Are you ready to create some fun paternal projects for June? This month’s challenge is focusing on Father’s Day with a masculine ambience to it. Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.
You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below.
Here is a fun FREEBIE to use in this month’s challenge. It is called, “May Sunrise.” There is a background page and a 2″ x 3″ card and envelope template. The card & envelope is saved in both jpg and png format so you can upload it and cut it out using software such as Cricut Design space.
Your projects would also look really well with the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook freebie called, “Mother.” To access it click here.
I made a one signature journal/ photo album using both of the freebie kits mentioned. I used it along with some Graphic45 papers, Prima flowers, a napkin to decoupage with, some distress oxide inks and other bits and bobs.
I created some pockets, tuck spots and other ephemera to compliment the journal. To watch a video flip through of what I made for this month check it out on YouTube.
If you want to get a head start on future blog challenges, you can download the “Monthly Craft Challenge 2022” form to get access to the whole years worth of prompts.
You can use these with other components in your project including this monthly freebie called, “January Craft Challenge 2022” if you would like. To access it click here.
Share your project (s) using the hashtag #janfav2022. You may make and share multiple projects for each month. I always navigate towards a Victorian Era style in my crafts.
For my January winter themed project I used all the inks except for the printer refill. I included ink spray, distress ink, paint, alcohol marker, and a ballpoint pen. The supplies are shown in the photos below to demonstrate how I used them in my craft.
This trifold pocket folio is a double sided storage piece that can be added to travelers notebooks, scrapbooks and more. I love to create junk journals and fill them up with various papers, fabrics, envelopes, tags, pockets, and all sorts of hidden goodies inside. Since I love everything with a vintage, shabby chic vibe, I added some decoupage images to the background along with some fussy cut and die cut shapes, and stitched along the edges of the folio as well as on some of the other tags and other nostalgic elements to complete the look I was seeking.
Used Sargent Paints Prussian Blue and White
Painted on mixed Blue color
Gold Mica paint
Added drops of Gold Mica paint
To create the folio, I took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper and dyed it using some watercolor paint. I came back through and put some drops of gold minc paint to the page.
Folded in bottom flap
Folded side flap 1
Folded side flap2
Trifold folio created
Once it was dry, I folded the paper on the 11″ side at about 4″ to create pockets. Next I folded the paper on the 8.5″ side at about 5.5″ on both ends to form a trifold in it. I made sure that the edges were burnished.
Adding distressed mats
Stitched around edges of mats
I then took some white cardstock and measured out six pieces to mat both sides of the folio flaps. I cut them out, distressed them using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress ink, and glued them on as background pieces. Then I took them to the sewing machine and stitched around the edges, making sure that the folded flap on the 11″ side was flush with the paper while getting sewn. That’s how the pockets were formed.
I used various brands of embellishments to garnish the folio including the freebie sheet from Multimedia Crafts Digital called, “January Craft Challenge 2022”. I printed and cut out all of the elements in it.
Highlighting snowflake with a ballpoint pen
Adding Glossy Accents
With the snowflake I took a ballpoint pen and highlighted parts of the image with it, and then I added some Glossy Accents by Ranger on bits of it to give it a shiny finish.
I glued the tag and journal card to a piece of coffee dyed paper and stitched around the edge of both. I took a scrap of fabric and added it to the journal card along with a fussy cut out image of a winter scene.
I took a decorative napkin with a bird and decoupaged it to a piece of white cardstock. Then I matted it to one of the folio flaps.
Cut out hills from distressed white cardstock
Glued on hills
die cut a piece from Momenta die
Added die cut house to hills
Next, I took another piece of scrap white cardstock and some Broken China Distress Oxide ink and shaded in the blue to make a snowy hill background. After distressing the paper I cut out hills and glued them together. I then added the piece of die cut houses from the “Momenta” die and added them to the front of the hills. I took that unit and created a tuck spot on the center flap of the folio.
Distressed pieces using Tim Holtz Ranger Walnut Stain ink
Highlighted edges of embellishments using Firefly Alcohol markers
The rest of the it was garnished with sewn notebook pieces, stamped script, words and other elements from the “January Craft Challenge 2022” freebie sheet that was distressed with “Walnut Stain Distress ink” and “Firefly Alcohol markers.
I finally took a piece of torn checkerboard fabric and stitched one side of it on to form the closure.
This was a very fun project. I challenge you all to make something too. Help inspire us all.