So in love with Calico Collage Unicorn Magic journal kit. So I’m sharing a journal I made, Unicorn Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Kit. This was a special request from Tracy that I met through Junk Journal Junkies.
The Unicorn Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Kit is my second Unicorn Junk Journal. I really do love this journal kit, the colors are so beautiful, the images are fabulous.
For this journal, I decided to use some pink copy paper for several of the pages. On the back side of these pages are lines I printed. Then I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to add shimmer and texture via a stencil. The transfer from one page to the other from the stencil turned out so cool.
The new dies and old dies in my stash are getting a good workout with these junk journals. I’ve been able to dig through my scraps of paper and turn these into journal spots for the journals I’ve been making. It feels good to use up these bits of paper.
My friends may say I’m a hoarder, but I feel that it is justified when the items I save that might be trash to another are perfect for junk journals. If you have the space to save these items, why not?
This journal has already been shipped to its new home and Tracy sent me a message that she loves what I created in this Unicorn Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Kit.
Here is a video flip through of Unicorn Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Kit.
Want your own Unicorn Junk Journal? Feel free to contact me here, or on my Facebook page or even on the video at YouTube. I’ll be more than glad to create a junk journal for you.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Mother’s day is just around the corner. Here is a Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets that I made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. The blog requires that a Cricut cut should be used in the project. The images I used today Recipe Card Divider From My Kitchen Cartridge.
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Video made to show how to make the Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets.
To begin cut the two-sided cardstock, Cut one sheet to 8.5 in. x 8.5 in. Then score at 1/2 inch and 4 1/2 inch on the 8.5 in. x 8.5 in. sheet. Punch half circles on the left center top and the bottom lower right. Cut second sheet 8.5 in x 5.75 in., on the second sheet of 8.5 in x 5.75 in. score at 1/2 and 4.5 in.
Use the Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners Rose in the MISTI, ink with Brutus Monroe Rouge surface ink then stamp on the three Recipe Card Dividers. Add color to the edges with the Ranger Blending tool using the Rouge ink. Select three images from the Calico Collage images, blend the edges. Fold a white paper doily in half and plete so that it will fit on the larger recipe card divider. Adhere with Aleene’s Tacky glue. Then adhere the digital images one on each divider. Spray each tag with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Add color to the edges of the paper doilies and place one on either side of the large photo. Blend the edges of two more images then place on top of the lace doilies.
Blend the long strip around the edges and adhere with Aleene’s Tacky Glue in the center.
Flip the card over. One this side select the large image and blend the edges, adhere in the center panel. On the left panel adhere a white paper doily after adding pink to the edges. Add two photos layered on each other over the doily.
Blend the edges of another doily just on half. Glue the half onto the bottom of the pocket portion of the card. Trim off the excess. Select several Prima Flowers and adhere on top of the doily leave a space for the Happy Mother’s Day banner.
Place pop dots on the back of the Happy Mother’s Day banner and adhere in the center of the flowers. Add a pink bow to the left side.
Put the tags (recipe card dividers) inside the pockets and you are done.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this project today. It’s a great way to share photos inside a card. Modify the measurements to fit your needs, and have fun.
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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Inside front cover
Left side is one of the pockets Right side is one of the Jr Legal journal pages
One of the pockets
Tuck spot behind the butterfly
Pocket with inserts
Front and Back cover
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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.
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.
It was fun to add the corsets to the pages and leave room to tuck things, like a mini pocket.
Pulling pages from an old book and folding into pockets that were sewn in also gave more areas to add bits to the journal.
Index cards make a great way to add journal spots, for those that like lines to write on, these are well loved.
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.
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.
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.
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
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