How to make a Witch ATC

Because of some groups and challenges, I’m sharing this post, How to make a Witch ATC. using things from my stash and a few purchased items I’ll share how to make a witch ATC.

Witch ATC

I’m a member of Paper Crafters United and we are doing a video blog hop and this is week three. The challenge this week is to alter an item. The only rules were to use items from our stash and cannot use, Digital Images or Scrapbook paper.

There is also part an Instagram hop #witchesofigwickhop 15 crafty witches are putting you under a spell with witchy projects.

Then finally I have a trade with Betz Golden for a Halloween ATC and I decided to make a witch ATC for her.

Many times I get asked how do I choose a project to make. Many times it is because of a challenge, swap, blog hop or because I got something new and a design team has a deadline. lol Occasionally I decide because of my mood and create something just because.

For the Witch ATC, I used the following items.
An Old Photo
Paper backing from Brutus Monroe
Cricut Witch Hat cut on black paper #M42634 Paper Doll Dress Up®
Page from an old book
Distressed Ink – Black Soot and Vintage Photo
Halloween stickers
Gold with white star washi tape (found a different one on Amazon)
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Fiskar Scissors
Paper Trimmer / cutter

Here is a video showing the process of making this Witch ATC.

Once all the items were selected it was very simple to make this ATC. I began by cutting the image of the girl out of the photo. Then I trimmed the paper backing paper from Brutus Monroe. Added a little Black Soot Distressed inks around the edge of the card base.

Applied the gold star washi tape to the Cricut Witch Hat and trimmed sides.

Trimmed the title from the book – The Ghostly Procession to fit on the front of the card. Used Vintage Photo Distressed ink then applied to card base.

Layered the book title, girl and the hat using Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Adhered spider stickers and the phrase “the Witching Hour is Here” on top. Done!

Being able to use up things I had with a few purchased items feels great! I’m slowly using up my stash of collected things.

Witch ATC

Thanks again for stopping by my blog to learn How to make a Witch ATC. I hope you were inspired to use items from your stash to create one!

Don’t forget to visit the Paper Crafters United Facebook group and Instagram for the #witchesofigwickhop. Also, swing by Betz Golden’s Youtube. She is a fun gal to watch.

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Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Hello, everyone. Today I’m sharing a Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal that I made for a swap in the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The Marie Antoinette images are from Calico Collage.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Here are the guidelines we were to follow for our swap journal. This is for a Travelers Notebook size Junk Journal.
Size Requirement: 8.25 by 4.25 and no bigger than 8.5 by 4.5Size Requirement: 8.25 by 4.25 and no bigger than 8.5 by 4.5Minimum Page Requirements:
• 10 pages (folded in half equals 40 pages)
• 2 pockets
• 4 tuck spots
• 4 journaling spots/cards included
• 2 nice pieces of junk (magazine pages, book pages, mop up pages, maps, comic book pages, children’s book pages, etc.)
• 1 envelope
• 2 tags
Cover Requirements: The cover should be decorated and be made of at least cardstock weight paper.

The reason I chose Marie Antoinette because I had a give away on my YouTube for getting to 2500 Subscribers. The winner, Jennifer Russell, loves Marie Antoinette. So I thought I would make two journals and use the same images in both.

Here is a video on How to make a Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal.

For this journal, I made the embellishments or tags first. Since I knew I had a requirement of what needed to be in the journal I set to making those items first. I love adding sewing to my projects since I started out my crafting journey with sewing my own Barbie doll clothes. Adding scraps of fabric is also something I love to do as well.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Once I had the elements made for the  Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal I started collecting papers for the pages. Selecting papers is a lot of fun! Some of the papers I used: scrapbook paper in 12 x 12 size, coloring book pages, mulberry paper, mop up paper, a page out of a dictionary, notebook paper, copy paper, and a desk calendar.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Time to decorate the Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal pages. Using the MISTI selected a pretty scroll stamp and use Picked Raspberry Distressed Ink. Adding a little pretty touch to the top of each of the pages. Next, used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Black Cherry, and Vintage Pink to add color to the pages in this Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Using Aleene’s Tacky glue, adhere the elements to the pages. Some of the elements were attached with washi tape. This is one of my favorite techniques to adding a little flip out element to a junk journal.

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When the pages were completed I then decided on how to create the cover. Using a nice piece of printed cardstock I made the cover to have a flip out. The outside was covered with pieces of a dictionary page, fabric, paper doily, washi tape, lace, ribbon, the Marie Antoinette image, and sewing. On top of all of this was some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprinkled to give little dots.

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The Pamphlet stitch is one of my favorite ways to bind a journal and I use Waxed Linen thread and a nice sturdy needle to bind the cover to the pages. The gold ribbon that matched the inside, as well as the cover, was used to tie the journal shut.

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It was fun making this Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal for my swap partner and for Jennifer. I hope that each person enjoys the journals I made.

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

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My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

Betz Golden and I have joined together for a pocket letter swap. In this post I’ll share How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter using Calico Collage Gypsy Love digital journal kit and more.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

When Betz contacted me and asked if I would like to do a pocket letter swap I said yes. It was so fun to make this for her!

Here is a video showing How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter.

For my images, I used the journal kit from Calico Collage Gypsy Soul. These images are sized to make a 5 x 7 journal. But I selected the option to print four of the journal pages on one sheet of paper at a time. Doing this created little images that fit an ATC size card – 2.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall.

Once all of the images were trimmed along with cards to attach I proceeded to use Distress Inks to add color to the edges.

I love adding sewing touches to projects and decided to use a zig zag stitch over some gold ribbon.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

Other things I added, some large rhinestones some paper flowers by Prima and Of course Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. The shimmer on the images just makes me smile.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

I also used some washi tape to add a little interest. The 7Gypsies truck is from 7Gypsies as I’m on the design team and I got one of these back in January when the new Architextures were released. These 3D stickers are awesome!

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

A small tag charm was made using metal tape, alcohol inks and some bits of images and paper. I love the gypsy soul feel of it.

Adding bits of washi tape, fancy trim and other items to this pocket letter was so much fun. I knew that Betz would be able to take this apart and use all the elements in other projects or she could keep the cards in the pocket letter.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

There is a few pocket letter groups on Facebook check them out: Pocket Letter Pals, Pretty Pocket Letters Swaps & Inspirational Ideas and Pocket Letters For All. Join in on the fun!

To see the Pocket Letter that Betz Created check out her YouTube Video. I love everything she made and added to the pocket letter. She knew that I could use the items for other projects! Love the Elephant she sent! It is super cute. Leave some love on her video to let her know what you think about what she created.

I really enjoyed making a pocket letter for Betz. I hope you enjoyed seeing my post today on How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter.

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How to make a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Having joined a pocket letter group I have the opportunity to swap. So I thought I would share How to make a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter. Using Calico Collage Summer Paradise digital journal kit.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Since the journal kit is designed to print as two pages for a 5 x 7 journal I decided to try and print the images as four 3.5 in. x 5 in. prints on a page. When I did this the individual pages were now small enough to fit on the front of an ATC (Artist Trading Card). These are then the perfect size for a pocket letter.

For the actual cards that went into the pocket letter, I cut several at 3.5 in. x 5 in. These pages I then folded in half and these became small booklets or cards.

Each of the images was cut to fit the papers and then I went around the edges with Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Picked Raspberry.

Although the papers are beautiful by themselves I decided to add a few embellishments. I stamped a few sayings using Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven from the Stampendous Life Words Stamp Set. These were then punched with a circle punch and layered onto the cards.

Also added to the cards a few Prima Flowers in various colors. These were then topped with glitter glue so that they would sparkle.

Once I had the pages decorated I started adding goodies. I used charms from my stash to add a little goodie that could be removed. And if these are removed there is still a bow that can be left in its place or if it was completely removed the card still looked great.

Here is a video of making a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter.

It was fun digging through my stash of sequins and other goodies to add to the pockets. I didn’t realize how fun it would be to make a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Front of Pocket Letter

I’ve already selected images for other pocket letters I want to make as I found this to be super fun! And the Calico Collage Journal kits are perfect to have enough images to fill the 9 pockets with two images each.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Back of Pocket Letter

Interested in joining a Pocket Letter group? Head over to Facebook and join Pocket Letters For All.

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Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

Sharing the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 from a few members of the ATC Artist Trading Cards Facebook Group. This group is full of wonderful artists willing to share.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

I joined the group and posted a photo of St Patrick Ladies Artist Trading Cards (see the how-to video here.) Quickly I had a ton of notifications that many of the members wanted a card. It was exciting to chat with the members.

Once all of the address exchanges were made I packaged up the ATC’s and dropped them off in the mail. The video today shows three of the cards I’ve received so far.

It has been a long time since I’ve done ATC swaps. So much fun to get these in the mail. I love the creativity from each person I swapped with for these cards.

Each person has their own unique style and I love what they created.

If you love making Artist Trading card come on and join the ATC Artist Trading Cards Facebook Group. We would love to have you.

Video of my opening the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 mail.

Here are a few photos of the cards too.

First in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Tonya Browing. She used a beautiful Butterfly Sticker and text on a beautiful tag ATC.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC on the left made by Tonya Browing

Second in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Lisa Hathorn. She used stamps to create the pants and phrase and made a beautiful mixed media background. Love the texture in this ATC.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC on the right made by Lisa Hathorn

Last, in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Nikki P. Her ATC is hand drawn in pencil. I love what she created it is so pretty. I am always in awe of other peoples drawing skills. Great job on this one.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC in the middle made by Nikki P

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Happy Mail I received. Do you join swaps? What kind of swaps do you like to join? Maybe I’ll see you in one of the Facebook Groups, say hi or that you joined because I told you about the group. 🙂

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Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

Planner Clip Swap with Vanessa Garcia of Savvy Planners

Sharing the Planner Clip Swap with Vanessa Garcia of Savvy Planners group on Facebook. She organized a planner clip swap and I’m sharing what I got from her. She made lots of cute planner clips!

Planner Clip Swap with Vanessa Garcia of Savvy Planners

These clips don’t have to be used in a planner, these can be used as bookmarks or to hold papers together. This time these were made for Planners. 🙂

Here is a video of my opening up the Planner Clip Swap with Vanessa Garcia of Savvy Planners.

Didn’t she do an awesome job on these little planner clips? I think these are super cute and I’m glad I got to swap with her.

Since we were swapping I did make videos of a few of the clips I sent to her.

This is the Happy Mail & Poodles of Fun Altered Paperclip I made featuring a Poodle! I think this turned out super cute!

The Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn will publish on March 19th so be on the look out for my post featuring this clip.

How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp

Another Planner clip I made is with Brutus Monroe stamps and Chameleon Pens, You are Sharp Altered Paperclip.

There will also be a video for a Sugar Skull Planner clip featuring stamps from Fleurette Bloom Designs and Chameleon Pens.

Making these planner clips was super fun and easy. I like how small these are and can be added to a greeting card.

Do you love planners? Then head over to the Savvy Planners Facebook group and join in the fun. So many creative ladies there that love to share.

What kind of planner clips would you make? Do you have a favorite design that you like? I love the little Leprechaun clip He has so much character! Then I think the second favorite would be the glitter coffee cup! Because I love glitter! The bow is super cute and I think I want to make some of those.

Planner Clip Swap with Vanessa Garcia of Savvy Planners

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Pizza Box Swap with Miss Rachel B

Hello friends, today I’m sharing the Pizza Box Swap with Miss Rachel B. The swap was held in the Girls Gone PaperCrafters Facebook group. The box she sent is so pretty!

Pizza Box Swap with Miss Rachel B

I made a video of opening up the happy mail. Pizza Box Swap with Miss Rachel B.

So many goodies in that box! Isn’t it super cute! I love all the little things she made and added to the box. When I was filming there were so many goodies I almost didn’t see the little card she made.

This was so much fun to open!

She even made a card that said: Linda Crazy. lol My husband would agree with her on that! LOL

Pizza Box Swap with Miss Rachel B

She made a video too. You can see the video of her opening up the pizza box I sent to her below. Make sure to follow her to see lots of pretty things she makes.

This was a fun swap to part take. I loved opening up the package to see what she made and all the wonderful goodies she packed into that little box! It’s amazing what will fit inside!

Do you love paper crafting? Come join the Facebook group Girls Gone PaperCrafters ! There are lots of wonderful friendly people willing to share their art with others. I really enjoy being a part of this little group.

Do you part take in swaps? What kind of items do you like to swap? I’ve also participated in ATC swaps. Doing an ATC swap is fun as those can be mailed one on one and don’t require a lot of postage.

If you haven’t tried swapping with someone join the group and join a swap. You will meet people all around the world.

Pizza Box Swap with Miss Rachel B

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