I think I am addicted to making ephemera paper clips. It is so much fun using up scraps and pieces and combining them into a pleasant image. They are miniature works of art.
There are no rules to making ephemera paper clips and if you do a Google search you will find a variety of examples. The only things you must use are a paper clip and some kind of adhesive. After that, you can collect whatever is around you. I tend to collect pieces that relate to each other by color.
The first two I made were based on a journal I made in a past tutorial. I used leftover pieces of painted paper that were used for the cover of the book and coordinated additional pieces.
As I said, these were so fun to make. It has inspired me to do a series of miniature art pieces.
These mini envelopes and cards are made from a digital download printable available in the store. They are great for use as ephemera for your junk journals, scrapbooking, card making, glue books, and more.
The insert cards are color-coordinated to the patterns on the envelopes.
The papercraft pocket and cards with a female theme are a delightful and creative way to express femininity and celebrate women. The pocket has a rather dark theme. It provides a convenient and stylish storage solution for the accompanying cards. The cards themselves feature beautiful illustrations and intricate details that capture the essence of otherworldly femininity, showcasing themes such as empowerment, beauty, and strength. Whether it’s for card making, glue books, scrapbooking, junk journals, or simply to show appreciation, this paper-crafted pocket and cards set is a perfect choice to convey heartfelt messages and make a lasting impression.
The zipped download file contains the page above with the pocket and cards as well as a ledger page to add to the back of the cards for journaling.
Gift yourself or a friend this digital ephemera advent. Multiple designers included. Available Dec 1 – 24.
Paper Crafters will love this Digital Advent. Each day open a new window to access a free printable to download. These files are for sale elsewhere but you have access to all of them for $14.95. The advent goes live Dec 1 – 24 and will be available for a limited time.
A one page printable to make a mini booklet. Just add your own embellishments.
These mini booklets are all made from the same printable with additional ephemera. You can print, fold, and glue your own mini booklet and then decorate. They are great additions to your junk journal, scrapbook, card-making, paper crafting, or gift-giving. Personalize them for your own use.
The images used are a beautiful collection of blues and coordinate well. The images can also be printed and cut out to use without making the booklet making this printable very flexible.
First print out the booklet. There are two included on one 8.5″ x 11″ page. Follow the folding instruction sheet included. Then add your details.
The one-page printable is available in the store [mini booklet]
Learn how to foil your stamped images with this special technique.
You can make your own foiled embellishments with this fun and relaxing technique. Using DecoFoil and a rubber stamp you create your image, and then use watercolors to finish coloring the images. The foil acts as a resist for the watercolor leaving its glimmer behind.
Many of the items I use in posts are provided by the manufacturers to promote their products. A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site.
Affiliate links to many of the items used in this process are linked at the bottom of this post for your ease in acquiring them. Thank you for considering using them.
DecoFoil transfer adhesive pen
Derwent Inktense pencils
Yatsutomo Metallic watercolor paints
mini Maker – optional
Since we are using an adhesive product on your stamp, you might want to use an older or less expensive stamp. It is very important to thoroughly clean off your stamp with soap and water after using this technique.
It is really difficult to capture the beauty of these pieces on camera due to the reflective nature of the foil. The watercolor and foil together make for a very unique combination. I think this is one of my favorite techniques to create. Probably more for the enjoyment of the process but the outcome is pretty nice too!
Links are Affiliates AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other