What is a Junk Journal

Almost daily I’m asked What is a Junk Journal? So today I thought I would take the time to share what a Junk Journal is and how I use one in my life.

What is a Junk Journal

So what is a junk journal? Junk journals are different things to different people. What I love about junk journals is that there is no wrong way to make one. When I think of a junk journal I think of a book that is usually handmade but isn’t limited to being handmade. Then the content of the Junk Journal is usually a variety of “junk” that the owner adds to the journal. And place to write memories.

What is a Junk Journal

Things that can be in a junk journal? Well, there are all kinds of things that can be in a junk journal. Photos, postcards, maps, envelopes, receipts, bits of ribbon and lace, important documents, pressed flowers, items that might be considered trash to others can be found in a junk journal. Old book pages might be used for pockets to hold mementos. Items that have been altered to write a note on or tuck something inside – small paper bag from the drug store, a coffee sleeve to hold a greeting card or even an old-fashioned calling card.

What is a Junk Journal

And in my opinion, each junk journal should have a place to write. The writing space can be blank sheets of paper, notebook paper, graph paper, cardstock, letterhead, stationery, tags and more. Every person has their own style and may only need a small space, others want page after page of blank space to write. Having a junk journal that is handmade can help the writer have all the space they could ever want.

In this video, I share my thoughts about what is a junk journal and show several journals I have made.

A Junk Journal is a visual way of recording moments. The visual pieces might be paint, and papers and written notes. It could be recycled trash. The contents could all be items that were found or could be purchased items.

When it comes to what is a junk journal? It is whatever you make it for yourself. No one can tell you that what you made is wrong. So have fun.

What is a Junk Journal

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.

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CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Hello, my friends. It’s that exciting time again where I get to share my CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry. Being a part of this round robin has really helped me to stretch my creativity. What have you done lately to stretch your creativity?

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

For this CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry I decided to use a page of Mixed Media Origins Nature by Tattered Angles. This paper is almost like fabric. It has a beautiful texture and it is strong. Adding wet media to this paper is no problem and that is why I chose to use it today.

Here is a video showing how I created the CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry.

Some of the products used today were Mixed Media Origins Nature paper from Tattered Angels. One of my big go to products Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Iridescent Gold, Red Chillies, Crimson. I love how thick the Tattered Angels High Impact Paint is and how it adds that perfect touch, used; White and Black.

Loose or free form water coloring is so beautiful. When using the Mixed Media Origins Papers with Glimmer Mists you can get that beautiful water color effect with very little effort.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Spray Glimmer Mists into a palette and use a paint brush to add color where ever you want. Use water to dilute and move the color. A heat tool comes in handy to dry each layer of color.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

When I started using the Tim Holtz stencil with a foam brush I found that I wasn’t getting the coverage I wanted. So I switched to a stiff stencil brush. Sometimes you have to switch tools to get the look you want.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

The Vase of Roses image was something I found in my old digital image file folder and loved the boldness of the image. It seemed a perfect accent to the Nature paper with the roses highlighted in reds.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Every month I get a new journal as do 23 other artists. I hope you will take a look for the #CCBTRAVELINGARTJOURNAL tag to find all of the other CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entries.

To see the other journal entries do a search on Social media for this tag: #ccbtravellingartjournal or #ccbtravelingartjournal Also make sure you visit Canvas Corp Brands Blog, there are lots of beautiful things posted to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by today.

All Hallows Eve a Halloween Junk Journal

Today I’m sharing a new Junk Journal. It is an All Hallows Eve a Halloween Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Digital images, some images from my friend Janice, Stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Halloween Junk Journal

Since we are having a Halloween contest in the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group I thought I should make a Halloween Junk Journal. Norella with Calico Collage provided a great freebie for the contest and has also agreed to give the winner a copy of the All Hallows Eve Digital junk journal kit.

Halloween Junk Journal

So I thought I should make a Halloween Junk Journal with those images so that everyone can see how cool these images are to use. Using these images makes a junk journal come together so easily.

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For this Halloween Junk Journal, I started collecting things I already had in my stash. some of those items were stickers. When out shopping I buy stickers and then I get home and forget to use them. My plan this year has been to use up the items I have and when I found the stickers I decided I will use as many as I like.

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This journal also helped me use my Cricut. I did a search of all the Halloween images that I own and picked a few to cut. I didn’t use all of these images, but I had fun with the stack of things I collected. What didn’t get used in the Halloween Junk Journal will go in some RAK packages in the next few weeks. That way I get rid of this stash!

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My brother gave me a box of papers and photos he picked up at an auction a few weeks ago. It is time for me to use some of those items. Digging around in the box I found some 5 x 7 black and white photos. These became some items to add into pockets.

Halloween Junk Journal

In this video, I show how to make the cover for the Halloween Junk Journal and how to sew the pages inside. At the end of the video is a flip through of the junk journal.

Making this Halloween Junk Journal was fun. It was cool to try a few new things, like stencils and the Cricut images I cut. Many people love Halloween and consider it their favorite holiday. What is your favorite holiday?

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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.

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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Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Made a Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal for day 30 of #junkjournaljuly. Unicorns have always been a favorite item to collect since I was a little girl. Today I thought why not make a Unicorn themed junk journal.

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

This Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide and has 16 sheets of paper for a total of 64 pages.

Here is a flip through video of the Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal.

Supplies used for the Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal
Lawn Fawn Unicorn stamps – two different sets, Critters Ever After Clear Stamp Set, LF1218 Winter Unicorn
Mama Elephant Over the Rainbow
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Scraps of Ivory Cardstock from Canvas Corp Brands
Various designer scrapbook paper.
Notebook paper, graph paper, coloring book page, old maps, old book pages and more.
Die cut shapes of various types.
Ribbon and washi tape
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter Paint
Book Binding Needles
Waxed Linen thread
MISTI
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Aleenes Tacky Glue

Lately, I’ve really enjoyed doing collages on the covers of the junk journals I make. It is a great way to use up scraps of papers by layering on the cover. This adds texture and interest.

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

One day I sat and stamped the unicorn from the Lawn Fawn Winter Unicorn set and then die cut each one. The unicorns were then colored with Chameleon Pens. Using these pins really does make it easy to blend and get beautiful images. I’m still learning how to use these, but I’m very happy with what I create using these pens.

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are my go to product when I want to add color to a page. I just love how it makes everything shimmer.

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Using my MISTI I was able to have perfect placement on the pages where I stamped either a Unicorn or a saying.

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

My goal for 2017 is to use up what I have collected over the years. Making this Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal was another way to use up this stash. Many of the papers I’ve had for years and I was unsure how to use many of these papers. Making a Junk Journal gives me a way to use these papers up as pages or elements in the Junk Journals. My stash is starting to get a little smaller every day!

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Take a look around at your stash and see what could be used in Junk Journals. You might be surprised at how easy it is to make these journals and use what you already have to make them.

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk 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.

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.

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about my Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal.

How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal

Still working my challenge #junkjournaljuly and this is day 29. Today I’m sharing How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal. Using Brutus Monroe Stamps, Chameleon Pens and more.

Dream Big Junk Journal

The Dreamcatching stamp set from Brutus Monroe is super cute! When I saw this set I knew it would make a great Dream Big Junk Journal. Isn’t this a great set?

How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal
Here is a Video Showing How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal.

Supplies I used for How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal.
Dreamcatching Stamp set from Brutus Monroe
Detail Ink – Raven
MISTI
Surface Inks, Zest, and Jack O Lantern
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter Paint
Book Binding Needles
Waxed Linen thread
Scraps of paper
Yellow & White Dot Reverse cardstock from Canvas Corp Brands
Various junk papers for the pages: Graph paper, an old map, mulberry paper, Designer scrapbook paper, a page out of an old dictionary and more.
Black with dot washi tape
Foam Dots or Pop Dots
Aleenes Tacky Glue
Sewing machine

Using a MISTI stamp the Dream Catcher, Fox and Dream Big on a scrap of white cardstock that will fit on the cover of a Travelers Notebook. My Travelers Notebook measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide when closed.

Color the images using Chameleon Pens. Don’t you just love how they blend so well?

Dream Big Junk Journal

Apply Jack O Lantern with a distress applicator around the edge, then apply Zest in the same manner.

Tulip Glitter Paint adds sparkle, add a little to the dream catcher and the fox. It is so pretty!

Collect scraps for the cover and make a collage. Attach the panel with Aleene’s glue and pop dots if necessary. Mine had a really thick piece of handmade paper so I used both.

Dream Big Junk Journal

The inside is a mix of papers that were cut 8.25 inches tall by 8.50 inches wide. These are then folded in half to make pages. Some I even sewed pockets.

Dream Big Junk Journal

Assemble the Junk Journal with Waxed Linnen thread. I like to apply little butterflies or other punched paper shapes on the strings in the center of my book. It adds a little bit of whimsy. 😉

Now admire your work! I love this little journal. I’ll be making more like this one!

Dream Big Junk Journal

This is day 29 of my personal challenge #junkjournaljuly. Only two more days left and I’ll be done! Will you miss these posts? Got an idea for another challenge? Please feel free to share an idea for me.

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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal.

Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This is a project that the Calico Collage Design team decided to create a Blog hop and make a Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk Journal to share on each YouTube channel.

Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Calico Collage Design Team Videos for the
Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk Journal
Beth Soler
Liz Caranci
Rosemary Roca
Lindsey Zenor
Carol Tinson

I created a playlist with all of the videos on my YouTube.

All six of us that participated use the same Calico Collage Digital Kit – Travelin Through in our journals. So when you visit each YouTube video you will get a different version of the same kit in a Travelers Notebook size.

The idea was that everyone could then see a big variety of how this kit could be made into a Junk Journal.

Here is the video for my Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Some of the items I used for the Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk Journal
Cardstock
Various Rubber Stamps
Distress Inks
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Scrapbook paper
Premade note cards that I added stamped images
Brutus Monore Be Brave Stamp set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Canvas Corp junk pack of papers and scraps
Washi Tape
Journal Cards I made with stamps, and sewed fabric, and lace on as well.
Pages out of old books that were made into pockets
Die cut shapes – I used scraps of paper to cut into shapes. Great way to use up that stash!
Mulberry Paper
Sewing Machine

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This Journal Measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide. It has 12 sheets of paper for a total of 48 pages.

Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Making a Junk Journal can be as simple or as complicated as you decide. There isn’t a right or wrong way to make a junk journal. It is all about what you like and what you want to use. Just select some papers and fold in half, bind together and you have a journal. It can be very simple with out all the embellishments.  Some people prefer a blank journal as they want to add the stamping and embellishments. Others want the journal full of all kinds of cool things.

Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

The Tag on the right was a scrap of paper that I stamped then sewed scraps of lace and fabric on top. The scraps of fabric came from my sewing group and these scraps were going to be trash! I have given these a new life.

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Love this tuck spot that PinkOddBird shares on her YouTube. I tend to use this one a lot in my journals.

Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk JournalCheck out the Facebook Group – Fans of Calico Collage. It is a small group but there are some wonderful ideas posted and the creator Norella will post specials and the occasional give away.

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I have tutorials that show how a Travelers Notebook is made, feel free to follow me on YouTube.

It’s been so much fun that I created a Facebook Group. You are also welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People. It is a small group at the moment, but it is growing and we would love to have you with us.

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 will be adding more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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

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Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about the Travelin Through Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

 

How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Day #8 of #junkjournaljuly and I’m sharing How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. Using Brutus Monroe Stamps & Inks, some fun paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and my Chameleon Pens.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

When I was thinking about this project, How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal I decided that I would finally use up a paper pack from Deja Views that I’ve had for a very long time. I picked this up at Big Lots a few years ago, ahem. I am not a hoarder. LOL But today it is getting a few pages used.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Supplies for How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal:
Brutus Monroe Stamp sets: Brutus and FriendsSnap
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink Raven, Cabbage surface ink
Dog Days paper pad from Deja Views
Chameleon Pens
Scrapbook paper, Ivory Cardstock from Canvas Corp Home Basics
Random papers; dictionary page, coloring book page, designer paper and old book pages
Ribbon
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Blarney, Moss, Dazzling Diamonds
MISTI
Craft Glue
Dymo Label maker with Black Label
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Crushed Olive
Ranger Blending Tools
Zig Two Way Glue
DOTS grass stamp
Large sewing needle for bookbinding. Can use a large upholstery needle
Waxed Linen Thread
Scissors
Jumbo Paper Clips
Awl
Scoring tool
Paper cutter
Bone Folder

Making a Junk Journal is a great gift idea. Sometimes it is hard to buy for some people as they have everything they need, but a fun Junk Journal would be something unique. You could give it ready to be written in, or you could write a story and add photos and give it as a completed journal.

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Here is a video for How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Using my MISTI and the Brutus Monroe stamps I created a scene on a scrap of Ivory Cardstock from Canvas Corp Home Basics. I even made a mask of little Bruno using a scrap of copy paper and a Zig Two Way Glue Pen. Think of a sticky note, that is what Zig Two Way Glue can do to a piece of paper. In this case, it will hold the image in place while I use distress inks and sprays on the paper.

It is a blessing to have a supportive husband and I’m so thankful that he purchased the Chameleon Pens for me at Valentines Day. I’m still learning how to use these pens, but it is so much fun.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

The measurements of this journal is 8.25 inch tall by 4.25 inch wide, with 12 sheets of paper to make 48 pages for this Travelers Notebook Insert. I cut my papers to be 8.25 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide or if I’m using 12 inch x 12 inch scrapbook paper I’ll sometimes leave a flap that can fold out. Good to have extra writing space right?

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Once I have all of the papers cut and folded I then embellish. This is where the MISTI comes in handy again. I position the folded page and place the stamps I want to use on top in the MISTI. Then I’ll stamp each page that I want to have that image. In this journal, I did two different stamp image sets. I think it turned out super cute.

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After the pages have been stamped I spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I love how it adds color to the pages that may be white or ivory. I used shades of green as I thought dogs would want to be running free on grass.

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For the cover of the book, there was an embossed heart with dog print cardstock that I thought was super cute. Do you have a Dymo Label maker? This is a super handy tool when you want to create a phrase and don’t have the stamps to create it. The Dymo Label maker is so easy to use and I love the texture it gives a project. For the cover, I layered a scrap out of an old book, some scrap cardstock and a small portion of a dictionary page on the front. I used Washi Tape and then sewing to embellish.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Once the cover and the pages have been created I then bind using Waxed Linen Thread and a bookbinders needle. I use a Pamphlet stitch to hold the pages together.

Depending on my mood will determine if I embellish the pages before I bind the book or after. I like to have the pages flat and easy to add items. But sometimes You don’t know how the placement will work unless the book is bound. I do a little of both.

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 will be adding more weekly.

Want to hang out with others who love Junk Journals? You are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group.

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Continuing with my #junkjournaljuly I’ve created a Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal for July 6th. My idea was to share how I decorate a Travelers Notebook. Adding the ephemera and tuck spots as well as stamping.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide when closed. It has 15 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 60 pages.

A few of the Items used inside this Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal
7Gypsies Architextures – Trinkets – Seashore Decor 
Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 43 Stamp set
Cheese Cloth
Old Calendar images
Various papers – Map, textured, coloring book pages, graph paper, cardstock, mop up paper, notebook paper and scrapbook paper. There isn’t a limit to the type of paper you use.
Sewing Machine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Blue Bubbles, Denim Blue
Waxed Cotton Cord from Canvas Corp Home Basics
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink and Cornflower Surface Ink
MISTI
Note cards
Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands

Here is a video showing How to make the Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Isn’t the 7Gypsies Architextures – Trinkets – Seashore Decor a perfect touch for the cover? I added a some Brutus Monroe Surface ink – Cornflower on top of the Welcome Mermaid. It deepened the color. I just love the texture.

For this Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal, I decided to pull some blue scrapbook papers from my stash. These pages reminded me of the water and I knew that the print was light enough of several of the pages to be written upon.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

As always I like using up scraps that I have on hand. I made tags out of Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands paper. I sewed a scrap of dictionary paper on top that had been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and stamped with Let your dreams set sail. After punching a hole in the top of the tag I added Waxed Cotton Cord from Canvas Corp Home Basics. Doesn’t it feel like something Nautical?

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

My friends are such a big blessing to me. One year a friend got a beautiful daily travel calendar. There are so many beautiful images in this calendar and he was throwing away the pages when the days were done. I asked if I could have those and I’m so glad I saved these from 2006! Tell your friends to save these items for you to use.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

I’m so glad that I purchased the Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 43 Stamp set
from Barns and Noble. I’m loving the nautical themed stamps that came with the magazine. I used the heart knot rope on the tops of several pages. My MISTI sure comes in handy to get precise stamping every time.

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Dig around in your stash and see what awesome junk you can pull together to make your own Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

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 will be adding more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about the Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It was requested by one of my followers to show How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. This is a simple journal using items I had on stash and without embellishment.

The idea of a junk journal is to use items that may be considered junk to others and even trash. Some like to say, I just picked up a bunch of junk and put it together. There is no wrong way to make a junk journal. The key is to have fun. No stress here.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

 

This Travelers Notebook insert measures 8.25 tall by 4.25 wide. Fits standard Travelers Notebook covers. It has 12 pages for a total of 48 pages.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal Supply List
Various papers – Think old calendar images, maps, wallpaper, notebook paper, graph paper, scrapbook paper, old music, dictionary pages, old book pages, wrapping paper, mop up paper and more. The cover paper Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands.
Paper Trimmer
Stylis
Books by Hand Bone Folder
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Sewing Machine
Thread
Washi Tape
Jumbo Paper clips, binder clips or even clothe pins
Large sewing needle for bookbinding. Can use a large upholstery needle
Waxed Linen Thread
Scissors
Awl

Once you have the basic tools and supplies it is easy to put this Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal together.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Here is a video of How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. It took about 20 minutes for me to make the journal, that is after I cut the papers.

A junk journal is a great way to use up those papers in your stash that may not be ideal for other projects. I’ll pick scrapbook paper that I may not be totally in love with the design and use that as a page. When it has writing, photos or ephemera on top it fades into the background and then I fall in love with how it turns out.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Tell your friends to save those calendars, old magazines and junk mail for you. You will be amazed at what they will save and you can use in junk journals. I’ve been collecting items for well over 25 years so I have a nice stash. It’s still fun to get a package from someone with goodies. 😉

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and are inspired to make one yourself. When you make one in the month of July use the #junkjournaljuly on social media so I can see what you create.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Of course, you are also 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.

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

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Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

My goal this month is to make a journal every day. Here is today’s Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. Follow along with the #junkjournaljuly to see other journals made this month.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

This Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide. It has 12 sheets of paper for a total of 48 pages.

Here is a video flip through of Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and a couple of tips on stamping inside.

It has a variety of items included. Used an image from Calico Collage Natures Glory on top of a 7gypsies printed cardstock for the cover. I love adding a little bit of sewing to the cover.

Just like most of my junk journals the Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal has lots of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists added to the pages.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

I also used some stamps from Brutus Monroe. The first one I used is Life is Art from the Be Brave set. I really like this stamp set with the beautiful words. One of the other stamps I used is a border stamp from Fancy Borders. When working in a Travelers Notebook it is perfect to add on the pages.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

Papers used for pages: Coloring book page from a Dollar Tree coloring book. I found that I like the full page images that when these are folded over you can still make out a pattern.

Coloring book page from a Dollar Tree coloring book. I found that I like the full page images that when these are folded over you can still make out a pattern.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

A page from a daily tear-off desk calendar. One of my former coworkers saved these for me and I love the beautiful colorful images.

Part of a large color map. These were also given to me years ago. I love how it gives added color to the journal. Like you saved the map from travels and had to include it in the journal.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

Wrapping paper was also used. It is the one that is gold with hearts and flowers. Old wrapping paper is a great way to add a little bit of color to a journal.

A variety of scrapbook papers were used. I love the cardstock papers from Canvas Corp Home Basics I used the Orange & Ivory Chevron as I thought it would be cool to write on the page in a whimsical way.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

Other papers, graft paper, mop up sheet from my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist spray box. And even wallpaper.

There are so many things that can be used in a Junk Journal. Have fun selecting items to make into the journal.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and are inspired to make one yourself. When you make one in the month of July use the #junkjournaljuly on social media so I can see what you create.

Of course, you are also 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.

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

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