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Junk Mail Specimen Slides - Plus a Free Printable

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Junk Mail Specimen Slides - Plus a Free Printable

 I have a ton of mangled, ripped window envelopes. I saved them because I figured that one day I'd think of something amazing to make with them, and that day has come! Check out my specimen slides! Directions and the printable are below. There's s video of the process here: Specimen Slide Video Step 1 I started with this printable, which I printed on kraft cardstock. Then I cut out the individual slides. There is a link to the free printable below. Please do not share it with anyone. Free Specimen Slide Printable Step 2 Then I positioned the slide cut...

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Let's Make a Junk Journal Folio (Free Printable)

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Let's Make a Junk Journal Folio (Free Printable)

In this video: DIY Folio I showed how I made this sweet folio. There's a link below for the printables I used. They are free to print or download. Please do not share them. Here's how I made it: Step 1 Print the Folio Template on cardstock. I used 65 # brown kraft cardstock. There are light and dark versions of the template. Use the lightest one that shows on your cardstock so the lines aren't obtrusive. Note: the printables don't have the words on them. I just put that up here so you know what goes where. Step 2 Print...

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Let's Make Some Junk Journal Bling

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Let's Make Some Junk Journal Bling

I spent this past week thinking of all the ways I can add some sparkle to my journals without spending a lot of money on charms and other fun shiny things. Here are some ideas I came up with using heat embossing and Glossy Accents. I used watermark ink (any slow drying ink, such as pigment ink, will work) and Metallic Silver embossing powder to make this pretty vellum pocket topper. Here's a link to silver embossing powder if you want to see what I used. Link I used rubber stamps and ink to make the 4 squares on vellum....

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Hardware Store Junk Journaling Haul

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Hardware Store Junk Journaling Haul

I recently realized that I have a lot of junk journaling supplies that I got from hardware stores. And I got them because they were special and inexpensive. So I thought I'd share some of them with you. Organizational Supplies Hardware stores have great organizers. And they are sturdy and stackable and functional and half the price of craft organizers. Are they pretty colors? No. But I keep them in my closet and I can deal with that.  This $23 tool box will last forever. The yellow bins are removable and there is an upper deck with smaller bins. I...

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