Category: Paper Crafting
Playing With Trash
Who knew that playing with trash could be so fun? I have been working in some of my trash journals and am having a blast. Using just trash really stretches my creativity.
What does one use in a trash journal? To me it is anything I would otherwise throw away. I also allow myself to use things like old book pages because I have enough to last three lifetimes.
I hope you’ll step out of your comfort zone and give trash journaling a try. There are no hard and fast rules so you can define “trash” for yourself. Have fun playing with your trash!
Stash Busting YouTube Collaboration
I am proud to be co-hosting an open collaboration on YouTube with three very talented crafters. The collaboration is called #stashtotreasure and I am co-hosting it with Susan Hiles Art, Sheree from Turquoise Dreaming and Maria from Maria’s Miscellany.
The prompts for this collaboration were picked to spark creativity with craft supplies we already have in our stash. The prompts are just suggestions, of course, but they can help jump start your creative process. Here is the first video I have made for the collaboration. New videos are uploaded on Fridays through the end of February.
I would love for you to play along with us. You do not have to have a YouTube channel to play along, you can just do it for the fun of it! All the instructions and prompts are listed in the description box of this video.
Let’s get using up our stash!
Prayer Book Finish to Start!
I know that sounds backwards but it will make sense when I explain. One of the goals I set for myself this year is to complete working in the junk and art journals I have started but never finished. I love making journals and I was only half (or less) filling my journals and then making a cooler, newfangled one. So I have a pile of not finished journals. Well I’m happy to say, I am working on them and finishing them.
The prayer journal in the video linked right below is one of my all time favorite journal. I just love how it filled up nice and chunky and I love the prayers and spreads inside it. To see the complete flip through watch this video, but be sure to come back because there is more!
Now that this pretty is completely full I had to create a new one. Below are the links to the three part videos of how I constructed my new one in the same fashion as the one above. The video below shows how I constructed the cover and put in the elastic.
This video shows how I made the signatures and put them in the journal. I’d call this a traveler’s style journal.
Finally, no journal is complete without something fun dangling from the cover. This video shows how I made a really fun tassel to hang from the side.
There you have it. Super easy journal that will hold your prayers, Bible studies or favorite Scriptures. I really hope you try making one, or many, for yourself. Just remember to fill them up!
#holidaycraftwithus Christmas List Pad
This week’s #holidaycraftwithus prompts are to make a Christmas journal card, altered paper clip or notebook/gift list. I am a list maker by heart so I opted to make the notebook/ gift list. I decided I wanted to make a pretty holder for it as well so I decorated a glassine bag to attach inside my 2022 December Daily to hold the notebook. I hope you enjoy the process!
Christmas In July Part 1
I am taking part of an open crafting collaboration titled #holidaycraftwithus. This week’s prompts are to make a Christmas/Holiday ATCoin, flat ornament or cluster. Anyone who knows me at all knows I jumped at the chance to make some more clusters! This video shows both my process and the finished results of my week one project. Enjoy!
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:
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.