Thursday, July 28, 2016


Can you guess what these are?

These are envelopes made from magazines.

I made an envelope template, scanned it into my computer and used it to make these envelopes.  I can manipulate the template to  make the envelopes different sizes.

I stacked the pages in my printer and printed the template on each one.  Then I cut them out, folded them, glued them together and Viola!  I even added double-sided tape to the flap closure.

It was fun seeing where the images would land once printed on the magazine page.  I tried to use pages that had more pictures and less advertisements.  I think, so far, I have made about thirty of them.

Aren't these too cute?!?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Envelope Journal

Note Journal

In the beginning of the month I posted a Sketch Journal inspired by Cat Hand.  
This journal was made with a 9" X 6" Manilla Envelope.  I used the same process as with the other journal, but this time I covered the outside of the envelope with text pages.  I had these Chili Pepper napkins and used those over the text pages.

I cut the bottom end of the the envelope before covering the inside and outside.  The inside is covered with red cardstock.  The note journal now has an open end pocket and the other pocket closes.

I used a pamphlet stitch to sew in the pages.

Here is the flap that folds over the book to close it.

Front and back of the book.  
The size of this book is a perfect size to fit inside your purse.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Artisan Series Journal

Secret Garden/The Way Home

Here is my Artisan Series Journal inspired by JenofEveDesigns.
I bought her Bundle 3 "Printable" Vintage Mini Albums here, and combined the "Secret Garden" and The Way Home Printables to make this Journal.

Front Cover

This is the inside front cover and first page.  The printables came from some painting she had done.

Journaling page to the left and one of the coin envelopes included in the collection.

The coin envelope has a small keepsake envelope inside of it and on the right are journaling cards, which i put inside the pocket page included in the printable.

On the left side is the back side of the coin envelope and on the right side is the pocket page.  I matched the two, so the road looked liked it continued on.  I think I did a pretty good job of matching the two.

Back side of the pocket page and on the right, the inside left cover.

Back Cover
I enjoyed making this journal.  Watching JenofEve's videos made it easy to put the journal together.  To sew the journal together, I used a coptic stitch binding.  

Friday, July 22, 2016

Cloth Paper Scissores

About a week or two ago, I was in Michael's browsing.  When I got up to the check-out line, what should happen to catch my eye?

The Spring issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Zen Doodle workshop.  I thought I missed the issue.  What was even more surprising, I was in it!  

did not realize what I had submitted, made it into this issue.  I was tickled!!  If you have the issue, check it out.  I  am in the "Inspiration Gallery" towards the back of the magazine.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Envelope Journal

Sketch Journal

Awhile back, Cat Hand made a journal from a white 9" X 12" Envelope using music sheets, napkins, and scrapbook paper.  So, I thought I'd give it a try.  I first must say, the first one I did was a disaster!!!  I ended up throwing it away, because it turned out so bad.  I mean really bad.
But!  I thought I'd give it one more try.  Here is my version.

The inside front.  
I used scrapbook paper for the inside liners and sketch book paper for the signature.  I reinforced the inside by gluing a piece of cardstock to the inside of the envelope. This made the cover much sturdier.

The inside back cover. 
I made my own envelope closure with the left over scrapbook paper and some brads and yellow bakers twine.

Now I have a secret compartment to keep all my finds and treasures.