Embellishments

Giveaway prize from Tsunami Rose

I was so excited when I found out I won my very first giveaway on YouTube.

And what a giveaway to win! I love Tsunami Rose’s digital kits. She’s like a celebrity in the junk journal world, so, to win one of her embellishment packs was amazing.

Definitely excited to use these in journals.

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Washi Wednesday haul

So excited to get this package in the mail.

I buy myself a birthday present every year and this year I bought some washi tape from Washi Wednesday for the first time.

I was introduced to this Etsy shop through Johanna Clough on YouTube and ever since I saw it, it’s been on my wish list.

The one on the far left, in particular, was one I was after most.

It took a while going through all the tapes and narrowing down which ones to get, but this is what I settled on.

I made sure to get lots of wide tapes because I love how useful they are. I especially love using them for spines of journals but also love that they can be used just for decoration.

I got ones that would go with botanical and vintage themed journals.

Excited to use them!

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My third go at sewing: Embellishments

I’m having more and more fun using my sewing machine.

This time I tried making some embellishments to put in journals.  I sewed coffee-dyed paper onto the back of these lovely images from two of Artymaze’s digital kits.

I also sewed some lace onto some of them and tried different types of stitching.

Definitely going to be doing more. Love them!

Here’s a video where I go through them:

What do you think?

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Two embellishment ideas and tutorials

Just wanted to share these couple of embellishments that might inspire you to give them a go.

They’re really quick and simple. Easy for beginners to pick up.

I find it easier to do tutorials through YouTube, so here are the videos for these.

Embellished paperclip:

Shaker bag:

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My first go at sewing

I was putting this off for so long, but then my friend dropped by for a visit and set up my sewing machine for me – yay!

She showed me what to do and sewed a few things for me to see how it was done.

Then I gave it a go be sewing some envelopes I made from book pages.

There were a few duds but I managed to get a few that looked all right.

Here’s the best one of the lot:

Proud of myself for actually getting it straight – woohoo!

I’ve done a couple of tags and envelopes that I included in a junk journal, so, I’ve made a start.

I’ll have to do lots of practice, though, to feel comfortable with sewing. Looking forward to the day when it’s just habit.

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Made my first embellishment sale

Oh my goodness, I’m so excited! After sharing my stamp tags, I got a message from a lady asking if she could buy nine of them. Wow!

I’m sending these nine tags to her tomorrow.

I’m so glad people like them and I love that I get to share them and they can be part of other people’s creations.

Plus this is hopefully the start of my online shop where people can buy journals and embellishments that I make.

So thankful! I’m going to get crafting and make more of these tags.

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Mini tutorial and giveaway: Stamp tags

After being inspired by Liz’s stamp tags at The Paper Project and buying a bulk lots of cancelled stamps, I made my own collection of stamp tags.

I bought 50 tags from Carefully Crafted on Etsy. I could have made my own but I just wanted to get straight into making these stamp tags and took the lazy option.

Then I experimented with layering. I added different laces and trims to the tags, some I added paper or ribbon. Some of them I coffee-dyed with a spray bottle before the layering was applied; others I coffee-dyed after the layering.

Then I added a button and ribbons and attached them using a garment pin. I got a bulk lot of garment pins from A Tattered Dream on Etsy.

I made about 33 tags and love how they turned out.

Here’s a video of the tutorial and a look at all the tags:

Let me know what you think of the tags.

If you like them and would like to own one, just let me know your favourite one and it could be yours.

Since I make things in bulk and gifts is my love language, I hope to do many more giveaways with the embellishments and journals I make, plus happy mail.

I’ll also try to do more tutorials, but I apologise for my amateur video doing my first YouTube tutorial and giveaway. I’ll hopefully get better at this.

Please subscribe to my channel if you like what I make and want to follow my journaling journey and to for more tutorials and giveaways.

Also, let me know if there’s something you want me to share.

I just love junk journals so much!!!

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Cancelled stamp haul

I bought a bulk lot of stamps to make stamp embellishments.

I bought 80 but the lady threw in quite a few extras and I got over 100.

They also came with a lovely card.

I got these stamps specifically to make tag embellishments inspired by Liz at The Paper Project.

Here’s the first tag embellishment I made for one of my journals:

Love it!

Will definitely make more of these.

Here’s the video that inspired me: