Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal

I’ve made another Junk Journal. This Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal features the digital journal kit from Calico Collage: Natures Glory. It is a beautiful digital kit with lots of flowers, butterflies, and moths.

This Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal measures 5.5 in. x 7.25 in. with a 1.25 in. spine. There are three signatures with 7 to 8 pages in each.  This will make about 84 pages in the journal.

Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal

For this kit I decided to print the pages and then on the backside print lines for journaling. This way I could trim the pages down to the image area and then fold, boom instant page.

So that I would have enough pages in the journal I used several scrapbook papers. These were twelve by twelve inch papers that I trimmed down to eight and a half by eleven inch. Then I printed journal lines on the backside of these pages.

Once I had all the papers on my work table I then started using a border punch on the edges of some of the papers. I love the beautiful look this gives the pages.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are a beautiful way to add color to white pages. I’m not one that really likes the tea dye color for a whole page and for a whole journal. But using the Glimmer Mists gives beautiful color hues that blend well with this journal kit. And the added shimmer on the pages just makes you want to pet the paper.

Digging through my stamp stash I found some butterfly, flowers and a swirl stamp to use on some of the pages. Tim Holtz Distressed Inks were used as those had a light hue so that journaling could still be done over the stamping.

There are several pockets that I made throughout this journal. Some were from a random book in my stash. Others were from a dictionary that I picked up at a thrift store. If you ever feel like you can’t destroy a book check out the thrift store for books. Usually, these are very old and no one is going to collect these. Thus great books to pull apart for junk journals.

Recently I picked up a butterfly die and it is a great solid die. These were cut out of a gold yellow paper and placed in several of the pockets.

Here is a video flip through of this Handmade Natures Glory 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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Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2

I’ve made another junk journal. Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2 is the newest junk journal I made. This journal features the beautiful digital images from Calico Collage and papers from my stash.

Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2

The journal measures 6 in. x 8.5 in. x 1 in.

Each signature has one page of heavy handmade watercolor paper.

There are three signatures sewn into the book with at least eight pages in each signature. This makes 48 pages in the book. Handmade pockets are added into the book to give a place for mementos. Some of the pockets are made out of an old book and an old dictionary.

In the center of each signature, little butterflies cap the ends of the waxed linen thread that bind the book together.

Several of the pages have a decorative edge. I used three different types of edge border punches to give a pretty edge on these pages.

Lots of room to journal. Many of the pages have journal lines. There are several pages that are ready to have photos or other items pasted into the journal as well.

When holding this journal under the light you will see it sparkle. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were used on all of the pages in the journal.

There are six embellished or altered paper clips in this journal. These were embellished with paper flowers and rhinestones.

Several of the pages have a pretty flourish stamped as well as butterflies.

There are pockets on the inside front and back covers.

A pretty peacock blue ribbon ties the journal close.

Video flip through of Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2.

The journal is ready for you to write your thoughts and dreams. I love flipping through this journal looking at the beautiful images and feeling the texture of the pages.

To purchase the Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2 visit my shop. If this journal has sold, feel free to contact me about making another.

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How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

I’m in the CCB Travelling Art Journal round robin and today I’m sharing How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page. This was my entry for March for the traveling art journal. To see all of the February entries head over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.

This journal is a group of 24 artists working in a different journal each month. When they complete their journal entry they mail it on to the next person. The process will be repeated until it has reached all of the participants, twelve in each group.

Some of the artists chose to make a custom journal for this round robin, some purchased journals. It is interesting to see the styles of each person as we get the journals in the mail.

We have our own little support group where we can talk about what we are doing in the journals and ask for help, get tips and ideas. I’ve made new friends because of this little group.

For my entry this month I was feeling the coolness at the end of winter and wanted to share that cool blue feeling but with the hope, that spring is nearly here with a butterfly.

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Supplies used in How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Canvas Corp Brands Tissuestock 12×12 – Damask on Ivory
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Art Wall
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Blue Bubbles
Tattered Angels Glam Chandelier
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint White
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Stamp in the Hand Script Stamp
Liquitex Matte Medium
Paint Brush
Fast’N Final Lightweight Spackling
Pallet Knife
Ledger Stencil – Amazon
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
White Crochet Thread
Die cut butterfly
Brutus Monroe Stamp set: Beautiful
MISTI
Scrap of white cardstock
Brutus Monroe Ink – Cornflower
Stipple brush
Water bottle
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Heat tool
Paint Pallet
Blue Acrylic Paint
Sharpie Fine point

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Now that you see the list of supplies used. Here is the video on How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page:

Making a journal page entry is a lot of fun. I enjoy the process of thinking about what  I want to have the page look like when I’m done. But sometimes it is just making the page that is fun. There are times that things don’t always turn out the way I think it should, but I never let that get me down. With Mixed Media there are no mistakes, just opportunities to try new things.

Never be afraid to try something new. You never know how much you just might like that new thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Make sure you head over to the Canvas Corp Blog and check out all of the other journal entries for the month March too.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Today I’m sharing How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card. Do you find that you need to have a quick card that you can make? A beautiful card can be made in ten minutes or less.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Using the From Pairs with Love and Terry’s Trains, Detail ink – Raven, some distress inks, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, I’ll show you How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card.

It can be a challenge to create beautiful cards in a pinch. What I have found to help is having a few supplies on hand. Some people like to pre-cut papers and have these stored in special containers. I found that I have a large enough stash of paper to choose from that it is just as easy to cut as I need. In the case of this card, I was lucky that the paper was already cut to fit a standard A2 card.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Supplies for a Ten Minute Pairs Card
From Pairs with Love
Terry’s Trains
Detail ink – Raven
Black Cardstock cut to fit an A2 card
Kraft cardstock about 4 inches wide by 5 inches tall
Cream cardstock about 3 inches wide by 4 inches tall
Black and brown organza ribbon
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Blending Tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Vagabond Die cutting machine
Self-adhesive pearl embellishments
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount

Here is a video for How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

There is no need to stress over making a card for someone. Sure you can hurry and take only ten minutes or you can take days. The process is all about enjoying what you are doing. The person getting the card may never know how long it took to create the card unless you tell them.

My hope is that you were inspired by the project today to play. Maybe even challenge yourself to create a card in ten minutes.  Especially a ten minute Paris card.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

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How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card

Today I’m sharing How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card using the scraps left over from the How to Make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Don’t you like to have all of the scraps used up when you are done with projects? I sure do! Hopefully, this will give you an idea of what to do with the scraps you might have left over when using the Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images.

Simple Pretty Mother's Day Card

When I finished the Shabby Chic Mother’s Day card I had pieces on my work table and I thought  I should be able to make another card quickly with those pieces. It took about ten minutes to make this card

Here is a video on How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card

Supplies for How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card
Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images
Tim Holtz Distress ink: Picked Raspberry
Ranger Blending Tool
2 White paper doilies
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Stick On Pearls
Pink Organza Ribbon
Floral Scrapbook paper

Digging around in my paper stash. It is a very large paper stash to choose from. I found a 12 in. x 12 in. floral scrapbook sheet that matched the flowers in the sentiment strip from the Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images. This was cut down to fit the front of a 5 in. x 7 in. greeting card. One of the pieces that were left over was used on the inside.

Tim Holtz Distress ink: Picked Raspberry was used to add a bit of color around the sentiment that will be used on the front of the card and the inside of the card.

There was a bit of a doily on my desk from another project that I had cut part of it up that was perfect to add just a bit of lace to the card. This was added to the back of the strip.

The sentiment on the inside was layered with a full round lace doily over the scrap of floral scrapbook paper on the top portion of the card.

Simple Pretty Mother's Day Card

On the front, the scrapbook paper was adhered using the Brutus Monroe Craft Glue. Then adhere the sentiment and place Stick On Pearls on the doily. Adding a soft Pink Organza Ribbon bow just adds to the simplicity and elegance of this card.

Last spray a little Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink on the front of the card.

This is a very simple card, but it is so pretty that any mother would love getting it this Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card.

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Simple Pretty Mother's Day Card

How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Mother’s day is almost here, Sunday, May 14, 2017. On today’s blog, I’m sharing How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Using the Mother’s Day images from Calico Collage, Brutus Monroe Stamps, ink and more.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

The Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images are super sweet. I chose one of the images to be the focal point of a 5 in. x 7 in. greeting card. Pairing this with new stamps from Brutus Monroe just seemed to be the perfect fit.

Supplies for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card
Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images
Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners
Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
Tim Holtz Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Ranger Blending Tool
Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die
Prima French Riviera Flowers
White paper doily
White plastic strand of pearls
Rinea Foil in Gold glossy
Leaves Die – eBay came from China
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Scraps of pink and white papers from stash

Here is a video for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Digging around in my paper stash I found a couple pieces of pink paper that I thought went well with the image.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

Recently I purchased the Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die and I just love how beautiful it looks. Die cutting it out of plain white paper makes a beautiful touch to this card.

Adding Distress Inks to the edges of papers just helps to finish the look. It may not be necessary on every project but for this project, I think it helps to bring each layer together.

If you like that vintage feel on photos try adding a touch of gold embossing around the edges. Think messy, not uniform when you apply the embossing powder. This look reminds me of an old mirror that has aged and part of the silver is faded.

Although the stamped roses are hard to see in the photo it does make a nice gold touch to the image. If I had left off the embellishments the card could have been finished with just the gold embossed roses.

Those paper doilies that you find in the cake decorating isle are perfect for card making. These don’t cost a whole lot of money but sure look elegant.

Using the Gold Glossy Rinea paper foil with the leaves die adds a touch of softness and elegance to this Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting card. I love seeing the shimmer on the card.

On top of the paper lace doily, is a few loops of pearls to help with that shabby chic look and add a little bit of romance.

To top off the embellishments is a beautiful Prima French Riviera Flower.

Once all of the items were added to the card I then used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink to spray and add droplets to the card.

My hope is that you were inspired by today’s post, How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Do you enjoy the Shabby Chic look? What is your favorite look for a greeting card? Share your thoughts with me in the comments, or on my Facebook page.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

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How to make a cactus themed greeting card

Sharing a project today, How to make a cactus themed greeting card. Using the Brutus Monroe stamp set Sharp StuffBrutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven, Chameleon Pens, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

How to make a cactus themed greeting card

What I love about this stamp set is how easy it is to make different looks with the same stamps. There are so many options with this set, you are only limited by your imagination.

For this card, I stamped out the Sharp Stuff images on a piece of white cardstock. Colored the images with Chameleon Pens and then cut out each image.

The background was made using Tattered Angels Glimmer mists to give a really pretty green hue.

Once I had all the images ready to use I made an arrangement on the card and started adhering. I even used pop dots to add dimension.

When the pots of cactus were added to the card I then went back and made some shadows around the base of the pots. This helps anchor these to the card so they don’t look like they are floating in the air.

To help those that need visuals here is a video on How to make a cactus themed greeting card:

What style will you use with these stamps? Will you do something like mine where these are stamped and then cut out? Or do you like to make it look like the entry into a home. Add a door image and a step then add the pots around the entry.

The key is to have fun when you are creating. There is no right or wrong way, just the way you want it to look. Enjoy the creative process and make something that appeals to you.

Make sure you check out the Brutus Monroe Blog for other great creations by the Inspiration Team. Something new is shared every day.

How to make a cactus themed greeting card

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How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Needing a greeting card to send to a friend I decided to make one and share How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card. This card will also be entered into a couple of challenges I found online.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Recently while out shopping I found the Hampton Art Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow Which features Unipegs, Or Flying Unicorns. This set was so cute that I couldn’t pass it up!

Knowing that I wanted to keep this card simple and cute I decided to go with simple stamping and masking. The concept of masking is to stamp the image on a text weight piece of paper and place that over the image you want to be in the front.

To make a mask I do the following, I stamp the image on text weight paper, or a sticky note. I cut out the image and then on the backside I use Zig Two Way Glue. Let the glue air dry for a minute. This then turns the paper into a temporary sticky mask that will stay in place. Repeat these steps for all of the stamps that you want to mask on your project.

Once all of the masks are created it is time to create the card. Begin with loading the MISTI with the UniPeg, Rainbow Clouds and Hello Stamps. Ink with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven, then stamp on white cardstock that has been cut at 4.20 in. x 5.45 in.

Place the masks for the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds over the images. Stamp DOTS Stiched Clouds over the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds. Place masks over the clouds.

Using the Ranger Blending tool and the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass blend on the card a background to represent sky and clouds.

Remove the masks when the background has been completed to satisfaction.

Color the Unipeg, clouds and Rainbow with Chameleon Pens.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Spray entire card  with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl.

Highlight images with Tulip Dimensional Glitter glue. I even go around Hello to help it stand out as well.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Supplies Used for How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card
Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow
Brutus Monroe Sharon’s Script Stamps – Hello
DOTS – Stitched Clouds
MISTI
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass
Zig Two-Way Glue
Tulip Glitter Glue
Chameleon Pens
Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Ranger Blending Tool
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
White Cardstock
A2 Greeting Card
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Pearl

Here is a video of How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Isn’t this a fun card? I hope that my friend loves it!

I’m also entering in in a couple of challenges.

Entered in Sunny Day Crafting – A themed Challenge Blog; March Challenge – Rainbows.

Entered in Creatalicious Challenges – Challenge #111 Anything Goes + Optional Gems or Pearls.

Entered in Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog – Challenge #54.

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How to make a Conservatory Flowers Happy Birthday Card

I’m over on the Brutus Monroe Blog with How to make a Conservatory Flowers Happy Birthday Card. Using the April Stamp club, the Conservatory set and inks from Brutus Monroe. I also use some bling and glitter paint. Head over to the blog to see the details.

How to make a Conservatory Flowers Happy Birthday Card

Supplies used for How to make a Conservatory Flowers Happy Birthday Card:
Brutus Monroe April Stamp Club – Birthday Wishes
Brutus Monroe Conservatory & Quotes Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Surface inks: Cabbage, Rouge, Zest
Sizzix 660220 Thinlits Die Set, Mixed Media by Tim Holtz, 4-Pack
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink, Cranberry Zing, Blarney
Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint – on Amazon
White 3mm Round Gemstone Embellishment Stickers – Hobby Lobby
White Adhesive Foam Squares – Hobby Lobby
Tsukineko 6-Pack Fantastix, Brush/Bullet Tip Combo for All Purpose Ink – on Amazon
50 Bright White Linen 80# Cover Paper Sheets – 8.5″ X 11″- on Amazon
CANDY PINK Cardstock from Cardstock Warehouse 8.5″ x 11″
Zig Memory System Large Two Way Glue Pen, Carded, Chisel Tip
Aleenes Tacky Glue – On Amazon
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears
Fine Point Steel Tweezer, 5-Inch, Silver

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

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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.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to see How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal. I hope that you will make one soon.