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"

Thanks for visiting today!


This past month . . .

has been a bit crazy.

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We've been on the road a lot and barely home.

So my real work has been sitting idle

and my

"playing" has increased.

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I'm totally in love with junk journal file folders

in the style of

Robin Dudley Howes.

Each one of these opens and has room for inserts

and is filled with ephemera.

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My latest obsession.

Now I need to find out how to organize all the little ephemera

that goes along with junk journals.

Suggestions greatly appreciated.

 


Beautiful journal surprise . . .

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On November 29, I celebrated the 30th anniversary of my 40th birthday.

And received this little beauty

from an online Facebook group I belong to

Junk Journal Junkies.

Isn't it adorable!

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I didn't open it until my birthday (although it was really hard not to)

but well worth the surprise!

Love this bead on the pin. Going to use this idea on a future project.

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The inside front cover had a handmade tag with polka dots in a striped pocket.

Love!

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Hand stitched together with beautifully dyed & inked pages.

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The inside back cover housed another pocket

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with adorable tiny tags.

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The finale was the back cover with a bookmark in a pocket.

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What a great birthday surprise and so appreciated!

Thank you to whomever made this.

It's a true treasure.