DIY Planner Charms, Mini Make Tag Tutorial Video, Mixed Media Journal Review and New Printable Journal Cards!
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
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!
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!
Supplies Needed for this project:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Dina Wakley Media Journal
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!
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!)
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
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.
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.
You can see a video of me using the cards here.
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Have a beautiful, blessed weekend friend!
Peace & Grace,
“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