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.
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.
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.
I then cut a piece of acetate to fit the size of the back of the envelope and stitched the two together.
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.
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.
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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