“My New Crafty Toy!”

Hi, My Friends,

Apologies once again for being a bit absent here. I am an Essential Worker and out and about in it!!!!   I am making time for “me” and I was very lucky, as my two wonderful sons bought me, a new Elna Sewing Machine for my birthday. I have done a bit of sewing as I grew up and spent quite a few hours learning from my mum and her best friend Helen. I do miss that very much………………..

 

  I saw my pile of scrap paper and collage bits and pieces and I thought I would make some “Franken Paper”.  I made some awhile ago and I used them to make tags for some journals. The Tutorial for the “Franken Tags” is “HERE” if you would like a peek! There are also some great Youtube videos about making them also 🙂

I like this tutorial from Nik The Booksmith “HERE”

I am making another couple of journals and I was deciding what to do with the cover. I have made it out of some chipboard backing from an art pad. I like to use a nice strong backing for them like 12×12 paper pad backings, cardboard from cereal boxes, or sturdy cardstock.

 

As you can see above, I used some scrap cardboard from a used paper pad and added the torn papers over it with a glue stick. If you wanted to you could ink around the edges of the paper pieces, but I decided not to.

On the one above, I did the same thing and used papers that looked nice together, I then added some faux stitching with stamps, then some with my machine.

 

I made the Birthday cards I rec from friends, into a journal cover also. I stitched them with my machine and I will glue it over the cover I have made.

I hope this gives you an idea or two to how to use up your scraps of pattern papers. This technique is fun and relaxing to create and not a lot of brain power needed.

Thanks for stopping by

Kerri x

 

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