Halloween Witches Junk Journals

It’s Fall and time for Halloween and today I’m sharing four Halloween Witches Junk Journals I made using Calico Collage digital images, Canvas Corp Brands Halloween cardstock, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Halloween Witches Junk Journals

Last week I visited Canvas Corp Brands Home office and was able to pick up a few new things. I also got a few RAK’s (Random Act of Kindness) packages in the mail filled with Halloween items. This prompted me to take a look at my stash and see that I had some Calico Collage digital images ready to use.

The result was four Halloween Witches Junk Journals. Each journal has 8 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 32 pages to add memories. The journals are almost 5 inches by 7 inches in size. Lots of Stamping and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were used in each journal.

Here is a flip through video for the four Halloween Witches Junk Journals.

Papers and digital kits used to make the Halloween Witches Junk Journals.
From Canvas Corp Brands. Haunt It on Kraft Paper, Haunt It: Black & Kraft “The Raven” Paper, Haunt It: Cats, Hats & Bats on Kraft Paper and Haunt It Tags on Kraft Paper
Witches Digital Images from Calico Collage
Vintage Halloween Coffin Tags from Calico Collage
All Hallows Eve digital journal kit

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Being able to use the papers and images along with the items that were sent to me was wonderful. Using my sewing machine to add a few stitches here and there brings me joy. This was also a great time to bust out my Halloween Stamps, some I’ve had for years.

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Although each journal has the same basic papers and I used some of the same techniques each is unique. Stamping, Spraying Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, adding stickers and more help to make each one unique.

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How do you celebrate Halloween? Usually, we are away but this year I think we will be home to hand out candy to the local kids.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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What is a Signature & Tutorial for Pamphlet Stitch

The almost daily I’m asked What is a Signature & Tutorial for Pamphlet Stitch. This blog post is answering this question and I hope will help those that want a better understanding of What is a signature.

What is a Signature & Tutorial for Pamphlet Stitch

A signature in bookbinding is a group of stacked papers folded in half that is bound to a cover in a book or journal. The number of papers used is all up to the creator. Some use only a few papers – five. Other people will use at least ten sheets of paper. For bookbinding or journal making it is all personal preference.

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Supplies list for What is a Signature? & Tutorial for pamphlet stitch
Scraps of paper for pages
Index card – decorated with stencil and distress ink with a painted scrap of paper sewn on top
Awl
Book Binders Needle
Waxed Linen Thread
Large or Giant paper clip
Fiskar Scissors
Paper Template – Measure the height of journal. Place a mark in the center and then two more on the ends at least 1/2 inch from the edge.

Now that I have defined what is a signature here is a video that shares this information and a tutorial for a pamphlet stitch. The pamphlet stitch is one of the easier ways to bind pages to a cover and I use it almost exclusively.

Did I answer your question, What is a Signature & Tutorial for Pamphlet Stitch? If not feel free to comment below or connect on Facebook the Friendly Junk Journal People group.

What is a Signature & Tutorial for Pamphlet Stitch

For those that want to know how to add more than one signature to a cover check out the Halloween Junk Journal blog post. There is a video there to walk you through the process.

What is a Signature & Tutorial for Pamphlet Stitch

Another Journal you can use to see how to add three signatures to a cover is the Flowers and Lace Journal.

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Follow me on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards

As part of the Paper Crafters United (PCU) Facebook YouTube hope I’m sharing how to make Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards. Using a bright piece of pink paper, craft paint, rubber stamps and embossing powder I share how to alter paper for fun Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards Supply List

Paper to paint – in my case it was a bright pink cardstock
Scraps of paper for punching or die cutting
Craft or Acrylic paint – don’t need fancy paint to make beautiful cards
Old Keycard or gift card – this is a fancy paint spreader
Various Rubber Stamps
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Versamark ink pad
Embossing powder – I used a turquoise
Heat Embossing tool
Paper Cutter
Prima Stencil – Flourish
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Distress ink – Black Soot
Blending Tool
EK Label Punch or any shape that you want to use
Ranger Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Clear Stamps, 4-Inch by 8-Inch, Clearly The Right Words
MISTI

Here is a video showing how to make Mixed Media ATC’s Or Journal cards.

The method is very simple. Select a sheet of paper from your stash that you want to alter. Choose a few colors of paint and get your tools ready. It is a wise idea to protect your work surface, I use scrap paper, newspaper or even a Nonstick Craft Mat.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Squirt out a little of each color onto a pallet. Use the plastic card to spread the paint all over the sheet of paper. It is all random, don’t think about the placement of the paint, just cover the sheet of paper. For best results let the paper dry or use a heat embossing gun to dry the paint.

Select a stencil and lay over painted paper. Apply paint through the stencil with the same plastic card. Dry this layer before moving to the next step.

Stamp various images in Brutus Monore Detail ink – Raven on the painted paper. Stamp in all directions, again don’t think about placement, just fill some of the empty space.

Use the Versamark embossing pad with stamps on the paper. Apply the embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat emboss until all of the powder has turned shiny.

Once all the stamping has been completed trim the paper down to small cards that are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches in size.

Select scraps of paper and use the EK Sucess label punch or dies to cut shapes. Place these shapes in the MISTI and stamp with the chosen saying or quote with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven.

Apply Black Soot Distress ink around the edges of the cards and the labels with a distressing tool.

Adhere the sayings with ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever.

Enjoy the cards you made! If the back side of the papers is not clean enough for writing then I like to attach a blank piece of paper cut to the same size as the card.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Once you get started making these you will end up with a large stash as it is addictive!

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

The following three sets are for sale in my shop.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Thanks again for stopping by my blog to learn How to make Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards. I hope you were inspired to use items from your stash to create one!

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How to attach chain closure and flip through of Lace Song Bird Junk Journal

Members of the FJJP asked for a new tutorial. How to attach chain closure and flip through of Lace Song Bird Junk Journal is the focus of this post today. The Lace Song Bird Junk Journal was made using the Calico Collage kit Song Bird.

Song Bird Junk Journal

The Lace Song Bird Junk Journal measures 8.5 inches tall by 6 inches wide with a two-inch spine. There are 3 signatures of 10 sheets of paper folded to make 120 pages. Fabric and lace were used for the cover and the closure is a beautiful chain filled with charms to hold the journal closed.

Song Bird Junk Journal

Chain Closure supplies used in the Lace Song Bird Junk Journal
10 mm chain that is about 5 inches long
Large Jump rings
Two half-inch lobster claws
Various charms
Beaded components
Small 6mm Jump Rings
Needle nose pliers
Crop-a-dile hole punch and eyelet setter
Eyelets

Song Bird Junk Journal

To add the chain closure first begin by punching holes in the front and back covers. I used a template to help with the placement of the holes. Then insert the eyelets into the holes.

Use one the large jump rings and one lobster claw on the back cover. Attach the other large jump ring through the front cover.

Select charms and bead components and attach with jump rings to the length of chain. For this closure I wanted to have extra chain for the charms and if the journal got fuller with new additions.

Once the charms are added to the chain add the remaining lobster claw to the end of the chain. Attach the closure to the journal.

Here is a video showing How to attach chain closure and flip through of Lace Song Bird Junk Journal.

The Song Bird Junk Journal came about because of my mother’s love for birds. I chatted with Norella the owner and creator of Calico Collage and she agreed that a bird journal kit was a good idea. Then my mother died and this caused Norella to work quicker on getting the journal kit made. The Song Bird Junk Journal kit is beautiful! She did an outstanding job, and I’m so happy she made this journal.

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When I got the kit I then started looking through my stash to see what I wanted to use with the beautiful images. It was lucky to find a stash of peach lace. I had forgotten that I had it, left over from making bridesmaids dresses years ago.

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Follow my blog to see a tutorial on how to make the journal card below.

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The lace was sewn onto the pages after I used some Vintage Photo Distressed Inks on the pages and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Several stamps from my stash made an appearance on the pages too.

Song Bird Junk Journal

My friends of the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group have blessed me with wonderful packages and I was able to use several items inside this journal.

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Making the Song Bird Junk Journal was a great therapy session for me. It was good to remember my mom and her love of birds. Norella even made a couple of images from a photo of my mom when she was eighteen and these are used in the journal.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing this journal and how to attach chain closure and flip through of Song Bird Junk Journal.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo

Got my ScraPerfect Design Team package so I’m sharing a ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo today. So many goodies to see! Head over to the blog post at ScraPerfect for more details that I shared on the blog.

ScraPerfect Unboxing

Since I’m new to ScraPerfect I was shipped a package that contained one of each most of the products they carry. It is always fun to get a package in the mail and isn’t it fun to see new products? Do you have a favorite product you like to use?

Here is a video I made of my ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo.

The products in my ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo

Over the years I have heard of ScraPerfect and used a few of their products. It is wonderful to get a whole box of new items to try out and share with the world how to use or how great the products are to use.

Which ScraPerfect item would you like to try out? Got a project you are working on that you think these items will help you? Then use the list above with links to the products to shop for these wonderful products.

The ScraPerfect items are great tools to have in your toolbox. And these are quality tools. At an early age I was taught to buy the best tools to get the job done and with ScraPerfect you have the very best.

ScraPerfect Unboxing

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A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Here it is the second installment of my Junk Journal series A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal. In this project, I show the items I selected for the journal and then make the journal from the insides to the covers and including the embellishments.

Napkin Embellishments

This is the video showing How to make A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal.

Supplies Used in A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Calico Collage Digital Journal Kit – A Mermaid’s Tale, Summer Paradise
Scrapbook paper – sea theme
Book Page
Note Cards
Printed Cardstock Journal cards
Graph Paper
Notebook paper
Mulberry paper
Paper Clips
Washi Tape
Rubber Stamps
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter Paint
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
MISITI
Fiskar Scissors
Tim Holtz World Die
Stencils
Ribbon
Calendar image
Cricut Seahorse shapes
Jot Glue Sticks – any brand will work
Sheet music
Map
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Distressed Ink – Vintage PhotoStormy Sky
Dritz Cheesecloth, 36-Inch by 6-Yard
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Mint JulipPrecious Metal and Denim Blue
Sea Themed Stickers
Shell sequins – party supply
Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint, 4-Ounce, Surf
Sewing machine with a dark green thread
100 ORGAN FLAT SHANK 15X1 HAX1 HOME SEWING MACHINE NEEDLES – SIZE #80/12

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

The first thing I do is pull my digital papers to the front if I’m going to be using some in the journal. My reason for doing so is this will determine the size of all the pages I use in my junk journal. I prefer to have all the pages the same size. Occasionally I’ll do a journal with all different sizes of papers but when working with digital images I like using the size they are printed.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Having pulled the digital images out of A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal digital kit, I’ll see if I want to print lines on the back side and then trim the page of the white area down to the page image. Now I measure this page and that is the size I’ll cut the rest of my pages.

Napkin Embellishments

When all the pages are cut I’ll then decide to either stamp on the pages and Add Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

If I’m working on a theme then I will make embellishments as I make the journal. And by theme one that is not going to cross over from another very well. lol Like the Mermaid isn’t a Jane Austin style journal so you wouldn’t really find one in the other. But I will make a batch of Jane Austin style elements to use in lots of journals. Mermaid stuff I try to make as I need so I don’t have to store it when I’m done if it didn’t get used. 😉

Napkin Embellishments
A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Then I proceed in stacking the pages and adding the embellishments, including journal cards and tags. The cover is chosen out of cardstock this time to keep it simple and I liked the pattern. Using my sewing machine I sewed the elements in place. Doesn’t the stitching make you want to touch the cover?

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The cover for A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal is attached to the signature of pages with a pamphlet stitch. I used a pretty teal blue ribbon slipped through the binding and tied in a bow to hold it closed and the journal is done.

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There are 10 sheets of paper folded to make 40 pages in this A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal. The journal measures 5.25 inches by 7.25 inches. It is for sale in my shop and if sold out a similar one can be made feel free to contact me through my Facebook page to discuss.

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Napkin Embellishments

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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How to make a Witch ATC

Because of some groups and challenges, I’m sharing this post, How to make a Witch ATC. using things from my stash and a few purchased items I’ll share how to make a witch ATC.

Witch ATC

I’m a member of Paper Crafters United and we are doing a video blog hop and this is week three. The challenge this week is to alter an item. The only rules were to use items from our stash and cannot use, Digital Images or Scrapbook paper.

There is also part an Instagram hop #witchesofigwickhop 15 crafty witches are putting you under a spell with witchy projects.

Then finally I have a trade with Betz Golden for a Halloween ATC and I decided to make a witch ATC for her.

Many times I get asked how do I choose a project to make. Many times it is because of a challenge, swap, blog hop or because I got something new and a design team has a deadline. lol Occasionally I decide because of my mood and create something just because.

For the Witch ATC, I used the following items.
An Old Photo
Paper backing from Brutus Monroe
Cricut Witch Hat cut on black paper #M42634 Paper Doll Dress Up®
Page from an old book
Distressed Ink – Black Soot and Vintage Photo
Halloween stickers
Gold with white star washi tape (found a different one on Amazon)
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Fiskar Scissors
Paper Trimmer / cutter

Here is a video showing the process of making this Witch ATC.

Once all the items were selected it was very simple to make this ATC. I began by cutting the image of the girl out of the photo. Then I trimmed the paper backing paper from Brutus Monroe. Added a little Black Soot Distressed inks around the edge of the card base.

Applied the gold star washi tape to the Cricut Witch Hat and trimmed sides.

Trimmed the title from the book – The Ghostly Procession to fit on the front of the card. Used Vintage Photo Distressed ink then applied to card base.

Layered the book title, girl and the hat using Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Adhered spider stickers and the phrase “the Witching Hour is Here” on top. Done!

Being able to use up things I had with a few purchased items feels great! I’m slowly using up my stash of collected things.

Witch ATC

Thanks again for stopping by my blog to learn How to make a Witch ATC. I hope you were inspired to use items from your stash to create one!

Don’t forget to visit the Paper Crafters United Facebook group and Instagram for the #witchesofigwickhop. Also, swing by Betz Golden’s Youtube. She is a fun gal to watch.

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How to make Napkin Embellishments

Have you wanted to know How to make Napkin Embellishments? Today is your lucky day. In this post, I share How to make Napkin Embellishments for a Mermaid Junk Journal.

Napkin Embellishments

Supplies Used in How to make Napkin Embellishments
Seashell Napkin – I found mine at Tuesday Morning
Jot Glue Sticks – any brand will work
Sheet music
Map
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky
Dritz Cheesecloth, 36-Inch by 6-Yard
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Mint Julip, Precious Metal and Denim Blue
Sea Themed Stickers
Shell sequins – party supply
Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint, 4-Ounce, Surf
Sewing machine with a dark green thread
100 ORGAN FLAT SHANK 15X1 HAX1 HOME SEWING MACHINE NEEDLES – SIZE #80/12

Here is a video for How to make Napkin Embellishments.

The method I used was very simple. Use a glue stick to adhere music and map paper to the back side of the one ply of the napkin. Trim to size wanted. Sew zigzag stitch around edges. Apply distress inks to edges of each element.

Napkin Embellishments

Add cheesecloth and other embellishments to the pieces. Adhere to journal page using Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Napkin Embellishments

Using napkins as an embellishment inside a junk journal is easy and beautiful. Each time a napkin is used you can get a different look, depending on the other elements you use.

Napkin Embellishments

What I like about using a napkin is I can create several elements to go into the junk journal and thus carry out the same theme. Or I can use only one of the napkin embellishments for a focal point.

Napkin Embellishments

There really isn’t any limit to what you can do with these new napkin embellishments in your junk journals.

Stay tuned for the tutorial on A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal where I used these elements.

Napkin Embellishments

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated of my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Junk Journal Note Cards

Junk Journal Note Cards, what are these and how to make them. This is the reason for the post today. There are so many ways to make journal note cards for a junk journal. Today I’m just sharing one idea that I hope will inspire you.

Junk Journal Note Cards

For years I have collected paper items. It goes in stages of collecting and using. When I originally found the papers I had other plans for them and used some for those ideas. Now that I’m making Junk Journals these paper items are getting a new use.

Junk Journal Note Cards Supplies
Page out of a dictionary – I used the page with Love defined
Bingo Card
Watercolor Paper
Glue Stick
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo
Blending tool
Vintage photo
Scrap paper.
Sewing Machine

The supply list is short and simple. I’m sure you can find a few things to make Junk Journal Note Cards in your stash too.

Here is a video on How to make Junk Journal Note Cards.

The process is very simple. Selecting the items from my stash I proceeded to cut the papers as necessary.

Using Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo I added a bit of color around the edges of the papers.

Layered the dictionary page onto watercolor paper using a glue stick and then sewed with a zig zag stitch on a standard sewing machine.

Junk Journal Note Cards

Once the sewing was done I then proceeded to layer the other elements. One of the elements was cutting the definition for the word Love and layering on top. When I make journal cards I like for these to remain flat so that it is easy to write on the backside.

Junk Journal Note Cards

Making Junk Journal Note Cards is a lot of fun and a great way to use up bits and pieces that you may have in your stash. Take a look around and see if you can find some cool images inside a magazine, junk mail, old photos, and more.

Here are a few other Junk Journal Note Cards that I made using this same process.

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There is no wrong way to make Junk Journal Note Cards. If you love the items you are using then I’m sure you will love the final project.

Junk Journal Note Cards

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated of my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Junk Journal from my stash, The best is yet to come.

It’s a Junk Journal from my stash, Titled The best is yet to come, that I’m sharing today. There are a few members of the Paper Crafters United! Facebook group that decided to do a video blog hop. We thought each of us could make a junk journal using items from our stash but we were not allowed to use printed papers, like scrapbook papers nor could we use digital papers in the junk journal.

Junk Journal from my stash

So this Junk Journal from my stash was a perfect challenge for me. As I was able to force myself to use some of these pretty things I’ve collected over the years or last week. LOL

Junk Journal from my stash

Junk Journal from my stash Items used.
Dictionary pages – look at thrift stores for these wonderful treasures
Music from a hymnal.
Vintage Greeting card
Fabric
Stickers
Watercolor Paper
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Old book pages
large envelopes
Images out of magazines and books
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Coloring book page
Notebook paper
Outdated letterhead
Harpers Bazar page
Stamped and sprayed paper from an old project
Sewing Machine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Chartreuse, Teal, Blue Bubbles, Mint Julip
Stencils
Cheese Cloth

Junk Journal from my stash

When I’m making a journal I look at all of the pages to decide what size it should be with the cover. For this Junk Journal from my stash, I found a page out of an old Harpers Bazar and decided that all of my pages would be this size or smaller.

Once the size was decided I went through the papers I wanted to use and set to cutting to the correct size. Doing this first helps me get my head around the papers I’m using and maybe how I want to decorate.

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and stencils I then started coloring the papers. I just love how the Glimmer Mists add color and shimmer to the papers. To me it makes it inviting to write on the paper.

Junk Journal from my stashIn my stash, I have a box of 500 envelopes that I got years ago. These were going in the trash because they couldn’t use them anymore. I’ve kept them as I wasn’t sure how to use these as they didn’t have any sticky on the flaps. Bam a JJ is perfect for these as you want to be able to open the envelope to get to the items inside. Here is what I did. I took two of these envelopes and laid these side by side and used the same stencils and glimmer mists to color. Then I used a pretty washi tape to attach these together to make into a page for the journal.

Using some of the same techniques I’ve used in other junk journals I made some pockets out of old book pages and hand stamped papers. Then I stack the papers in the order I want them to be in the journal.

Junk Journal from my stash

For this Junk Journal from my stash, I wanted to have lots of space to write and that is why I didn’t make a lot of embellishments for the pages. Using some stickers that I’ve had for years on the pages here and there added a small element without a lot of bulk. And as an added bonus I am done with that set of stickers. lol

Junk Journal from my stash

When I’m making a junk journal I like to figure out where all the elements should go before I bind the journal. Sometimes it is easier especially if you want to sew any of the elements.

Junk Journal from my stash

The cover is made out of a large Watercolor pad of paper. It measures 9 inches by 12 inches. This would make my pages 9 x 6. I used a Dictionary page over half of the full cover. Then using a stencil and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists I added color to the cover. Love using my sewing machine so at this point I added a zig zag stitch around the cover. Then started layering elements, a page from a hymnal, vintage greeting card, yellow gingham fabric, cheesecloth and a stamped phrase – the best is yet to come.

Junk Journal from my stash

Here is a video showing the making of the cover for the Junk Journal from my stash.

After the cover was made I used a pamphlet stitch to bind the book. There are 10 sheets of papers (including the envelope page) for a total of 40 pages to work with in this journal. Would make a great monthly journal. I like how easy this binding method is to do. No need to use math if you don’t want to! LOL

Junk Journal from my stash

This challenge was fun and hard. I had to think differently about what I wanted to use and remember that all of these wonderful things have images or patterns that can be used without buying fancy scrapbook paper or digital downloads.

Here are the others that also participated in this challenge.

Jenny: https://youtu.be/4LqBZBy83XQ
Megan: https://youtu.be/i64DuIOUHfU
Christina: https://youtu.be/tpm53HccLls
Rosemary: https://youtu.be/uUnM_PImVA8
Monica: https://youtu.be/Gn1JwmudOew
Luz: https://youtu.be/o0f9lDRCcJo

My hope is that this has inspired you to make a goal to create a Junk Journal from my stash project. Pull items from your stash, but no printed or patterned paper like scrapbook paper and no digital images you downloaded and printed. See what you can make, because the best is yet to come.

Junk Journal from my stash

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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