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Believe Christmas T-Shirt

Merry Christmas Cardinal T-Shirt. On a Heathered Nickel District 100% cotton t-shirt. Saying on shirt: Merry Christmas.

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Christmas Wishes Kit for Midori Style Cover

Printed area measures 15 inches wide by 10 inches tall. There is at least a one inch white border around the printed area. Printed with a direct to garment printer on 100% cotton.

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Fiber Bundle #5

The Fiber Bundle #5 is a grouping of ten fibers, trims and lace. Most are about one yard in length. Some are shorter, but plenty to use in a journal.

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WH164A My thought got lonely and left Rubber Stamp

WH164A My thought got lonely and left Rubber Stamp. One laser cut Art rubber stamp that measures about 2.997 x .239 inches.

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Envelope Band Tutorial

Today I’m sharing an Envelope Band Tutorial. This is the November challenge inside the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook Group. Follow the tutorial to see how to create a band for an envelope and then create your own and share it in the event.

Envelope Band Tutorial

Envelope Band Tutorial Video

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Supplies used:

During a live stream I showed how to create a magnetic band for holding a faux envelope closed. The audience commented that they liked this idea so I decided to create a tutorial and make this the November Challenge.

Example made during live stream

Envelope Band Tutorial

Example using Gel Print and Christmas Wishes fussy cut item

To create the band we need to know what it will wrap around. So I folded a coffee dyed paper to create a faux envelope.

Then I selected a few scraps of paper to create the band. This is a perfect way to use up those scraps. If you don’t have one long enough, then glue a few together to make the strip you want.

Remember when I share an idea like this, think about how you can make this your own. What will you change, what supplies do you have that you could use?

Envelope Band Tutorial

Once you have the faux envelope, wrap a strip of paper around it, make sure it over laps and cut any excess off that you don’t need.

Use the first strip to make a wider strip for a layered look.

Before you glue anything down, fold the strip so that you know where the top and bottom are gong to be.

Then on the bottom half about half an inch from the edge place a dot of glue on the bottom paper to hold a magnet. Lay the top part of the paper over the magnet and glue down the bottom and middle section, creating a sandwich of paper, magnet, paper. Leave the top section unglued.

Fold the strip around the envelope with the bottom portion down first. Then separate the layers for the top half. Position over the bottom and place a magnet over the bottom magnet, with the bottom paper between. Apply a drop of glue on the magnet and then fold down the top layer to create a sandwich to hold the magnet in place.

Envelope Band Tutorial

Now that the magnets are in place you can continue on and decorate the band. In my example I used some old thread, a couple of paper flowers and a stamped word – Thoughts.

There are so many ways that you can create these bands and add embellishments. I hope that you enjoyed seeing this idea and are inspired to create your own and share it in the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group!

Visit the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the projects Linda has created? Please feel free to contact her through her website. Here is her shop, a lot of items featured and more added weekly.

Keep updated on her posts by following the blog by creating an account.  Follow Linda on her Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on the blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today to see the Envelope Band Tutorial.

Mini Journal and Clear Pocket Tutorial

Here is the September Friendly Junk Journal People Challenge, Mini Journal and Clear Pocket Tutorial. In this tutorial I’ll show how to decorate a mini journal and then create a clear pocket to hold the journal.

Mini Journal and Clear Pocket Tutorial

Mini Journal and Clear Pocket Tutorial Video.

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Supplies Used

To begin this tutorial, start with making a mini journal. In my case It was a 4 x 6 inch journal. From 12 by 12 scrapbook cardstock cut an 8 x 6 inch piece (you can get two from one sheet). Fold the page in half to create a 4 x 6 inch cover.

Select a few papers for pages, scrapbook paper, book pages, notebook paper, graph paper are just a few ideas. Tear or cut the pages to be slightly smaller than 8 x 6, this ensures that your pages don’t stick out of your cover. Bind the journal together.

Decorate the cover of the mini journal. In my case I used a page from Little Blossoms from Calico Collage. When selecting the digital file that usually prints as  an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet, change the print settings to print as a 5 x 7 image. This will give you a smaller page that when cut in half fits perfectly on the mini journal cover.

Mini Journal and Clear Pocket Tutorial

Check out the August 29th live stream: Mini Journal Live Stream Tutorial. In this video I make several mini journals. May these inspire you!

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Creating the clear pocket is super easy! Using a sheet of write on transparency film, cut a 5 x 7 piece (from a letter size you can get two). Or use clear acetate packaging if you don’t have transparency film. Get creative and look around and see what can be used.

Select a mixed media painted page and cut four 1 inch strips. Or use other papers, like book pages, scrapbook papers and any other paper you like.

Adhere strips using Fabri-Tac glue, along the edges making sure that at least half an inch is on the transparency film and a half is hanging off the edge. Allow the glue to dry completely.

Trim the corners off on all four corners. Then fold the strips to the back of the transparency film. If your strip is visible through the front of the pocket, trim as necessary.

At this point you can decide if you want a top loading or a side loading pocket. Adhere down the edge where you will load the pocket. Then adhere the flaps on the other three sides to your journal page.

If you would like to decorate the front of your pocket you may do so at this time. I decided to leave mine plain since I had a pretty journal cover I wanted to see.

In this live stream I show how to create Direct to Paper Mixed media pages using book pages, stencils and acrylic Paint.

Direct to Paper Mixed Media Live Stream

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This is such an easy project and a great way to use up some of those supplies you have been collection. Make your own version and take a photo and share in the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook Event to get a chance to win a $10.00 off coupon to my shop.

Mini Journal and Clear Pocket Tutorial

Mini Journal and Clear Pocket Tutorial

Visit the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the projects Linda has created? Please feel free to contact her through her website. Here is her shop, a lot of items featured and more added weekly.

Keep updated on her posts by following the blog by creating an account.  Follow Linda on her Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on the blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today to see the Mini Journal and Clear Pocket Tutorial.