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 make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

Recently I was contacted about making a junk journal. So today I’m sharing How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal. Using the Buxom Beauties – 5×7 Digital Paper Pack by Pop Stock Images and Calico Collage Vintage illustrations of Victorian ladies free digital download.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

Today I decided that I would use the mop up sheets from when I spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. These sheets became my journal pages that I then attached the printed digital images.

The pages were put together with my sewing machine. I found that this allowed me to play a little and create pockets on every page.

Also used in this journal were some very old onion paper that I had in my stash. I thought it would be a nice touch for someone to use for journaling.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

A little bit of Tim Holtz Distressed inks: Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar, were used to add a touch of pink and teal here and there throughout the journal.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

It was fun to add the corsets to the pages and leave room to tuck things, like a mini pocket.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

Pulling pages from an old book and folding into pockets that were sewn in also gave more areas to add bits to the journal.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

Index cards make a great way to add journal spots, for those that like lines to write on, these are well loved.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

I used a small heart punch to add hearts to the string in the binding. When I did this I had the negative left over. So I decided that it would look pretty to add those into the journal. This also prompted me to punch more hearts and use them where I saw a blank spot. These were added after the video filming.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

Here is a video on How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal:

 

Not one to have leftover bits to store, I ended up using all of the scrapbook papers in the journal. I cut some to make journal pages that had other bits added and then the scraps became smaller inserts. Some were small enough to be bookmarks or fun journal spots.

While the Buxom Beauties – 5×7 Digital Paper Pack by Pop Stock Images journal kit only had eight pages to print and a few more of journal bits, I was still able to make a nice little journal with the pages and not reprint any.

Love how the Calico Collage Vintage illustrations of Victorian ladies free digital download images went really well with the images and colors in this journal.

Of course, more could be added, like lace and doilies and more. But for this project, I decided to keep it pretty simple.

I’ll pick up another kit from Pop Stock Images, I was told that the new journal kits have 20 pages and other bits added.

Looking for a special Journal? I have a few for sale in my shop.

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How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace

To see How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace. Using Calico Collage Fairy Forest Digital Images attached to dominoes with Diamond Glaze. A fun fast way to add new jewelry to your stash or make as gifts.

How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace

Supply List for How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace
Calico Collage Fairy Forest Digital Images
Judikins Diamond Glaze
Black Dominos
Paint Brush
Brutus Monore Detail Ink – Raven
Fiskars 5 Inch Softgrip Scissors
Glue On Bail if you want 50 I found a set on Amazon.
Loctite Super Glue
Black Leather Cord Necklace 20 inches long – Here is a set of 50 on Amazon.

Making these Fairy Forest Domino Necklaces are very easy. I will say that you will want to make these on a nice weather day as moisture will cause issues with the Diamond Glaze and with the glue drying. When the weather is nice there are no issues and everything works beautifully.

How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace

Select images from the Fairy Forest Digital Images – these are domino size 1 in. x 2 in. Trim out to the size of the image.

Using a paint brush apply a layer of Diamond Glaze to the domino, then place the image face up, on top.

Trim the image close to the domino. Use Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven to cover the white edges of the paper. This will also help blend the paper to the domino.

Coat the top of the domino with Diamond Glaze. Go slow when squeezing the Diamond Glaze so that you don’t get bubbles. Bubbles are hard to get rid of, you will have to poke these with a pin.

Let air dry, depending on the moisture in the air it could take thirty minutes or it could take a couple of hours. I have found that if you try to dry with a heat tool it will cause the Diamond Glaze to bubble.

Once the Diamond Glaze is dry flip the domino over and apply Loctite super glue to adhere the bail.

When the super glue is dry it is ready for the necklace. How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace

Here is a video showing the process of How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace.

See simple huh? These would be a great thing to make for gifts or if you want to set up at a craft fair.

Love how these turned out and I have been making a bunch of these.

How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace

Hope this inspires you to make a few.

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How to Alter a Metal Tin

Want a fun beautiful gift? Here I’ll show you How to alter a metal tin. Using the Calico Collage Digital images – Spring Peacock, Rinea Foil, Brutus Monroe ink and Glam from Tattered Angels.

How to alter a metal tin

While out shopping at Dollar Tree I found a set of two metal tins. When I saw these I knew I could alter these with a few supplies I already had on hand.

Supplies used in How to alter a metal tin:
Glossy Sapphire Rinea foil
Spellbinders Circle Die
Butterfly Die
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Journal Kit
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Domino images
Metal Tins – Dollar Tree
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink-Raven
Vagabond Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz or other like die cutting machine
Self-adhesive Rhinestones
Glam from Tattered Angels, Clear, and Chandelier
Paint brush

How to alter a metal tin

I began but selecting a page from the Spring Peacock journal kit from Calico Collage. Once I had a page selected I used my Vagabond and Spellbinders circle die to cut out circles.

Selected images from the Spring Peacock Domino digital images from Calico Collage, trimmed off the white edges.

Die cut a beautiful butterfly out of the Blue Rinea foil using my Vagabond.

Using Glam from Tattered Angels I painted the back of the circle and placed it on the top of the metal tin. Applied glam to the domino-sized peacock image and added to the top of the circle.

So that the butterfly wouldn’t lift and get damaged I applied glam to the back and then placed it on the top of the other images.

Glam dries pretty quick. Using the Chandelier Glam from Tattered Angels I then coated the top of the tin.

Lastly, I applied a few self-adhesive rhinestones to the butterfly and off to one side.

How to alter a metal tin

For those that like videos here is the video on How to alter a metal tin:


I just love how the images sparkle because of the Chandelier Glam from Tattered Angels. These altered metal tins will make a great gift. I’m thinking of adding some candy and maybe a piece of jewelry inside.

Interested in purchasing a finished tin? Head over to my store where I have some listed for sale.

How to alter a metal tin

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How to make a Cork Necklace

How to make a Cork Necklace, using Calico Collage Fairy Forest Domino digital images, Judikins Diamond glaze and a wine cork. Super great way to upcycle those wine corks and make fun fashionable jewelry.

If you are like me, you might collect wine corks. I have a whole jar of these. Why did I keep them? I thought they looked cool in the jar. Then the little jar got full and now I have a small box full of these.

It was time to make something with these and since I have been playing with the domino size images I thought these would be the perfect size! Guess what these fit great just need three of the images to go around the cork.

How to make a Cork Necklace

Supplies used for How to make a Cork Necklace:
Calico Collage Fairy Forest Domino digital images
Loctite super glue – on Amazon
Judikins Diamond Glaze – on Amazon
16 Gauge Wire by Darice – on Amazon
Jewelry Wire cutter – on Amazon
Beadsmith 3 in one Round Nose Pliers – on Amazon
Needle Nose Pliers – on Amazon
Fiskars soft touch scissors – on Amazon
Barrel Swivel with Safty Snap Connector – on Amazon
Silver Jump Ring 4mm – on Amazon
Leather Cord 2mm – on Amazon
Silver Believe Charm – on Amazon
Silver dragonfly charms – on Amazon

Here is what I found that works best. Print the sheet of images. Then cut the images in to rows. I trimmed off the left side and left part  of the white on the right side. Doing this I was able to glue each one to the next using that white part. Then I glued down the images on the cork.

Here is a video on How to make a Cork Necklace:

I liked making these as now I can have something fun and whimsical to wear. Wouldn’t these be great for a fairy costume party? Make one for everyone to take home. Or even have a little make it session. Of course, you will have to consume some wine for the corks. Might be a good idea to have a wine party and then the Cork Necklace party on another day. lol

How to make a Cork Necklace

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How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants

How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants using Calico Collage Fanciful 1 inch digital images, Shaker box pendants and tiny glass diamonds. Super cute and easy to make!

When I found the Blank Slate pendants I knew these would be wonderful shaker box charm pendants. I purchased all they had at the store as these were on clearance and I didn’t want to miss out on having these in my stash.

Later I got a message from the owner of Calico Collage and she asked if I would do a tutorial on jewelry using her images. Things then clicked together and these are the pendants I made.

How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants

Supplies used for How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants:
Calico Collage Fanciful 1 inch digital images
Judikins Diamond Glaze – on Amazon
Hammered Bezel with Clear Acrylic Insert 33mm Hobby Lobby
Blank Slate 3 mm Crystal Faceted Glass Stones – Hobby Lobby
Mini Silver Filigree Butterfly Charms – Hobby Lobby
Metallic Glass Microbead in gold – on Amazon
Loctite super glue – on Amazon
3/4 inch square punch – on Amazon

The little Shaker Box Charm Pendants are so easy to make!

Here is a video to show you How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants:

Download the Calico Collage Fanciful 1 inch digital images and print. I sent mine to Staples to have them printed on a laser printer. These were printed on standard white paper and look beautiful.

Trim the sheet into rows of images so that it is easy to use the 3/4 inch square punch – on Amazon on the images you want in the pendants.

Inside the Hammered Bezel with Clear Acrylic Insert 33mm Hobby Lobby place a drop of Judikins Diamond Glaze – on Amazon then add the image on top. Push down so that the glue spreads out to the edges of the image.

Select items to put inside I used:
Blank Slate 3 mm Crystal Faceted Glass Stones – Hobby Lobby
Mini Silver Filigree Butterfly Charms – Hobby Lobby
Metallic Glass Microbead in gold – on Amazon

Once all the bits and bobs have been added inside place a drop of the Loctite super glue – on Amazon in each corner of the bezel. It doesn’t take much of this glue. I like that is a gel and doesn’t come out fast. I’ve also found that unlike other super glues this one doesn’t dry up in the bottle before you get to use all of the glue.

Place the acrylic insert on top. Since the loop at the top is from front to back you will want to add a jump ring or use small gauge cord and tie a knot for the necklace.

I hope you enjoyed seeing How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants. Make a few and share with friends and family. They will love these. 🙂

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St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Seeing really cool Loaded envelopes on the web recently I decided I should make one. So Here is my St Patricks Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Here are some of the supplies used in the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin:
Rinea Foil – Gold
Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink
Large Shamrock Cut on Silhouette Cameo 3
Cricut Explore Air – on Amazon
Cricut Cuts: Circle – Basic Shapes, Flower – Home Decor, Bottom of ribbon from 1st Place Ribbon – Locker Talk. Shamrock was an image I drew the Shamrock and used the Cricut software to convert it to a cut file.
Green card stock – On Amazon
Dymo Label maker with Black Label
Xyron – on Amazon
Ranger Blending Tool – on Amazon
Punch Bunch Flower Punch
McGill Stylus – on Amazon
Fun Foam – on Amazon
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue
Mini Clothes Pins: 7gypsies
Green Seam Binding – on Amazon

Cut the Shamrock Envelope with the Silhouette. For this project, I cut one with the hearts cut out in the front and cut a second Shamrock for the back. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Glue the bottom half of the Shamrock but not up into the center just around the lower half with white glue. Don’t use tape, if you do your items will stick to the tape.

Tie a bow with green seam binding. Glue in the center of the shamrock to represent a stem.

Add St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclips to either side of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope.

Pin St Patrick’s Day Lady ATC to the front of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope.

Fill the inside of the Shamrock Envelope with Calico Collage St Patrick’s images. Some of the images were mounted on Silhouette Lace Tags and scraps of paper.

Extra Shamrocks were placed inside a green envelope.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

How to make a Kiss Me Pin:

Cut the Flower Shape and the lower part of the 1st place ribbon out of the same shade of green card stock. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Load a lighter shade of green card stock cut the circle and the shamrock. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Layer the items together to form a ribbon, using Aleene’s Tacky White Glue and Xyron.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Load the Dymo Label maker with Black Label and type the words: “Kiss Me”. Apply on the lower right of the shamrock flower area.

Cut a scrap piece of paper, place pin back on paper and glue with Aleene’s Tacky White Glue, add more glue and adhere to back of the ribbon.

To form the flower, from the Gold Rinea Foil punch with the Punch Bunch Flower Punch. Place the flower on the fun foam and use the McGill Stylus to shape into a cup.

Glue flower in the center of Shamrock.

Add Kiss Me Pin to the St Patrick’s Day Loaded Envelope with a Mini Clothes Pin from 7gypsies.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Have fun adding other items to fill the St Patricks Loaded Envelope. I even added stickers, some seam binding and extra pieces of paper.

Here is a video of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.

 

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St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

How to make Scrabble Jewelry

How to make Scrabble Jewelry, using Calico Collage Digital images – Simply Spring Charms, Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven, Judikins Diamond Glaze, 8-Ounce and jewelry findings.

How to make Scrabble Jewelry

Recently while shopping in the clearance isle at Hobby Lobby I found some black mixed media scrabble tiles. I knew that these would be perfect to make Scrabble Jewelry.

Supplies used:
Scrabble like tiles on Amazon.
Calico Collage Digital Images – Simply Spring Charm images.
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Judikins Diamond Glaze, 8-Ounce – on Amazon
Jewelry Bails – on Amazon.
Square Punch – on Amazon
Scissors – on Amazon

These are super easy to make. And since I used the Diamond Glaze I can choose to make one or 100. Diamond Glaze doesn’t require mixing. No need to know the exact amount for the project. Just pour on what you need.

What I really love about the Calico Collage images is that they are crisp clear images even when only 1 inch in size. I was able to use a small square punch to select the images. It was easier once I cut the images into strips. That way I could put the punch where I wanted.

How to make Scrabble Jewelry

The little Scrabble Jewelry pieces will make great gifts for Birthday, Mother’s Day, Anniversary and evenChristmas. Or if you are wanting to make a little money, just gather up all the supplies and make as many as you want. It may even turn into a full-time job.

However, if you are not into making these, hit me up. I’ll make some for you, just tell me what kind of images you like the most.

When I made these I didn’t even purchase necklaces. I used cord that I had in my stash. Can use leather cord or even nylon cord, the choice is up to you.

Here is a video on how to make Scrabble Jewelry:

Who would you give Scrabble Jewelry to in your life? My mother might like one of these. Now I just have to decide which image she would like. Or I guess I could take a selection to her so that she could choose.

How to make Scrabble Jewelry

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How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal

After making the Traveling Through Junk Journal I had left over papers. So I decided that I would share How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal. An ATC is 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. So this is a small journal filled with lots of journal spots.

Using some of the scraps left over papers from the Calico Collage Travelin’ Through digital images I made a mini Travel ATC size Junk Journal.

The foundation of the journal is a piece of cardstock that was cut at 3.5 inches tall and scored at 2.5 inches. Two of these were cut and scored.

Fold like an accordion, then glue the pages together but leave the top open to form a pocket.

Trim the scraps to fit on the pages formed in the book. Distress with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy.

Adhere the scraps to the pages with Aleene’s white glue.

Make tuck spots with other scraps and add to the book.

Add journal tags in the pockets. These were left over from the kit.

Glue a piece of twine around the outside of the cover. Make long enough to tie the journal closed. Add scraps to make the cover and back.

Distress the title of the paper collection with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy. Trim the corners so that this will fit on the cover. Adhere to the cover at an angle.

This was a fun Travel ATC size Junk Journal to make, as I got to use up all the scraps left over from the big journal.

A video of How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal was made:

Being able to use up scraps is one of my goals this year and I’m glad that I got to make this little Travel ATC size Junk Journal. I hope to make more little journals like this throughout the year.

What kind of little journals would you make?

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