"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover

"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover
This Coloring Book was featured in the TV show Make It Artsy

Thursday, August 04, 2016

DIY Desk Mini Organizer Tutorial

Hello there dear friends! Today, I wanted to share with you a tutorial on creating a mixed media style catch-all pocket using the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Flower Pocket, Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower, Pansy and Sizzix Bigz Die - Leaves, Spring from Eileen Hull's Power To The Flowers Collection for Sizzix. This was featured on the Sizzix blog in June. But I had so much fun making it, I wanted to share it here too. So, let's get started!

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

These are the dies I'll be using today.

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

To diecut the Flower Pocket, create the following Sizzix Sandwich: on Sizzix Accessory Cutting Pad- Extended, lay the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Flower Pocket, blade side up. Place a Sizzix Little Sizzles 6" x 13" Mat Board Cream Sheet on the die and cover with a Sizzix Accessory - Premium Crease Pad, Extended. Now, pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine.

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

Here are the die-cut parts of the Flower Pocket. I cut it out of a black Scoreboard I had left over.

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

Using the Premium Crease Pad helped apply just the right pressure to create perfect score lines on the Flower Pocket die-cut. Fold along the crease lines.

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

Apply adhesive to the creased tabs and assemble the Flower Pocket. Use rubber bands to hold the pieces together in place till the adhesive dries.

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

Once the Flower Pocket is dry, remove the rubber bands and color it with acrylic paints.


Stamp around the Flower Pocket to add interest. Ink the edges and let dry. Apply a coat of Crackle Medium to create a distressed yet cool finish.

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

Next, die-cut the petals for the Pansy and  Spring Leaves. Create the following Sizzix Sandwich: on a Sizzix Accessory Standard Cutting Pad, lay the Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower, Pansy blade-side up. Place a scrap Cream Scoreboard on the die and cover with another Standard Cutting Pad. Pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine. Repeat for more petals and to die-cut the leaves using the same Sandwich with the Sizzix Bigz Die - Leaves, Spring.

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

Paint the Pansy petals and Spring leaves.

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

Layer the Pansy petals together lining up the central hole. Insert a brad to hold the petals together.

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

Add more colors to the flower and curl up the ends gently with your fingers. Attach a couple of leaves and the flower to the Flower Pocket as shown.

Counter-top Catch-All Pocket: A Cute Home Decor DIY

Now your cute little DIY Flower Pocket desk orgazizer is ready!
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and would give these fun dies a try.


Supplies (affiliate links):
Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Flower Pocket
Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower, Pansy  
Sizzix Bigz Die - Leaves, Spring 
Sizzix Accessory Cutting Pad- Extended 

Sizzix Accessory - Premium Crease Pad, Extended  
Sizzix Accessory Standard Cutting Pad
Sizzix Big Shot machine


Other Materials Used:
  • Acrylic paints
  • Stamp
  • Ink
  • Adhesive
  • Decorative brad
  • Crackle medium
  • Paint brush
  • Rubber band

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