This set came at the right time as I had been traveling a lot in January and it was so good to arrive back home. That feeling of Home Sweet Home makes you really appreciate being home. Seeing my dogs, being able to sleep in my bed.
I hope you enjoy the post and that you pick up the set so that you can help someone else have that same warm fuzzy feeling of loving Home Sweet home.
For this journal, I used some watercolor paper I had on hand for the pages. Some chipboard claimed from paper boxes. And all the scraps from cutting up the kit that I could.
While looking through my stash I found a stack of travel themed journal cards. These were perfect to add into the pockets that were created in my journal. I also found a few library pockets and coin envelopes.
Tim Holtz Distress ink was used to finish the cut edges of the papers and blend when needed. There were even a few journal cards used from one of his card sets.
The Calico Collage Traveling Through Digital kit has lots of beautiful papers and I used most of the kit. Lots of journaling tags and pockets in this kit. The little flags were made into tuck spots and altered or embellished paper clips too.
When I ran out of the flags I used scraps to make more by folding these in half, gluing and cutting a pennant shape on the end. Don’t throw out those scraps.
The watercolor paper was 6 in. x 24.5 in. I made score marks at 5 in. The leftover piece was 4.5 in. So this became a fold out piece. I think this added character to the book, don’t you?
For the closure on this journal, I used a piece of ribbon and a piece of velcro. A scrap of cardboard was cut at 1 in. square. Covered with a scrap from an old book then a square of the digital papers on top. Having the square helps have a handle to open the closure.
A video was made of the process. It is at super fast speed. So feel free to ask questions.
This was a fun book to make. I like how the size turned out and how sleek this book looks.
Would you carry this Traveling Through Junk Journal with you on a trip?
Being on the CCB Design team we are doing an experiment. For this I decided: How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists would be a perfect opportunity.
The idea, Feb 17th is Random Act of Kindness Day. On this day the Canvas Corp Brands (CCB) Crew Members will create works of art and leave these for others to find.
Each piece of art will have the #CCBRAK written on the art and we will take photos and post to social media. The hope is those that find the works will go on social media and post that the found the items.
So I decided that I would make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Using CCB products.
Trim 12 in. sheet to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. cards. Adhere butterflies with Aleene’s white glue. Add black paint around butterflies, use fingers to blend. Paint a small amount of gold acrylic paint to the butterflies.
Tie bows with Jute twine, glue with hot glue in the center of the butterflies. Select words for the butterflies spray with Dijon glimmer mists. Edge with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven.
It is so much fun to alter paperclips. Here is another tutorial: How to Make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip. Using Rinea Foil and a Shamrock cut on my Cricut.
Wanting to make some fun St Patrick’s altered paper clips I turned to my Cricut first. There wasn’t a Shamrock in my Cricut files so I decided to draw the image and then scanned it into my computer.
Using the Cricut Software I then turned the image into a cut file and cut the Shamrock out of green card stock. Of course, I had to cut at least 20 because these turned out so cute!
Rinea Foil – Gold Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink
Green card Stock
Paper Studios Star Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Vagabond
Xyron Sticker Maker
Punch Bunch Flower Punch
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue
Cut a strip of Rinea Foil – Gold at 1.5 in. x 3 in. Emboss in Paper Studios Star Embossing folder with Tim Hotz Vagabond or other like machine. Fold in half and slide through the closed side of the paper clip. Glue with Aleene’s Tacky White Glue.
Place the shamrock in the Xyron Sticker maker then place on both sides of Rinea Foil.
Tie a bow with the Green ribbon and place on the corner of Shamrock.
Use the Punch Bunch flower punch on the Rinea Foil – Gold and punch two flowers. Place on fun foam and press with McGill Stylis to form into a flower. Adhere flower in the center of the shamrock. Repeat on the other side.
Simple as that you have made a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip.
Here is a video on How to Make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip.
Now that you know how to make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip, how many will you make?
Choose words to decorate cards. My words were either printed or stamped and stored in a box for projects like this one. Use the Tim Holtz Diestress Ink Picked Raspberry to apply color to words. Run words through Xyron Sticker Maker.
Die cut Rinea Foil with the Butterfly Die. Use Xyron Sticker Maker to make into a sticker.
Apply Aleens White Glue to Image and then place on Pink card stock. Arrange the Butterfly and word on two of the cards. Cut a scrap of Rinea Foil for the other two cards, round corners and arrange on cards along with words.
Place the cards in the pocket holder and into Happy Planner. These are now ready to write any journal notes.
Here is a video of How to make Simply Spring Happy Planner Journal Spots.
There are a few more of these pockets in the package I purchased. My plan is to make more of these for my Happy Planner.
Want to know How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s? Well then you came to my blog on the perfect day! I’m sharing how I made two beautiful Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s using Calico Collage images and Rinea foil.
Loving these digital files by Calico Collage. Today I decided that these should be made into beautiful ATC cards.
For those that don’t know an ATC or Artist Trading Card is a work of art shared for free with others. These are 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. Any medium can be used to make the ATC’s.
Use Dymo label maker with black label tape to make the words: Love, Adore. Place words in the center of each butterfly.
Here is a video of How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s.
Now that you know How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s, what will you do with yours? I may put one in a greeting card to surprise a friend. They can use it as a book mark or insert it into their Happy Planner.
Today I’m sharing How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip. Using Rinea Pink Embossed Foil and Calico Collage Simply Spring Charms Digital paper. Great Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip to add to an art journal, Happy Planner or to mark your place in a book.
Sharing How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal using the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers and of course some paper bags. When I got this digital sheet set it made me long for spring. So I thought it only fitting to make a journal with the set.
Lay out all of the papers in the order you want them to appear in the book. It is much easier to do this up front so that you get the look you want.
Die cut the Stampin Up Top Note Die and paint with Teal and White Acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. Once dry Stamp with Notebook lines stamp.
Words were cut with Silhouette using the Samantha font. Make sure to weld the letters together so that you will have a whole word not individual letters. Welding the letters makes it so much easier to place, trust me I know from experience.
Use Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass to finish the edges of papers and to stamp when needed.
Here is a video of the whole process of making the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal. I worked on this for about a day trying to decide how I wanted this book to look.
Now that you know How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal, I hope you will make a few to enjoy or share with someone.
Head over to the Brutus Monroe blog to see how I used a super Cute True Love Couple Stamp Set. Loving how this one turned out. Sweet and simple. It would make a great Happy Anniversary card don’t you think?
All the details are over on the Brutus Monroe blog including a video of how the card was made. Don’t delay go on over and see this Cute True Love Couple Stamp Set today.
I made a Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit. This kit is so beautiful I just had to make another journal using these papers. Many of the pages can be used outside of Valentines and I know I’ll be printing more of these for other projects.
For this journal I decided to make the journal out of 11 in. x 17 in. card stock folded into thirds with pockets. There are lots of tutorials out there on how to make a journal like this so I won’t take the time to explain. But if you are interested I’ll make a follow up post.
Once I had the pages defined I started distressing the papers and adding each of the printed images or scrap papers to the pages.
Every page has something added. Either it has a pocket or a tuck spot. All kinds of places to add notes or photos. Lots of little bits to write love notes or memories.
My thought was this would be a great journal to write love notes to that one that you love and give it to them. What fun would they have going through each page looking at each item. They could enjoy seeing the beautiful papers and seeing what you add to the book.