Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Continuing with my #junkjournaljuly I’ve created a Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal for July 6th. My idea was to share how I decorate a Travelers Notebook. Adding the ephemera and tuck spots as well as stamping.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide when closed. It has 15 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 60 pages.

A few of the Items used inside this Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal
7Gypsies Architextures – Trinkets – Seashore Decor 
Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 43 Stamp set
Cheese Cloth
Old Calendar images
Various papers – Map, textured, coloring book pages, graph paper, cardstock, mop up paper, notebook paper and scrapbook paper. There isn’t a limit to the type of paper you use.
Sewing Machine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Blue Bubbles, Denim Blue
Waxed Cotton Cord from Canvas Corp Home Basics
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink and Cornflower Surface Ink
MISTI
Note cards
Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands

Here is a video showing How to make the Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Isn’t the 7Gypsies Architextures – Trinkets – Seashore Decor a perfect touch for the cover? I added a some Brutus Monroe Surface ink – Cornflower on top of the Welcome Mermaid. It deepened the color. I just love the texture.

For this Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal, I decided to pull some blue scrapbook papers from my stash. These pages reminded me of the water and I knew that the print was light enough of several of the pages to be written upon.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

As always I like using up scraps that I have on hand. I made tags out of Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands paper. I sewed a scrap of dictionary paper on top that had been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and stamped with Let your dreams set sail. After punching a hole in the top of the tag I added Waxed Cotton Cord from Canvas Corp Home Basics. Doesn’t it feel like something Nautical?

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

My friends are such a big blessing to me. One year a friend got a beautiful daily travel calendar. There are so many beautiful images in this calendar and he was throwing away the pages when the days were done. I asked if I could have those and I’m so glad I saved these from 2006! Tell your friends to save these items for you to use.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

I’m so glad that I purchased the Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 43 Stamp set
from Barns and Noble. I’m loving the nautical themed stamps that came with the magazine. I used the heart knot rope on the tops of several pages. My MISTI sure comes in handy to get precise stamping every time.

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Dig around in your stash and see what awesome junk you can pull together to make your own Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

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 will be adding more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

Sharing How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert. Using Calico Collage images for the focal point on my covers on top of various colors of cardstock I share how to sew the pages together using a Pamphlet Stitch and make Travelers Notebook inserts.

How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

My inserts measure 8.25 in. tall by 4.25 in. wide. I use 12 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 48 pages inside the insert. Some of the papers used, scrapbook papers, notebook paper, grid paper, mop up sheets when I spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Once the size of a journal has been determined I make a template for my hole placement. I like the holes to be evenly spaced. The template will have three holes. One in the center and the other two will be about 1.25 inches from the ends.

Here is a video on How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert.

Creating these journals is a great way to use up those papers in your stash that you don’t madly love. Sometimes I look at the papers in a scrapbook pad and if some are not really to my liking to make a greeting card I’ll use it in a journal. These are still pretty papers, but may be limited to larger layouts.

How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

Calico Collage images from the Spring Peacock, Natures Glory and Unicorn Magic journal kits were used on the covers. These print two images per a page. Designed to be folded in half and used as a journal page. I had a few left over from making journals and I thought these would make great cover images. I just cut the page in half and trimmed down the image to be 4 inches wide. Then I added either washi tape or ribbon to the top and bottom of the image. Lastly, I added sewing stitches all around the image.

Here is a couple of photos of my Book Binding Cradle. My husband made the cradle based off of my needs and scraps of lumber that we had laying around. I chose to have one made out of wood because the cardboard ones for sale seemed flimsy to me. This is very sturdy. In fact, it is almost the height of a short stool when turned on the end and my husband was using it as a chair while I was crafting. lol

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I made a bunch of these Travelers Notebooks because I’ll be in a show in August. No need to wait until the last moment to get things ready.

How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

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Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Love this new Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit I created. Since I’m making a lot more junk journals I need elements to put inside. I decided that I would make up themed kits so that when I’m working on a junk journal I don’t have to stop and make elements.

Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Here is a video showing all of the elements included in the Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit.

Purchasing dies over the years has really helped with my junk journal making. There are some dies that purchased for another reason but have worked out great for junk journal elements. Do you have items like that in your stash? Purchased with one idea in mind, but now you found that it has more ways to use than you thought? I like happy accidents like that!

Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Making up these kits is also a great way to use up that paper stash. Maybe I’ll get it all used up before I die. LOL One project at a time.

Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Creating these kits has helped me complete a junk journal faster too. Now I can pull an envelope with matching elements and just start adding into the journal.

Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

I have made up two of these kits for sale in my shop. The price includes shipping. Check out the store for other kits too. Got a custom request for a color or theme? Contact me, I’ll be glad to work up a kit for you.

Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Want more items in the kit than the 26 included? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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How to make a Patriotic greeting card

I’m sharing a project made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog; How to make a Patriotic greeting card. Using Stand and Salute Cricut Cut files, Scrapbook paper Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Glitter Washi Tape and a Flag stamp I show how to make a Patriotic greeting card.

Patriotic greeting card

Having a ton of Cricut Cut files makes it very easy for me to find an image to use on a project. I’ve been collecting the images for a long time and haven’t needed to purchase any new images in a while now. lol So I’m glad that I had the Stand and Salute

Scrolling through the images I knew I found the perfect images for this Patriotic greeting card. The eagle was the first image I found. Then I found the Support our Troops and knew this was all I needed from Cricut today.

Once the images were cut I set to creating the card with my supplies. In this video, I show How to make a Patriotic greeting card.

Supply List for How to make a Patriotic greeting card
Stand & Salute Cartridge – Eagle and text
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Red Chillies, Dazzling Diamonds
Cardstock, Red, blue and white cardstock for the card topper.
Standard A2 greeting card base
Distress Inks, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen
Ranger Blending Tool
Pop Dots
Flag Stamp – unknown source, I’ve had it for years.
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Gold Washi Tape
Bling

Patriotic greeting card

Being a part of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog helps me stretch my creativity with my Cricut. There are projects that I create that if it were not for the FCCB I wouldn’t have tried it to see how much I like using the images. Or trying new ways to use images. Make sure that you visit the blog and all the other design team members projects.

Patriotic greeting card

I have three of these Patriotic greeting cards in my shop. The price includes shipping.

Want more cards or a special project made? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

I’m going through my stash and decided I would make a Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit. The paper has flocking in the black areas and it feels so wonderful to touch.

Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

One of the things that takes a while to put together in a Junk Journal is the elements or embellishments. I like to have a stack of items ready to go so that I’m not spending a lot of time trying to make things when I want to finish a journal.

Digging around in my stash I found the paper that I got in a junk pack from Canvas Corp Brands and knew these would make beautiful elegant embellishments for a junk journal.

I’m so glad that I moved one of my sewing machines into my paper art studio. I have it on my right side ready to be used anytime. Before I would have to go into another room or move a ton of things in order to use the sewing machine.

Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Since the sewing machine is handy it makes it easy to sew papers together and I did so for this Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit.

I also found some beautiful beaded eyelash trim in my stash. I thought it would be pretty on a tall journaling card, and I’m right. It is beautiful and adds to that tactile feeling.

Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

There are nineteen elements in the kit. Die cut shapes which include a large butterfly and doily. Tiny punched butterflies are perfect to add to the strings in a journal or to enhance a page or make another embellishment.

Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Library style pocket with a journal spot is also included. I added lined notebook paper to the tag and I think it looks so elegant.

Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Here is a video showing the Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit.

I have made up three of these kits for sale in my shop. The price includes shipping.

Want more items in the kit than the 19 included? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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Unicorn Magic Junk Journal

I’m so in love with this Unicorn Magic Junk Journal. Hopefully you love it too. I used the Calico Collage Digital journal kit Unicorn Magic to make this journal along with stamps, scrapbook papers and the mop up pages when I use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Unicorn Magic Junk Journal

There is so much beautiful color throughout the journal. If you are a pink and purple fan, then this is a perfect color combo for you. Because doesn’t everyone love Unicorns?! Ever since I was a young girl I have loved Unicorns.

Unicorn Magic Junk Journal

When Norella the owner and creator of Calico Collage said she was making a Unicorn Kit I was super excited! I think I responding in all caps that I loved the designs.. Working with these images has given me such joy!

The journal measures 5.5 in x 7.5 in. with a 1.5 in. spine. It has three signatures of 10 sheets of paper which make 120 pages to journal or add items. There are 9 different altered paper clips throughout. I made eight pockets out of pages from old books and decorated these pockets with various colors of washi tape. Pink lace seam binding ties the journal closed.

Some of the items used in Unicorn Magic Junk Journal.
Calico Collage Unicorn Magic
Botanical Banners
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tattered Angels Gimmer Mists, Party PinkTrue Turquoise, Pop Rocks
MISTI
Scrap of white, pink and purple cardstock
Washi Tape
Die Cut butterfly
Scrapbook paper
Spellbinders Die Ironwork Accents
Tim Hotlz Distressed Ink, Picked Raspberry
Pink Lace Seam binding

Here is a video flip through of the Unicorn Magic Junk Journal.

When I spray items with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists I line a box with a sheet of paper. This sheet of paper is an old letterhead that belonged to my husband. The company logo changed and they told him to throw out the paper and they sent new paper to him. Well, I knew that was a waste of paper so I kept it and I used it as a mop up sheet.

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The results of using this old letterhead to soak up the glimmer mists make a beautiful paper that is perfect for pages in a junk journal. I trimmed off the letterhead log as best I could. When some of the images remain I find clever ways to cover it up. In the Unicorn Magic Junk Journal, I created tuck spots. Some fo these tuck spots are long strips of paper. Some tuck spots are just enough to cover the corner.

On many of the pages, I used stamps to add more interest. I love looking at different images and colors in a journal. Adding stamps throughout helps to not leave any blank pages.

Unicorn Magic 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 Sugar Skull ATC’s

ATC’s are super fun to make, especially for a swap. Today I’ll share How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s using Calico Collage Digital Images, Brutus Monroe Stamp and Ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Canvas Corp Brands Fluted Cardboard, Prima Flowers, Rinea Foil and more to create fun and funky Sugar Skull ATC’s.

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

Supplies for How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s
Calico Collage Digital Images Day of the Dead Collage Sheet
Rinea Foil – Pink
Canvas Corp Brands Flute Kraft Cardboard
Brutus Monroe Stamp Set Rockstar Pets – Be Unique
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Surface Ink Aubergine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Party PinkTrue Turquoise, Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks
Purple hemp cord
Prima Flowers
McGill Label Punch
Gesso
Pallet Knife
Paper Cutter
MISTI
Heart Paper Punch
White Cardstock
Aleenes Tacky Glue
Paper Studio Rhinestones
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears

This is a fun messy project and it yielded 24 ATC’s. Twenty of these ATC’s were sent out in a swap. I’m awaiting the arrival of the swap any day. It is exciting to wait and see what the others made and to find out what they thought of the ATC;s I made.

Watch this video that shows How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s.

Do you like to swap with others? I find that it is a lot of fun to share my creativity with others and then to see what creative items they come up with in return. There are so many creative people out there in this world.

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

This ATC swap was hosted by a new friend that I met in January at Creativation. She is a joy to hang out with and I’m in love with all of her projects. She reached out to twenty people and they all said yes they would like to join her swap. What fun!

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

My cards were completed early because I read the deadline wrong. lol I thought that these hand to be in the mail by April first. I’ve been waiting to share this project for a month! LOL

I hope that you enjoyed seeing this project today.

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How to make an Embellished Home Decor Butterfly With Paper

How to make an Embellished Home Decor Butterfly With Paper. Using the Rinea Foil and a few paper punches I’ll alter a metal butterfly and give it a whole new look.

How to make an Embellished Home Decor Butterfly With Paper

The butterfly was on clearance at Hobby Lobby a while back and I thought this would be a perfect project to add Riena Foil and give it a whole new look.

How to make an Embellished Home Decor Butterfly With Paper

The supply list is very short for this Embellished Home Decor Butterfly With Paper

Rinea Foil, three colors, a purple and two shades of pink
Circle Paper punches, (here is a Nesting Circle set for many sizes)
Scor-Pal SP202 Scor-Tape, 0.25 by 27-Yard
Scissors
Pencil
Cardstock to adhere the paper
Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Video showing How to make an Embellished Home Decor Butterfly With Paper.

This is a very easy project that can be done in about an hour or less. You could even get elaborate and cut all kinds of shapes for the wings.

I decided to keep this pretty simple and only used three colors. Mainly because these were the three that went together that I had in my stash. lol Sometimes you just make do with what you have and it usually turns out really cool!

This would make a great housewarming gift. Just find out what the color scheme is for their home and make the butterfly to match. Or while you are out shopping look at other metal shapes and see if they could be turned into a project like this.

To me, this butterfly reminds me of a stained glass piece. The bright colors are so beautiful and cheery. Have fun finding an object and then selecting the colors. Make sure you order a couple of the multi packs so that you have at least two sheets of each color to play with for your project.

How to make an Embellished Home Decor Butterfly With Paper

Hopefully, this project will spark an idea or two for you and you will get to creating today.

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How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit – Friendship Book

Tiny books are so much fun. Here is a fun project: How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit – Friendship Book. Using Calico Collage Digital images, Peter Rabbit, Stamps, Prima Flowers, Scraps of paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink.

Tiny Peter Rabbit - Friendship Book

Lately, I’ve been having a lot of fun making junk journals. For this project, I thought it would be a super cute tiny book using the Calico Collage Peter Rabbit images.

Supply list for How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit – Friendship Book
Calico Collage Digital Images – Peter Rabbit
12 in. x 12 in. Cardstock – Floral pattern used
Prima Flowers
Stampendous Life Words Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Scraps of paper, Pages from an old book, bonus if you have an old Peter Rabbit book
Paper Lace doily
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Vintage Pink
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry
Punch Bunch Medium Punch – Ash Leaf
Pink Ribbon
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Spellbinders S4-116 Nestabilities Small Standard Circles Die Template
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Paper cutter
Bone Folder
MISTI

This tiny book measures 3 in. x 3 in. when completed. There are several tutorials out there on how to make this tiny book. The video shows my version of How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit – Friendship Book.

Wouldn’t this be a super cute gift to give to your best friend? Or modify the book sayings and give to a child. There are so many options on how to decorate this tiny book.

One of the things I like about this tiny book is that it can be displayed standing on a table, for everyone to see and enjoy.

How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit - Friendship Book

Creating something handmade is such a perfect gift for those that you love. They will treasure a gift like this for a long time.

Hopefully, this project will spark an idea or two for you and you will get to creating today.

How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit - Friendship Book

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Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael’s April 2017

I went shopping, I know I really shouldn’t have but I wanted to pick up some new papers. Today I’ll share the Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael’s April 2017. What did I get? Some cool papers packages, dies and a set of stamps.

Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael's April 2017

It seems these stores know that the coupons and sales will bring me to them and I’ll spend money. I try to stay away as long as possible! LOL

Here is a video I created telling all about the items I picked up for the Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael’s April 2017.

Of course, I don’t need any more paper in my studio. But When I was out shopping I just couldn’t pass up the great deals on the pretty paper packages.

Since I’ve been making junk journals I really like to have a variety of papers throughout the journal. All four of the paper packs that I picked up have awesome images that can be used in junk journals or I can make greeting cards. So many options.

The dies I picked up will be great for cards and mixed media. I really like the Globe die, I think it will be a lot of fun to use in junk journals and on cards as well.

The stamp set was a last moment item. I happened to see that there was a sale on the stamps and decided to take a quick look. The sayings in this set are perfect to add to cards or even journal pages.

Now that I have more goodies added to my stash, it is time to get busy and make something awesome!

Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael's April 2017

Have you been out shopping lately? What was your find that you are happy to have? Feel free to share what you picked up, who knows, maybe I’ll just need to get it too!