To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal

To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal using Calico Collage Digital Images Love Story, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Lace, Scraps of paper, paper napkins and sewing. There is a lot of yummy texture in this To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal.

To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal

Video flip through of To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal.

I wasn’t sure how big to make the To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal so I asked a few of my friends in Junk Journals Junkies 1 what their thoughts were. What I should have done as asked a day in advance but I was in the middle of making this journal and asked my question: How many signatures and pages should be in this junk journal? I asked one signature of 10 to 15 pages or Three signatures of 10 sheets each. At first, the one signature was winning out. But later the next day the Three signature book was ahead.

In this To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal I decided to make it with 12 sheets of paper that are folded in half. This makes 48 pages to work with in this junk journal. Measuring 5.25 in x 7.5 in. Lace around the edge of the cover and bits of lace throughout the journal as well.

There are so many things I want to add to a junk journal. It is really hard to get all the items in, without spending days or adding one hundred pages. LOL

For this To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal I decided to do a little mixed media. Taking two pages out of an old book – these came free of the book as an attached pair. I used washi tape down the Center to give more strength to the pages and then I proceeded to paint with gesso. Once the Gesso was dry I then adhered a napkin. The key is to remove the layers of the napkin and I used Acrylic Gel Medium to adhere. It’s okay if there are wrinkles. It adds to the texture. On top of the napkin I added more gesso. The edges have been aged with distressed inks and there is a little bit of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists as well.

When I cut down the page to fit into my desired size, I had scraps left over. This gave me an idea to make small pockets and to use on the top of tags for journal spots. My sewing machine came in handy for attaching the elements together and I love the texture and feel of romance it adds.

There is a fun pocket page that I added to this journal that one of my youtube fans introduced to me. She very kindly gave me a beautiful Junk Journal and it had one of this pocket pages inside. It took me a moment, but I figured out how it was made and decided to make my own with this beautiful glitter printed mulberry looking paper.

Love using Calico Collage images. These are so beautiful. And very easy to create a junk journal around.

To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal

This would make a great wedding gift or a bridal shower gift so that the bride could record special memories leading up to her wedding.

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Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It’s a new style a Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal that I made today. This is a notebook that can be put inside a Travelers Notebook cover or it can be used just as it is, your choice. I have tested the size and it fits inside the Jane Davenport travelers notebook cover.

Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This journal has 9 sheets of various papers folded in half for a total of 36 pages. Several of the pages tip out or have pockets.

Flip Through Video of the Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Some of the things used in this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook

Calico Collage Fairy Forest
Calico Collage Spring Elegance
Brutus Monroe stamps: Wildflowers, Botanical Banners, Conservatory of Quotes, Shine Bright
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists various colors to match the paper.
Impression Obsession, Inc: Lottie Collage Stamp
Acrylic Paint
Washi tape
7Gypsies Tags from a Junk pack
Die cut butterflies
Eyelash yarn
Coloring book page
upcycled envelope
Napkin pasted onto old book page
Sewing
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
Prima Flowers
Rhinestones
Dyed seam binding using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Various stamped images on scraps of paper
Walpaper sample

This journal has a mix of papers and techniques that I decided to try out.  There are so many yummy papers in this journal, I can’t pick out my favorite but I do love the sequin paper a lot and the coloring book page was a good one too.

I did use a lot of of stamps in this journal too. My thought was the quotes would be great things to inspire while writing in this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

What was also a lot of fun was using things that are not normally book pages – Like the wallpaper sample. Years ago when I was a member of a local Stamp Club we made lots of envelopes out of wallpaper samples. Several of us went to wallpaper stores and asked for their old wallpaper sample books. Many of these stores gave these to us for free. So I have a ton of wallpaper in my stash and it feels good to use some of this.

If you have followed me at all then you know how much I love Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Almost every page has some sprayed on the paper. The shimmer on the pages makes me happy.

Making this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal is a great way for me to try new things and play with things in my stash. I hope you are inspired by my post today and get things out that you may not have played with in a while and create something. Have fun doing so.

Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

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Gypsy Soul Junk Journal

Finished a new junk journal. Gypsy Soul Junk Journal made using Calico Collage Gypsy Soul digital images, Lots of lace, Velvet fabric for the cover, Stamping throughout and more.

Gypsy Soul Junk Journal

This Gypsy Soul Junk Journal measures 6.5 in. x 9.5 in. with a 1.25 in. spine. There are three signatures with 8 pages in each for a grand total of 96 pages. The sheets are 8.5 x 11 inch folded in half.

Here is a video flip through of the Gypsy Soul Junk Journal.

For the pages I used the sheets I line my Tattered Angels Spray box. So there is lots of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on all of the pages.

The lined pages are a linen paper that I printed lines on each side. I like having lines to write in my journals.

Lots of washi tape used on several elements in this Gypsy Soul Junk Journal.

I even sewed lace on several of the journal cards. Then added distressed Inks to add more color. You will find that I like bright colors in my junk journals. I’m not one for the old paper look. I want color.

Lots of sewn elements in this journal. The most I’ve done so far in a junk journal. I like using the pages out of an old book to add pockets, tuck spots etc. It is fun to figure out new ways to make a cool tuck spot in these junk journals.

When I work on a junk journal I try to use as many scraps of paper from my stash. For example, the journal cards throughout this journal are all from scraps. Some may not have made it for the final cut in the original project so these went into my scrap bin.

Many people made fun of me for keeping all of these scraps, I even sort these by color. But now I’m able to use these up in Junk Journals. The funkier the piece the better.

Recently a friend gave me a box of fabric. I decided to dig through it and see what I found. I didn’t get far into the box and I found a beautiful piece of velvet. This is perfect for the cover. Don’t you just love the feel of velvet?

Making these junk journals gives me so much joy. I love to flip through and look at all the elements. I hope that you enjoy seeing what I create too.

Gypsy Soul Junk Journal

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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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How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal

Have you been to Michaels and seen the Mixed Media Packs? I used one in a journal. How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal shows how I used this Mixed Media Pad and the canvas included.

How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal

A few days back I shared a shopping haul that included two of the Mixed Media Packs. There are so many wonderful papers and textures in these pads. Check out the video here.

How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal

For this junk journal, I truly decided to pull items from my stash. When I have scraps of paper from fished projects I save them in a storage pocket. So I pulled several of these pockets and dug through the papers. The items may not have been perfect for the original purpose and ended up in the storage pockets, but now they were perfect to add into a junk journal.

Save those pieces that you think are not perfect, you will be surprised how well these will work inside a junk journal.

The mixed media pack I used is called Frills and I found it at Michaels normally for $14.99 each. The papers are 12 in. x 12 in. cardstock. I decided that I also wanted lined papers for journaling. I used some linen papers from my stash, that I then ran through my printer and added lines. Since these papers were only 11 inches long and I wanted these to be 12 inches long I added scraps of paper and washi tape to the ends to extend the length.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are such a great way to add color to the pages. I’m not one to use coffee or tea to stain the papers. The brighter colors appeal to me and Glimmer Mists are a great way to add these brighter colors to pages.

Have you ever looked at those daily flip desk calendars? The ones with beautiful images and sometimes a quote. Years ago I would get one to display on my desk at work. I saved several of those pages and these are great images to add to a junk journal.

The images from Calico Collage Flowers for my Lady Journal Tags are perfect for small journal spots. These images are ATC size measuring 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. I love the vintage images with the flowers. Mine were printed on cardstock so these make perfect journal spots.

There are three signatures with then sheets in each. That means there are 120 pages to enjoy in this journal. There are eight altered paper clips throughout the journal as well. The junk journal measures 6.75 in. x 7.75 in. with a two inch spine.

One of the tuck spots was something I learned from YouTuber PinkOddBird. She showed how to make some really cool envelope, tuck spots and I loved how those turned out so I added a few to this junk journal.

Making this journal took a while, well over 5 hours, closer to 6. I filmed at least 2 hours and condensed it down to 1 hour. Enjoy the video on How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal.

A close-up of the Canvas Covered Junk Journal cover.

How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal

If you only want to see a flip through of the journal I made another video just showing the goodies inside.

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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.

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How to make a Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card

Kittens are so cute, so I decided to put one on a greeting card. Here is a project on how to make Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card. Using the Calico Collage Painted Kittens Digital Download, Scraps of paper, Spellbinders Die, Tim Holtz ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Prima Flowers, and more.

Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card

These kitten images from Calico Collage are super cute! I just had to have these so that I could make a few projects with these images.

If you are like me when making paper crafts you want to use up all those pieces from previous projects. This is one of those projects to use up bits and pieces.

When I clean up my desk I sort the scraps by color family and place these into 12 inch x 12 inch scrapbook pockets. Then when I want to make a project that only needs a scrap I pull out these pockets. That is what I did for this project.

The background paper was left on my desk from the Bi Fold Mother’s Day card I made a few days back. I thought that the colors were perfect to go behind one of the kittens. Also from my stash was the pink cardstock, the ivory cardstock and the white cardstock.

Watch this video to see How to make a Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card.

Supplies for How to make a Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card

Calico Collage Painted Kittens
Scraps of paper, Pink, Ivory, and white
White paper doily
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Pink Poodle, Party Pink, Dazzling Diamonds
Tim Hotlz Distressed Ink, Picked Raspberry
Spellbinders Die Ironwork Accents
Prima Flowers
Tulip Glitter paint
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Stampendous Life Words Stamp Set
MISTI
Flat Back Rhinestones – Paper Studio
3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount

Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card

 

There are nine images on the digital sheet. I plan to dig through my paper scraps and use the rest of the images in cards too. How would you use these images? Feel free to stop by my Facebook page and leave a photo of one of your projects. I would love to see what you are creating.

Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card

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How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

Check this card out. How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card using Brutus Monroe Stamps and inks with a little Tattered Angles Glimmer Mists. Perfect for that Unique person in your life.

How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

If you have been following me for any length of time you know that I have a hard time leaving white space on a card. Today’s project is no different.

Using a mask for the Hipster Bunny I created the background that fills that white space all around her. It truly feels like she is standing in the rain, but she really doesn’t care.

Supplies used for How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card‎
Be Unique Stamp set
Surface Inks: Sea, Locomotive
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise
Ranger Blending Tool
MISTI
Stamp Storage Sleeve
Detail Ink – Raven
Scrap of text weight paper
Zig Two Way Glue
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
1 3/8 inch round hole punch
1 1/2 inch round hole punch
Teal scrap of cardstock
Pop Dots

Here is a video for How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

Stamping, spraying, and coloring is so much fun. sometimes I forget how much fun it is until I sit down to make a card like this one.

The layers of color on this card gives it depth. To me, it looks like a spent a very long time creating this card but really it wasn’t long. Do you ever look at a project you made days later and think, hey who made that? Then realize that YOU made it, that you were the creator of something wonderful?

Do you ever look at a project you made days later and think, hey who made that? Then realize that YOU made it, that you were the creator of something wonderful? Sometimes when I look through old photos or visit a website where I submitted my work I’ll stop and say hey I like that one. And then after a moment, I’ll realize that it was my own work! lol

Creating a greeting card to give to someone is so much more than giving them a lift for the day. It can also brighten your spirits while you create and then when giving the card or art to another person.

How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

Go forth, create and share with the world, it does make a difference. And no I’m not weird, I am a Limited Edition. 😉

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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

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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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