5.04.2013

paperclip flags and Happy NSD



A few folks emailed me yesterday asking whether the little flags I posted on Instagram yesterday would be for sale in the shop...the answer is no.

While they are super cute...I think they are so simple and fun to make. Some things are way better shared than sold:) I do forsee them popping up in Bananafishstudio  digital products though...

starting right now.

For free. Happy NSD! By the way, they are free everyday...not just today.

 download HERE

If you were wondering where I got the idea well...I kinda sorta got it from these lovely little bows I saw on the Silhouette blog a few weeks ago that prompted a search to actually purchase paper clip flags.

But I couldn't find any.

I found a lot of things with epoxy bits at the top and ribbon and such, but nothing quite like what I was looking for. I dug through my own stash and came up with some ribbon clips which I like, but I'm not much of a ribbon user. So I decided to make some with paper. After tweaking the design to make them easier to cut, I turned them into a PDF and there you go. I decided to forgo the Silhouette in favor of scissors. I like keeping things basic. Most of us have a pack of clips, a pair of scissors, and some paper right? While messing around I stumbled on the fact that by cutting a slit in my diecuts and using my craft knife, I can use those with paper clips too. See below.

 diecuts above by Studio Calico


with basic paper punched shapes>>>


** I used a super old Fiskars decorative scissors for the tiny ric rac edges. I don't know where to get them...maybe Michaels.


16 comments:

Tiffany H. said...

These are so cute! I love how you made them fit the paperclip. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica N. said...

LOVE these!!! ♥ Thank you so very much for the freebie! :)

rhonda nickol said...

Thanks for sharing France,love them!

Anonymous said...

Love these so much. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Thanks so much!!!

Birgit said...

So cute! Especially the anchor - I've been to the north sea just last week and it fits perfectly!

mcd4jc said...

Cute, thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these!

Justin D said...

LOVE these for my SMASH book, thanks for creating and sharing!

Nan said...

Thanks so much..my first time to your blog....what a treat!

Tracy said...

I came from 2peas to check out your blog :) these are so cool and how nice of you to share them. Not to much is free now a days :)
Thank you

Alphonse said...

This is cool!

Kirstie-lee Smith said...

Thanks so much! Love them- Very cute!

Kirstie-lee Smith said...

Cute! Thanks!

Ashley Anne said...

Paper Clips awesome decoration..... :D

Lilian Amorim said...

Obrigada por disponibilizar algo tão criativo e bonito.