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Creative Connections – Christmas Card Recycle – First Journal Craft

Creative Connections – Christmas Card Recycle – First Journal Craft

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Christmas Card Recycle

I finally got to sit down and do some promised craft projects over the holiday and I completed my first junk journal with envelopes. 

My second craft project went much easier and I actually filmed two flip throughs of the projects I completed. Each of these projects were created with different friends in mind. It was so much fun thinking of what I could tuck in each pocket that would be appropriate and that they would enjoy.

This project tutorial is courtesy of Treasure Books on YouTube, Fold Six Pockets From One Sheet Of Paper, another of my favorite crafters to watch on YouTube. You can watch the video below. I’ve since made this project in smaller sizes 8×8″ and it came out well.

Christmas Card Recycle II

My second flip through, same project but for a different friend.

I am hoping to be able to do some more for Valentine’s Day as I want to try out my own papers and tags for this project. 

From Romantic Valentine Printables Journal Kit
From Romantic Valentine Printables Journal Kit

Many of the items in this project were cut from one Christmas card, you can use the sentiment, the back and inside elements and design elements for decoration. Projects like this give me a lot of ideas as to how crafters might use my designs in their own projects.

A very busy December with new products, digital printable planner pages, Valentine Designer Kits and Valentine Junk Journal Kits. The Etsy community has been so kind with reviews of my products and I am glad they are happily creating with them.

It was so much fun to create a non digital item, these kinds of projects really help me to stay creative and I adore all of the talented crafters out there. I love designing products that are meant to be used in paper crafts, creating an actual model of envelopes or other package designs in addition to papers is challenging but fun.

I hope these flip throughs will inspire readers to get out their papers and cards and other ephemera and maybe send one of these pocket kits to someone who would like a surprise in their mailbox. 

I hoard cards and paper forever but this project especially gave me the impetus to use them to create something to give someone else along with the joy they gave me as I received them.


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