Tiffany here with a quick project using the beautiful Tori kit.
I’ve been a bit ill these last few weeks, so I’ve been thinking about small projects I can make on those days when I just don’t have the energy. Not that I need yet another project, but I’ve always liked the idea of keeping a Memorydex®. The little cards seem so darling and less intimidating to create. I can easily create a few of them and jot little memories or notes of gratitude on the backs of them. I liked the idea so much that I decided to give it a go.
I wanted to play around with this new project and have it be a place where I can mix in everything that I love. I’ve been working in my art junk journal a lot recently and I’ve been playing around with all of my vintage papers and laces. I generally don’t incorporate any of these bits into my everyday memory keeping and it got me asking myself “why not?” Not sure why I keep them separate, but it got me wanting to create one that’s a mixture of scrapbooking and junk journaling. So I sat down and created these first few cards, incorporating a bit of my vintage papers in with the bits from the kit to see how I liked it.
And I love it.
For this first card I made, I used that black and white floral paper from the Tori kit. I cut a card out of the paper so that it included the mustard yellow plaid branding strip at the bottom. I then covered the backside of the card with the light blue cardstock and a bit of grid paper for a journaling spot. Once I had my base, I began embellishing the top. Since I wasn’t really documenting a photo, I had the freedom to decorate my card however I wanted. I used a bit of vintage German book paper here, along with some lace trims, off-white thread and puffy stickers from the kit. I layered half of a white doily under a ripped piece of the vintage paper, adding some white lace trim on top to hide the seam. I glued the cluster down towards the left edge of my card, which gave room for the blue bow sticker I added with a bit of thread curled underneath on the right. I sprinkled a few of the epoxy dots about as well, to give it a bit more texture.
On top of the main cluster, I wrote out “today” in the mint puffy alphas. I wanted to leave the card pretty generic as I didn’t exactly know what I wanted to journal on the back of it, whether a positive memory or a bit of gratitude.
For the next card, I created my base out of that beautiful rainbow chevron stripe paper. Here, I layered a bit of old sheet music, which I ripped and layered over a white doily. I used a floral die cut here, adding a bit of tangled thread underneath it and another puffy bow sticker on top. And again, I sprinkled a few epoxy dots about.
For a title, I layered one of the puffy stickers that said “remember” over one of the label die cuts. Again, I wasn’t sure what exactly I was going to journal on the back of this card, so I left the sentiment open for any sort of journaling.
This last card I created from that mustard yellow scalloped paper. I layered a ripped piece of that grid paper along with a ripped piece of the vintage German paper on top. I find that ripping the paper instead of cutting it gives to that vintage junk journal vibe and adds a lot of texture. I embellished this card with another floral die cut, which I layered on top of the ticket die cut. Again I added a sprinkle of the epoxy dots and this time a piece of some white rickrack trim. For the title, I went with the “here’s the story” die cut piece from the kit.
As a finishing touch, I added a bit of white lace to the top of the card, creating a little lace fabric tab. I especially love how this looks when I have all of my cards together in the tray. I can easily see the tab sticking up from the top.
I’m looking forward to creating more cards like this, incorporating some vintage elements to fill up my tray!