Quick DIY Paper Flower Tutorial, Art Journal Supply Shopping and a New Traveler's Notebook Insert

 

 

This Week

 This week I have a super quick & easy paper flower tutorial, some fun bible journaling supplies and a brand new printable Traveler's Notebook Insert to share with you! Yay!

  

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Quick & Easy Paper Flower Tutorial

 

  Quick & Easy DIY paper flower for bible journaling, (this one is used with faith art journaling in a traveler's notebook)

  Quick & Easy DIY layered paper flower tutorial for bible journaling, (this one is in a traveler's notebook)

I did a Mini-Make Monday video on this cute paper flower last week, click below to check it out:

 

 

The video is pretty self explanatory, it's such an easy embellishment to make.  But here are the supplies I used and a few tips:

Supplies:

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Fiskars
Recollections Tiny Stars Confetti
Printable Tags & Pockets
Tulle or Fabric

 

Tips:

-You can really use any kind of paper for this.  Scraps are ideal since you're making such small pieces.  I used leftovers from my printable pockets & tags set.

-Any fabric, tulle or lace will give lots of layered texture to your flower.  The tulle I'm using in the video is actually one of those little princess skirts from the dollar store!

-Instead of stapling you could also glue, sew on a button, or poke a hole in the center and use a brad.

-I'll have a tip for that mini star confetti in the newsletter tomorrow morning (Saturday) so be sure and join us if you haven't already!

 


Bible Journaling & Happy Mail Shopping

I have been doing some bible journaling supply shopping and I have to share with you some of my favorite finds!

 

My new super adorable  "Let's Drink Coffee and Make Cute Stuff" print from Mandy Ford.  I love it so much!! Click to get one!

First of all I fell completely in love with this print when I saw it and had to buy it immediately!  You might know Mandy from all her cute Illustrated Faith kits, but she also has a shop full of adorable prints like this one!   (If you follow me on instagram  you already know the story of why there are two prints.  ♥ )   There are so many more that I want! I will be stalking her shop for awhile!

My new fabric dori kit from The Happy Marigold shop! LOVE LOVE LOVE.  So much cute vintagy goodness and Bible Journaling quotes & cards. Click the photo to get one!

My instagram friend Tiffany has such a charming little shop full of mini fabric doris that she makes herself and beautiful bible journaling cards with scriptures and quotes. 

Her kits also include vintage goodies like playing cards.  They are just so beautiful!  I ordered the one above last week and I was amazed at all the sweet touches she included. (My only problem now is wanting to hoard it all instead of using it in my journal!)

 

My new happy mail stamps!  They are so cute I can't stand it!  Click to get some for yourself! (you need them!)

And finally, I couldn't resist these little house stamps any longer.  They are so pretty!  I was a little worried that they would be mostly cute and not stamp that well, but they actually stamp really well! 


New Traveler's Notebook Insert

I'm so excited to show you my new Traveler's Notebook insert!  It's called "Promise Fulfilled" and it's in the same Painted Pages series as my last TN.  It's full of bright happy painted papers that I know will give you a great start to your own faith art journaling!

 

Printable Traveler's Notebook insert with scripture for Bible Journaling! Click to see the inside!

The cover is a collage of my painted papers and one of my drawings.

Printable Traveler's Notebook insert with scripture for Bible Journaling! Click to see the inside!

The printable pages have lots of vintage papers including vintage book pages, vintage hymnal pages and vintage ledger pages.  Plus sewing pattern tissue, graph paper and notebook paper.  They're all pages that I've hand-painted and use in my journal.

Faith Journaling in a printable Traveler's Notebook!
Faith art journaling in a printable Traveler's Notebook insert!
Faith art journaling in a printable Traveler's Notebook insert!
Bible art journaling in a printable Traveler's Notebook insert!

 



Printable Traveler's Notebook Insert with scripture!  Perfect for bible journaling in a TN.



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Have a sweet, blessed weekend friend!

Peace & Grace,

Melissa~

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"Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass."  -Joshua 21:45


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Junk Journal Pages, New Printable Traveler's Notebook Goodies and the Youtube Decision

 

 

This Week

I've made more progress on my junk journal from last week, I found some new gorgeous Bible Journaling washi tape, and I have more printable Traveler's Notebook goodies to show you!

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Junk Journal Progress

Faith Art junk journaling!

 

 

 

Bible Journaling in a junk journal!


I finished sewing the signatures of my faith-based junk journal last week!  I also finished binding them into the cover with some hand-dyed seam binding ribbon.  I plan on doing some "journal with me videos" as well as a full flip through to tell you about all the pages soon!

In the mean time you can see the sewing and binding videos below or on instagram!

 

 


Bible Journaling Washi Tape

  Super cute Bible Journaling washi tape! Click for link!

My Instagram friend Mary (@crafty.verdigris.girl) told me about this gorgeous Bible Journaling tape at Michael's and I went and bought it immediately!  It's so pretty (the pink and orange crosses make me so happy)! Mary's actually giving a set of it away on her Instagram feed so you should go follow her and enter to win!  (you have until Monday, June 19th, 2017)

If you're like me though and don't want to wait, you can find it at Michael's online here.  I'm actually glad I went today to get some 'cause they were almost all sold out at my store!  Don't forget you can use this 50% off coupon too!


New Traveler's Notebook  Goodies

 

 

Vintage scriptures from an old "bread of life" promise box.  I used these to create my new Traveler's Notebook inserts!
 
I recently shared this image on instagram.  It's one of my thrift store finds, a vintage set of promise box cards.  I'm excited to tell you that I used these to create my new releases this week!
 
Printable Traveler's Notebook Label inserts with scriptures!
 
 
They are new editions of my Traveler's Notebook inserts called Page Wraps!  They were designed to be printed and wrapped around the pages of my Printable Traveler's Notebook, but you can also just tip them in to your other notebooks, bible or junk journals!
 

Printable Traveler's Notebook Tag insers with Bible Verses!
 
Printable Traveler's Notebook Tag inserts with scripture Verses!
 
 
 
Printable Traveler's Notebook Tag and pocket inserts with scripture Verses!

Printable Traveler's Notebook Tag and Pocket inserts with Bible Verses!
 



Printable Traveler's Notebook Tag and pocket inserts with scripture Verses!


Printable Traveler's Notebook Tag and Label inserts with Bible Verses!


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Youtube Here I Come

Well after praying about it and asking you your thoughts, I've come to the conclusion that a Youtube channel would be a good idea.  I'm still in the beginning stages of figuring it all out, so I'll be sharing my progress with you as I go.   Technology and I have not always been friends, so this could be a little challenging, but it's good to be challenged every once in awhile, right? :P
 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of joy and love.

Peace & Grace,

Melissa~

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" An old man’s grandchildren are his crowning glory. A child’s glory is his father."  -Proverbs 17:6


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Junk Journal Process Videos, Printable Traveler's Notebook Accessories and The Art of Grace

This Week

I've been posting junk journal process videos on instagram, my friend Erin has something fun going on, I need your opinion on something I'm thinking about doing and I have not one, but two coordinating products that match my printable Traveler's Notebook!  Whew!  Let's talk about it all! 

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Junk Journal Process Videos

Faith Art junk journal process videos. Bible Journaling in a junk journal, so fun!


This is the junk journal I'm currently working in.  It's a vintage book of quotes broken up into categories on life.  I immediately fell in love with the pink & orange cover and hand-drawn graphics when I found it at the thrift store and couldn't wait to start working in it. 

Because I'd been talking about my previous junk journals, I asked my insta-pals if they'd be interested in seeing some process videos on the next one and the answer was yes!   You can check them out here (and be sure to follow me (@pinkpaperpeppermints) to see the progression of my journal). 

 

Facts about the book:

-It's about 8 1/4" tall X 6 1/4" wide

-It's a quote book "fun thoughts on life" but I took out most of the original pages as you'll see in the first video.  I left in the table of contents and I'm going to use it to create "God's thoughts on Life" (ie His promises in the Word matched to each category in the book)

-I'm using a mix of vintage papers, scrapbook papers, hand-dyed papers and fabric for the pages

-You can find links to the specific supplies I'm using (including the Ginger Snaps book!) on my Resources page

 

The Art of Grace

The Art of Grace Coloring book
I was thrilled when I found out my artist friend Erin and the co-host of our free Summer Bible Journaling Workshop was illustrating a coloring book! 

You will be too when you see it!  It's filled with her beautiful, whimsical artwork and is so inspiring! It also includes devotionals and full color pages of coloring examples!

And it's on sale right now for only 2.97!  I don't know how long that sale will last (I paid a lot more when I ordered mine) so click on over and get one of these beautiful books!

 

 


Traveler's Notebook Accessories

Page wraps, new printable shaped inserts for traverler's notebooks, fun!

I'm so excited about this brand new product! They're called "Page Wraps" and I designed them to wrap around the pages of my printable Traveler's Notebooks! They can also be used as tip-ins or even to create mini-books!

Page wraps, new printable shaped inserts for traverler's notebooks, fun!

There are 4 unique butterfly designs and 3 unique patterns for the backs of the butterflies. All of which were created from my hand-painted and dyed papers and journal pages!

  Page wraps, new printable shaped inserts for traverler's notebooks, fun!

 

 I've also created some fun new embellishments that coordinate with my printable Traveler's Notebook, "Wonderfully Made".

 

 

Printable Bible Journaling stickers and tabs!

The embellishments were created from the hand-dyed pages of my art journal and vintage hymnals.  You can print them on printer paper, sticker paper or cardstock depending on how you want to use them.  

 

Printable Bible Journaling stickers and tabs for faith art journals and traveler's notebooks!!

 I've included a graph paper pattern that you can print on the reverse side to create a double-sided embellishment!

  Printable Bible Journaling stickers and tabs for faith art journals and traveler's notebooks!!

 

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Can I ask your opinion?

One last thing before I go.  I've been considering starting a YouTube channel for my video tutorials.  Is this something you would find helpful?  Do you go to YouTube for craft and Bible Journaling tutorials?

If you do, what kinds of videos are your favorites?  Talking? No Talking?  Sped up or long and detailed?  It would be such a blessing if you'd let me know your thoughts before I take on this new adventure!

I hope you're having a fantastic weekend!   

Peace & Grace,

 

Melissa~

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"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."  -2 Corinthians 3:17

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A Printable Traveler's Notebook Insert, More Confetti Tip-In Fun and a fantastic Resource page!

 

 

 

This Week

I have a brand new Printable Traveler's Notebook Insert in the shop this week!  It was the number one new product you requested in the newsletter survey!  I also had tons of fun playing with a Confetti Tip-In on Instagram (video below) and I updated an often requested page on the blog.  Let's talk about it!

 

 

 

Printable Traveler's Notebook Art Journal Insert

 

Printable Traveler's Notebook Insert with art journal pages!The super cute planner clips in this photo are: disco ball by Betsy Doodles and blue polka dot by  Illustrated Faith
(I made the one on the side with a tutorial by @maker_mom on instagram)

 

 

 

The number one product request you had in the survey was for a printable traveler's notebook insert and the number one challenge you faced in your creativity was simply "getting started".  I tried to address both of those with my new printable Traveler's Notebook insert!


  Printable Traveler's Notebook insert with art journal pages!

 

It's filled with 24 hand-painted and hand-dyed papers taken from my art journal and it was made to give you a jump start in your personal creative time.

When you sit down to journal or scrapbook or just to do something creative you won't have to stare at a blank page.

It's versatile enough to work for bible journaling, scrapbooking, art journaling, bullet journaling or just planning, sketching and dreaming about your future.

I used vintage ledger paper, graph paper, notebook paper and watercolor paper for lots of yummy texture too!




Printable traveler's notebook insert with art journal pages!

 

  Printable Traveler's Notebook insert with art journal pages!

 

 To see a quick video of how it's put together you can check out my Etsy about page.

 

I printed the cover on my favorite matte photo paper so it would have a little extra weight and I printed the pages on regular printer paper. 

Both need to be printed double-sided and that varies from printer to printer.  If you have a printer with duplex printing make sure to choose "flip on the short edge" so that the pages print the right way. 

I like to print in black and white draft when I'm first trying to figure out printing a new printable to save on ink too.

I hope you have fun with it!  Let me know if you have any questions. :)

 

Confetti Tip-Ins

 

Tutorial on how to make a confetti tip in page for your journal or bible!

If you're a newsletter subscriber then you know that a couple of weeks ago the Tip O' the Week was about confetti tip-ins. (If you're not a newsletter subscriber - why not?? You're missin' out on some good stuff! Click here and join the club!)

I promised in the newsletter I would have more details and here they are!  First, if you missed the video on instagram here it is:

 

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  Super fun confettin tip-in tutorial for bible journaling!I cut up one of my color dyed printables for the scripture on this one.  You can find it here.

 

As you can see on the video there are so many ways to use this fun idea.  I'm still coming up with things! 

It makes me {heart} packing tape like,  * a lot *

 

Here are a couple of tips:

 

-First, make sure you are working on a big sheet of paper or something so you can scoop the confetti back in to the jar.  I didn't do that and my hubby is still picking confetti out of his socks.  (oops)

-You can trim the edges of the tape if you like it tidy or just leave it all sticking out, it looks good both ways

-If you're putting paper or printables in the tape like I did in the video, you may want to lay one face down first and then another on top of it,  face up so you have something pretty on both sides of your tip-in when you flip it over.

-In some cases I sealed mine with washi tape and on some I sewed a zig zag stitch, and even sewed some trim on,  they all looked really cute.

-If you sew it, you'll probably want to clean your needle before you use it again or just use a separate one for this technique 'cause it will get super sticky.

 

Confetti Tip-In for a Bible Journaling page!This was my favorite one.  I loved having that little hidden spot for my journaling.

 

If you try it, I'd love to see it!  Leave me a comment here or tag me on Instagram (@pinkpaperpeppermints)

 

New Resource Page

Last but not least!  I'm so excited to share with you my new Resource Page

Probably the thing I get asked the most is "where'd you get that?"  about my supplies. 

So I tried to list all the basic "must-haves" that I use as well as what I've been working on lately.  I will try to keep adding things and keep it updated so let me know if there is something missing that you want to know about.

Most of the links are affiliate links and you can read more about how and why I use those on my FAQ page.

I can't thank you enough for clicking through on those links when you do, it is such a blessing to my family and me!

 

Have a beautiful weekend!  

 

Peace & Grace,

 

Melissa~

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"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you." -Philippians 1:3

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Printable Bible Journaling Tip-ins Made from Vintage Hand-Dyed Maps

 

 

 

 

 

This week I have a new set of  printable Bible Journaling Tip-In cards!  They're made from hand-dyed, vintage maps!  (I think my fingers are going to be permanently stained pink and blue because I can't stop dyeing paper!)

Printable bible journaling tip-in cards made from hand-dyed, vintage maps

 

The set comes with 9 blank cards and 9 cards with scriptures all of which center around God's love for and omnipotence in the world.  ❤❤❤  

 

Bible Journaling vintage map cards for planners, bibles or scrapbooking layouts!

 

Sometimes the news can be disturbing (sometimes?) and for me the best thing to do is turn it off and meditate on the Word and pray for the people of this world who are sad, hurt, lonely and confused.  

I was inspired by the song "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands".  It's a simple song, with a powerful message of resting in God's care. 

When I'm feeling overwhelmed and worry and fear and anxiety are knocking on the door, resting in and meditating on God's goodness (no matter what the situation may look like) is what brings me back to peace.


Bible junk journaling with vintage map cards

 

 

Printable, bible journaling tip-ins made from hand-dyed, vintage maps!

 

I'll be sharing some fun things to do with these cards on Instagram,  and I also have a new Mini-Make Monday video to share this Monday so come and hang out with me there!

 

I hope you have a weekend filled with love and rest!

 

Peace & Grace,

 

Melissa~

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"And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.”  -Isaiah 6:3

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