Category: junk journals

Cute Winter Tag From Three Kitchen Items

Here is the second weekly challenge I am doing for the Paper Outpost Facebook group. This weeks challenge is to take three items from the kitchen and make something from them or using them. Thoughts of strainers and other cool kitchen gadgets used for making marks in mixed media came to my mind. I came to my senses quickly and decided spraying inks and using acrylic paints on my cooking utensils probably wasn’t the wisest thing to do. 

After opening and closing all my kitchen draws and cabinets I decided look in the recycle bin instead. 

Here are the three items I pulled out to use. One is a letter from a window salesman but it is printed on very heavy white paper. Then I chose a Trader Joe’s cookie box and a pull tab off a can.

I cut the box around the cutout star and then cut it to tag shape. I cut a solid tag piece from the box for the backing of the tag. I cut the white letter paper to fit the tag and then applied white gesso and a blue mermaid marker to create an icy looking background.

A cute little snowman sticker was sandwiched between the two box pieces. The tag was then inked around the edges and the can tab was added. I embellished the tag with pompom trim, wavy glittered tape and little glittered stars. Leftover blue wool pieces were used for the ties. 

These mini challenges are so fun and really get my creative juices flowing. If you would like to join this Facebook group the address is:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3469195439809733/. You will be required to answer three easy questions to enter the group. I hope you join us and stretch your creativity!

Three Paper Crafts From One Envelope Challenge

I’m sorry I haven’t blogged for so long but getting my YouTube channel up and running has taken so much of my time. I’m back now and hope to be a little more regular at posting here. 

I want to share a fun little challenge I am taking with the Paper Outpost Facebook group. This weeks challenge was to take one envelope and create three items from it. So here is what I did.

I started with this great kraft paper envelope.

I just cut it up into three pieces. For the two end pieces I used a glue stick to seal the flap of the envelope down.

I created two pockets and one flip up writing space to add to junk journals.

I added some paper elements, stamping and inking to the various pieces. These are the fronts.

These are the backs of the pockets. I didn’t decorate them too much as I may glue them to a journal page or tuck them under a tuck spot. Either way, only the front will really show.

This is the inside of the flip up. The back of the center part will be glued to a journal page.

I hope you try this little challenge for yourself and make three things out of one envelope. The link to the Paper Outpost Facebook group is:

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3469195439809733/

You have to become a member of the group to play along, but it’s simple to request admission to the group. Each week we will be given a little challenge to try and I hope to post all my projects here on glitteronmyface.