MINC It Monday I DIY Transparent Planner Dashboard

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Hello everyone and HAPPY MONDAY! Or happy “MINC IT” Monday I should say!

A brand new week lies ahead…and today I am here to share a brand new way you may (or may not have) thought of to use your MINC.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

There are SO many amazing brand new MINC items gracing select Jo-Ann store locations right now, that you may not know what to do with all these exciting pieces.  You know, those questions we all when we see new products like…how do they work?  What can they do?  Can be used together? Yep….all that stuff.  So today I hope to answer some of those questions for you.

I want to share with you all a very fun DIY tutorial on how to use the MINC Acetate papers and MINC lamination sheets in your MINC machine to create customized planner/dashboard folders that are transparent!  Trust me on this….they are SO cute!!!

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

OK, so right now at select JoAnn store locations you will be able to find an array of MINC products.

These lamination sheets and acetate papers are part of this collection.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

I love transparent pieces in my projects and I thought to myself….hmmm….these papers are really cool!  They are clear and transparent…plus they can run through the Minc!  This is awesome.  Wouldn’t these be perfect to create something fun and customized…which I could then foil for my Memory Planner?  Yes!  Let’s #foilallthethings .

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

To begin I wanted to create a customized phrase/quote in Photoshop Elements.

To do this I opened a blank 6×8 document in PSE.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Voila!  A blank 6×8 document.  I chose 6×8 size because that is the size of my Memory Planner.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Once my blank document was opened, I simply chose a font that I liked and typed in my text.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Next up, print.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Now remember that the MINC heat reactive foil will ONLY work with ink that has been either laser printed, or toner printed.  You MUST print out using a laser printer for the MINC foil to adhere to your text.  If you try use an Ink Jet printer, it will not work with the MINC. It HAS to be a laser/toner ink.  The printer I am using (and recommend) is an HP LaserJet P1102w and it works amazing.  I simply fed the acetate paper through my printer and it worked perfectly.

Once my acetate paper ran through my laser printer, this is what resulted:

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Our next step is to foil our text.

Place a piece of MINC foil atop the text.  I am using the blue ombre.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Place inside a carrier/transfer folder and run through your MINC on heat setting 2.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Once it has completely ran through the MINC simply remove your foil revealing a gorgeous foiled image.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Now, we could create a folder simply with the acetate paper.  However, by laminating it we will obtain a much thicker and sturdier page for the Memory Planner…which I prefer.

So on to our next step….lamination.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

All we simply are doing here is placing our acetate paper into the lamination folder.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Voila!  Gorgeously laminated and brilliantly shiny.  Love.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

So to complete our file folder, I simply took the file folder for the month of September out of my Memory Planner so I could use it as a “template”.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

I placed it behind my laminated page and adhered it gently with a piece of washi tape so it does not move when I am cutting.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Once you have cut out your file folder, punch holes to fit inside your planner.

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

There you have it!  A gorgeously customized transparent folder/dashboard for your Memory Planner!

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Here is another file folder I created using the Champagne foil

Create Transparent Dashboard Planner Folders using your MINC Machine @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Below you will find links to both of these designs I created so you can create your very own dividers for your Memory Planner.  Just print, foil, laminate, cut and punch!

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I hope you love them in your Memory Planner as much as I do in mine!  Not gonna lie…once you start making them, they are kinda addicting! 😉

Happy “MINC IT MONDAY” everyone!

Supplies: 12″ MINC Application Machine; MINC Transfer Folders; MINC Acetate Surfaces; MINC Lamination Pouches; 12″ MINC Teal Ombre Foil Other: Laser Printer (HP LaserJet P1102w)

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