[UPDATED] When it comes to making ephemera for your scrapbook or junk journal, do you sometimes appreciate easy fixes? I do. That’s why I combine multiple digital templates together to quickly complete a project.
In this instance, I will show you how I made some cards, envelopes, and tags from various digital templates. Some of the templates were free while others were purchased from online stores.
I first began with a sheet from the digital freebie kit, “Nostalgic Era” from this site. I printed it out and then added a card and envelope template onto it
I simply cut it out, assembled it according to the provided instructions and added my own embellishments. Then I printed out the ephemera sheet that came with the Facebook Freebie kit, “Take Notes.” I also printed out the free ephemera I got from Arty Maze’s blog and the freebie I got from website. Lastly, I printed out the pocket page that came from the purchased digital junk junk journal kit, “Steamtime Steampunk Junk Journal Kit” from Vectoria Designs on etsy:
These are the pockets from the “Steamtime Steampunk Journal Kit by Vectoria Designs on etsy. I printed the template out twice, cut each of the center graphics out of one of the sets, highlight the lines with a ballpoint pen, and added glossy accents around the image. I used the same procedure for the fussy cut out scissors. I added these to a cut up manila folder with scraps of ephemera from previous projects added to them.
I decided to make the photos of the two girls the focal point of the ephemera clusters. I simply cut the smaller image of the child out from its original frame and added it to the front of the mini folio. I used the remaining negative from that image and backed it with some notebook paper to create a double sided journaling spot. I stamped on the rear and added more notebook paper, a die cut clipboard piece (made using the Tim Holtz movers and shapers die ,”Mini Clipboard Top and Bottom)”, and some ephemera from other scrap papers. I stamped all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.
I used the manila envelope scraps to create a mini folio, with multiple pockets and tuck spots. I added some cheesecloth, flowers, words and sentiments, ribbon, tags, and a few envelopes. This mini book has magnetic closures throughout it.
This was a very fun project. It was simple and easy. That’s the fun in having digital templates. You can throw something together really fast.
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Additional Supplies List
Art glitter glue
Sizzix Vintaj Bigkick
Sizzix embossing folders
Tim Holtz dies
Tim Holtz distress inks