Garden Stencil Tutorial

At long last, I’m here to share a Garden Stencil Tutorial with everyone. There have been lots of requests from followers, on how to make stencils with the Cricut Explore Air. Also asked is if I will sell stencils. The answer is yes I will have some for sale in my shop. More will be added as I create new stencils in different designs.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Here is a video showing the Garden Stencil Tutorial.

For this Garden Stencil Tutorial, I started by opening Cricut Design Space and selecting the Gardening Tools Boarder. Next Right click on the image once it is on your canvas and select weld. This will weld all the layers and color together.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Duplicate the image and move to the right side of the first image. Line up and overlap with the first image. Select both images and then aline to the top. This will match these up nicely. Weld the two images together.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

This is the first row of the stencil. Duplicate this row about four times. Position the second row under the first with a little overlap. Select both images and aline Left. Next Weld the two images together.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Take the third image and move up and overlap with the first two. Aline Left and Weld.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Now that there are three stacked together It might be possible to duplicate this layer and be done. Duplicate the layer, position just below the first set, aline and weld.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

It wasn’t enough so I then took the orphaned image and moved it up to the bottom, aligned left and then weld.

Save your work! It isn’t fun to have a computer glitch and lose all your hard work. Set the software to cut. On the Cricut Air Explore choose Bonded Fabric for the cut setting. I found that this works the best for Transparency film.

Position the “write on” transparency on the Cricut Mat. On a previous project, I told the Cricut to cut an 8.5 x 11 rectangle on 12 x 12 paper. It was set to cut deep and scarred the mat a little. This is the perfect place to put the transparency, using the scar marks to line up the transparency.

Cut the design. Each design takes a while to cut. I think this one took about 8 minutes.

Remove the finished design from the machine and then from the mat and enjoy! Don’t have a Cricut Explore Air but want a stencil? Check out my shop. I have added a few to purchase. Don’t see something you want, send me a message and I’ll see if I can make something for you.

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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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Coloring book page into Junk Journal Page

Continuing on the Fairy Garden Junk Journal Series. I love finding new ways to use items in my stash. For this project, I came up with the idea of Coloring book page into Junk Journal Page. For my project the page was uncolored, but a colored page can be used too! Adding images from the Fairy Garden digital journal kit from Calico Collage helped to tie it into the journal I’m making.

Coloring book page into Junk Journal Page

Coloring book page into Junk Journal Page Supplies

Super quick video tutorial on Coloring book page into Junk Journal Page.

Cut the coloring book page out of the book. I like to cut the height the same as my other journal pages. Then on one of the sides, fold over about 2 inches to create a pocket. Using Aleene’s Tacky glue adhere the top and bottom of this pocket in place.

Cut the images from the Fairy Garden digital journal kit. Use Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of the paper. Assemble the envelope using a glue stick. Make sure that you don’t glue the envelope closed.

Add the journal cards and envelope to the pocket and it is ready to be added to the junk journal.

Coloring book page into Junk Journal Page

Look at the things you may already have differently. Those coloring pages from the kids would make great pages in a junk journal. Have fun making your own.

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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Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

I’m finally home for a little while from doing a couple of trips and two workshops one in Jan and the other in Feb. I decided to make an Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal, well actually three from the leftover supplies from my last workshop in Baton Rouge LA. I had a great time with the ladies that attended.

It was a great workshop too as all three ladies hadn’t done the style of a journal we made. Two had never made a junk journal at all. So it was a lot of fun to show them how to put it together and all three went home with a completed journal.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

Since Norella the owner and designer of Calico Collage were attending I asked her what her favorite kit would be to make. She said she liked the Dragonfly Delight Kit. So that is what I prepared for the workshop. By printing, cutting, adding embellishments and creating kits.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

When I have a workshop I try to have a couple extra kits just in case someone comes that we didn’t expect. Or if I want to make part of the journal in the workshop. This time I had enough for three journals.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

Here is a flip through video of the Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal. I also show the covers other two, but not a flip through of all three. If interested in purchasing one check out my shop.

Since I stay super busy I decided I would make all three pretty much the same as the workshop but I would make it a soft cover. Making a three signature 15 and up page journal takes a lot more time to construct than a single signature with a soft or cardstock cover.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

The purple cardstock I used for the cover was given to me. A friends mother moved out of her home and took all that would fit in her two bedroom apartment. When I got to the house there was still at least a full room of supplies that were going in a dumpster. So I took what I thought I could use. This was paper left over from making wedding invitations I think.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

If you didn’t already know I love using Tulip Dimensional Glitter Fabric paint. This paint leaves beautiful sparkle on projects. I also like cost, being under $5.00. It does take a little bit longer to dry, but it is so worth waiting.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

For a few months now I have been using the domino images as embellishments. I really like the Dragonfly Delight Domino images. These have a lot of color and beautiful images. These just so happened to fit a punch I picked up and I was also able to create a cut file in my Silhouette Cameo 3 to mat the dominos.

I’ve also been using some of the one-inch circles and used the Dragonfly Delight 1 inch circles in this Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal.

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This time I wanted to have lots of color in the Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal. I didn’t want to stay with just teal or pink. But instead, I wanted to use as many colors as I could.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

Glitter cardstock was found to match the colors of the Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal. The glitter makes me smile when I see it in the elements. First I used my Cricut Explore Air to cut little dragonfly boarders. Then with what was left I used a paper punch and made dragonflies. Then I used a Tim Holtz heart paper punch to get as many as possible out of what was left. LOL I really did use it all.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

Making journals like this Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal makes me so happy. I’m getting to play with so many wonderful products and tools and create something beautiful. This is my passion and I’m so glad that I finally found the one that makes me the happiest.

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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Jane Austen Junk Journals

One of my local people requested that I make some smaller size and priced junk journals. I decided to make several Jane Austen Junk Journals for her shop and two others. Using the Jane Austen digital journal kit from Calico Collage and ATC cards, made it easy to put these journals together quickly. Do you have favorite Jane Austen quotes? I added a couple that I like inside each journal.

Jane Austen Junk Journals

Flip through video of the Jane Austen Junk Journals I made.

The journals measure 5 x 7 and have 40 pages in each one. The cover is cardstock with the Calico Collage Jane Austen image sewn on top. There is gold organza ribbon tying each one shut and this can be removed.

Selecting items from my stash and pairing with the digital journal kit from Calico Collage is what makes these journals so pretty. I ended up making over a dozen of these journals!

My process of making a lot of journals at one time is to go through the paper stash I have and see how many of the same type of papers I can find. Then I start cutting, folding, sewing and creating pages. I find that if I create one design for a page and then make duplicates it goes much faster than creating each journal then moving on to the next.

There are four of the Jane Austen Junk Journals in my shop. If you are looking for something special, feel free to contact me about special orders.

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We each have our own way of creating. Find the way that works best for you and do it! Enjoy the process.

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 on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Jane Austen Junk Journals I made.

Valentine Junk Journal Page

Since Valentines is just around the corner and I joined the Valentine Junk Journal Page swap inside the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group I thought I should get one made. It was easy to turn this into a video tutorial showing how to transform junk mail into a journal page, using craft paint and images from Calico Collage. I even used a body butter box for a couple of tags.

Valentine Junk Journal Page

Valentine Junk Journal Page Supplies

Video Tutorial for the Valentine Junk Journal Page.

It is possible to alter a piece of junk mail for a junk journal. Lots of people say that it is hard to make something pretty. But if you get some acrylic craft paint you can do beautiful things.

Valentine Junk Journal Page

Using an old credit card or gift card is a great way to spread paint onto paper. It goes on in thin layers that dry fast. Once all the layers are dry it is easy to write on top of the paint.

Valentine Junk Journal Page

While for this project I used digital images it is possible to find pretty images in things you may already have. Take a look at that empty tissue box, chances are there is a pretty pattern that can be used. Flip through old magazines and look for flowers and other images you can use. Those old greeting cards you saved for years are also great items to use for something pretty.

Valentine Junk Journal Page

Really the key is to enjoy the process and have fun looking for items you can use. Like the empty Victoria’s Secret Body Butter Box. The box is a pretty shade of pink and had the word Love so I had to use it as a journal tag.

Valentine Junk Journal Page

I’m looking forward to swapping with the assigned partner. It is so much fun to see what others make. Getting a junk journal page in a swap helps me learn new things or come up with new ideas.

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 on 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 for the Valentine Junk Journal Page.

Notebook paper into Junk Journal Page

Did you know that you can turn Notebook paper into Junk Journal Page? Continuing on my Fairy Garden Junk Journal series today I’ll show how to take a simple notebook page and turn it into a beautiful Junk Journal Page for the Fairy Garden Junk Journal I’ve been working. Using notebook paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Images from Calico Collage Fairy Garden digital Journal kit, I’ll make a beautiful junk journal page.

Notebook paper into Junk Journal Page

The supplies used for turning a Notebook paper into Junk Journal Page.

Tutorial Video showing how to turn a Notebook paper into Junk Journal Page.

Begin by trimming the height of the page to match other pages for the junk journal. I like to keep my pages about the same size. Next, score the edges so that a flap can be created. I used the width of the page as a guide. Use Aleene’s Tacky Glue to adhere the top and bottom of the flaps to the page, this will create a pocket.

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and a stencil apply color to the page on both sides. Allow to dry or use a heat tool to speed up the drying time.

Notebook paper into Junk Journal Page

Apply distress ink Vintage Photo to the envelope. Alter the envelope by using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and the stencil. Let the envelope dry or use a heat tool. Apply Fairy Garden images including the words. For my altered envelope, I applied glue on two edges so that this created a cute tuck spot on the envelope.

Adhere the butterfly and tuck spot to the new pockets on the notebook paper. Add journal cards and you are done!

That was super easy huh? What are your favorite images to use when making a junk journal? I’ve been having fun with the Fairy Garden images from Calico Collage.

Notebook paper into Junk Journal Page

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 on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see how to turn a Notebook paper into Junk Journal Page.

Fairy Garden Altered Paperclip and Tuck Spot

Here is another video from the Fairy Garden Junk Journal I’ve been working on. This is the Fairy Garden Altered Paperclip and Tuck Spot I created for the journal. I created these as kits for a workshop and it seemed to go over nicely. They liked that I had all the elements picked out and ready to go. Being organized while creating junk journals really makes it so much easier.

Fairy Garden Altered Paperclip and Tuck Spot

The supplies used in making the Fairy Garden Altered Paperclip and Tuck Spot.

Here is the tutorial video showing how to make the Fairy Garden Altered Paperclip and Tuck Spot.

Once the images are printed and trimmed down to size use Vintage Photo around the edges. Apply vintage photo to the edges of the ticket, label heart and words.

Use a glue stick to adhere the domino image and the floral image. Snip a piece of eyelash yarn and place it on the images and then use Aleene’s Tacky glue to adhere the words and heart.

Add the flowers and that completes the Fairy Garden Altered Paperclip and Tuck Spot.

If you don’t have the tools to make the shapes, find things around the home to use as a template and hand cut the shapes. This is what I did for years until I got the cutting tools.

Fairy Garden Altered Paperclip and Tuck Spot

Keeping following along to see more of the elements used in the Fairy Garden Junk Journal I’ve made.

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 on 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 for the Fairy Garden Altered Paperclip and Tuck Spot tutorial.

Planner Page into Junk Journal Page

When digging through my papers I found an old planner that my brother gave to me and thought I need to turn this Planner Page into Junk Journal Page. So today I’m sharing how I turned it into the junk journal page using Tattered Angels Glimmer mists, Scrapbook papers, and images from Calico Collage’s Fairy Garden digital journal kit.

Planner Page into Junk Journal Page

The supplies used for turning a Planner Page into Junk Journal Page.

Video Tutorial showing how to make Planner Page into Junk Journal Page.

Taking an old Planner Page and using as a junk journal page is another way to use up those old things that are laying around. Begin by trimming the page to the size that matches your other pages for the journal. Or leave it the original size for a larger page.

Apply Walnut Gold and Kraft Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist through a stencil on the Planner Page. I made my stencil using my Cricut Explore Air and write on transparency. I love how I can custom make stencils for projects like this one.

Cut scrapbook paper the same width as the planner page when in landscape and about 6 inches tall. Then fold in half (hot dog style – a term I learned a few weeks ago to indicate that it will be long and skinny like a hotdog). Attach to the planner page on the bottom covering up the holes using Aleene’s Tacky glue.

Spray a scrap of purple cardstock with Tattered Angels to alter the color. Then attach scraps of notebook paper by folding over the top edge a little and stapling in place.

Attach the floral element with a glue stick and add the journal cards into the pockets. Now enjoy the page you made by Planner Page into Junk Journal Page.

Planner Page into Junk Journal Page

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 on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see how to turn a Planner Page into Junk Journal Page.

 

Envelope Napkin Pocket Junk Journal Page

Continuing with my Fairy Garden junk journal tutorials I decided to share an Envelope Napkin Pocket Junk Journal Page I created. This Junk Journal Page is truly mixed media. Mixing Acrylic Paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, napkin, fibers, book pages and old map and more to create a great page for the Fairy Garden Junk Journal.

Envelope Napkin Pocket Junk Journal Page

Supplies Used to make the Envelope Napkin Pocket Junk Journal Page.

Video showing how I made this Envelope Napkin Pocket Junk Journal Page.

For this Envelope Napkin Pocket Junk Journal Page I created I started with a page out of a street map book. Trim the page to the size needed for the journal, or if you are lucky you can leave it the size it is and go to the next step.

Envelope Napkin Pocket Junk Journal Page

Using the craft paints and Tattered Angles Glam and an old key card, gift card or old credit card spread the paints all over the page on both sides. Keep the layers thin and it will dry quickly. While you have the paint out, cover the old book page – this will become pockets on the JJ.

Apply Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through a stencil on the map page and the book pages that were painted. This will give another layer of yummy color that sparkles. Spray through the stencil on the envelope on both sides. When there is spray on the stencil apply two index cards to the stencil to pick up the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Separate the napkin removing the extra layers. Some napkins have three layers some only two. If you can’t get the layers apart, try putting a piece of tape on the back and gently pulling. This seems to work with some napkins that won’t come apart.

A glue stick is perfect for attaching napkins. It is easier to apply a generous amount of glue stick to the map and then lay the napkin over the glue and gently press and smooth. Since there will be a pocket on one side there is no need to cover the whole page and part of the napkin can be folded over to the other side and adhered in the same manner.

Cut the book page in half as you would read the page to create two pieces to fit on the bottom of the map to create pockets. I like to turn the edges under a little so that it is sturdy. Attach to the map with Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Add the embellishments to the new pockets. Lay the eyelash yarn down and then apply glue to the domino label element and press over the yarn. I find that doing it this way helps keep the yarn in place and I don’t have to apply so much glue that gets messy.

Decorate the envelope using the corner pieces from the Fairy Garden journal kit. Fold the envelope in half. Using washi tape attach to the map on the non pocket side but just to the side of the center fold on the page. This way it will be a full envelope that can have items added and it won’t be caught in the binding.

Finish adding journal cards to the page and now it is ready to be added to the Fairy Garden junk journal.

It is fun to use old papers that might have been thrown out. Adding paint and glimmer mist changes the papers into something beautiful and new.

Envelope Napkin Pocket Junk Journal Page

What are your favorite colors? Take those colors and paint some paper and see how you have a whole new collection of items you can add to your junk journals.

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 on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Envelope Napkin Pocket Junk Journal Page.

 

Gel Prints into Junk Journal Elements

It has been a few days since I did the Gel Press Play Time and now it is time to use the Gel Prints into Junk Journal Elements. This project a was also prompted because I’m in a blog hop #thanks4watchingart on YouTube with a lot of very talented artists. Make sure that you visit each one to see their projects.

Gel Press Play Time

Using my new Gemini cutter from Crafters Companion with their dies I was able to sit and play for a while and turn the Gel Prints into Junk Journal Elements. I love how intricate the dies cut even on thin papers.  Too many times in the past I would cut a die and it wouldn’t do a good job, but the Gemini cuts beautifully every time.

el Prints into Junk Journal Elements

Here is a video showing how I took the Gel Prints into Junk Journal Elements.

Supplies used today in this project Gel Prints into Junk Journal Elements.

My method was to use the pages I had with the dies from Crafters Companion in the Gemini and see how it turned out.  Each print is unique, even when I used the same colors no two were the same, similar but not the same. I love this idea of making a bunch of prints and then using these for junk journal elements. It was fun to use the Gel Prints into Junk Journal Elements.

el Prints into Junk Journal Elements

Before you throw out those old papers and pages take a look at my Gel Press Play Time post and see if you can then turn these Gel Prints into Junk Journal Elements like I did.

Once you get started you won’t know when to stop. lol Have fun making your own.

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Make sure you check out the rest of the people in the #thanks4watchingart on YouTube.

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 on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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