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The Ultimate Belly Band

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The Ultimate Belly Band

I've been working on belly bands this week and I found some fun ideas. I think I even made up a new idea of my own: "The Belly Band Flip". I wanted to make a belly band that was removable, so you can journal on the whole page. So I hinged the top and put a closure on the bottom. Here's my video about it if you are interested: Belly Band Flip I learned about belly bands with a pocket in them from E at "Scrapbooking With Me" on YouTube. Here's a link to her video:  Belly Band With Pocket  and Jane from Inky Owl Studios...

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Tips For Using Fragile Old Papers in Your Junk Journal

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Tips For Using Fragile Old Papers in Your Junk Journal

I have some wonderful old magazine and book pages that I want to use in my junk journals. But some of them are so fragile, they'd fall apart if I put them in as is. I've come up with some ways to make good use of these gems. Here are some of my ideas. Make Stickers Small images from old magazines make wonderful stickers. And, once the images have been turned into stickers, they are super sturdy. Here's a link to the inexpensive (and amazing) sticker maker I use. Xyron Sticker Maker Make a Masterboard A masterboard is just a...

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Faux Metallic Junk Journal Accents

Faux Metallic Junk Journal Accents

I've been having fun decorating my junk journal and scrapbooking projects with faux metal accents. This easy, 4 step process gives pretty incredible results. Try it on cardstock frames that you can use to accent your junk journal pages. Links to the gold foil sheets and the patina paste I used are below. Supplies Patina Effect Paste in blue, mint green, and brass (Note: I bet you could replicate these with white modeling paste and some ink or paint) Sheets of Gold Leaf glue paintbrush Items to finish - cardstock frames, gears, etc. Step One I like to cut the...

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Botanical Specimen Slides

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Botanical Specimen Slides

For some reason, I searched online for "botanical specimen slides" and found some wonderful stuff. Apparently, botanists used to wrap their glass microscope slides in pretty papers and label them. So, of course, I had to make some faux botany slides of my own. I liked them so much fun that I made a digital kit to make the process easier. Here's a link if you want to buy the files to print these yourself. Botany Specimen Slides Printable Here's what you need to make your own: Small floral stickers or dried flowers Pretty papers, or the Vintage Botany Slides printout Small...

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Junk Journaling - Making the Most of Your Digital Downloads

Junk Journaling - Making the Most of Your Digital Downloads

Have you tried printables yet? They're also called digikits or digital downloads and they are files that you use to print your own papers and ephemera. I have a few tips on how you can get the most out of your printables. Tip One - How You Print Think about how you will use the image before you print anything. There are many different kinds of pages, and how you will use them will dictate what you print them on. Fussy cuts are images you cut out and paste on to your pages. Print them on cardstock if you want more dimension...

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