[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
I want to show you one of my latest templates I created in Photoshop. This is the 6.25” x 6” Lilac Envelope made from the digital template that I have in my Esty shop. I use templates to make elements that work well with scrapbooks, junk journals, and various other mixed media projects. This piece does just that.
It has two pockets to store tags, cards, flat pens, photos and more. It has the space for you to house memorabilia along with giving your projects some spunk.
When you purchase the Lilac Envelope file you will receive the following:
– Cover Pages files (Has the names of each template)
– lilac 6.25 x 6” envelope template files (back sheets, ephemera, examples, templates)
– Assembly instructions file (pdf)
– Read Me files
All are printable on to 8.5″ x 11″ Standard paper sizes.
There are different variations of how to decorate your envelope using the provided ephemera files that come with the kit. See my YouTube assembly video for instructions on how to piece the envelope together.
I hope this message will inspire you to create something fun! Happy Crafting!