Full force fall - that's where we are in the year - and mambi Design Team member Liz Nielson (IG | blog) wanted a way to always have a bit of fall in her Happy Planner™, but also wanted it to be moveable from week to week during the fall season. So when Liz came across the mambi fall leaf die cuts, with the varying shapes, sizes, and colors, she knew I could create a 'falling leaves' bookmark to represent the slow change in color of the leaves.
About this project, Liz writes:
"I didn't want anything to detract from the leaves themselves, so I used a piece of thin acetate (.003 mm) that I trimmed down to 8" by 1 3/4". This would make it easy to snap in and out of my Happy Planner™. And because the acetate is clear, it disappears and all you see are the leaves."
"Since I was trying to mimic the look of leaves falling, I wanted to make sure I alternated the plain colored leaves with the glittered leaves. I also tried to vary the shapes and sizes of the leaves themselves. Take care to also change the direction of leaves periodically, too.
Once I was happy with the pattern of my leaves, I used a permanent glue roller to apply glue to the back of each leaf making sure to not cover the punch area or the part of the leaf that would go past the acetate strip. After all of the leaves are applied to the strip, I went back with Aleene's Clear Tacky Glue and applied small dabs of glue between some of the leaves that needed additional glue or support. Let dry overnight, pop in your Happy Planner™, and enjoy!!!"
Shop supplies Liz used by clicking on the items below.