Pink Grace Junk Journal

Welcome to my blog as I share a Pink Grace Junk Journal I made using the Calico Collage digital images – Pink Grace. Also used, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Scrapbook papers, and Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners Rose stamp.

Pink Grace Junk Journal

This Pink Grace Junk Journal has three signatures of 10 pages for a grand total of 120 yummy pages to enjoy. There is three fold out pages I made by adding a page out of an old book with washi tape.

For this Pink Grace Junk Journal, I stamped a lot of Rose images from my stash of stamps.

Did you know that you can edit the images from Calico Collage? Since the images come as jpg files you can import the images into a photo editing software and alter these images.

I wanted more journal cards so I cropped one of the images and then had my printer put 9 on a page. That makes these images about 2.5 x 3.5 in size and are perfect to tuck into the journal here and there.

Also used in the Pink Grace Junk Journal are some of the free downloads from Calico Collage. I altered these images by turning the dark brown around the edges pink. The images I used are the Seed packets.

There are nine pockets made from old books, three of these are from an old dictionary. I love finding ways to use these old pages that are from old damaged books.

It was fun to dig around in my stash and find scraps of paper to stamp images or die cut into shapes. Every time I make a junk journal I’m making a dent in all of this paper I’ve been saving for years.

Back in January, I picked up some hemp cord. I like using this cord for the binding of my junk journals. I used a pretty pink Hemptique Cord for the Pink Grace Junk Journal. I think I’ll be on the look out for more Hemp cord to add to my stash.

The cover is canvas from Canvas Corp Brands. This was one of the grab bags of canvas. Lots of big pieces are in this grab bag for such a low price.

Here is a flip through video of the Pink Grace Junk Journal.

Making these junk journals are a lot of fun for me. I hope you enjoy seeing what I create.

Pink Grace Junk Journal

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Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals

I’m really on a roll when it comes to Junk Journals. Today I’m sharing Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals that I made using Calico Collage Sweet Elegance Digital Journal Kit.Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals

In my stash, I have a large supply of really nice heavy handmade watercolor paper that is cut to about 6.5 in. x 12 in. These are nice and heavy perfect for a small Junk Journal Cover. I cut the paper to be 6.25 in. x 10.5 inches and used one of the journal pages on this to be the outside cover.

Inside the journals, I used all kinds of scrapbook paper, left over paper, lined notebook paper, graph paper and more. Many of the pages were sprayed with various colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

What has really been the most fun was using the scraps and leftover pieces from other projects as elements in these Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals. Sometimes when I stamp something to test the image or just thought I was going to make a card or something, but there was something not right. So I put it into a file folder to deal with later. These have been perfect for journal cards inside the junk journals.

The journals have one signature of 10 sheets of paper for a total of 40 pages.

What may have been considered trash is now a treasure for junk journals. I’ve had some papers for almost 20 years that finally got used in a junk journal.

These papers are fun to die cut into various shapes. I’m getting my monies worth out of my Tim Holtz Vagabond and the dies I’ve picked up lately.

 

Now I look at dies differently. Can this be used as a journal spot? Could this be used as a tuck spot? I’m also looking at the scraps of paper differently. Is it large enough to make a mini card inside the junk journal?

I even saved the strips of coloring book page to be tuck spots on another page in this junk journal session.

What I really love about junk journals there is no wrong way to make these. Whatever you like and enjoy can be put into a junk journal.

Here is a video talking about the Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals I made.

These Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals were a lot of fun to make, and I’ll be making more of these.

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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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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 Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil

Did you play with paper dolls when you were a kid? Well here is your chance to do it again with How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil. The Spring Peacock Paper Doll collection is from Calico Collage and I have paired it with Rinea paper foil.

Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil

The fun thing about these paper dolls is that you get to make them any way you want. With the items in the kit you can pick and choose which patterns you want to use. Or you can make up your own.

For my Spring Peacock Paper Doll Fairy I decided to add some of the Rinea paper foil. I love the shine and sparkle it adds.

Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil

Supplies used for How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Paper Doll
Rinea Foil, Blue, Pink, and Purple
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die, Butterfly Duo
Sizzix Die, 3D flowers
Cross Lock Tweezer
Bamboo Skewer 12 inch
Acrylic Paint, Black and purple
White Lace
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Silver Silk flowers
Hot Glue Gun

Video for How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil

The paper doll is super easy to make. Cut out the desired doll. Since mine were printed on copy paper I glued mine to cardstock.

Select the Rinea foils that match the Doll parts and die cut the butterfly and roses.

Paint the Bamboo Skewer black with acrylic paint.

Use the Cross Lock Tweezer or a quilling tool to make the roses. I use hot glue to finish the rose as it sets up quickly.

Using purple acrylic paint, cover the back of the dolls head to mimic her hair.

Adding a little extra to the outside edge, trace the dress on the Purple Rinea Paper Foil and cut out. Adhere to the back of the dress.

Hot glue bamboo skewer to the back of doll body. Attach arms and legs with Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Make a lace petticoat and adhere to the back of the dress. Hot glue the dress to the body.  Tie lace around the body at the waist to represent a belt. Leave extra in the back to look like a big bow.

Adhere the Rinea Paper Foil wings to the Calico Collage Wings with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Then adhere both to the back of the doll.

Place the large Rinea paper foil rose at the waist of the doll with hot glue. Add the smaller rose and a couple of silk flowers on her head.

Admire your super cute fairy you made.

Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil

Now that you know  How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil, do you have plans to make several? I think I’ll be making a few more and will hang some from the ceiling in my studio. Won’t that be fun!

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How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

The Birthday Bears arrived in the mail and it’s time to show you a card. How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card. Using the Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears and Chameleon Pens to make a super cute greeting card. This project is also shared on the Brutus Monroe Blog too.

When I saw this set of bears I knew that these would be the perfect set to use my new Chameleon Pens to color the images.

How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

Isn’t this card super cute? I just love how sweet the image is on this card! The balloons are so fun to color with the Chameleon pens.

Supplies used for How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card
Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears
Brutus Monroe Stamp Sleeve
MISTI
White Cardstock
Black Detail Ink – Raven
Chameleon Pens
Brutus Monroe Aubergine Ink
A2 greeting card
Scrapbook paper in purple print
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue
Bone folder
Fancy border Die cut in Purple
Vagabond
Zig Two Way Glue
Pop Dots
Purple hemp cord
Flat back self-adhesive pearls from Hobby Lobby

Video on How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

The way this card was made is super easy, as it involves stamping and coloring the images. There is no wrong way to color these images. What every looks good to you is perfect.

Since I used the Chameleon Pens I was able to get a pretty blended effect. Watercolor pencils could also be used just add a small amount and move with water to get the blended effect.

A great stamping tool is the MISTI as it can have several stamps loaded and then inked at one time. This is perfect if you want to create several of the same cards as you load the stamps once. Ink and then stamp for each card until you are done.

Today I used a die that I picked up from eBay. I love the design and I think it adds a bit of elegance to this whimsical birthday card.

Flat back pearls are perfect to add a nice touch of bling to the card. Then a small bow made from purple hemp finishes this card.

Head over to the Brutus Monroe Shop and pick up the Birthday Bears stamp set soon. You will love having this set to make art. You too can use the Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card.

I have these cards for sale in my shop, feel free to take a look. If you are looking for custom cards, hit me up. I’ll be glad to work with you. Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? 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 use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

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Plethora of Mother’s Day Cards Made

So yesterday was a busy day. I have a Plethora of Mother’s Day Cards Made. Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, Sunday, May 14, I thought I should get busy and make a few cards.

For these cards I decided to use some papers I had in my stash. You know the ones, those that got purchased for some reason or another. Or in my case there was a huge stack of papers given to me.

Thumbing through the papers I found a couple of scrapbook papers that I thought would be beautiful backgrounds.

Once the background papers were selected I think started looking through the other papers and bits. I have 12 in. x 12 in. scrapbook folders that hold scraps of paper. Having these folders helped in the making of all of these cards.

One of my friends came over to craft with me and she let me borrow a really pretty die set. I’m so glad that she came over. I’ve been using these dies like crazy. lol

Here are the Plethora of Mother’s Day Cards Made in this card making session.

The first card features Brutus Monroe – Bunny Kisses set. This was stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. I also used embroidery floss to tie to the card. A little sparkle was added using Tulip Glitter Glue. The flowers are from Prima.

Plethora of Mother's Day Cards Made

The first card I used the sketch from Paper Play Sketches #38

Current Sketch:

It was fun to have a challenge while making this card. It gave me ideas on how to use up small bits of paper I have had for a while now. I was also able to use a couple of embossing folders to get added texture to this card.
Since I got the card finished I do plan to enter it in the challenge. Who knows maybe someone will like seeing it and be inspired.
The other card designs I didn’t use a sketch I just decided to make what felt good to me. Another friend gave me a large stack of white paper doilies. So I’ve been trying to use these when possible.
Plethora of Mother's Day Cards Made
Love the background paper from K&Co. I think this one turned out so pretty.
This butterfly card I thought was perfect for the Color Challenge at Paper Play Sketches and Color Challenges.

This week’s Color Challenge

Plethora of Mother's Day Cards Made
When I saw this butterfly paper I knew I had to use the butterfly die on the card too.
Here is the Plethora of Mother’s Day Cards Made all spread out on my table.
Plethora of Mother's Day Cards Made
 A closer look at all of the cards
Plethora of Mother's Day Cards Made

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How to make a Hello Spellbinders Pinwheels Greeting Card

How to make a Hello Spellbinders Pinwheels Greeting Card. Using two sided Rinea Foil, Darice Bamboo Embossing folder and EK tools Hello Punch. I’ll show you how to make a beautiful Pinwheel card.

How to make a Hello Spellbinders Pinwheels Greeting Card

While shopping at Tuesday Morning a few weeks back  I picked up the Spellbinders Pinwheels dies. Thinking these would be beautiful made with the Rinea Foil.

So I pulled out all of my supplies and set to making this card.

Supplies for How to make a Hello Spellbinders Pinwheels Greeting Card
Two sided Blue and Gold smooth Rinea Foil
Spellbinders S5-125 Shapeabilities Pinwheels Die Templates
EK tools Hello Punch
Round Mini Gold Brads
White card A2
Scrap of white cardstock
Vagabond Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz or other like die cutting machine
Tattered Angels 17123 Glimmer Mist Art Paint, Leap Frog
Glue Dots Brand Adhesive Products Craft Roll
Awl
Heat Tool
Brutus Monroe Surface ink Jurassic
White A2 Card
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Zig Two Way Glue
Scissors

Below you will find a video on How to make a Hello Spellbinders Pinwheels Greeting Card.

Making the pinwheels is really easier than it looks. Once I figured out how many pieces to cut and how to put these together.

For the two pinwheels, I made there are five cuts of each of the two dies. The pinwheel looks best when two sided paper is used. The Rinea Foil was perfect since there are several papers that have different colors on each side.

How to make a Hello Spellbinders Pinwheels Greeting Card

Be aware that this card will get smashed if you put it in an envelope and mail it to someone. I would suggest either hand delivering the card or putting it in a small box so that it arrives in its full beautiful glory.

Make sure you head over to the Rinea website and see all the beautiful colors of paper foils that they offer. This isn’t your typical foil paper, it is better.

I hope that today’s post inspires you to make a pinwheel with the Rinea foil. Feel like a kid again and make one for yourself.

How to make a Hello Spellbinders Pinwheels Greeting Card

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How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die

You may have seen these dies and had no clue what to do. Today I’ll share How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die. These dies make beautiful projects. Paired with The Rinea Foil, Brutus Monroe stamp and inks today I’ll show you how to create this card.

How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die

When I saw this die at Tuesday Morning I just knew it would make a beautiful card using the Rinea Foil. I love that when using the two sided foil in two different colors how both colors can be seen.

How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die

Cut gold/purple Rinea Foil to just under 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. This will then leave a small white boarder when you place it on your card if you cut it just a little shy of the measurements. Die cut largest set of dies out of gold / purple Rinea Foil in the upper area of the paper with the Purple side up.

Fold over the the tabs and tuck under the points.

Take the negative left from the die cut and emboss with Flower Vine embossing folder with the gold side up. Adhere to white A2 greeting card with Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL.

Adhere Die cut in the center of negative with the Purple side up using Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL.

On a scrap of white cardstock stamp Happy Anniversary from Sharon’s Script set in Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven. Cut the ends into pennant shape. With an awl or small hole punch make two holes at each end. Place a round min gold brad in each hole. Add White Adhesive Foam Squares to the back and apply to the bottom of the card.

Finally, add a Gold Glitter Round Bling Gemstone Sticker to the center of the die cut shape. Enjoy your beautiful card.

Here is a video for How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die.

Supplies used for How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die:
Glossy Violet and Gold Rinea foil
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Whirl About die set
Brutus Monroe Stamp set Sharon’s Script
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink-Raven
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK – Flower Vine & Twizzle Set by Dena Designs
Gold Glitter Round Bling Gemstone Stickers
Round Mini Gold Brads
Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL, 5/16-Inch-by-600-Inch
White Adhesive Foam Squares
Zig Two Way glue Pen
White card A2
Scrap of white cardstock
Vagabond Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz or other like die cutting machine

This card is so pretty that the person who gets it will want to proudly display it in their home or office.

How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die

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 an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp

I recently purchased a new Lawn Fawn set. Today I thought I would share How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp and more. Since I joined an altered paper clip swap I knew I wanted to make one with this cute Unicorn Set from Lawn Fawn.

How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp

Supplies used in How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp:
Lawn Fawn Clear Stamp & Die Set – Winter Unicorn It is sold out with Lawn Fawn but I found it on Amazon.
Recollections planner stamps
Recollections Stamps & Dies – Unicorn These are selling out fast.
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter paint
Acrylic Block
Tim Holtz Shaded Lilac distress ink
Ranger Blending tool
White Card Stock
E6000 Glue
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold
Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors
Dimensional or Pop dots
Flat Back Rhinestones or Gemstones from Paper Studios
Rainbow Ribbon
Ranger Craft Mat
Stampin Up scallop circle punch
Protape – Artist Tape
Tim Holtz Vagabond
Cloud Dies set of three on Amazon
Paper Studio Rhinestones
Jumbo Paperclips

Here is a video on How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp:

When I was done I made 5 planner clips. Two went to my swap partner and I’ve not decided if I’ll share the others yet. lol But I will be making more Altered Paper Clips.

How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp

Have you tried your hand at making Altered Paper Clips? These make a great gift to add to a greeting card. Could even be the focal point on a greeting card. When they get the card they can remove the clip and use where ever they like.

For now, I think I’ll keep one in my Happy Planner to help mark my place and I might be persuaded to give the others a new home. 😉

How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp

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