Jan 4, 2021

Stamperia Arctic Antarctic Cards



Hi friends and happy New Year to you!  I enjoyed a wonderful long weekend with crafting with my mom, who so graciously bought me a pack of 12x12" Stamperia Arctic Antarctic scrapbook paper for our cardmaking day together. We spent New Year's Day and the day after working together on these and I wanted to share the results with you. 

We specifically chose the winter elements for our cards, saving the whales for another summer session, in which we hope to make a small book. 

It's always hard to show the dimension on collage style cards through a photo, but here is a close up so you can see those wonderful tatty layers, covered in Stampendous Shaved Ice.  The trick is to dip a paint brush into matte Mod Podge, then dip into the "snow" and brush onto your pieces.

These words are from my free printable Christmas word collection found on THIS post. 

I hope these cards having inspired you to stay creative this winter.  This fall my mom and I made some cards with the Stamperia 8x8" Forest Paper Pack and I never got around to sharing them, so I will try to add a new post with those soon.  Wishing a blessed 2021 my friends!  Hugs, Autumn

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Dec 29, 2020

Free Printable Santas and December Daily Part 2


Hello lovely friends!  I hope your December has been amazing.  Mine certainly has.  I'm sharing part 2 of my December Daily journal today, along with new free printable collage sheets for you!  You can download the PDF file for both pages HERE. These are such adorable vintage illustrations and I hope they will help you with your bullet journaling/craft projects.  I know I enjoyed using them on my spreads! 

I love to save envelopes to use for pockets, here for a gorgeous vintage inspired greeting card I received.  I layered the crying boy, so sad that Christmas won't come again until next year, with a vintage postcard and used washi tape to make a flap to add more journaling space.  The gorgeous floral image is by Junk With Steph on Etsy.  Steph is part of a neat Facebook group for junk journal makers called JJ with Joy and shares a lot of freebie printables, so make sure to join in.  :)

And here is the second dose of my December Daily pages for you.  I will share one final post soon and you can find Part One HERE

Remember to follow my Instagram account @letterpaperpen for loads of journaling inspiration and video tutorials/flip through videos. 

This page has a little printed vellum flap, a favorite way to add depth to my pages.  I used the Antiquity ephemera kit from Junk With Steph.  I find the cheapest vellum is the half price sale Paper Studio brand at Hobby Lobby.

The two main stamp sets I used are Numeric and Merchant by Tim Holtz. 


I seriously love doing window pages!  Ha ha!  How fun is this naughty/nice list?  It's a freebie I pinned HERE.  My entire Printable board can be found HERE.

This spread was my daughter's birthday.  Here she is at five days old on Christmas Day, 1999...  I hope you  had a merry Christmas.  Thank you so much for your support this year.  Hugs, Autumn

Dec 9, 2020

Free Printable Christmas Words for December Daily

Hello friends!  I'm excited to share part one of my December Daily journal for this year.   I've been a busy bee this December and have had the most fun recording memories along the way.  I've used the Eileen Hull Journal die to make my cover and purchased travelers journal notebook inserts for my daily pages.


On some of my pages I used printed vellum from the Junk With Steph Antiquity Add On kit available on Etsy.  This is a fabulous set of ephemera to print.  Here I tucked a beloved photo into a printed vellum pocket.  

I also used lots of printable images, many of which you can find on my Pinterest board HERE, stamps by Tim Holtz, printed family photos and lots of washi tape.

You may remember seeing my cover two years ago on THIS post.  I really wanted to work in the journal I made that November, but on December 4 of 2018 we received Sydney's cancer diagnosis and let's just say life got crazy quick!  This year things are finally more normal than they have been in a while, so I decided it was time to finally DECEMBER DAILY!  Furthermore, I wanted to specifically record our family's traditions and some of my childhood memories as an heirloom for my kids.  Oh how I wish I had my Grandmother's thoughts on paper of the many stories she told me of her life growing up!!  While I can't change that fact, I can do my part to save our history going forward...  And I hope this little personal tidbit will encourage you to do the same.  :) 

These are my pages so far.  I will share more details and flip through videos on my @letterpaperpen Instagram account

As promised, I have another freebie download for you.  I have truly enjoyed using these in my journal so far.  You can download the three page PDF with all of the colors HERE. Or you can download the files separately by color as a PNG file HERE for Red/White, HERE for Black/White and HERE for Green/Vintage.  Make sure to save and pin this post for future reference and enjoy creating memories this December.  Big holiday hugs, Autumn

Dec 1, 2020

Free Days and Months Planner Printables


Hello lovelies!  I'm back again with another freebie download.  Once I got started with my last texty freebie shared HERE , I couldn't stop!  Later this week I will be sharing a December Daily/Christmas version of the words in lots of cool colors, so make sure to follow for more.  Since I've gotten into bullet journaling, I found the need to have some days of the week stickers.  So I compiled a set of days, months and dates into one printable sheet, half vintage and half black and white. 
I layered washi tape and scripty handwriting as a base for my stickers.  The envelope was from a birthday card I got this month.  I tucked a gratitude list inside.

I pretty much use the Darkroom Door Postmarks stamp set on every page of my journal!  As a reminder, I'm using dotted journal. 


And you can follow my @letterpaperpaint Instagram account for all of my journal spreads.  You can download this freebie as a PDF HERE or as an image HERE.

Thanks for joining me today and remember to pin and save for reference!  Hugs, Autumn

Nov 22, 2020

Ephemera Folios from File Folders Tutorial


Hello friends!  Today I have an upcycled file folio tutorial to share with you.  This basic four section pocket folder can be used for many purposes, such as photo storage, journaling or as a mini book.  I'm using mine to store fussy cut ephemera collections, mainly the Fruits and Flowers Fussy Cut Collection and Herbs and Spices Fussy Cut Collection by Junk with Steph (digital designs).  I recently joined the Junk with Steph design team, simply because I adore her images and wanted to get to play! 


My only problem is that these are ADDICTIVE!  I can't stop printing and cutting and I needed a way to store my new ephemera for easy access, hence the file folio concept.  I hope to create new folios for different kits in the future and have a full collection.

Here are the basic cutting & scoring steps:  Start with a center tabbed file folder.  Score 2.5" from  top and bottom (while folded).  Score down the middle at 4.5".  Cut away small slits between the bottom panels to form pockets. 

(Sorry the image below is upside down, but you will get the idea.)  Cut the third panel on top and bottom 1.5" from score line.  Cut away on the score line of the 1, 2 and 4th panel.

For my folio, I used an old typed prayer book to cover the folder panels and some old 6x6" scrapbook paper to cover the pocket flaps.  This size of folio is perfect to use up your 6x6" paper stash.  I stitched around the first and last panel and added a few college elements.

I used washi tape, a bit of Tim Holtz ephemera, vintage postage stamps from my collection and rubber stamp cancellations from the Darkroom Door Global Postmarks set.  I LOVE this stamp set!

I made a quick flip through video for you.  I truly hope you are inspired by this project and will give this project a go.  I would love to see your creations, so please share a link with me in the comments.  Hugs, Autumn

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