How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments

Just finished up a Let it Snow Junk Journal and thought I would share a tutorial. How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments. Using Calico Collage Victorian Holiday 1 inch charms and other elements from my stash.

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

Collecting items from my stash, which includes a few tools, it was time to start creating. What I love most about Junk Journals is being able to use all the different supplies and tools I’ve collected over the years. Busting out tools that might have a little dust on them, makes me happy.

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments supplies
Calico Collage Victorian Holiday 1 inch square charms
They no longer sell the Tim Holtz Bird and Cage die. but I found another one on Amazon. Sizzix Movers and Shapers Magnetic Die 2/Pkg by Tim Holtz, Bird and Cage.
Distress Ink, Stormy Sky
Ranger Blending Tool
Christmas Wreath Stamp Fine Line Classics Inkadinkado 95632-X
Label paper punch
1.25 Circle paper punch
1 inch Square paper punch.
Blue Eyelash yarn
Scraps of cardstock
Scissors – on Amazon

Video showing How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments.

Stamping and also die cutting the papers helps me make unique junk journal embellishments. Since these are tools I own it is easy to duplicate a look and I ended up making four of each of these three junk journal embellishments for the Let It Snow Junk Journal and Journal kits.

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

Using the one-inch square punch I proceeded to select images from the Victorian Holidays charm set. I love how perfect these images look backed with other shapes of paper.

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

Take another look at the tools you have in your stash. You may not have the exact things I do, but I bet you have something you could use to make similar junk journal embellishments for yourself.

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and 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.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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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Sewn Journal Cards

Glad you are here to see my post about the Sewn Journal Cards I made for the Lace Song Bird Junk Journal. Sewing lace and fabric on the journal card gives a pretty texture.

Sewn Journal Cards

Here is a video showing how to make these Sewn Journal Cards.

Sewn Journal Cards Supply List
Ivory cardstock stamped with a background stamp
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Mini, Dried Marigold
Blending tool
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Fiskar Scissors
Fabric strip – one inch wide
Lace
Sewing Machine
Martha Stewart Bird punch
Peach cardstock
Self-adhesive rhinestones
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Apricot

Sewn Journal Cards

The method is pretty simple. Cut the stamped cardstock down to the size you want your journal cards – mine were about 4 inches by 5 inches in size. Round the corners with the Corner Chomper.

Apply Distressed ink – Spiced Marigold around the edges of the journal cards. Then spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists over the cards to add a pretty shimmer.

Sewn Journal Cards

Sew lace and fabric to the card with a zig-zag stitch on a sewing machine. If you don’t have a sewing machine use the Best Glue Ever or staple the lace and fabric to the card.

Use the Martha Stewart Bird Punch with peach paper to make bird shapes. Apply Distressed ink – Spiced Marigold around the edges of the birds. Adhere birds on top of the fabric with ScraPerfect’s Best Glue Ever.

For a final touch adhere self-adhesive rhinestone for an eye on each bird.

Sewn Journal Cards

Admire the beautiful Sewn Journal Cards you made.

Sewn Journal Cards

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and 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.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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

Keep updated of my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about Sewn Journal Cards.

Holly Jolly Christmas

It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas greeting card.

I stumbled upon the 52 Christmas Card Thowdown and there are 5 challenges to become a member of the design team.  Two of the projects are done, this is number three, Christmas Critters.

christmas-critters

For this theme I decided to pull out the Brutus Monroe stamps from the Oh, Deer set, under the new releases. This stamp set is super cute and I thought it was perfect for a Holly Jolly Christmas card.

Other items used: Close to My Heart saying – Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, Holly Pond – Tree. Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, White Glitter paint – the kind used for t-shirts and glitter. I love adding googly eyes to cards, it makes then so much more fun! Hobby Lobby had a package of tiny Santa Hats and I knew one would be perfect for this card.

Making this card was a lot of fun. Used masking to get the background. Backgrounds are fun when you can make it look like it was all a planned part of the scene.  The card looks like it was professionally planned with the background all in place.

Using a bit of ribbon gave some glitz to the card. The bird holding the ribbon I felt gave it a nice touch. As if the Christmas Critters were working together to have a Holly Jolly Christmas. Don’t you agree?

Holly Jolly Christmas

Since this is my third card for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown it’s getting to be fun and at the same time a challenge. I look forward to the challenge each week. Wondering what will be the new challenge assignment. What is also great is seeing all the cards created by other artists. Go check out all of the cards for the challenge. There are lots of great ideas every week!

Hope you enjoy my card for this challenge. And have a Holly Jolly Christmas too!

~ Linda

Holly Jolly Christmas