Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Altered Envelope Journal Insert - Five On A Dime Challenge

Hi everyone, hope this finds you well.  I discovered a fun YouTube challenge hosted by Gina, TheFireflyStudio67 (thanks to papercrafter45).  Gina challenged us to make a journal insert using 5 'ingredients' and her design for an altered envelope journal insert and since I can never turn down an altered envelope challenge I had to join in the fun!  We were to use a #10 window envelope, a paper doily, a safety pin, a button and some lace.  Here is what I came up with.

Gina's design uses a windowed #10 envelope, altered to form a psuedo-waterfall insert that houses two tags and journaling spots (or you could add photos if you prefer).  I incorporated the doily element (required element number 1) on the inside of my insert and used a Tim Holtz Doily die cut wrapped around the lower waterfall element.

The back of the insert has another journaling spot and the tab at the top (which is actually the envelope flap) is how the insert will be adhered into the journal.

I used Ephemeras Vintage Garden's digital Vintage Queen Bee journal kit for all of my patterned paper elements.   I didn't have a window envelope (required element number 2) so, inspired by papercrafter45, I die cut a window into a regular #10 envelope and backed it with some acetate packaging so the tag inside showed through.

The required safety pin element (required element number 3) was added to the top flap and I used it to hold a die cut ticket that had a bee Remnant Rub added to it along with a little flower charm that I coloured with Alcohol inks.

A piece of coffee stained lace (required element number 4) was added to the left side of the window with a Wildflower Stem die cut over top and a button (required element number 5) and tulle 'flower' at the bottom.

And finally, two tags were made to fit into the pockets formed by altering the envelope.

If you have the time, head on over to watch Gina's tutorial and hope you will join in the fun and make an altered envelope journal insert of your own for her Five On A Dime challenge!  Thanks to Gina for the inspiration and as always thanks to you for stopping by today, happy creating!

Deb xo

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