How to make a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

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.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

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.

Although the papers are beautiful by themselves I decided to add a few embellishments. I stamped a few sayings using Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven from the Stampendous Life Words Stamp Set. These were then punched with a circle punch and layered onto the cards.

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.

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.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Back of Pocket Letter

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Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal

I’m on a roll with these junk Journals. Today I’m sharing the Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal. This journal is made using the Calico Collage digital kit Travelin Through. I just love the images in this kit!

Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal

Here is a video flip through of this Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal.

The pages are Linnen paper printed with journal lines and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I love how the Glimmer Mists gives a sparkle to each page. This journal measures 5.75 inches by 7.75 inches and is 1.5 inches thick. There are three signatures that have 5 pages for a total of 60 pages. Lots of pockets, every page that has an image has two pockets. Six embellished paper clips are also included in this journal.

This journal measures 5.75 inches by 7.75 inches and is 1.5 inches thick. There are three signatures that have 5 pages for a total of 60 pages. Lots of pockets, every page that has an image has two pockets. Six embellished paper clips are also included in this journal.

Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal

Inside Front Cover

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Lots of pockets throughout this journal, every page that has an image has two pockets. When the item tucked into the lower pocket is removed the page looks seamless. Add the journal spot back and you can see the seam. Where small mementos can be tucked away or add more journal spots. Six embellished paper clips are also included in this journal.

There are Six embellished paper clips that are also included in this journal.

Pretty flag tuck spots can be seen throughout the journal. You can add an item or leave for a decoration of that page.

Stamping on several of the pages to add inspiration. There is a lot of room to journal in this Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal. I wanted there to be room for anyone that truly wanted to document a travel experience to have room to write it all down.

A velcro band wraps around the book to keep it close but can be removed and left off if wanted.

Travelin Through Handmade 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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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 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 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 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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How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

Having fun making junk journals. Sharing How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal today. Using the Calico Collage Travelin Through Digital kit.

How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

 

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.

How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

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.

 

Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven was used with the Stamps. Zettiology stamps were used as journal notes on some of the items. These stamps are so cool.

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?

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How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s

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.

How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC's

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.

Here are the supplies used to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s
Pink Embossed Rinea Foil
Butterfly Die Purchased from eBay and used my Vagabond to cut.
Calico Collage Spring Elegance Digital Collage Sheet
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Pink Card stock
Dymo label maker with black label tape
Xyron Sticker Maker
Aleens White Glue

How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC's

These Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s are easy to make.

Print the digital Calico Collage Spring Elegance Digital Collage Sheet, select two of the images. Cut from page. Edge with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink.

Cut Pink card stock at 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. Go around the edge with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry.

Die cut Butterfly Die from Pink Embossed Rinea Foil. I used my Tim Hotz Vagabond, but any die cutter will do the job. Place cut butterfly into Xyron Sticker Maker and make into a sticker.

Layer Digital Image onto pink card stock. Add Rinea Foil butterfly.

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.

How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC's

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How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

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.

How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

Supplies used to make a Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip:
Pink Embossed Rinea Foil
Calico Collage Simply Spring Charm Images
Jumbo Paper Clips
Two Pink Card stock scraps cut at 1 inch square
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Prima Flowers in Pink
Pink Yarn
Tulip Glitter paint
Aleene’s White Glue

How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

Using a scrap of Pink Embossed Rinea Foil, cut to 1.5 in. x 3 in. Fold in half then slide through the closed side of the paper clip. Adhere with Aleene’s White Glue.

Apply Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry to the edges of the 1 inch Pink Square card stock scraps.

Select two Calico Collage Simply Spring Charm Images and cut from collage sheet. Add Brutus Monroe Detail Ink around the edges. This will hide the white edge where the paper was cut.

Adhere the Simply Spring Charm Image to Pink Square and then to Rinea Foil with Aleene’s White Glue.

Select three pink flowers and glue in place on the lower left corner of image. Add drops of glitter glue to centers of flowers.

Tie bow with pink yarn and adhere to right side of image.

Once the glitter glue has dried repeat on the other side of Rinea Foil.

Here is a video of How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip.

I love how these turned out. This is a great way to use up scraps of paper and add a pretty embellishment to projects. My plan is to make more of these and give as gifts inside greeting cards.

A few of these will end up in my Happy Planner to mark pages and to just look pretty.

How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

How will you use your Simply Spring Embellished Paperclips?

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