Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Merry and Bright Cardstock Pad
Lace, Pom Pom Trim and Trims
Various Christmas Cardstock
Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick tag I created for Thanksgiving. I had a lot of bits and pieces laying around for this project and it only took about an hour for me to create…this generally not the case when I make something. 😁I alway have leftover inks when I am creating other project so I grab a blank tag and lay the tag in the mixture and put it off to the side and let dry. So I now have something for later on to use as my base for a project and it is such a time saver too.
Hi everyone! I’m back today sharing this little mini Halloween album I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team!
I started by flattening and cutting a paper towel roll 5 1/2″ in length.
Next I cut one side open and inked the outside and inside of the “spine” with the Purple Chalk Ink from the ColorBox Paintbox Mercantile Chalk.
I adhered Kraft Halloween Cardstock to the front and inside covers of the mini album.
I placed the Scalloped Border Diecut onto the Base Tray (retired) but you can use a Movers and Shapers Shuttle to hold the diecut in place. I placed the closed mini album cover on top of the Scalloped Border Diecut and ran through the diecutting machine.
I gather some scraps of Halloween cardstock from my stash and cut and folded to fit album.
I cut from the following diecuts: Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Bookmark, Tags and Pocket, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags and Banners and Pennants Diecuts tags, pockets and banners to decorate the pages and the doily. I also added printables and bits of patterned cardstock to the pockets too.
The other side of the pages I added stickers and a bat diecut from my stash.
I cut tags from the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags along with some bits of patterned cardstock, punched a hole in the top of each and put all together with a jack-o-lantern brad and then paperclip to the top of one of the pages. I’m now ready to add mini photos and journaling of the grand babies.
Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick card I created with y’all today. I had a box of 3 1/2″x5″ blank cards and envelopes that I had picked up at the Target Dollar Spot. The cards are a solid color and I thought they would be perfect to decorate.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderfully awesome and enjoy creating!
Hi everyone! I want to share one of my projects I created for Creativation this past January for Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection called Book Club Chapter 2 which should be hitting your locate craft and hobby store any time this month. I am SOOOOO in love with this newest Wrapped Journal Diecut and I’m sure you will be too!!! Go ahead and grab your favorite beverage and sit back because this is a photo heavy blog post. 😊
I punched tiny holes into the spine and sewed two buttons into place. Side note I did add a little adhesive to keep the buttons from moving around. I punched a small hole in the cover and before adding the brad I tied off a piece of seam binding and added a bit of adhesive for good measure to hold everything in place.
I adhered mini pom pom trim to the inside cover of the journal and strung elastic cording to hold the little booklets I created in place.
I cut two papers per signature slightly smaller than the journal and stitched together for a total of four booklets.
I used a wide assortment of diecuts and printables that I had leftover from past projects.
The printables I found in a shop called One Crab Apple on etsy.
Creating these little journals are a great way to use up leftover scraps and bit and pieces of embellishments that you have laying around.
Notice the butterfly theme through out the journal.
I always remove the zippers and the zipper pulls from bedding packaging and use them as a “body” for butterflies.
I love adding bits of trim to the edges of the pages for a little interest and texture.
Instead of gluing images completely down on the page I only added glue at the bottom and side to create a nice tuck spot for journaling cards.
More little tuck spots behind this sweet little girl image.
This oval diecut I added glue to the top and bottom so all you have to do is slide a photo or journaling card underneath the oval frame.
Several of the fussy cut butterflies I adhered down the center just in case more journaling notes could be added at a later date.
Some of the pages I kept simple for either journaling or photos that can be added later.
Tim Holtz’s Paper Doll where the perfect touch of whimsy throughout this journal.
I turned a journaling spot diecut side ways to create a belly band to hold these two tags.
If you have leftover alphabets use them randomly or as a cute saying in your journal.
I love how the bit of ribbon turned out on the butterfly! It’s the perfect color combo!
The Pom Pom trim adds an adorable touch to the side of this page.
The yellow scalloped piece of cardstock was leftover from a diecut I used on another project. Instead of throwing it away I added it to the bottom of the page for an extra pop of color.
On the last page I added adhesive to the bottom of the diecut to create a pocket to hold a journaling card.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!
Hi everyone! Today I want to share a musical snow globe that I have altered for the Canvas Corp blog. I found the globe sitting in my husband’s study window, all the water evaporated and the base and the “winter scene” bleached from the sun. I thought this would be fun to give the globe new life by altering and creating a Spring scene inside. For the complete blog post you can find more photos and the how to’s HERE.
Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos and a mini video of a journal I created for Magnolia Exchange swap I am in. This month’s theme was mini mail whatever you send to your swap partner can’t be no bigger than 3″x4″.
After being paired up with my swap partner I decided to create a mini junk journal for her.
She liked all colors and liked all animals wither they had fur or was scaly. So I tried my best to include what I had in animal images through out the journal.
I raided my stash of stickers, scraps of cardstock and embellishments to decorate the inside.
Also I included a quick flip through video so you can see more of the inside.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!
I have a set of file folders with funny/snarky sayings on them and I thought this file folder with “Blah Blah” would be perfect to make a journal out of it. I had to carefully line up the wording and then I taped it down to the diecut before cutting out. Since both sides of the file folder has a design on it and it is made of a sturdy cardstock I just put together according to the directions. I added colorful patterned cardstock to the corner of the cover and an image that I printed and fussy cut from Tsunami Rose Designs.
I adhered lace and sewed a button to the spine.
The inside I added pockets and more fussy cut images from Tsunami Rose Designs. I attached the latch with adhesive and a decorative brad which I covered the prongs with a little washi tape.
I used as my closure a tassel with an attached cord and added elastic cording to the spine so I can add my own handmade journals.
Of course if you are journaling on the go you need a way to store and take washi tape with you. From my Sizzix diecut packaging I used the Needle Book Diecut and cut a few of the needle books out and embossed with the Fantasy Flowers Embossing Folder. Next I cut several 12 inch pieces of washi tape and wrapped. Easy Peasy!
I also cut two House/Pocket Stitchlet Diecuts out and folded the “roof” down on each diecut and adhered a butterfly from the Birds and Butterflies Diecuts on the tip of the “roof”. I glued two of the corners down to the outside cover and now I have a place to hold washi tape and journaling cards.
Here is a sneak peek of my journal filled up and ready to be journaled in. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the other Inspiration Team members have created! You can find those posts HERE and HERE.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!
Hi everyone! I am back with another quick project that I created using the Tea Cup Diecut. If you haven’t guess I love tea cups even though I don’t like tea let alone coffee but I sure do enjoy adding flowers and quirky little printables to them. Actually I had cut out this tea cup last year and had pull it together and then put a side because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to decorate it. Do you ever do that? Raise your hand if you have several unfinished projects laying around. 🙋🙋🙋
Well, enough about that! Lets talk about how I decorated this tea cup. 😉 I added pink velvet ric rac to the base of the tea cup and sequins and Dew Drops around the rim.
Next I adhered wadding up tissue paper to the inside of the cup. Next I fussy cut the coffee girl and you can find that printable HERE and glued her to the tissue paper and then added the moss. I added paper flowers from my stash, some Leaf Diecuts leftover from another project, lace and tulle to finish off my project. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!