Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal

So I’m in love with this Natures Glory journal Kit by Calico College. So today, I’m sharing a Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal that I made. It’s a great little journal that will fit in a bag easily.

Colorful images, journal spots, and pockets, plenty of room to journal, add photos or other small mementos. When I pick up this journal and hold it in my hand, it makes me smile.

Video flip through for Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal.

For this journal, I asked my very sweet husband if he could print the pages at 5 x 7 in. He brought home a set of papers that were printed at 5 x 7 in. but I was hoping that he could get two images per a sheet of paper and explained better what I really wanted.

The next set of papers were just what I wanted. With these papers, I then proceeded to print journal lines on the back sides so there would be lots of room to journal.

I also printed journal lines on some linen text weight paper that I have in my stash. This paper is a pale green. But once I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists the green faded into pretty pinks, teals and purples.

This journal measures 3.75 inches by 5 inches tall and 1 inch thick. It has three signatures of 7 pages each, providing 84 pages in this tiny journal.

Since I had two sets of papers and one was actually smaller than the other I used one for the pages in the journal. The other set became journal spots or papers that could be taken out of the journal.

Washi tape and stamping was also used on many of the pages. I think I just love the idea that when you pick up this journal there really aren’t any blank white pages for you to be intimidated by instead, you will be inspired to write or doodle on the colorful pages.

A length of purple lace seam binding ties the journal close.

Journal making is a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying these digital kits from Calico Collage. The images that she uses in the kits are beautiful. Make sure to check out her shop to see all of the beautiful kits she offers.

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Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal

I’ve made another Junk Journal. This Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal features the digital journal kit from Calico Collage: Natures Glory. It is a beautiful digital kit with lots of flowers, butterflies, and moths.

This Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal measures 5.5 in. x 7.25 in. with a 1.25 in. spine. There are three signatures with 7 to 8 pages in each.  This will make about 84 pages in the journal.

Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal

For this kit I decided to print the pages and then on the backside print lines for journaling. This way I could trim the pages down to the image area and then fold, boom instant page.

So that I would have enough pages in the journal I used several scrapbook papers. These were twelve by twelve inch papers that I trimmed down to eight and a half by eleven inch. Then I printed journal lines on the backside of these pages.

Once I had all the papers on my work table I then started using a border punch on the edges of some of the papers. I love the beautiful look this gives the pages.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are a beautiful way to add color to white pages. I’m not one that really likes the tea dye color for a whole page and for a whole journal. But using the Glimmer Mists gives beautiful color hues that blend well with this journal kit. And the added shimmer on the pages just makes you want to pet the paper.

Digging through my stamp stash I found some butterfly, flowers and a swirl stamp to use on some of the pages. Tim Holtz Distressed Inks were used as those had a light hue so that journaling could still be done over the stamping.

There are several pockets that I made throughout this journal. Some were from a random book in my stash. Others were from a dictionary that I picked up at a thrift store. If you ever feel like you can’t destroy a book check out the thrift store for books. Usually, these are very old and no one is going to collect these. Thus great books to pull apart for junk journals.

Recently I picked up a butterfly die and it is a great solid die. These were cut out of a gold yellow paper and placed in several of the pockets.

Here is a video flip through of this Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal.

Journal making is a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying these digital kits from Calico Collage. The images that she uses in the kits are beautiful. Make sure to check out her shop to see all of the beautiful kits she offers.

Interested in purchasing this finished journal or other journals that I’ve made? Check out my store.

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Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps

Want to know how to make a Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps? Then you came to the blog on a perfect day. In my last inspiration box from Brutus Monroe, I got a wonderful Watercolor Background Stamp. Today, I’ll share how I made this card.

Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps

What is super cool about the Watercolor Background stamp is that you will get the same impression over and over. You can choose to use the same colors or not. Want to duplicate the look? Easy just use the same colors and a stamp positioner like the MISTI and you will get a beautiful card every time.

Since I have a lot of purple cardstock in my stash I chose to use  Sea and Aubergine Surface inks from Brutus Monroe to make the background. I also used a little distress ink.

The Be Brave stamp set is a wonderful sentiment set, I use the Hello Sunshine stamp from the set. Detail Ink – Raven is the perfect black ink on projects and using the MISTI when stamping on textured paper makes sure I get a perfect impression.

Here is a video of how to make this Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps

The best part about this card? It took under ten minutes to make. Want to make a bunch? Just get your paper ready and you can whip up a dozen of these cards in a flash.

What would be the colors you would use to make a card like this one? I plan to pull out more of my paper scraps and see what other color combos inspire me. This will be a great way to use up all those papers for sure.

Are you inspired? Hopefully seeing this card gives you an idea of cards you can make.

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How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Today I’m sharing How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card. Do you find that you need to have a quick card that you can make? A beautiful card can be made in ten minutes or less.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Using the From Pairs with Love and Terry’s Trains, Detail ink – Raven, some distress inks, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, I’ll show you How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card.

It can be a challenge to create beautiful cards in a pinch. What I have found to help is having a few supplies on hand. Some people like to pre-cut papers and have these stored in special containers. I found that I have a large enough stash of paper to choose from that it is just as easy to cut as I need. In the case of this card, I was lucky that the paper was already cut to fit a standard A2 card.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Supplies for a Ten Minute Pairs Card
From Pairs with Love
Terry’s Trains
Detail ink – Raven
Black Cardstock cut to fit an A2 card
Kraft cardstock about 4 inches wide by 5 inches tall
Cream cardstock about 3 inches wide by 4 inches tall
Black and brown organza ribbon
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Blending Tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Vagabond Die cutting machine
Self-adhesive pearl embellishments
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount

Here is a video for How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

There is no need to stress over making a card for someone. Sure you can hurry and take only ten minutes or you can take days. The process is all about enjoying what you are doing. The person getting the card may never know how long it took to create the card unless you tell them.

My hope is that you were inspired by the project today to play. Maybe even challenge yourself to create a card in ten minutes.  Especially a ten minute Paris card.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

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How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil

Did you play with paper dolls when you were a kid? Well here is your chance to do it again with How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil. The Spring Peacock Paper Doll collection is from Calico Collage and I have paired it with Rinea paper foil.

Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil

The fun thing about these paper dolls is that you get to make them any way you want. With the items in the kit you can pick and choose which patterns you want to use. Or you can make up your own.

For my Spring Peacock Paper Doll Fairy I decided to add some of the Rinea paper foil. I love the shine and sparkle it adds.

Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil

Supplies used for How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Paper Doll
Rinea Foil, Blue, Pink, and Purple
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die, Butterfly Duo
Sizzix Die, 3D flowers
Cross Lock Tweezer
Bamboo Skewer 12 inch
Acrylic Paint, Black and purple
White Lace
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Silver Silk flowers
Hot Glue Gun

Video for How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil

The paper doll is super easy to make. Cut out the desired doll. Since mine were printed on copy paper I glued mine to cardstock.

Select the Rinea foils that match the Doll parts and die cut the butterfly and roses.

Paint the Bamboo Skewer black with acrylic paint.

Use the Cross Lock Tweezer or a quilling tool to make the roses. I use hot glue to finish the rose as it sets up quickly.

Using purple acrylic paint, cover the back of the dolls head to mimic her hair.

Adding a little extra to the outside edge, trace the dress on the Purple Rinea Paper Foil and cut out. Adhere to the back of the dress.

Hot glue bamboo skewer to the back of doll body. Attach arms and legs with Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Make a lace petticoat and adhere to the back of the dress. Hot glue the dress to the body.  Tie lace around the body at the waist to represent a belt. Leave extra in the back to look like a big bow.

Adhere the Rinea Paper Foil wings to the Calico Collage Wings with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Then adhere both to the back of the doll.

Place the large Rinea paper foil rose at the waist of the doll with hot glue. Add the smaller rose and a couple of silk flowers on her head.

Admire your super cute fairy you made.

Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil

Now that you know  How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil, do you have plans to make several? I think I’ll be making a few more and will hang some from the ceiling in my studio. Won’t that be fun!

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How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card

Today I’m sharing How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card using the scraps left over from the How to Make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Don’t you like to have all of the scraps used up when you are done with projects? I sure do! Hopefully, this will give you an idea of what to do with the scraps you might have left over when using the Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images.

Simple Pretty Mother's Day Card

When I finished the Shabby Chic Mother’s Day card I had pieces on my work table and I thought  I should be able to make another card quickly with those pieces. It took about ten minutes to make this card

Here is a video on How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card

Supplies for How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card
Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images
Tim Holtz Distress ink: Picked Raspberry
Ranger Blending Tool
2 White paper doilies
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Stick On Pearls
Pink Organza Ribbon
Floral Scrapbook paper

Digging around in my paper stash. It is a very large paper stash to choose from. I found a 12 in. x 12 in. floral scrapbook sheet that matched the flowers in the sentiment strip from the Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images. This was cut down to fit the front of a 5 in. x 7 in. greeting card. One of the pieces that were left over was used on the inside.

Tim Holtz Distress ink: Picked Raspberry was used to add a bit of color around the sentiment that will be used on the front of the card and the inside of the card.

There was a bit of a doily on my desk from another project that I had cut part of it up that was perfect to add just a bit of lace to the card. This was added to the back of the strip.

The sentiment on the inside was layered with a full round lace doily over the scrap of floral scrapbook paper on the top portion of the card.

Simple Pretty Mother's Day Card

On the front, the scrapbook paper was adhered using the Brutus Monroe Craft Glue. Then adhere the sentiment and place Stick On Pearls on the doily. Adding a soft Pink Organza Ribbon bow just adds to the simplicity and elegance of this card.

Last spray a little Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink on the front of the card.

This is a very simple card, but it is so pretty that any mother would love getting it this Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card.

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Simple Pretty Mother's Day Card

How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Mother’s day is almost here, Sunday, May 14, 2017. On today’s blog, I’m sharing How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Using the Mother’s Day images from Calico Collage, Brutus Monroe Stamps, ink and more.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

The Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images are super sweet. I chose one of the images to be the focal point of a 5 in. x 7 in. greeting card. Pairing this with new stamps from Brutus Monroe just seemed to be the perfect fit.

Supplies for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card
Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images
Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners
Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
Tim Holtz Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Ranger Blending Tool
Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die
Prima French Riviera Flowers
White paper doily
White plastic strand of pearls
Rinea Foil in Gold glossy
Leaves Die – eBay came from China
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Scraps of pink and white papers from stash

Here is a video for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Digging around in my paper stash I found a couple pieces of pink paper that I thought went well with the image.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

Recently I purchased the Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die and I just love how beautiful it looks. Die cutting it out of plain white paper makes a beautiful touch to this card.

Adding Distress Inks to the edges of papers just helps to finish the look. It may not be necessary on every project but for this project, I think it helps to bring each layer together.

If you like that vintage feel on photos try adding a touch of gold embossing around the edges. Think messy, not uniform when you apply the embossing powder. This look reminds me of an old mirror that has aged and part of the silver is faded.

Although the stamped roses are hard to see in the photo it does make a nice gold touch to the image. If I had left off the embellishments the card could have been finished with just the gold embossed roses.

Those paper doilies that you find in the cake decorating isle are perfect for card making. These don’t cost a whole lot of money but sure look elegant.

Using the Gold Glossy Rinea paper foil with the leaves die adds a touch of softness and elegance to this Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting card. I love seeing the shimmer on the card.

On top of the paper lace doily, is a few loops of pearls to help with that shabby chic look and add a little bit of romance.

To top off the embellishments is a beautiful Prima French Riviera Flower.

Once all of the items were added to the card I then used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink to spray and add droplets to the card.

My hope is that you were inspired by today’s post, How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Do you enjoy the Shabby Chic look? What is your favorite look for a greeting card? Share your thoughts with me in the comments, or on my Facebook page.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

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How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

Loving the Spring Peacock Kit from Calico Collage. I have to show you How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal. Once you see the images in this kit you will want to download it today.

How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

For this journal, I decided that my foundation papers would be made from some paper I had in my stash. Years ago when Xpedex paper had a retail store in Oklahoma City I would shop there on a regular basis.

While shopping at Xpedex I would look at their clearance section. One of these visits I found 6 reams of letter size (8.5 in. x 11 in.) paper for four dollars a ream. What was wrong with the paper? It was a flecked sage green. While I love green, it wasn’t a favorite color of mine.

The manager noticed that I was looking at the paper and came over. He said hey I’ve had this paper on the shelf way too long. I’ll make a deal you can’t pass by today. How about I sell these to you for two dollars a ream. I said sold. Not knowing what I was going to do with that paper, but heck at that price I could use it for something some day.

Well, today is that “some day”. Pulling out my Tattered Angel glimmer mists I got an idea. I would mist the papers and change the color. Since the sage was such a light color the glimmer mists would easily change the color.

Wow, what a change the glimmer mists made to the paper. It was so much fun to see the transformation right before my eyes.

Supplies used in How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Journal Kit
Brutus Monroe Surface Ink Aubergine
Tim Hotz Distress Inks, Vintage Photo,  Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise, Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks, Blarney, Vintage Pink, Party Pink, Blue Bubbles
Glitter Washi Tape
Copy Paper
Heat Tool
Books by Hand Bone Folder
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears
Dictionary Pages
ATG Gun
Waxed Linen Thread
Book Binding Kit – Awl, needle
Jumbo Paperclips
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Scrapbook paper
Chipboard
Blue Book Binding Tape
Butterfly Stamps
Peacock Stamp set – Recollections.
Jr Legal paper pad
Lace Seam Binding

Now down to How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal.

The best thing to do is decide on the final size you want your pages. The kit is designed for 5 in. x 7 in. I chose to cut my pages down to 7.5 in. x 11 in. That way there would be a small border around each of the Calico Collage image.

Sort through the images and choose which ones you want to use. In my case, I was able to decide that I wanted three signatures of four sheets of paper each.

Next start selecting Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and spray each piece of copy paper, or text weight paper on both sides. Dry with a heat tool, or set aside to air dry.

Select images from the kit. Use coordinating Brutus Monroe ink or Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the images to finish the edges. Adhere the images with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. When I adhere a full page I left the top open so that it created a natural pocket. Think of gluing in a U shape. Also don’t use tape if you are planning on making a pocket, as items put into the pocket will stick to the tape.

On some of the pages, I wanted to have lined journaling spots. This is where a Jr Legal paper pad is handy. They are light weight and add a perfect touch to the journal. These look wonderful with a little glimmer mist sprayed on these as well.

Here is a fast process video on How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

It took me about four hours of playing with this journal to get it finished. I really enjoyed making this journal and plan to make more similar to this one.

The completed journal is available for sale in my shop.

Now that you have seen the images and see How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal, are you ready to make your own? Please share what you make by joining the Fans of Calico Collage Facebook group. It is a small friendly group and we love seeing what others create with Calico Collage images.

 

 

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How to make a quick Keychain

Need a quick gift? Today I’ll show you How to make a quick Keychain Using Calico Collage Spring Peacock digital images, Tim Holtz distressed inks, Brutus Monroe detail in and Rinea Foil in Sapphire.

How to make a quick Keychain

When out shopping I saw a package of plastic Button Keychains by Playside Creations. These are 2.75 in. in diameter and I knew these would be beautiful keychains to add images inside.

Using my Silhouette Cameo 3, I pulled the 1 in. Digital images from the Spring Peacock set into the software and adjusted the size until it was the correct size for the keychains. I set the images to cut and saved the file.

Sent the images to my printer with the registration marks so that my Silhouette would recognize the sheet for cutting. Then placed the sheet on the Silhouette mat. Loaded the mat into the Silhouette Cameo 3 and told the software to send to Silhouette.

I just love watching my Silhouette in action! It cut the circles the perfect size for my project.

Once the images were cut I then took apart the plastic keychain case. Using Zig Two-Way Glue I glued two circles back to back.

Since the edges don’t always line up perfectly I then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass to go around the edges. This will cover up the white areas.

As another measure to make the images look finished I then went around the outside with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven.

Selecting a sheet of Rinea Foil in Sapphire I then used the Tim Holtz Bow Paper Punch to punch a bow.

Time to put the keychain together. Make sure that the images are right side up and place inside the well of the keychain. Add the bow or other die cut shape then snap the cover back in place. Bam you are done. It took less than 5 minutes to make one of these keychains.

How to make a quick Keychain

Here is a list of supplies use in How to make a quick Keychain
Silhouette Cameo 3 bundle
Spring Peacock 1 inch Images
Playside Creations Plastic Button Key chain 16 count
Zig Two-Way glue
Rinea Foil – Sapphire/gold
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Bow Punch

Video on How to make a quick Keychain

This was a super fun project and didn’t take very much time at all. It was fun to see how each one turned out and I have made several and plan to make a lot more of these.

Pick up the supplies to make some yourself, now that you know How to make a quick Keychain, it’s fun!

How to make a quick Keychain

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How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Needing a greeting card to send to a friend I decided to make one and share How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card. This card will also be entered into a couple of challenges I found online.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Recently while out shopping I found the Hampton Art Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow Which features Unipegs, Or Flying Unicorns. This set was so cute that I couldn’t pass it up!

Knowing that I wanted to keep this card simple and cute I decided to go with simple stamping and masking. The concept of masking is to stamp the image on a text weight piece of paper and place that over the image you want to be in the front.

To make a mask I do the following, I stamp the image on text weight paper, or a sticky note. I cut out the image and then on the backside I use Zig Two Way Glue. Let the glue air dry for a minute. This then turns the paper into a temporary sticky mask that will stay in place. Repeat these steps for all of the stamps that you want to mask on your project.

Once all of the masks are created it is time to create the card. Begin with loading the MISTI with the UniPeg, Rainbow Clouds and Hello Stamps. Ink with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven, then stamp on white cardstock that has been cut at 4.20 in. x 5.45 in.

Place the masks for the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds over the images. Stamp DOTS Stiched Clouds over the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds. Place masks over the clouds.

Using the Ranger Blending tool and the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass blend on the card a background to represent sky and clouds.

Remove the masks when the background has been completed to satisfaction.

Color the Unipeg, clouds and Rainbow with Chameleon Pens.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Spray entire card  with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl.

Highlight images with Tulip Dimensional Glitter glue. I even go around Hello to help it stand out as well.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Supplies Used for How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card
Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow
Brutus Monroe Sharon’s Script Stamps – Hello
DOTS – Stitched Clouds
MISTI
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass
Zig Two-Way Glue
Tulip Glitter Glue
Chameleon Pens
Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Ranger Blending Tool
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
White Cardstock
A2 Greeting Card
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Pearl

Here is a video of How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Isn’t this a fun card? I hope that my friend loves it!

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Entered in Sunny Day Crafting – A themed Challenge Blog; March Challenge – Rainbows.

Entered in Creatalicious Challenges – Challenge #111 Anything Goes + Optional Gems or Pearls.

Entered in Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog – Challenge #54.

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