Do you have a minute . . .

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10 minutes and a few scraps from

Graphic 45's Cottage Life.

This extremely simple technique is called "torn wallpaper".

For this card front, choose

1 piece 4.25" x 5.25"

and 2 scraps that are approximately 3" x 3".

Using a craft knife, cut an "X" in the 4.25" X 5.25" layer

and roll the cut edges back.

Adhere one scrap 3"x3" to the back of the 

decorative paper and make an "X" cut

inside the first "X".

Roll the edges back.

Repeat with the 3rd 3"x3" layer.

I like to add a simple charm in the center.

DONE!

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Use this on scrapbook pages, mini-albums, junque journals

or wherever your heart desires.

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Do You Have A Minute, Part 3 . . .

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What is a junk journal? According to google, "a Junk Journal is a handmade book of recycled and found materials and ephemera. The pages can be used to write, draw, paint or record memories, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. The finished junk journal can become anything you want." 

Since I'm using up these gorgeous Graphic 45 Cottage Life papers, I'm calling this a "junque" journal. Everything sounds fancier in French! Below you'll find photos of the last couple of pages.

IMG_0265Since I'm not sure how I'm going to use this yet,

I decided to keep a space for photos.

When I design a page, I like to repeat

a little something I did on the page prior

thus

the fussy cut roses.

If I'm using a belly band on a page, 

I don't want my tickets, cards, tags to fall through the bottom,

so I make a "ledge"

by cutting a strip and raising the bottom of the strip

with pop-ups.

It's a "catch-all".

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On to the next page.

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Tags, note cards, etc through a belly band again.

The  blue tag is cut in 1/3 and decorated with Dare To Dream

then glued to the belly band.

Hanging tickets are skinny and fun to do!

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I decided to cut off the side of the last page

so that it also would measure 8" wide.

Then added papers to the 3 pockets

and a bit of vintage lace.

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Not sure what I'm going to use this for yet,

but ready for the next trip,

outing with the girls,

or reminders that I need.

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Graphic 45 Cottage Life continued . . .

CL1Still playing with my file folder junque journal.

I've added a couple of things to the cover:

a cottage cut apart

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Dwell In Possibility cut apart

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and a partial tag with a charm

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The moved on to the inside. This is the inside front cover:

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The roses in the lower left corner are fussy cut and tucked behind is a tag

with lots of removeable parts:

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The first page is created by taking an 8.5x11 cardstock,

cut it down to 8" x 11"

and score on the 11" side at 3" and at 3-1/2".

The 1/2" is attached to the spine of the file folder.

The 3" becomes a pocket.

The remainder becomes a page where

I attached journaling pages.

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You can see the blue cardstock spine in the photo below.

The rest of the cardstock page becomes a place for photos.

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More tomorrow!

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Do You Have A Minute . . .

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Well, more than a few minutes for this one.

I'm using my leftover papers from the last

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit with Cottage Life.

In my stash I found a Pendaflex file folder that has 3 pockets

and am using that to create a small junk journal.

Here's the inside showing the 3 pockets.

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Cool huh!

I cut the folder down to a height of 8".

Decorated the front cover and am working on the inside.

Join me tomorrow for more photos.

 


Do You Have A Minute . . .

This post may be inspiration for your Graphic 45 Card Club Kit leftovers.

The ideas are designed to be completed in just a few minutes.

Hidden Paper Clips

For this project you will need:

  • Scraps from your Graphic 45 Let It Bee card kit
  • Paper clip of any size, one for each hidden paper clip you want to make. I like to use the large size (2" clips)

1.  Cut 2 pieces of Let It Bee scraps: one that is 4" x 2-3/4" and one that is 4-1/4" x 2-3/4".  (The smaller piece won't be seen       when this is complete.)  Fold each in half.

2.  With the smaller piece folded in half, insert the paper clip over the fold side.
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3.  Place wet glue on one side of the small piece and over the paper clip and glue to the inside of the larger scrap. Then repeat with the opposite side so that the larger piece completely covers the paper clip piece.

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HINT:
 Instead of 2 pieces of decorative cardstock, you can use one piece of decorative cardstock for the outside and a piece of regular printer paper for the inside. I like to use two pieces of cardstock as it makes the entire clip a little stronger. And, of course, your cardstock can be cut any size you wish.

4. Add decorative elements to the outside of your clip. I've also made larger clips and added pockets with tiny tucks inside the pocket.

 

Use these in your planner,

a book,

a greeting card to hold money or a gift card,

in your mini books or junk journals.

The possibilities are endless.

 

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Have fun creating!