Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Pink Paislee - A Memorydex makes me Happy!

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I am here today to share some Memorandum Memorydex inspiration using the super fun Memorydex Spinner by Heidi Swapp.

Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecor
I decided to use my Memorydex spinner to document the everyday moments that make me smile when I revisit them through photos. 

Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecor
I added the Memorandum Clear MemoryDex Card Titled ‘Our Story’ directly in front of the January memorydex tab to signal the beginning of my spinner. I love the crisp, clean and simple design of this as a starting point.
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecorI used the Heidi Swapp Memorydex metal dies to cut my photos into the Memorydex card shape. For each photo I backed them with a Memorandum patterned paper. 
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecor
For this card I embellished the image by simply adding a label cut from one of the Memorandum papers, a camera (also cut from one of the papers) which I popped up using an American Crafts Sticky Thumb glue dot, and a Puffy Sticker star. I love that this is simple but adds that little bit of detail so the image is still the main focus.
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecor
The clear transparent Memorydex cards like this xoxo are perfect for layering on top of photos for a different look. I love that I get a peek of one of those happy memories without seeing the whole thing.
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecorFor this card I chose to use the purple memorydex card from Memorandum as my background. I also used my Heidi Swapp 'happy' word die. 
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecorBetween the moments I have documented, I have added cards from the Heidi Swapp Memorydex collection and also the new cards from the Pink Paislee Memorandum collection. This adds a fun element of interaction with the spinner and adds further detail.
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecorI adore this card and I think it is because this cheeky little face always makes me smile. 
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecor
This is another one of my favourites and it is simply again because this little man just makes me smile.
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecorThe clear stickers are perfect for adding on top of photos as they are transparent so the detail of the photo can be seen, but add a nice little embellishment. The washi tape also has a transparent quality so it is fun to layer on the photos too.
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecorThis card was another one where I delved into some of my Citrus Bliss stash to embellish. The background card is from Memorandum and I am totally IN LOVE with that floral print. I think I need a handful of that patterned paper alone in my stash!
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecorThis card is a slight visual illusion. It looks like it is a gold striped printed patterned paper card. However it is a clear acetate gold striped paper, with a printed card underneath. I loved how the card underneath really helped the diagonal stripe pop. I embellished this card using layers of the labels, the clear stickers and a couple of Citrus Bliss Stickers.
Memorandum & the Memorydex Spinner - Makes me Happy @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #memorandum #memorydex #homedecor

I hope you have seen how fun this spinner is and also some ideas for creating and embellishing Memorydex cards. They are a quick and fun way to document those moments that make you smile.


You can see my full post in more detail on the Pink Paislee Blog here
Raquel x

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