Spring Ephemera made from Multimedia Digital Crafts Freebie kits and other mixed media
I love to make journals and all sorts of scrapbooking elements to fill my books and folios. Today I decided to construct some out of various mediums including digital printables, die cut shapes, washi tape, and more.
Fresh Air Papers Kit
I began by printing out the Multimedia Crafts Digital FREEBIE kit called, “Fresh Air”. Using one of the Multimedia Craft Digital Etsy kits called, “2” x 3” Card and Envelope Template” I printed the card image over top of one of the digital freebie papers.
Printed out papers from “Fresh Air” digital Freebie kit and Multimedia crafts digital etsy kit called, “2” x 3″ Card and Envelope Template
This is the back of the unassembled envelope where two butterfly pieces were die cut out of the paper
Before assembling the envelope, I took two butterfly dies from the Tim Holtz stamp and die set, “French Flight”, placed them on the back of the envelope and die cut out those shapes, keeping the pieces to use later in this project.
acetate stitched to back of envelope template
I then cut a piece of acetate to fit the size of the back of the envelope and stitched the two together.
assembled envelopes garnished with distress ink and die cut shapes
Once sewn, I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink, “Vintage Photo,” and assembled the envelope according to the provided instructions that came with the card and envelope template. You can also watch the YouTube process video of assembling that template if needed.
Completed 2″ x 3″ card and envelope
To dress up both the card and envelope, I added some torn sudoku paper and some die cut elements from the Tim Holtz Ephemera Pack Field Notes. I also added a flower to the envelope to complete the look.
The next elements I made were 2 ½ inch circles I punched out from the purple and white striped paper. I lightly glued them to some muslin and stitched around the edges. (Go easy on me because I’m still working on my sewing skills).
I then created some envelopes from the pink and blue checkered paper. I folded them into the shape of the envelope, partially glued them together using washi tape, and sealed the envelope by stitching around the edges. I garnished them with the leftover butterfly die cut pieces from the first envelope and added some rub on transfer text to each.
For the last piece of ephemera, I made a tag. I took some of the scraps from the previous projects and created a collage. I stitched on and around the tag. I finalized it with an eyelet and some white mini rose trim.
Fresh Air 3″ Circles Kit
I hope that this project was helpful and that you enjoy using some of the freebies from this blog. You can also check out the latest FREEBIE kit called, “Fresh Air 3 inch Circles”. To access it click here.
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To keep the flow of the Christmas crafting spirit going, here is another freebie to add along with your projects. This is the holiday paper pack called, “Fa La La”. There are six different designs all printable onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper. All graphics are 300 dpi and are in jpg format. Click here to download.
I hope that everyone has had a great Thanksgiving holiday and are staying safe through these horrible COVID19 times. Sometimes it is hard to find entertaining things to do with the family and loved ones. However, one thing that is fun for sure is making Christmas crafts.
Preserve memories with your loved ones by making them cards, scrapbook albums, junk journals, cute bookmarks, and a host of other easy peasy mixed media gifts.
With Turkey day over with this is the perfect time to begin prepping for the wintery holiday season. This month I will try to have a surplus of freebies and good deals on Christmas resources. Starting with today, enjoy this free printable called, “Christmas Journal Ephemera Kit”.
This kit is composed of six themed journaling cards, and six 3″ circles all printable onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper. The graphics are in jpg format and are all high quality 300 dpi.
Also check out deals going on over at the Multimedia crafts hybrid and digital shops. Browse items such as digital papers, clipart, digital photo frames and more. On the hybrid site you can find die cut chipboard, papers, tags, cards, mixed media art and so forth.
Try to have a great holiday season and thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!
I have been working on a junk journal for a few weeks now and decided to add some of my digital printables to a couple of the pages. I used the latest Multimedia Crafts Digital Blog Freebie called, “Ads Envelope Template”, and the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook Freebie called, “Aged Stamps”.
I made two pockets on the right side of the page and created some tuck spots on the left. There is plenty of journaling space in there.
-Crop a Dile or hole punch
-Distress Oxide inks – Tim Holtz, Ranger(Peeled Paint, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Black Soot)
Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook Freebie – Aged Stamps
I first began by brushing some white acrylic gesso on each page. I let it dry using my heat embossing tool. Next, I added old book pages that I had distressed using both Tim Holtz distress ink, “Walnut Stain”, and Ranger pigment, opaque ink, “Black tie”.
I then ran some homemade modpodge over the base and added the book pages, sprinkling them with Recollections embossing powders: (snow, sapphire, citron).
On the left page I punched a hole in the top using my Crop a dile tool and added an eyelet. I wanted to secure the hole so that the ribbon wound through it would remain strong as it held the tag that I placed there as a tuck spot.
Next, I took some scrap cardstock pieces and drew flowers. I cut them out, dipped them in a distress oxide ink water mix (Vintage Photo), and stack them together with lace and cheesecloth to form a 3-d floral piece. It was added to the tag as a collaged tuck spot.
I found various pieces of ephemera, including journaling cards, and two reversible fabric tags that I made using Prima Marketing paper from the “Amelia Rose” collection.
I glued on the blue fabric and sewed the two brown buttons on. I added a butterfly die cut to the opposite side to garnish it.
I fussy cut out a vintage notebook from the Graphic45 “Typography” collection and added it to the center of the two envelopes on the right page.
I used text from the ephemera sheet on the Facebook Freebie, “Aged Stamps” along with other cut out embellishments for the rest of the project.
Finally, I drew a black flourish using Firefly alcohol marker #120. It is the same marker used to trace around fussy cut ephemera used throughout the two pages.
It was a very fun project. I hope you enjoyed this. Happy crafting!
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The world has suffered from what most of us are familiar with: The horrible pandemic of the corona virus. With many people having to work from home, teach from home, and shop from home, we need something to keep our minds off this new lifestyle adjustment. Creativity can do just that. It can take the mental strain of everyday responsibilities away as you are diverted into design mode of project hewing. Fortunately for me and countless others, crafting happens to be a pleasant hobby that can serve the well needed function of amusement. However, with the COVID-19 plague on the horizon, finding products and resources may become more of a challenge with many of the non-essentials stores (Craft Retailers) temporarily closing down across the globe in a huge effort to practice social distancing and slow the spread of the disease.
There is good news, though. You can always use online shopping and researching. Virtual venues such as eBay, Amazon, Etsy and more provide great products that are no longer available in local shops. You don’t have to leave your home. Simply click, and they will ship. You could also check out major store chains online, such as Michaels, Joanns, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, and others to have your items shipped to you. Some may not offer the free ship to store options, since you are no longer allowed to physically go pick your order up. Nevertheless, you can still fulfill your craft hoarding by getting it electronically. Yay!! I had to order some of my basics: art glitter glue. I had to have that. I found an 8 oz bottle of it on eBay . Some sellers on there offered free shipping, too. I needed it for a current junk journal project that I am working on, chronicling my everyday routines. Things have changed so much in my household that I need something to keep my mentality from going into turmoil.
In my state of North Carolina, all the schools are shut down until at least May, or maybe longer. Therefore, I must play teacher to My 10-year-old son. Science, English and Math are not my best, but ART…I think I’m an okay instructor…Ha! Too bad crafting is not his favorite subject, but we are handling home schooling just fine. I am fortunate that mine and my husband’s work schedule can accommodate his learning arrangements…and my craft hobby.
I’m trying to include daily responsibility cards, with a shabby chic- tea themed, touch to them. I plan to create tuck spots where I can place the cards and tags throughout the journal with pockets to store ephemera, news articles, and more. These will serve as like a planner/ daily or weekly journal of what is happening in our lives until this epidemic is over with. I feel like this can help me stay structured without loosing my mind.
I have gathered some digital printables, some scrapbook pages to make my journal signatures, and some ephemera I made from previous projects.
I like to organize my book, somewhat, before I assemble it. I think this project will ease my anxiety from all the negative things going on.
Maybe you would like to create something, also. Don’t let closed stores and other obstructions hinder you from your art, if you can help it. Try to relieve your stress by becoming immersed into an hour or two or three of crafting time. I just love it. I think you will too.