece of themed paper! That's what I love about these collections. There are so many neutral elements that can be mixed, matched and turned into what you want them to be.

Hope you have an awesome Fourth of July! Thanks for stopping by!

eieio double-sided cardstock
hog heaven double-sided cardstock 
red bandana double-sided cardstock 
 lovebugs fancy frills sticker
ladybug polka dot doilies
lily white mini doilies
doodle twine - red white & blue
stars & moons cute clips
ladybug abigail CS stickers
out of this world shape sprinkles

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