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.

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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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Do you have a minute . . .

This post features ideas using

leftover bits and pieces from your

Graphic 45 Card Kit

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  1.  Begin with a piece of cardstock cut 5" W x 8-1/4" T. Trim the two top corners to resemble a tag.
  2. Fold up the bottom of the tag about 3" to create a pocket. 
  3. Locate two pieces of leftover Time To Flourish from your kit. They should be about 3" T x 8" W. I used the two shown in the photo below and cut to 3" T x 5" W. Cover the bottom pocket with one piece and the top of the tag with another piece. 
  4. Keeping the pocket folded up, staple the pocket closed at the top right and left corner of the pocket. 

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        5.  Next go through your leftovers and find any cut-aparts that have months and notation lines. I used these:

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        6.  Go through the Time To Flourish scraps again and choose some of your favorite images.

        7.  Using contrasting leftovers and your favorite border punch, add a border  at the top of the pocket and at the top of the  tag.  Use a piece of ribbon from the kit to adhere to the pocket border. Add two images to the lower right pocket and a flower from your own stash and the pocket is complete!

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        8.  Add the cut apart tags back into the pocket and your "stuffed pocket" is complete.

Use it to send to someone special,

as a page in your art book or junk journal,

or in your planner.

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OH . . . speaking of planners, don't miss my next 

"Do you have a minute"

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WOYWW September 27, 2017 . . .

So much fun playing with a soon-to-be envelope mini offered by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. 

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Playing with the upcoming envelope album and Graphic 45's Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Everything about Graphic 45's designs are so fun to work with. From bold patterns to tiny fussy cutting, the G45 collections have it all and are always inspiring.

Here's one of the pages I'll be using for the sample:

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And in no time at all, this occurred:

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So much fun today with all these elements, papers, embellishments and inks.  

Posting on WOYWW September 27, 2017


Yes, yet another addiction . . .

A friend (yes, you Gina Hubbard) got me started making my own embellishments.

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I got out a few supplies to get me started:

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Ha! By the time I finished gathering supplies

I could have gone to a craft store and bought these embellies in the dollar bin.

But that's not the point - right?

 

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Here's what I ended up with:

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I'm currently storing these on heavy chipboard

that's leftover from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

And then stacking them in an old shoe box.

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I'm thinking this is a great way to use up scrap paper.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it

and posting on

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