Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag

Sharing a Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag for a Swap. One of the groups on Facebook had a One day swap. The idea was we would all speak up if we wanted to do a loaded mini bag swap and that same day we would be given our partner. After chatting with my partner and learning what she liked I decided to make a Mermaid themed loaded mini bag. Here is the result.

Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag

Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag for a Swap Video.

Supplies used for the Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag.

This Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag was a great way for me to use up items in my stash. The instructions said to use a 6 x 6 piece of scrapbook paper and a mini bag. The bag I had was not small but not giant either. So I decided to make it in my own style.

Mermaid Loaded Mini BagThe bag was mounted to a piece of cardstock and then I started adding scrapbook papers I had in my stash to give it a great ocean theme.

Mermaid Loaded Mini BagAdding stamping to premade cards makes this project fast. I also found a few blank journal cards to give a new look. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Curious was added here and there to give that ocean feel.

Mermaid Loaded Mini BagMy Mermaid stash bag had lots of left over bits from other projects. Keeping all the items in a ziplock or pocket helps with creating a project like this one.

Mermaid Loaded Mini BagThe Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag really looked great when I was done. There are lots of goodies to be used in other projects.

Make sure to check out 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 journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Lots of fun to share today with a Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial and more. This was one of those super fun projects. The video shows how I took all the items and made a flowish paper bag journal. Then I share how to turn those paper bags into a mixed media journal. Lots of yummy things to see in this project.

 

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial Video.

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial.

This is a super fun project. Let’s get started on the Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial. Begin by selecting paper bags, acrylic paint, stamps, and mixed media papers.

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Have fun applying the mixed media papers to the bags. Don’t think about where you are placing the bits of papers, just have fun adding color here and there. Flip each bag over and add papers to the other side too.

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Once the papers have adhered to the bags start applying one color of paint here and there. Be random, don’t think about where you are adding color. Doing one layer at a time will give it time to dry and your colors won’t get muddy.

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Add Tattered Angels Mists to the bags to add another layer of color.

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Break out those stamps and add more interest to the bags. In this step, you will want to think about the direction of the bags and your stamps if they are directional images.

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Adhere Calico Collage images and handmade embellishments to the bag. Decorating the bags with all the bits and pieces is a lot of fun!

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Making all the Halloween items for this Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial was a lot of fun. So much fun that I ended up making kits for others to create their own. Check these out in my shop.

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

There are over 100 pieces in each kit! A lot to use for those Halloween projects or that special Halloween Junk Journal.

What is your favorite Halloween Tradition? When I was a kid I loved going to the Halloween Carnival at our school. It was fun playing games and seeing the costumes!

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Make sure to check out 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 journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Vintage Bee Tag Tutorial

Welcome, everyone. Today I’m sharing a Vintage Bee Tag Tutorial using Calico Collage digital images, old book page, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and items I cut using my Cricut. This Vintage Bee Tag Tutorial was made for a swap. Hope they like what I made.

Vintage Bee Tag Tutorial

Vintage Bee Tag Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Vintage Bee Tag Tutorial.

Let’s begin the Vintage Bee Tag Tutorial Video. Select a piece of 4 x 6 ivory cardstock and cut the corners off to give it a tag shape. Select a page out of a book I used a bible and cut it to 3.75 x 5.75 inches and trim the top two corners to create a tag shape.

Select an image from the Calico Collage Digital sheet and enlarge to 2.5 inches. Print on cardstock or print on copy weight paper and then back with cardstock. The Silhouette is a great tool to help with cutting images out, especially if cutting a lot of images. Using the Silhouette Software I duplicated the image and then flipped on so there were two views of the same image.

Apply Distress Ink to the edges of the tag and book page. Then apply distress ink to the edges of the round image and words.

Spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through a stencil on the book page. Allow the page to dry. Adhere the book page to the tag base using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever and the No-Clog Writing Cap.

Cut a honeycomb using Cricut at 4 x 6 inches. I created the honeycomb by using a hexagon, duplicating, then welding to create the honeycomb. Save your work when you create a new element in Cricut, saves a lot of time! Adhere the honeycomb to the tag base, cut the corners to match.

Apply a small amount of glue to the back of the 3.5 x 3.5 brown fabric and adhere in the center of the tag base. Adhere the lace on the left side of the square.

Vintage Bee Tag Tutorial

Sew zig-zag stitches around the tag base and the Calico Collage image in the center.

Apply words using the Best Glue Ever. Punch a hole at the top of the tag and pull a strip of fabric through and tie a knot.

Last, apply Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint using the Medium No-Clog Writing cap to the Calico Collage image.

This was a fun Vintage Bee Tag Tutorial, I hope that you enjoyed it and are inspired to create!

Vintage Bee Tag Tutorial

Make sure to check out 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 journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial

Sometimes you just need more writing space. That is why I’m sharing this Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial with you. The cards in this tutorial are going inside a paper bag journal. Lots of room to write when you make cards this large.

Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial

Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial Video.

Supply List for the Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial

This is a very easy Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial. Begin by cutting the card base, 5.75 b 11.5 inches. This will fit inside a 6 x 12 paper sack opening. Next, select a book page that measures about 6 x 9 inches.

Use a Stencil and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on the book page. Experiment with different colors and stencils to get the look you like the best. Dry with a heat tool or allow drying. Trim the book page to 5.5 inches square and save the extra bit and cut down to 5.75 – this will become a pocket later.

Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial

Use a ruler and a black marker to give each piece of paper a border. Doing this will give the appearance that papers had a black mat behind each one.

Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial

Apply Distress ink to the edges of the papers using a blending tool. Add distress ink to the edges of the words. Add a little distressed Walnut Stain to the skull die cut image.

Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial

Layer the book page on top of the card base using the Best Glue Ever with the No-Clog Writing Cap. Make sure to be aware of the fold so that your card is in the correct orientation.

Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial

Adhere the digital image and the other elements using the Best Glue Ever with the No-Clog writing cap.

Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial

See how easy the Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial was to create?

Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial

What images will you use on your Large Halloween Journal Cards? Feel free to share with me using the tag #motivatedcreator I would love to see what you are creating using the posts as inspiration.

Large Halloween Journal Card Tutorial

Make sure to check out 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 journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Halloween Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Sharing a Halloween Altered Paperclip Tutorial with you today. During the live YouTube video on Monday, August 27 I was asked to turn the projects into individual videos. This is the first one I’m sharing from the live event.

Halloween Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Halloween Altered Paperclip Tutorial Video

Supplies used for the Halloween Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

To begin this Halloween Altered Paperclip Tutorial select two book pages that measure 6 x 9 inches. Fold each book page in half and half again.

Spray each folded piece with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist through the Spider Web stencil. Mop up the excess spray with another book page. Could also spray one page and mop up with the other to get two different looks at one time. Add Maple Yellow after removing the stencil.

Unfold the book pages and adhere the first fold closed. Add a paperclip to the top edge and apply glue around the paperclip and the edges of the book page to close up the paperclip inside. Make sure to apply a lot of glue around the paperclip so it won’t come out.

Apply distress ink, black soot to the edges of the folded piece.

Select images from the Hallowed Gothic digital journal kit. Trim down and cut mats for each image using cardstock. Apply distress ink to all the edges of the images and mats. Adhere the images to the cardstock.

Using a ruler and a black marker apply black ink to the edges by running the marker down the edge of a ruler. This will frame each piece to look like there is a second piece of paper in the mat.

Apply the Best Glue ever on three sides of the bigger images to create a pocket. Place journal card inside pocket (make sure the glue is dry before you push all the way into the pocket).

Place glue on the back side of the spider and bat images and adhere to the altered paperclip.

Wasn’t that an easy Halloween Altered Paperclip Tutorial? There is no limit to how these can be made, choose things you already have or use my supply list to collect all the same items.

Halloween Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Make sure to check out 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 journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

Day 20 of #useitupjuly, today it is a Cluster Embellishment Tutorial. Using some leftover items and images from Calico Collage I share how to make three different Cluster Embellishments.

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

When getting prepared for the Cluster Embellishment Tutorial I collected the items I knew I wanted to use. First I imported the Calico Collage images into the Silhouette software. Adjusted the size and created cut lines. Printed the images and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo 3. While I was cutting I also cut squares and circles for the mats on my Cricut. Handy to have two different machines so I could get done fast. lol

Using papers from my stash, some I’ve had for years, I then proceeded to use the Flourish Square paper punch and create shapes for bases.

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

The tuck spot or journal card was made using a scrap of Kraft Cardstock. Distress Ink, frayed burlap was applied to the edges, then overstamped with a script rubber stamp for a background.

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

Lace was sewn down the side and then the elements I wanted to use were arranged on top. Adding stitches with a sewing machine gives each the handmade look and a bit of charm.

Little words were added to tell a story. In the past, I wouldn’t put words as I didn’t have any and then I realized I could make my own!

Have fun using your stash and making little cluster embellishments. Hope you enjoyed the Cluster Embellishment Tutorial today!

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

Make sure to check out 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 journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Stamped & Collage Journal Card Tutorial

Adding another Stamped & Collage Journal Card Tutorial to help you use those stamps and leftover bits to make a journal card. Pull a few rubber stamps to make a background and use those scraps with punches to create a really cute card.

Stamped & Collage Journal Card Tutorial

Stamped & Collage Journal Card Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Stamped & Collage Journal Card Tutorial

This card started with a Kraft Card as the base. Stamping with a couple of images in different colors already gives this card a new life.

Stamped & Collage Journal Card Tutorial

Paper Punches are a great tool to use up those leftover bits and create shapes. Don’t have punches? Hand cut shapes. You can find shapes around the house and trace these onto the paper to get unique shapes for projects.

Adding a bit of torn paper to create a pocket is a cute way to add an additional element or journal card to a project. The pocket on this card could even hold a gift – money is always good. lol

Stamped & Collage Journal Card Tutorial

Play around with scraps and stamps and see what you can create. Try to use it all up instead of storing those leftovers. Every day I’m looking for ways to reduce my stash in art projects. I hope that this project gives you an idea or two to try.

What would you use if you were doing a Stamped & Collage Journal Card Tutorial like this one? Do you have a favorite shape, stamp set and leftover bits that come to your mind? I would love to know what you would use.

Stamped & Collage Journal Card TutorialMake sure to check out 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 journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Stamped & Collage Journal Card Tutorial.

Miniature Envelope Tutorial

Miniature items are so fun to see and to make. Today I’m sharing a Miniature Envelope Tutorial, using old book pages and scrapbook paper I show how to make miniature envelopes cut with a Cricut Explore Air.

Miniature Envelope Tutorial

Miniature Envelope Tutorial Video.

Supply list for the Miniature Envelope Tutorial.

Miniature Envelope Tutorial

This Miniature Envelope Tutorial is an easy one. Begin by selecting different pages out of old books. Look for a variety of text size, and age of papers.

Adhere the book pages to the back of a piece of scrapbook paper. The design on the other side will be the inside of the envelope or the liner. I have found that having a little glue pot helps with adhering the pages.

Once the papers have been adhered to the scrapbook page allow to dry completely. If the page is still wet when placed in the Cricut the paper will tear, I show that result on the video.

Cut the envelopes out of the new paper. In my case, I used a Cricut Explore Air. Don’t have an electronic paper cutter? Find an envelope and reduce on a copier or find a template online and print the size you want.

Fold the envelopes use a bone folder to get the flaps to lay flat. Apply distress inks around the edges on the inside and outside.

Punch a tiny heart out of a scrap of the main paper used to create the envelopes. Apply distress ink around the edges then adhere with the Best Glue Ever to the envelope front.

Stamp images for the inside, or cut scraps of paper to fit inside as tiny journal cards.

Miniature Envelope Tutorial

Use a very small piece of Embellie Gellie on the flap of the envelope to hold the envelope closed. Insert the tiny journal cards into the envelope.

Apply a tiny drop of the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap on the heart. Use Embellie Gellie to pick up a flat back rhinestone and place on the glue.

Miniature Envelope Tutorial

Aren’t these super cute? See, wasn’t that an easy Miniature Envelope Tutorial? These miniature envelopes measure 1.75 inches by 1.5 inches.

Miniature Envelope Tutorial

Want a few for yourself? I have sets of four in my shop.

Miniature Envelope Tutorial

Make sure to check out 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 journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Making a junk journal that is more masculine than the others can be hard. What theme should be used? Would a man really like this type of journal? Pulling the Rt 66 Digital Journal Kit and some Pin Ups from Calico Collage got the idea for a Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals set. My thoughts were, some men and a few ladies would collect Pin Up girl trading cards or images and they could be traveling on Route 66 to collect these images. Hope you like my idea.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Flip Through Video shwoing the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Supplies used for the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

When I first decided to make the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals I thought I was only going to make one. But with all the beautiful Pin Up Girl images I just had to make four junk journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

These journals measure 5.5 x 8.0 inches and have 10 sheets folded in half to make 40 pages. The cover is three layers of paper. A brown grocery sack was used along with cardstock and the digital image. There are two pockets on the cover.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were applied to many of the pages. Some using the Lace Stencil I made and some just with the spray.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsSave those old Atlus Maps. I was lucky that my brother found an old city street map book. These make great foundation pages in a junk journal. The corner pocket is from the 7gypsies Gypsy Mixed Media Pad – American Vintage.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Franken pages also appear in these Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals. Using the Tim Holtz pocket die, paper bag from Canvas Corp Brands, Pin Up girl ATC images, burlap, stamps and more to finish the page.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsAn altered paperclip with a pocket to hold a journal card. Love adding they layers to items like these.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsScrapbook paper also makes an appearance in the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsMore Franken Pages and a coffee sleeve from Starbucks adds a pocket to the page.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsLove pairing the 7gypsies papers with the Calico Collage Digital images. I even stamped an envelope and notecard to match the theme of these Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsWhen possible I like to print lines on the back of the Calico Collage images. The page on the right is out of an old dictionary and the journal spot is from a pad of scrapbook paper.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsFor the center of the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals, canvas, denim, stamped images and the Calico Collage domino images were used.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsPin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsUsing ivory cardstock from Canvas Corp Brands and my Cricut I made a mini file folder that was stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven and Terry’s Trains. This is adhered to the page with ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever and has a bakers twine closure.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsAnother altered paperclip. This one is made with an old book page and several stamped images.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsA Stamped bookmark is a great item to add to a junk journal. It can be taken out of the journal to use in other projects or to mark a place in a book.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsEach journal has the same elements, but the Pin Up Girl images might vary between the four Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsThese Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals can be found in my online store.

Make sure to check out 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 journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The members of the ScraPerfect team decided to do Altered Paperclips to show different ways each of these can be made and these are earth friendly. My project is Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial. Using a few leftover bits, ScraPefect – Best Glue Ever, Embellie Gellie and Best Cleaner Ever along with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Calico Collage Day Dreaming digital images.

This is one of those projects where you can dig around in those paper punches and scraps of paper and make something beautiful.

For those that love video tutorials here is the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

It really makes me happy to see all the items laid out on my desk for a project. How does it make you feel?

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The products and supplies used for the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

For those that like a step by step tutorial please enjoy the following photo Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

To begin, fold the book page in half and then tear or cut on that fold line. Fold one of these pieces in half, then unfold and apply ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever on one side of the fold, press closed. Fold the page in half again.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Open the fold and place a paperclip on the folded edge in the center of the back. It will look like a booklet. The front is where the decorations will go.
Apply BGE around the paperclip and paper. Press closed.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Place the altered paperclip base into spray box, apply lace stencil and spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Use a scrap of paper to mop up the overspray. This can be used to make another altered paperclip or other projects.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Take out the sprayed base and prepare for the next step.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Apply Distress Inks around the edges of the Calico Collage Digital Image from the Day Dreaming Kit.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Place a fine line of BGE around the edge of the back of the image.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Affix to the blue mat that has had distress inks applied to the edges.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

On the back side of the mat apply a thin line of BEG but leave the top open so that this can become a pocket. Attach to the Altered Paperclip Base.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Next, we will make a tag to go into the pocket. Using a strip of scrap watercolor paper round the top corners with a 1/4 Crop-A-Dial corner chomper. Then apply Distress Ink around the edges. Add a swirl of BEG on the top edge and lay a piece of flat lace over the glue. This Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial is almost done.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Layer the Oval Scalloped shape and the domino image on top of the lace.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Cut a piece of eyelash yarn about 1/2 long and add a drop of glue on the Altered Paperclip Base lower right corner. Touch the punched heart to the glue and then sandwich the eyelash yarn between the heart and the base. Do the same with a butterfly on the tags left side.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial
Attach the ScraPerfect Medium No Clog Cap to the Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint bottle.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The fine point on the Medium No Clog Cap is great for adding touches of glitter paint.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Draw with the Tulip Glitter Paint around the butterfly wings and down the body. Add a drop of Glitter paint to the heart.

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The Best Cleaner Ever is a perfect way to prevent your no Clog Tip from clogging. Just dip the end into a drop of the BCE and replace the cap. It will be ready to use the next time you open the bottle.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Time to attach the rhinestones using the Embellie Gellie. It is a lot easier than using tweezers.  Place the tags into the tops of the paperclip base. The Earthday Embellished Paperclip Tutorial is done.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

ScraPerfect has also decided that when you visit their blog and upload a photo of your altered paperclip they will give each person a gift certificate for free shipping. In addition, if you leave a comment on the same post stating what ScraPerfect product you love the most or want to try the most they will pick one winner by the end of April to get their choice of product. It is so easy to enter, so go do it so you can win!

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

What will you make for your Earthday Altered Paperclip? Got a favorite theme you like to use? Or favorite colors? Look forward to seeing what you share over on ScraPerfect blog.

Make sure to check out 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 journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.