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Make It Monday // Pumpkin Inspiration {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make It Monday! Did you think I forgot?! Ha, no forgetting, just good-crazy-busy with photo shoots, photo edits and of course sticker making for my Etsy shop 😀

Just a quick post sharing a cute idea for using the Top Dog Dies Pumpkin Die Set. You know the lunch box love notes I’ve shared here and here? Well, I can’t help but make some new ones using the adorable pumpkin dies and one of our all time favorite movie quotes “Have courage and be kind” – can you place the movie? Huh, huh, huh?

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Pumpkin love notes, have courage and be kind, quote, inspirational, Cinderella, Top Dog Dies

From the modern Cinderella movie! The story is fairly consistent with the original Disney animated version, but It’s beautifully real – the way it’s filmed and the way the story unfolds, just beautiful! If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch it! And really, you don’t even have to have little princesses in the house, or be a princess or queen yourself! Ha! It’s that good!

I used the die set to cut the pumpkins from glitter paper and double sided paper for the scalloped circles. Then I glued the pumpkins onto the patterned paper, centering the pumpkin as much as possible. Hand writing adds a nice touch to the custom pieces, then laminated and scallop die cut out the larger piece, leaving a little edging. Easy peasy! Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Pumpkin love notes, have courage and be kind, quote, inspirational, Cinderella, Top Dog Dies

Well, I hope you enjoyed the Halloween weekend and are now enjoying fall! I’m looking forward to a little cooler weather and getting some cozy clothes out for cooler weather. This coolness might only last a few days here in San Diego, but I’ll enjoy every little bit of it 🙂

I love linking up at Simon Says challenges – and the “Anything Goes” and “So Glossy” challenges are perfect for this!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for November planning! And use coupon code HEYPUMPKIN15 to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 11/15/15

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And if looking at the stickers above makes you drool a little, then you must be a planner girl like me 😀 Did you miss PlannerLove when it was live? Well, don’t miss the replays! They’re on sale right NOW for only $29 (that’s $50 off retail price) when you use code SAVE50 – head to www.truescrap.com/connieplanner to get the details!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupcake love notes using Top Dog Dies, perfect lunch box love notes!

Make It Monday // More Lunch Box Notes! {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYWelcome to another Make It Monday! A few weeks ago I shared a fun Make It Monday posts where I made some Lunch Box Love Notes. I loved making them and the feedback was great from you! So I decided to make a second batch – with different Top Dog Dies, just as adorable as the Cupcakes I made in the first batch!

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My girls are entering third and first grades. As glorious as I might think it is to be a kid, I know there will be days that might be a little tough in their classrooms or on the playground, so hopefully these little notes will put smiles on their sweet faces!

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I used several die sets from Top Dog Dies: the Flamingo Die Set, the Hot Air Balloon Die Set, the Unicorn Die set, and the Flip Flops Die Set. They are all so cute! The details, particularly the stitched details, make these some of my favorites!

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I die cut all the pieces from different papers, and I cut the backgrounds from Avery Elle 6×6 Happy paper pad. After glueing each set onto it’s background card, I hand lettered a few words of encouragement. Then I laminated the cards and plan to hand write a little note on the back with a Sharpie pen. From what I’ve read online, I’ll be able to remove sharpie using hand sanitizer, nail polish remover or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser! I’ll come back with an update once I’ve tried it!

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Thanks for popping in to see today’s Make It Monday post! Be sure to check out what Karen at Photos Kept Alive is up to these days! She’s curious… are you upgrading to Windows 10?  She’s sharing how this affects using Memory Manager. Photo organization is incredibly important, so be sure to continue the circle and learn more!

But before you leave, don’t forget to register for True Scrap PlannerLove! Have you jumped on the planner craze? Or are you intrigued to find out more? Well then this is the must-attend-event for you! You can find out more by checking out my post all about it here if you missed it! But really, just sign up before you miss it! For a limited time, you can still save $50 using discount code PLANNERPARTY through 9/2. You’ll get all 6 classes, plus all the extras, for half off the regular price! But it expires soon, so register and get your discount here: http://www.truescrap.com/connieplanner

And you see what my photo is saying in the graphic below?! YES, I’m TEACHING at PlannerLove! So I will definitely be there! You’ve gotta join me for all the fun!

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Thanks again for stopping by! Hope to see you at PlannerLove on September 19th – it’s gonna an amazingly fun crafty time!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

P.S. This is an amazing event that over 400 planners have signed up for! It’s going to be a blast and worth every penny, especially since it includes the full replays and a goody bag! Get your discount here: www.truescrap.com/connieplanner

PPS. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is focusing on a Trio of Colors – did you notice that detail on the love notes? And the Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes, always fun to join in! Have you checked out the challenges? So much inspiration from the amazing Simon Says Stamp design teams!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupcake love notes using Top Dog Dies, perfect lunch box love notes!

Make It Monday // Lunch Box Love Notes {Top Dog Dies Sneak Peek}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupcake love notes using Top Dog Dies, perfect lunch box love notes!
MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYWelcome to another Make It Monday! We’ve just rolled into August, and in California, we’re in full summer mode, but it’s also time to start thinking about Back to School goodness!

My girls are smack-dab in the middle of a pretty fantastic summer. They just wrapped up a great week of summer camp filled with awesome water sports – catamaran, paddle boards, kayaking, sailing – sheesh, I wish I could trade places with them! But during the few hours they were at camp every day, I realized how much I’m going to miss them once they head back to school in September! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the quiet and little bit of time I had to focus on work (did you see how productive I was – I added a TON of new stickers to my Etsy shop!), and during those hours is when I came up with the idea for this project.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupcake love notes using Top Dog Dies, perfect lunch box love notes!

During the school year, I will occasionally drop a little love note in my girls’ lunch boxes. It’s my little way of letting them know how much I love them, that I’m always thinking of them, and hopefully bring a little smile to their day ❤ They’ll usually keep the love note in their lunch box until something ends up spilling and then it’s time to discard it. When I received the new Top Dog Dies Cupcake Die Set, I knew I had to make some love notes with them for my girls! They are nuts for cupcakes and these dies are so stinkin’ cute!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupcake love notes using Top Dog Dies, perfect lunch box love notes!

As I was die cutting all the bits and pieces, I had the idea to punch a 2″ circle to glue the die cut onto, instead of onto a card. I added a little note on the back of the circle, then glued the die cuts onto the front. I added a little bit of glossy accents onto the accent pieces – strawberry, cherry and chocolate kiss – for a little extra sparkle. Then I laminated them so my girls can keep them a little longer! These are way too cute to end up in the trash too soon!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupcake love notes using Top Dog Dies, perfect lunch box love notes!

Once the girls enjoy them in their lunch boxes, I’m thinking I’ll hole punch a small hole, add a little chain or string, and attach them onto their backpacks. Yup, I think they’re that cute and I’m sure my girls are going to love them!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupcake love notes using Top Dog Dies, perfect lunch box love notes!Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupcake love notes using Top Dog Dies, perfect lunch box love notes!

Do you include little love notes or goodies in your kid’s or honey’s lunch box?! Or any other tokens of affection you drop in? I’d love to hear! And definitely let me know if you’re inspired to give this project a try!

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYBe sure to continue the Make It Monday circle and head on over to see what Melissa at Digital Scrapbooking HQ is up to these days. Her children are adorable and she’s sharing a bright layout for back to school – definitely not to be missed! Be sure to let her know you stopped by and check out her tutorials – she’s incredibly generous in sharing her Photoshop Elements knowledge – I’ve loved picking up tips from Melissa over the years!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. I’m planning to have an amazing school year with my girls, and getting projects and goodies like this planned and done ahead of time helps me feel like I’m ready to take on the world! I think the girls over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Plan have the same idea! And Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes is too fun not to play along with! And anyone that knows me, knows how much my girls inspire me. They are so much fun!

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