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

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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.

How to make a Ducky Baby Card

Today I’m sharing, How to make a Ducky Baby Card. Using Cricut Cut files Ducks and Ship from the Wall Decor and More Cartridge, Brutus Monroe stamp and ink and more.

How to make a Ducky Baby Card

This is for the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Challenge Happy Monday challenge!

Challenge #297-Anything Goes

Make a project using anything in the Cricut Library!

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it’s not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

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Since the theme, this time is anything goes and I just happened to find some really cute yellow ducky scrapbook paper in my stash I knew this was the perfect time to use it today.

Supplies for How to make a Ducky Baby Card
Cricut: Ducks and ship Waves from Wall Decor and More
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
MISTI
Brutus Monroe – Bunny Kisses
Yellow Duck scrapbook paper
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed
Gemstones
Dot Embossing folder
Bubbles Embossing Folder
Pop Dots
Embroidery floss, two colors yellow and golden yellow
Doily
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Sunflower
Zig two-way glue

The ducks and the waves were cut on my Cricut. Today I wanted to make Baby greeting cards so I cut the ducks and waves to fit on a Standard A2 greeting card.

For the ducks and waves, I used Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed to highlight the texture.

How to make a Ducky Baby Card

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Sunflower was sprayed on a white doily. This adds color and a pretty sparkle.

Digging around in my stash I found some embroidery floss and knew that this would make a perfect accent to the card.

Using my MISTI I placed the Congrats on your new little one from the Brutus Monroe – Bunny Kisses set inside and inked with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Next I cut the ends to look like a pennate and placed Pop dots on the back.

Here is a video on How to make a Ducky Baby Card

This baby card turned out super cute. And I was able to use items in my stash. My stash will slowly start to get smaller and I’ll have wonderful cards to share.

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.

Thanks for stopping by today to learn How to make a Ducky Baby Card. My hope is that this will inspire you to create art today.

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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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How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal

After making the Traveling Through Junk Journal I had left over papers. So I decided that I would share How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal. An ATC is 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. So this is a small journal filled with lots of journal spots.

Using some of the scraps left over papers from the Calico Collage Travelin’ Through digital images I made a mini Travel ATC size Junk Journal.

The foundation of the journal is a piece of cardstock that was cut at 3.5 inches tall and scored at 2.5 inches. Two of these were cut and scored.

Fold like an accordion, then glue the pages together but leave the top open to form a pocket.

Trim the scraps to fit on the pages formed in the book. Distress with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy.

Adhere the scraps to the pages with Aleene’s white glue.

Make tuck spots with other scraps and add to the book.

Add journal tags in the pockets. These were left over from the kit.

Glue a piece of twine around the outside of the cover. Make long enough to tie the journal closed. Add scraps to make the cover and back.

Distress the title of the paper collection with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy. Trim the corners so that this will fit on the cover. Adhere to the cover at an angle.

This was a fun Travel ATC size Junk Journal to make, as I got to use up all the scraps left over from the big journal.

A video of How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal was made:

Being able to use up scraps is one of my goals this year and I’m glad that I got to make this little Travel ATC size Junk Journal. I hope to make more little journals like this throughout the year.

What kind of little journals would you make?

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How to make Simply Spring Happy Planner Journal Spots

Have you wondered How to make Simply Spring Happy Planner Journal Spots? Recently I picked up pocket sheets for my Happy Planner. Today I decided that I needed to add some journal spots.

How to make Simply Spring Happy Planner Journal Spots

Here are the supplies used to make How to make Simply Spring Happy Planner Journal Spots
Botanical Background
Calico Collage Spring Elegance Digital Collage Sheet
Pink Embossed Rinea Foil
Butterfly Die
Tim Holtz Diestress Ink Picked Raspberry
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Pink Card stock
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Xyron Sticker Maker
Aleens White Glue
Corner Rounder

How to make Simply Spring Happy Planner Journal Spots

Measure the pockets then cut pink card stock to fit into the pockets.

With the Brutus Monroe Detail Ink apply to the Botanical Background stamp. Stamp pink card stock.

Spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink, dry with heat tool.

Select four of the images from the Calico Collage Spring Elegance Digital Collage Sheet trim. Apply Brutus Monroe Detail Ink around the edges.

Choose words to decorate cards. My words were either printed or stamped and stored in a box for projects like this one. Use the Tim Holtz Diestress Ink Picked Raspberry to apply color to words. Run words through Xyron Sticker Maker.

Die cut Rinea Foil with the Butterfly Die. Use Xyron Sticker Maker to make into a sticker.

Apply Aleens White Glue to Image and then place on Pink card stock. Arrange the Butterfly and word on two of the cards. Cut a scrap of Rinea Foil for the other two cards, round corners and arrange on cards along with words.

Place the cards in the pocket holder and into Happy Planner. These are now ready to write any journal notes.

How to make Simply Spring Happy Planner Journal Spots

Here is a video of How to make Simply Spring Happy Planner Journal Spots.

There are a few more of these pockets in the package I purchased. My plan is to make more of these for my Happy Planner.

How to make Simply Spring Happy Planner Journal Spots

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Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

I made a Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit. This kit is so beautiful I just had to make another journal using these papers. Many of the pages can be used outside of Valentines and I know I’ll be printing more of these for other projects.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

For this journal I decided to make the journal out of 11 in. x 17 in. card stock folded into thirds with pockets. There are lots of tutorials out there on how to make a journal like this so I won’t take the time to explain. But if you are interested I’ll make a follow up post.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Once I had the pages defined I started distressing the papers and adding each of the printed images or scrap papers to the pages.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Every page has something added. Either it has a pocket or a tuck spot. All kinds of places to add notes or photos. Lots of little bits to write love notes or memories.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

My thought was this would be a great journal to write love notes to that one that you love and give it to them. What fun would they have going through each page looking at each item. They could enjoy seeing the beautiful papers and seeing what you add to the book.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Here is a list of some of the items used:
Calico Collage Valentines Love Journal Kit
Calico Collage Vintage Valentines
Calico Collage Romantic Lovers
Prima Paper Flowers
Lace
Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Pages from an old book
Scraps of paper
Corner Rounder
Silhouette Cameo 3
Scissors
Paper Cutter
Aleens White Glue
Glitter Paint
Twine
Scraps of Burlap
Tag Punch
Paper Clip Embellishments
Hand made Papers

A flip through video shows all of the pages and the items added.

This video is a process video that shows how the book was made. It took over 3 hours to make this journal. Actually more as some of the time was planning on how to create the journal.

I really enjoyed making this Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit. There will be more journals offered in my shop so keep coming back to see what I have created.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

 

Art with Heart – A greeting card

National Inspire your Heart with Art is Jan 31st and I decided to create a card. Art with Heart – A greeting card was the result.

Pulling the supplies and thinking about Valentines Day just around the corner made me choose the items I used.

Art with Heart - A greeting card

The background paper is the Black Patchwork on White from Canvas Crop Brands. This patterned paper is great for making mats for photos or in my case great for cards.

Digital download image that was used for this project is from Calico Collage – Vintage Valentines. I knew that the little cherub with the fan would be perfect inside the die cut lace heart (unknown brand).

Since I have recently become a member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog I’m using my Cricut more often. Today I used the Home Decor cartridge and cut the word Love M3D72F out of red card stock.

Some of the tools I like to use: Crop a Dial Corner rounder, Paper cutters and the awl to poke holes in the paper for brads.

Other items for this card came from my stash. Like the Tim Holtz Distress ink – Picked Raspberry. Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven was also used.

Art with Heart - A greeting card

This year my challenge to myself is to use as much as I can of the stuff I have. Today I used some scraps of black paper and red brads. Every little bit that gets used makes a difference.

Do you make challenges for yourself when you are creating art? Consider doing so in the future, it will make you think creatively, and use up some of that growing stash you may have.

A video was made to show you all the steps on how this card was made. It was fun to think creatively and make Art with Heart. I hope it inspires you to create Art with Heart this National Inspire your Heart with Art January 31st.

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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.

Art with Heart - A greeting card

 

 

Brutus Monroe Blog Post Texture Paste & Stamping on a Card

Check out the Brutus Monroe Blog Post Texture Paste & Stamping on a Card. This post gives the information on what I used to create the card including a video.

I had a lot of fun making this card. It’s one of my new favorite techniques. I’ll be making more of these.

Brutus Monroe Blog Post Texture Paste & Stamping on a Card

Make sure you head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog Post Texture Paste & Stamping on a Card to see all the details.

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.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

Sharing Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards #52cafecards from the Maremi’s Creative Cafe. The idea is to create ATC’s every week of the year. Marta has started a couple of weeks late, but she has given us prompts and a place to post our work.

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

The first prompt is Art. For my first project I decided to use:

Calico Collage Digital Image from Romantic Lovers
Tim Holtz stamp – Artist
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Vintage Pink and Sapphire
Scrap of a die cut
Tim Holtz disress ink Brushed Corduroy
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Paper Studios – flat back pearls
Black and white cardstock
Jute bow
White Craft glue

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards was a fun project to make. Getting back into making ATC’s is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and having this challenge is the perfect way for me to do so.

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

Used lots of layers on this card. The finished card is thick and sturdy. When I use lots of layers like this I love how the card feels in my hand. It has substance and feels like a piece of art, not just a stack of papers.

Using glimmer mists over the image gives a soft shimmer and the couple glows. It’s difficult to see in photos, but in person it is beautiful.

Here is a video of the process.

Wonder why I paired the word Artist with the Romantic Couple? Well just look at how they are kissing. Don’t you think someone is an Artist at romance?

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

I hope you enjoyed seeing Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards. Join Maremi’s Creative Cafe and join in the fun! You may join at anytime and catch up on the weeks that have past. There isn’t a deadline. The idea is just to create art.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Share your take on this by using the tag #52cafecards. Would love to see what you are making.

Old Stamps New Way of Stamping

Old Stamps New Way of Stamping for me. I’ve had a set of Rubbernecker stamps – Poppy Field #712, for a year maybe even two now. Used the stamps a few times when I purchased them. But wasn’t happy with the results.

Thanks to a new tool MISTI by My Sweet Petunia, INC. things have changed. With this new tool I was able to line up the two part stamps each time! This was so much easier than trying to do this with an acrylic block.

Using the MISTI was so much fun I was able to make 5 different colors of the same card with ease. This tool has changed my Old Stamps into a New Way of Stamping.

Used Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven and used Tim Holtz Distressed inks to color the flowers with a spritz of water, and an occasional a spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Old Stamps New Way of Stamping

Have you ever found a tool that helped you in life? Did it change how you did things? Well I can say that Old Stamps New Way of Stamping is going to make my life so much easier and fun too!

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