DIY Planner Charms, Mini Make Tag Tutorial Video, Mixed Media Journal Review and New Printable Journal Cards!

 

 

 

This Week

I'm showing you how to make DIY Planner Charms for your Traveler's Notebooks, I've got a Mini-Make tag tutorial and journal process video, a mixed-media journal review, and some new printable vintage journal cards!

 

 

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Key Tag Charms

  How to make key tag charms for your bible or planner!A past key tag project from my free Journaling by heArt class

 

I had so much fun this week playing with key tags!  I've always loved key tags; the paper, the metal rim and the dangly-ness of them.   But when I got the Tim Holtz Tag Press it took my love for them to a whole new level!

How to make planner charms from key tags - diy tutorial!

The tag press allows you to make your own custom key tags!  In this project I used some of my new vintage linen journaling cards for the centers, but you could use any paper, photos, fabric, anything!  I have so many ideas for these!

  DIY key tag planner charm tutorial using the Tim Holtz tag press!

Supplies Needed for this project:

Vintage Linen Journal Cards

1 1/4" circle punch

Tim Holtz Tag Press

Vinyl Coated Paper Clip

Key Tag Jump Ring

Dangle Charms

hole punch

 

Step One

 

DIY key tag planner charm tutorial!

First choose the size of key tag you want to make.  The press comes with three sizes of rings. I'm using the 1 1/4" ring and I already had a 1 1/4" punch, but Tim has a set of circle punches that match the rings if you don't  have one.  The press also comes with a little template so you can draw the circle by hand if you'd rather.

 

 Step Two

 

DIY key tag planner charm tutorial!

 

Next punch a hole in your circle with a standard hole punch and press the circle into the metal rim.  It's a tight fit so you have to press firmly all the way around.

 

 Step Three DIY key tag planner charm tutorial!

 

Now this is the tricky part.  You have to slide the tag, face down, into the the press and it has to be right in the middle.  Too far back and it won't work, too far forward and it won't work.  And then press until you hear a little click.  I squished a few tags crooked before I got the hang of this, but honestly, even crooked, they turned out cute!

 

Step Four

DIY key tag planner charm tutorial!

Once you've made your tag, you'll slide it onto a jump ring.  I used one from a plain key tag that I had, but you can also purchase jump rings by themselves, usually in the  jewelry-making department of any craft store.

Add some charms to your jump ring and then slide the whole thing onto your paper clip!

 

DIY key tag planner charm tutorial!

DIY key tag planner charm tutorial!

It looks so pretty hanging from the edge of your page and it's a perfect page marker too!  I'll be making a lot of these, so I hope you don't get tired of seeing them!


Mini-Make Monday

  Fun Traveler's Notebook video tutorial for bible journaling!

 

In this week's Mini-Make Monday video, I have a quick trick for making tags from my Vintage Index Cards and Pockets set!  See it below or  watch it on Instagram here.

 

 

Vintage quilt tags tutorial in a Traveler's Notebook!
 

 Bible Journaling in a Traveler's Notebook!
 
Here are the supplies I used in the video:

Printable Vintage Hymnal Traveler's Notebook

Printable Vintage Quilt Pockets

Artist's Loft Acrylic Paint

Speedball Brayer

Freckled Fawn Alpha Stickers (similar to these)

Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz

Variegated Thread

Double-sided Adhesive

Scissors

Hole Punch

Sewing Machine

Silk Flowers

Felt Hearts

 

 

 


Dina Wakley Media Journal

 

  Dina Wakley Media Journal Review

I finally ordered this Dina Wakley media journal and it arrived today!


If you're not familiar, Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist with Ranger who started out as a scrapbooker.  She's a wonderful teacher and has written several books on art journaling including Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage, that I highly recommend! 

Dina Wakley Media Journal Review                                                                                                                                    Look at all that yummy texture!

 

Her media journal really intrigued me because it contains lots of different surfaces on which to create!  There's watercolor paper, canvas, burlap and a heavy kraft cardstock.  It' an awful lot of brown for me, but I really wanted to try it and get a little out of my comfort zone.  (Plus I can always just paint all the pages neon pink first, ha!)

 

Dina Wakley Media Journal Review

The cover is a heavy padded book cover and it contains 4 signatures with a total of 54 pages.  I'm really excited about working in it and I'll be posting photos and video here and on instagram if you want to follow along!  You can grab a media journal for yourself and see Dina's books and other fantastic mixed media products here!


New Vintage Journal Cards


Printable Vintage Bible Journal cards!
 

This week's new release is a brand new set of 12 journal cards that coordinates with my Rhythms of Grace collection!  I'm super excited about them because I used some vintage promise box cards that are so pretty.  They each have a scripture and then a line from a hymn that corresponds to that verse.


Printable vintage bible verse cards.
There are 6 vintage linen cards and 6 scripture cards each with 3 scriptures.  The fun thing is that you can cut the scripture cards apart for a total of 18 different verses!

  Printable vintage quilt bible journaling cards!

Printable journal cards with print for both sides!


I've also included printable patterned papers in coordinating colors that you can print on the back of the cards so that you can journal on them or make a mini book or tip-in.

 

Printable vintage linen bible journaling cards!

Printable journaling cards for Traveler's Notebook bible journaling!
(paperclips in the above photo are from Just StitchedBetsy Doodles and Faith Wands)

 

 

Printable bible verse promise cards for bible journaling!
Printable vintage Bible Journaling cards!


Prinntable Bible Journaling Cards with vintage linens and vintage promise box scriptures!



 You can see a video of me using the cards here.

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Have a beautiful, blessed weekend friend!


Peace & Grace,

Melissa~

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“You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed." -Joshua 23:14

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An Illustrated Faith Date Stamp Trick, Stitched Tags, and Vintage Quilt Pockets & Cards for your Traveler's Notebook!

 

 

This Week

This week I have another sneak peek at one of my secret projects, a fun date stamp trick and absolutely gorgeous Etsy find and some pretty vintage quilt pockets and tags for your Traveler's Notebooks and Bible Journaling!

  

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Stitched Tags

Sewn Chipboard Tags and lots more fun paper ideas!

I worked on some stitched tags this week using glittery chipboard letters and some gorgeous floral paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams line (I just love her paper so much!)  I just stitched them on my machine with variegated thread and a little tulle tucked underneath.

  Sewn Chipboard Tags and lots more fun paper ideas!


Mini-Make Monday

Bible journaling in a printable Traveler's Notebook.

 

This week's Mini-Make Monday video features a fun date stamp trick and a mini bible journaling process video of a spread in my Traveler's Notebook Hymnal.  The full process video will be available on my new YouTube channel coming soon!  Click below to watch!

 

 

  Bible journaling in a printable Traveler's Notebook.

  The Rest Card above was a gift from my friend Abby of Little Birdie Blessings.  You can download it (and lots of other pretty free printables) here.

 

 

Bible-journaling-in-a-printable-hymnal

 
Here are the supplies I used in the video:

Printable Vintage Hymnal Traveler's Notebook

Vintage Polaroid Cards with Scripture

Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade

Illustrated Faith Date Stamp

Fabric Washi from Lemony Stitch

Fine Point Sharpie Pen
Tiny Attacher by Tim Holz

Pretty Gold Dot Washi From Target

Variegated Thread

Double-sided Adhesive

Paper Trimmer

 

 

Fun video with a bible journaling stamping tip!

 

Faith journaling in a traveler's notebook!

Beautiful Faith Wands

  Beautiful Christian gift idea - Faith Wands!

EDIT: It looks like Debra is having trouble with her shop - it's back, yay!

I ordered one of these absolutely, beautiful faith wands  from my talented friend Debra (follow her on instagram for amazing bible journaling inspiration @sparkling_faith) as a birthday gift and I just fell in love with it!  It was packaged so beautifully with sweet little extras and I really wanted to keep it for myself, ha! 

Fortunately for me, Debra sent me my very own that I just opened today, and I'm so excited.  The pictures don't really do them justice, they are so pretty with layers and layers of sparkly goodness. On one side is a faith word and on the other is a scripture relating to that word.  They are so inspirational and just the perfect gift for a crafty friend. :) (Thank you Debra for mine, I love it so much!) 

I'm thinking they would make perfect Word of the Year reminders too!

 

 


New Vintage Cards and Pockets

 

Printable Bible Journaling pockets made from vintage hand-sewn quilt pieces!
 

This week I have a set of journaling pockets and cards made from vintage quilts and vintage slide frames.

 

Printable Bible Journaling pockets made from vintage hand-sewn quilt pieces!
There are 6 slide frames with tabs and paraphrased scriptures that I typed by hand on my 1958 Royal Futura Typewriter.  The set also includes 6 blank slide frames so you can add your own quote or sentiment.

 


I've also included printable graph paper and dotted paper that you can print on the back of the slide frames so that you can sketch or doodle on them.

 

Printable Bible Journaling pockets made from vintage hand-sewn quilt pieces!

  Printable Bible Journaling pockets made from vintage hand-sewn quilt pieces! (paperclips in the above photo are from Betsy Doodles and Faith Wands)

 

 

Printable Bible Journaling pockets made from vintage hand-sewn quilt pieces!


Printable Bible Journaling pockets made from vintage hand-sewn quilt pieces!


The pockets are super quick to put together and are the perfect size for the slide frames or journal cards!  You can see a video of me putting them together here.

If you like my printables you might want to subscribe to the newsletter because I send out a coupon code every week (not to mention exclusive tips, links and even free bible journaling printables sometimes)! 

 

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend friend and doing something creative!


Peace & Grace,

Melissa~

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"But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.-2 Corinthians 12:9

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DIY Recycled Page Ruffle, I've Got A Secret and a printable Vintage Hymnal (It's so cute ya'll!)

 

 

 

This Week

This week I have a DIY recycled ruffle for your journal or bible, I'm giving away my Rhythms of Grace TN, I have a hint at some secret surprises and a new printable TN made from vintage hymnals!

 

 

 

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Recycled Paper Towel Page Ruffle

 

Diy-recycled-paper-ruffler-for-traveler's-notebookThe paper with purple flowers is from my Rhythms of Grace Traveler's Notebook


I cannot throw paper away.  Especially pretty painted papers, even if they happen to be the paper towels I used to protect my work surface or clean up an ink spill!  So I save them in a stack until I think of something fun to do with them.

(or the stack falls over on me *forcing* me to do something with them...* cough*...not that that has ever happened, I'm just saying...)

This week's Mini Make project was a result of that!  Do you hoard your scrap papers?  Do you have any good storage tips for me?  I would love to hear them in the comments!

 

 

Working on a Secret Surprise

I heart stacks of beautiful paper and ephemera like this! ♥♥♥ via Pink Paper Peppermints

I have several fun secret projects going on right now and the hardest part about them is not being able to share with you just yet!

The first is a partnership with someone I admire and it will involve you!  It's gonna be so fun!

The next is something I've been working on for awhile for some specific people (and possibly you!) but many of them read this blog so I don't want to share details yet.    I'm taking lots of photos and video though so as soon as I'm able to I'll share with you all the details! 

Paper stacks make me happy! ♥♥♥ Pink Paper Peppermints blog 

Summer Birthday Giveaway!

Win almost a dozen beatuiful prizes in this giveaway!  Click for more info! Pink Paper Peppermints

I'm participating in a super fun giveaway celebrating my friend Amy's (@mommymuddling) birthday!  There are almost a dozen prizes all from handmade makers and they are all so beautiful!  Included in the prize line up is my Rhythms of Grace Traveler's Notebook Insert and Embellishments!

Head over to Amy's feed and follow the directions there to be entered to win!  You have until July 31st, 2017 to enter!

Win almost a dozen handmade prizes including this printable Traveler's Notebook Insert!  Click for details! Pink Paper Peppermints

New Vintage Hymnal Traveler's Notebook Insert

You may have noticed lots of beautiful Bible Journaling going on in vintage hymnals lately.  There's something so wonderful about art layered over those powerful lyrics and music notes. 

Well, for those of you who haven't been able to invest in a vintage hymnal yet, or maybe you just can't bring yourself to draw in one, I have the perfect solution!

Printable Vintage Hymnal in Traveler's Notebook form!  Pink Paper Peppermints

 

It's a printable Vintage Hymnal Traveler's Notebook insert!  It includes 24 pages of vintage hymnal music curated from my collection of hymnals dating back to 1898! (the hymnals date back to 1898 not my collection and me, ;)

 

Printable Vintage Hymnal in Traveler's Notebook form!  Pink Paper Peppermints

 

 

Printable Vintage Hymnal in Traveler's Notebook form!  Pink Paper Peppermints

It comes with two versions one full color and the other faded in case you want a more subtle background for your journaling.   It also includes two covers, one that says "Hymnal" and one that's blank for your own title.

Printable Vintage Hymnal in Traveler's Notebook form!  Pink Paper Peppermints

Printable Vintage Hymnal in Traveler's Notebook form!  Pink Paper Peppermints
Printable Vintage Hymnal in Traveler's Notebook form!  Pink Paper Peppermints

You can take a look at how I put it together in this video.

 

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  Printable Vintage Hymnal in Traveler's Notebook form!  Pink Paper Peppermints

 

Don't forget to tell me about your paper hoarding collecting and any storage tips you have!
 

Have a sweet and restful weekend friend!


Peace & Grace,

Melissa~

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"1Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God." -Colossians 3:16

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DIY Happy Mail Gift, A Peek at My Quiet Time Spot and some Vintage Linen Beauty!

 

 

This Week

This week I have a DIY Happy Mail Gift tutorial, A peek at my favorite quite time spot and a Traveler's Notebook made from vintage linens!

  

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Happy Mail Treat Tube DIY

Fun tutorial on making a happy mail gift!

In this week's Mini-Make Monday video I show you how to use a page from my Rhythms of Grace Traveler's Notebook Insert to make a happy mail treat tube!  Take a look:

 

 

A Peek at My Favorite Quiet Time Spot

  My favorite spot for bible journaling and quiet time with the Lord. ♥♥♥

 

Do you have a favorite spot to journal and read your bible?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments or tag me on Instagram! (@pinkpaperpeppermints)

 

 

 

 

Brand New Vintage Linen Traveler's Notebook Insert and Embellishments

So excited to introduce you to "Rhythms of Grace" my new printable Traveler's Notebook insert!.

My very first digital kit, 2 years ago, was called "Chosen by Grace" and included some of my collection of vintage ephemera and linens.  I have been wanting to do a whole series of vintage goodies since that time and this notebook is the first in the series!  


Printable Traveler's Notebook insert made from vintage linens!!

I absolutely love estate sale and thrift store shopping and so I've been scouring the sales for the perfect pieces and scanning them in for months!  I hope you love it as much as I do!

 

 

Printable Traveler's Notebook insert made from vintage linens!!
Check out this video of how I put the insert together and see more of the inside pages!

Printable Traveler's Notebook Insert made from vintage linens!!

Printable Journal Embellishments 


  Printable Polaroid style frames, labels and tags sized for Traveler's Notebooks!

Printable Polaroid style frames, labels and tags sized for Traveler's Notebooks! Printable Polaroid style frames, labels and tags sized for Traveler's Notebooks! Vintage flowers, linens and ephemera!
Printable Polaroid style frames, labels and tags sized for Traveler's Notebooks!

 

Don't forget to subscribe to the newsletter because I send out a coupon code every week (not to mention exclusive tips, links and even free bible journaling printables sometimes)! 

The next one will go out tomorrow morning (Saturday) so it's not too late to sign up!

 

Have a sweet and happy weekend friend!


Peace & Grace,

Melissa~

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"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” -Matthew 11:28:30

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Printable Bible Journaling Tips, Bible Journal Cards and a New Printable Pocket Folder for Your Standard-Sized Traveler's Notebook

 

 

This Week

This week I have tips on getting the most out of your bible journaling printables, a link to some gorgeous bible journaling cards and a new printable pocket folder that coordinates with my Traveler's Notebook Inserts!

  

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Bible Journaling Printable Ideas

  How to make a mini accordion book with bible journaling printables!

 

 

This week's Mini-Make Monday video was all about how to make your bible journaling printables do double-duty by using two printables to make one tiny accordion mini-album!  Click below to watch!

 

 

 

Fun bible junk journaling mini book tutorial!

 

 

This is a super quick and easy project!  As you'll see in the video, just print the journal cards on one side of your paper and print one of the pages from either of my Traveler's Notebook Inserts on the other, cut two strips, attach and accordion fold! 

Here are the supplies I used and a few tips:

Supplies:

 Double-sided Adhesive  (in the video I used Elmer's brand (because it was the only one I could find, ha!), but my favorite is Mono Tombow)

Paper Trimmer (I'm using a much older version of this one, but I also like this one)

Strong and Graceful Journal Cards

Promise Fulfilled Traveler's Notebook Insert

 

Tips:

 -The traveler's notebook page will be slightly cut off when you print out the cards, but that ok, because you'll be gluing those two pieces together so they won't show.

 

-You can make a longer book by printing your journal cards more than once and then printing different TN pages on the back!

 

-You could also just cut the Traveler's Notebook pages in strips with out the journal cards to make a mini accordion book.

 

-Once your book is folded you can add a ribbon or twine closure or simply tuck it in to a pocket in your TN.

 

-This would make a great place for more private journaling or a prayer list.

 

Next Mini-Make Monday I'll have a fun Fourth of July planner project for you, so be sure to follow me on Instagram if you'd like to be the first to see that!


Watercolor Bible Journaling Cards

  Stunning Watercolor Bible Journaling cards by Goosekeeper Designs!

I ordered these absolutely gorgeous bible journal cards this week from my friend Nichole's shop Goosekeeper Designs.  They are just stunning and the extra goodies she includes in the package are so cute! 

They are approximately 4x6 with rounded corners and the cardstock they're printed on is so thick and shiny!  I'm really in love with them!

  Beautiful watercolor journal cards by Goosekeeper Designs!

I wanted to mention it to you today because she is having a special on these cards - $5.00 shipped!  Friday, June 30th is the last day, so be sure to grab them!

 

 


New Traveler's Notebook Pocket Folder

This week's new release is a fun one!  It's a Traveler's Notebook Pocket Folder designed to coordinate with my printable traveler's notebook inserts!  I created it using vintage ledger paper and graph paper that I hand-painted and dyed. 

  Pretty printable traveler's notebook pocket folder!  Has bible verse for faith art journals.  "He holds all things together." -Hebrews 1:3

The cover has 3 variations, one with a vintage label with scripture (as pictured above), one with a blank vintage label so you can add your own quote, title or bible verse, and one with a blank cover and no label.  I wanted you to have lots of flexibility in how you use it!

Pretty printable traveler's notebook pocket folder!  Has bible verse for faith art journals.  "He holds all things together." -Hebrews 1:3

I've also included a graph paper pattern for you to print on the back of the cover so that it peeks over the top of the orange pocket (as seen above) It's showing up a little gray in the photo, but it's actually pinkish.

 

Pretty printable traveler's notebook pocket folder!  Has bible verse for faith art journals.  "He holds all things together." -Hebrews 1:3

The back (orange) pockets are a little flatter so they will only hold a tag or slip of paper, but the front (pink) pockets can hold tags, stickers or other planner goodies.

Pretty printable traveler's notebook pocket folder!  Has bible verse for faith art journals.  "He holds all things together." -Hebrews 1:3

Pretty printable traveler's notebook pocket folder!  Has bible verse for faith art journals.  "He holds all things together." -Hebrews 1:3

 


Pretty printable traveler's notebook pocket folder!  Has bible verse for faith art journals.  "He holds all things together." -Hebrews 1:3

The folder is easy to assemble, all you need is paper to print on (I love this double-sided matte photo paper), a paper trimmer, scissors and adhesive.  I used Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue, but any strong paper adhesive would work. 

You can see a quick video of the process on my shop about page.

 

Don't forget to subscribe to the newsletter because I send out a coupon code every week (not to mention exclusive tips, links and even free bible journaling printables sometimes)! 

The next one will go out Saturday morning so it's not too late to sign up!

 

Have a fantastic weekend friends, and if you're here in the USA I hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends!


Peace & Grace,

Melissa~

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"He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together."  -Colossians 1:17

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