Sunday, February 28, 2021

Paper Bag Bottom Secret Pocket How-to


Many of you had requested to see how I cut the paper bag to make that secret pocket I shared in my Ideas Journal Video. The Ideas journal is one I use for reference, for inspiration when I want to remember a technique I saw or made, or one that I want to remember to use again. If you have not seen that video, I will share it below. I think all Junk Journal makers should have an Ideas Journal! 

I have a couple of these journals that I enjoy updating often, and now I am working on my newest one - this TN style one did not have enough room, lol 

Happy Crafting!


Spring Themed Album / Folio


I had so much fun making this spring themed album / folio. I need a little spring in my life. I am done with winter! In this project I used some gorgeous digital designs from Nitwit Collections. I really enjoy crafts that you can make at home, with items you may already have. 

I love projects where you can tuck photos, ephemera, journaling, special pieces that will be found in later years. I think this would be such a wonderful handmade gift to send to someone special. This project has so much interactive elements!

I also enjoy adding lot's of interactive elements and of course being able to recycle / reuse some items in a project is always my go to. Even if it's the tiniest piece of recycled material. 

I do have a tutorial for making this style of album / folio. We made one over the holidays! I often feel like I need to try out different themes or designs if I really liked the way they came out in the first place. This was the tutorial video for this design. If you want to make this design, see the video below. 

I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy spring themed project.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Junk Mail Envelope Ideas


Today I am having some fun with some new cutting dies, and an embossing folder. I love using these fun tools in my paper crafting. For my quick project, I recycled a junk mail envelope and made a cute pocket to hold my embossed tag. You will find I have several videos showing you how I like to use junk mail envelopes in my creations, and I have made a few fun projects with them.

Do you enjoy recycling / repurposing items in your crafts as much as I do? I think it makes crafting so much more fun! For more ideas check out my Junk Mail Envelope Projects playlist on my YouTube channel. 

I hope you find some time to get crafty today! 


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Beginner Junk Journal Ideas

If you are new to Junk Journals and would like some new ideas on what to add to them, the easiest one to start with is an Ideas Junk Journal. This journal is to keep as reference, for easy to access projects that you can add to your future work. 

If you have never made a junk journal and wanted a quick tutorial on how to put one together, I have a few different one's on my channel. Check out the playlist for Beginner Junk Journal ideas for this and many more creative projects I have shared before.

I also share some ideas on how to bind your own journal, in very easy and quick ways. I hope you find some time to create today! Let me know if you make any of the projects, I would love to see what you make. 


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Slider Card EASY DIY - With Options

Hi Friends,

On my YouTube channel I show you how to make this easy slider card, step by step. I also have links to my fave supplies list, where you can find the mini envelope dies I used to make it. However, I know that many of you might not have the dies or want to purchase them, so I have shown you an option here on how you can make your own mini envelopes to make this same design.

Step 1 - Make an envelope. You could use your envelope punch board, or make your own. These are so easy to make. I also have a quick tutorial on my channel on how you can make an easy envelope. See my tutorials playlist.

Step 2 - Mark and cut out your slit on the envelope. I like to use my hole punch to start me off, on each side of the envelope slit.

Step 3 - Cut your slit. Easy peasy. Now you have your own slide envelope that you can add to your projects.

I hope you enjoyed the share. Please leave a comment if you would like to see more projects like this on my channel or if you have suggestions on what else we could use to make this project easier.

The dimensions for the card I made in the video are 2 pieces of cards stock. Card base is 5 7/8" x 4 3/4" and the card top is, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". The rest you measure depending on your envelope size.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, February 8, 2021

Altered Book Ideas - Greeting Card Display

Have some greeting cards you want to keep in a safe and easy to view place. Then this is the tutorial for you!! This is one of those super easy and fun projects to make! It would also make a fab. handmade gift for someone special. 

Here is the tutorial on how you can make one as well

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Snail Mail Ideas - Stacked Friendship Envelopes

Hello my crafty friends! 

I had so much fun creating this stack of frienship envelopes, so perfect to make and share! I liked the idea of having something that could sit on your desk or could be displayed. A place that holds wonderful pieces of ephemera.

This is my design project for nitwit collections, I really enjoyed putting this together. I can't wait to make so many more! Remember to tag me #lizthepaperproject if you make one, I would love to see what you make!