Flower Party Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share with you my project using Eileen Hull’s newest collection of diecuts and embossing folders that have been released this month. I’ve been watching videos on YouTube and came across this video from Debbie-Anne of Ephemera’s Vintage Garden turning file folders into junk journals and decided Eileen’s diecuts would make great embellishments for a journal.

From the Romance Diecut I cut a variety of flower shapes from fabric, tulle and felt (twelve total).

I layered the flower and secured it with a brad.

Also I used a brad with a large flat surface so I could adhere buttons, sequin and a Dew Drop to the top of it. I cut two leaves from the Spring Leaves Diecut in felt. Adhered to the back of the flower along with lace, ribbon and Ric Rac.

I cut the ends off of a file folder so it would be nine inches high (plus I wanted the tab to be in the center of the journal). I scored 1/4 inch on either side of the fold of the file folder to create a spine. Then I measured six inches from the fold on the spine on either side and scored again. This creates a pocket for inside the front cover and the flap that will cover part of the outside cover.

Next I gathered a variety of “junk” for the pages in my journal. I used graph paper, book/music pages, envelope, cardstock, calendar page, etc. for a total of fifteen papers for the inside of the journal. I folded the papers in half and measured and poked small holes 1 3/4 inches apart down the center of the fold.

I sewed all the papers together.  

Next I tied off and then stitched the pages into the cover of the file folder.

The inside pocket I folded a piece of cardstock in half, rounded the edges and cut the fancy diecut from the Square Box Diecut as a tag pull for the pull out. Also I embossed Leather Paper with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder, inked over the raised area and cut to fit the inside tab and outside tab. I glued cardstock and a strip of embossed leather paper to the front and punched a small hole in the tab and added the fabric flower before adhering the other embossed paper leather to the inside cover.

Next I cut two of each of the following from these diecuts: Candy Drawer (cover) and Square Box. I embossed the candy drawer covers with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.

On the inside of the journal the flap of the envelope I folded each square box two inches at the bottom  and glued  on each side to create a pocket. Next adhered both to either side of the flap. 

Both of the candy drawer covers I folded the “v” end over and inked the edges and added a strip of cardstock to the center of each one.
I also cut flowers from the Pansy Diecut and a set of leaves from the Spring Leaves Diecut. I adhered those to the top of each tag along with a sequin and dew drop.

I cut from the Heart and Soul Flower Diecut a couple of the smallest flowers and adhered to the envelope. The envelope will be a great place to add journaling cards or little keepsakes. The bright and cheery yellow page I embossed with the Lace Medallions Embossing Folder

I had actually folded the pieces of cardstock in half before running it through the machine to emboss…texture on both pages. 🙂

To finish off the journal I cut a forty-four inch piece of seam binding and folded in half. I worked the seam binding under the flower and then tied it off. All that has to be done is wrap the seam binding around the journal and then wrap around the flower to keep it closed.

There you have my project using Eileen Hull’s diecuts and embossing folders and since I’m a flowery type of gal I know I am going to have a blast creating with all these! Also be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see what everyone is up to. You can find past blog posts from the Inspiration Team HERE, HERE and HERE using the Paper Flower Party Collection.
As always if you have any questions about this project please be sure to let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating! 

Vintage Theme Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a junk journal I created for a swap I am in over on Swap-bot. My swap partner LisaLaughs agreed to do a journal no smaller than 4″x6″ with three signatures and with each signature having 10 pieces of paper with an open theme. Since Lisa loves pink and anything vintage I tried to incorporate as much of both as I could. 
The cover of the journal is created from a file folder and I used leftover printables, rubber stamping, receipts, paperbag, envelope, paint chips, cardstock and packaging. 

I used Heidi Swapp rubber stamps all the way through the journal.

A lot of the printables I used are free from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden and the little girl on the cover is from the Land of Nod Studio. I love printing on textured cardstock because it gives the printables a look of being printed on canvas. 🙂

I also created a video to show what was inside and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

I would like to submit this junk journal for the following challenges: 

If you have any questions about this journal or anything I used in it please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Happiness Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos and a video of  a junk journal that I created for myself…which is a rare thing…most of the time I create things for swaps or design team projects. 

I used a lot of scraps of cardstock from previous projects, embellishments I had received in swaps and used a few digital images I had found on the internet.

The cover is out of a file folder and there are 12 papers per signature with a total of 5 signatures and in all there are 240 pages front and back in this journal.

I received the butterfly image from Debbie-Anne who has Ephemera’s Vintage Garden on etsy. I love the zipper and dress pins I added to it to give it that quirkiness.

I am submitting this journal for the following challenges: 
Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge 
Paper Wings Productions Monthly Challenge

Hope you enjoy the video!

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Santa’s List File Folder Album

Hi there! I’m here to share a project that I have been working on and off for the last several week in-between design team projects, magazine calls and everyday cleaning and such. I created this 8″x8″ album from four file folders using the Holiday Style collection from October Afternoon. This collection I bought last year from Peachy Cheap but never got around to using it. I thought it was perfect for an album or my case a December Daily…fingers are crossed on that because last year I started one and never finished it. lol 🙂 My goal is to at least take one photo a day for the month of December and do a blog post about it…again fingers are crossed. 🙂

There is 31 spots for journaling and photos in this album. 

The clasp is from Hobby Lobby which I just love!

I created a pocket on the front of the album to hold cards or odd bits.

I am submitting this project for the Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Favorite Recipe Challenge and Paper Wings Productions Anything Goes Challenge.

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

She Wished for Beauty

Hi everyone and Happy Memorial Day!!! I’m here to share my May Flowers project I created for the Art with Heart Challenge which is over at Eileen Hull’s blog. I had just finished an altered Altoid tin for my design team project and after looking at the suitcase die I decided I could definitely create my own “Altoid tin” with this diecut. 🙂
For this challenge I used Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Bag Suitcase to cut out two “bottoms” each from mat board and cardstock for a total of four “bottoms”. I inked all the edges with chalk ink, adhered together.
Now for the fun part…adding all the fun embellishments!!!

I fussy cut the girl images out from the Easter Children Hang Tags and added stickles for a bit of shimmer.

I’ve had these hinges for several years and I’m now finally using them…yes, can we say I am a craft horder 😉

I used some leftover dies that I had cut out from the Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Box Square to use to frame the side of the box. The buttons, Dew Drops and sequins I built up so I could wrap twine around to keep the box close. The beads I added as weighs to keep the twine from unwinding around the button.

The inside I used the Tim Holtz: Lace Die along with dew drops, stickers, punches, sizzlets and buttons which I think turned out adorable.

I fussy cut a butterfly from the Vintage Spring Printable. I added antenna and flowers to  top off the upper corner of the box.

Supplies Used:

Eileen Hull: Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Bag Suitcase,Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Box Square
Other Sizzix Dies: Tim Holtz: Lace Die,Sizzlits Retired Dies: Flower #3, Stampin’ Up! 
Robin’s Nest: Dew Drops
Little Leaves
Basic Grey’s Lemonade Collection
Making Memories: Hinges and Brads
Sticker Sayings
Stick Pin
Flower Punches
Broken Ear ring
Crystal Stickles
Chalk Ink
Recollection Flowers
Ephemera’s Vintage Garden: Easter Children Hang Tags
Graphic Fairy: Vintage Spring Printable
Cassi’s Creations: (Words)

If you have any questions about this project let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

Christmas Junk Journal Part Two

Hi there! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn’t eat too much. 🙂  I’m back to share the other half of my Christmas junk journal using the Christmas Collection (North Pole) which is 20% off this month over at the Robin’s Nest site. As you remember the photo below is the cover of my journal I created and if you missed that post you can check it out here.

I used Christmas Glitter Words, Black and White Glitter Pine Tree and Red Snowflakes cardstock to create these two page layouts below with a folded pullout too. I found the Santa image online when I was doing a search and just printed it out.

I used Flame Glitter Swirl cardstock on these two page spread. One side I added the rub on “believe” to the cardstock. The paperbag I added a glimmer misted paper doilie and a Santa cut out to the paperbag and a pullout tag too.

These layouts below I used bits and pieces and found objects I had laying around…Christmas name tags, stamps, images clipped from Christmas cards and ornaments.

A simply tag using Red Glitter Stripe cardstock  cut with Spellbinder’s Grand Calibur Creative Book Pages die and a used postage stamp as a tab on the opposite “page” make this glassine bag look adorable.

I used some candy cane dies cuts for one page and the olive green paperbag I made a “pocket” and added a printable image and White Glitter Swirl cardstock on White that I cut from Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop Insert B die. Also I adhered sequins and dew drops too.

Next I matted both printables, one with Red Snowflakes  and the other with Black and White Glitter Pine Tree cardstock. These both double as pockets for the tag, Christmas name tag and old Bingo card.

I cut from the Black and White Glitter Pine Tree cardstock from the Spellbinders Oval and added a cute felt reindeer to it.

I used the backside of the Christmas Glitter Words for the background of the next page. The stocking die is cutting from Red Distressed cardstock and I added a cute printable image from Cassi’s Creations.

The back page is the opening of the envelope which can be used to add receipts or special tidy bits from Christmas. I covered that page with Red Snowflakes cardstock. 
There you have it 34 pages, 11 pockets/holders and 15 tags/pullouts to document everything that happens at Christmas.

Supplies Used:

Red Snowflakes 
Flame Glitter Swirl
Red Glitter Stripe
Red Distressed cardstock
Ephemera’s Vintage Garden printable 
Cassi’s Creations printable
Spellbinder’s Grand Calibur Creative Book Pages die
Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop Insert B die
Sizzix Christmas Ornament, Light and Stocking

Be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest site to check out the Christmas Collection (North Pole) since it is 20% off and pick some cardstock and embellishments to make your own junk journal!!! 
If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Christmas Junk Journal Part One

Hi everyone! Wow!!! Christmas is almost here and if you are like me you have good intentions of making gifts for everyone and then you run out of time. Well, I’m here to share a junk journal I created using the Christmas Collection (North Pole) which is 20% off this month over at the Robin’s Nest. These journals are really easy to make and you can knock out several in no time. 
The bases for a junk journal is to use what you have on hand. You can use old maps, wall paper, sheets of music, paperbags, pages from books, old ledgers pages, etc. You will need a variety of what I just listed (nine pieces) I started with a 9″x12″ envelope which I folded in half. The papers and bags I chose are smaller and fold those in half too.

Next make a guide on paper of where to poke holes in the spine of the journal and then mark your holes for each page. I have a bottle cap hole punch I used. It works perfectly when you punch each page folded. 

Next thread about a yard in a half of red and white baker’s twine on a needle and stitch all pages together and tie off on the spine.

The inside of the journal should look something like this before you start adding cardstock and embellishments.

The cover I used Black and White Holly cardstock which I cut just a little bit smaller than the outside cover. I then inked the cardstock with Powder Puff Limeade Chalking Ink to add just a little more color to it. Next cut a yard of green seam binding in half  and adhere to the front and back covers and then glue the Black and White Holly cardstock to the front and back covers. Also the little tag that is attached to the baker’s twine is from a Christmas present tag that I thought was too cute to throw away…which I have several I have saved through the years not knowing what I could use them on. Well, now I do. 🙂 
Next to add embellishments to the front cover!!! I added a glimmer misted paper doily with a snowflake ornament with Pearl Dew DropsSt. Nick printable from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden… I also used the backside of Black and White Holly cardstock to matt the St. Nick printout and I also used the Celtic Border Punch  from Purple Cows site which is one of our sponsors this month to make the “distressed” border around one of the corners of the matt. Pretty cool huh? So when you get a chance be sure to check out their website for some super fun punches and dies. I also used the Sizzix Medallion diecut is cut from the backside of Snow Covered Glitter Cardstock…which I inked with Limeade chalk ink, book plate, with dew drops and last but not least I cut a banner from Red Distressed Cardstock. There you have it the front cover decorated.   

A view of the journal tied.

The inside was so fun to decorate. I used a variety of found objects such as Christmas present tags, stickers and embellishments I received in swaps and also Robin’s Nest product too. The inside cover I used the backside of Red Snowflake Cardstock and the opposite page I used Jolly Dew Drops to decorate Sizzix Christmas Tree Album diecut that cut out from corrugated box and then painted with acrylic paint. 

I added a Black journaling block which I made into a pocket to hold the Christmas present tags I had saved. Since the tags had writing on the back I covered them with some scraps of cardstock. Also I used a digi image from Printable from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden and fussy cut it out and added it to the journaling block.

Close up of journaling pocket with Christmas present tags.

I cut a stripe of the Red Snowflake Cardstock and adhered on three side to the page to make a pocket, next I added sequins and dew drops to the center of each snowflake. The opposite page I added a few snowflake stickers with a dew drop in the center of each and spelled out North Pole using red alphabet stickers.

The pull out tag I cut from Flame Glitter Swirl cardstock is actually big enough to add several photos and journaling.

A close up of the North Pole page. I used a Alaska map for this page. Pretty cool huh? 🙂

I kept both of these pages simple. I used Spellbinder’s Oval die to cut Black and White Glitter Pine Tree cardstock die along with a wooden snowflake that I glimmer misted a wooden snowflake and added a Red snowflake, button and dew drop. The music sheet page I simple punched from the Red Distressed Cardstock a scalloped circle and used a cut out and wha-laaa!!!

This is where I am going to stop for now. I will share the rest of my junk journal on November the 30th so be sure to mark your calendar to see how everything turns out. 🙂 Be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out the awesome Christmas Collection that is on sell 20% off.  Also while you are at it be sure to check out the Purple Cows site and see their wonderful selection of dies and punches. 
Supplies Used:
Sizzix Christmas Tree Album Die
Baker’s Twine
Gina’s Designs Bookplate
Rumple Ribbon Green Leaves Seam Binding
Spellbinder’s Large Oval Die
Snowflake ornament and wooden cut out
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mantis Glimmer Mist
Ceramcoat Green Tea Acrylic Paint

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

December Daily Altered Book Cover

Hi everyone!!! I’ve always wanted to create a December Daily Journal but to be honest it has always been kinda overwhelming. One thing that stopped me dead was the thought, do you have to take a photo everyday and what if you don’t have anything to share for that day??? What to do??? Well, after scouring the internet…Pinterest especially…blogs, YouTube, kicking ideas around with a group on Facebook and my son paying for a December Daily online class to take…YAH!!! So I’m creating one for this year!!! 🙂
The December Daily I’m going to create is actually an old cookbook for teenagers dating back to 1969. 

The spine was intact and I could cut out the pages with no problem whatsoever.

After cutting the pages out this is what the inside looks like. Next I gessoed the outside cover twice and around the inside edges of the book too. 

Let dry and then paint all gessoed areas with Sea Breeze Americana Acrylic paint. Do two coats and once dry seal with Satin Mod Podge. 

I used a couple of scraps of cardstock I had leftover from other projects to decorate the cover along with Red Glitter Stripe cardstockLakeside Dew Drops  and Teal Mini Dew Drops and all this came from the Robin’s Nest online store.

The banners are printable from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden. It’s a simply adorable kit.

I cut scrapbook paper to fit the inside and then adhered. Next click on the Ring Binder link and this will take you to a past project I created showing how to attach the ring binder to the book spine. Be sure to use mod podge and I used binder clips to hold everything in place while it dries. I added book corners protectors to keep the edges of the book from being bent. Next I cut pockets from Red Glitter Stripe cardstock and adhered on three sides to the inside cover.

Next I used two #10 size tags which I cut 1 1/2″ off the bottom and decorated with Cindy Lou Dot Glitter AquaMarine Glitter and Eggs Glitter Cardstock on the tags below. I finished with diecuts, punches, paper doilies, glimmer mist and embossing folder. I also inked all the edges of my tags with Stem Green Chalk ink.

Now all I have to do is add pages which I can’t wait to do! 🙂

Supplies Used:
Sizzix Snowball Embossing Folder
Sizzix Snowflake Diecut
Tim Holtz Ring Binder and Book Corner Protectors
Seal Punch
Stampin Up Tab punch
Tattered Angel Mantis Chalkboard Glimmer Mist
Sea Breeze Americana Acrylic paint 
Ric Rac
Round and Snowflake Sequins
Wooden Snowflake
Book Plate
Mod Podge
Chalk Ink
Also be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out all their Christmas cardstock and embellishments. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Crafty Card Gallery: Spooky Cute Pumpkins

Hi everyone!!! I’m here to share two cards I created for our monthly challenge over at the Crafty Card Gallery. The theme for this month is pumpkins and this is the cards I came up with.
Both cards bases are cut from a 6″x6″ piece of cardstock and then folded into a 3″x6″ base for each card. The first is card is very easy to make. I used scraps of cardstock, buttons, Dew Drop, Ric Rac, and I used one of those $1 stamps that you can get at Michaels and stamped jack-o-lantern on a scrap of orange cardstock. Pretty simple huh? 🙂

The next card I used Damask Black and White cardstock for the base of my card which I inked all edges of with Martha Stewart Stem Green Chalk Ink. I also used scraps of cardstock, buttons, Dew Drops, a doily that I glimmer misted with Tattered Angels Peach Delight and the 31 is cut from Sizzix Funky Brush dies. The vintage pumpkin image (I cut the image down) I got from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden. There are five more Halloween images that are perfect for cards too. 

If you have any questions about either card please let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!