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 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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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.

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 Junk Journal from my stash.

Journaling in Junk Journal

This question comes up a lot how do you go about Journaling in Junk Journal? So today I’m sharing my Journaling in Junk Journal for the Junk Journal July Challenge. I created a journal to remember this month and I’ve finally finished journaling inside it today.

Journaling in Junk Journal

There are a only a few items I used when Journaling in Junk Journal for July. Since the journal was already finished all I had to do was add my journaling. My tools were simple, Jot Glue stick, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Sharpie Fine point pen – no bleed, Waxed Linen Thread, awl, bookbinders needle, or a Book Binding Kit – Awl, needle: here, washi tape, two sheets of 12 inch x 12 inch cardstock in lavender, paper cutter, scissors, Ranger Blending Tools, and Tim Holtz Distressed ink – Black Soot.

Here is a video showing my Journaling in Junk Journal July journal that I completed.

What I love the most about Junk Journals is there is no wrong way to make them, no wrong way to use them. If it is something you love then make a junk journal so that you can be like me and start Journaling in Junk Journal of your own.

Journaling in Junk Journal

For today’s Journaling in Junk Journal in my Junk Journal July journal I had printed my photos – 4 to a page what ever size I thought would look good. These were printed on standard copy paper with a laser printer. Could use real photos from a photo shop or print with ink jet printer. I would love to get one of those new mini photo printers that can print Instagram style photos.

Trimmed the photos with my paper cutter. I had a close up of the cover so it was a different size than the other photos. It made that easy to pick out of the others when trying to remember which photo went first. lol

Journaling in Junk Journal

Since I had 20 photos I wanted to use Journaling in Junk Journal July journal I made a mini journal. The mini journal was made using two sheets of 12 inch x 12 inch cardstock. These were cut into 4 inch x 12 inch strips then folded in half to make 4 x 6 pages for a mini journal.

Using the Tim Holtz Distressed ink – Black Soot I added color to all of the pages. I fold the papers both directions so that I can get both sides and down in the crease of the book.

Journaling in Junk Journal

Stack the pages of this mini journal together and center. I make a template to mark my hole placement for a Pamphlet Stitched journal. Mine is the height of the journal by 2 inches wide. So, in this case, it is 4 inches tall by 2 inches wide. Score from top to bottom in the center. Fold the paper in half to mark score. Then place a dot in the center and dots 3/4 an inch from each end.

Use an awl to pierce dots on the template. Place the template in the center of your new journal making sure to line up all the pages. I use giant paper clips to hold my pages while I’m punching and sewing the pages for Journaling in Junk Journal.

Take the awl and pierce through all the pages. Remove the template and pick up your thread to bind this journal. I use waxed linen thread that is three times the length of my journal height in this case about 12 inches. Thread a book binders needle (can use large yarn needles but the eye is wider and will make a larger hole in the paper. The yarn needles are sometimes not as strong too.

Starting in the center of the holes on the inside of the journal place your needle and push to the outside of the journal. Pull the needle up and into the top hole from the outside going inside the journal. Make sure to hang on to the tail on the inside or it will pull through. We need that to tie it off in a moment.

Now that you are inside the journal take your needle and go through the center hole. I hold the tail of the thread so it doesn’t pull through. The needle is now on the outside in the center so go to the bottom hole from the outside to the inside.

Time to tie off this journal. Pull your needle under the top thread on the inside. Gently pull the threads in opposite direction to make sure all are tight. Then tie two square knots. Here is where you can snip it close or leave a tail to add a punched shape.

Journaling in Junk Journal

Congrats you just made a tiny journal. Wasn’t that easy? Easy is good when Journaling in Junk Journals.

Then I proceeded to journal about the Flowers and Lace Junk Journal. Information about the size of the journal, how many pages, the price it was sold for and who purchased the journal. These are happy memories for me to remember later.

Journaling in Junk Journals isn’t hard. And there are no wrong ways to do so. Have fun with your journals. This one I kept to photos and writing. The next might be mixed media – paints, papers, fabric and more. And the one after might be all about a trip and the memorabilia that is collected on the way.

Have fun when you are Journaling in Junk Journals.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about Journaling in Junk Journal.

Journaling in Junk Journal

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

It is day 31 of my challenge #junkjournaljuly and I’m here to show you How to make a Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal. Using muslin fabric printed with Calico Collage Digital image from Flowers and Lace and using Vol 1 and Vol 2 of the same digital kit for the pages and elements. I will share how I made this journal with a video of the process.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

The Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal measures about 5.5 inches wide by 7.75 inches tall with a 1.75 inch spine. There are three signatures of 10 sheets each for a total of 120 pages. Lots of room to record memories in this journal.

Supplies Used to make the Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

  • Calico Collage Flowers and Lace Journal kits Vol 1 & Vol 2
    Calico Collage Flower Mason jar Tags Freebie
    Bleached Muslin
    Flower print fabric
    Flat lace
    Freezer paper
    Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Picked Raspberry
    Cricut picket fence gate image
    Digital Vintage flower images
    Ribbon
    Fabric Scraps
    Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
    Sewing Machine
    MISTI, I use this to stamp on the pages in the same spot so it is consistent.
    Old Book pages
    Maps, coloring book pages, notebook paper, graph paper, scrapbook paper, paper doily, various scraps of paper.
    Fiskar Scissors
    Book Binders cradle – mine is home made
    Fiskars cutting mat
    Book Binders Needles
    Awl
    Bone Folder
    Waxed Linen Thread
    Aleene’s Tacky Glue
    Flower lace trim, I found this at Hobby Lobby in the clearance. Score for me!
    Hole punch
    Handmade journal charm
    Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Video of how to make Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal.

To begin making this Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal I used bleached muslin fabric and freezer paper. I cut a piece of fabric and then iron it to the shiny side of the freezer paper.  Next using a rotary cutter and a cutting mat I trim the new fabric paper to fit inside my printer at 8.50 inches by 11 inches.

In my photo editing software, I edit the Calico Collage image I want to use for the cover and crop it down to just the image without the text. Then I set my computer to print on my inkjet printer. I have found that it is better to print on this new fabric paper soon or make sure to store it in a way that it won’t get damaged. As the new fabric paper will fray around the edges and you will need to trim these threads before printing.

Once the fabric has dried for a while I usually print and set it aside to dry for 10 to 30 minutes. If you try to use it too soon the ink will smear. Peel the freezer paper from the back Or leave it in place until you cut the page to the size needed for the project as the paper will help it to be easier to cut on some paper cutters.

Prepare the cover by covering it with fabric. I use Aleene’s Tacky glue to hold the fabric in place and then sewed a zig zag stitch around the edges to finish.

The inside cover is scrapbook paper. I find that I love to use printed paper for the inside, but sometimes the thin scrapbook paper isn’t enough. It might be necessary to add cardstock to the inside.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

One of my favorite things to do in my journal is adding pockets. These could be made with the actual page by folding up the bottom and sewing down the sides, or it could be making a pocket out of paper and gluing to the page. I think it adds interest to the pages.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

For this journal, I decided to try cutting apart the pages and rearranging. On the photo below I cut the lace portion out of the center of the page and added it over an old book page then attached to the edge of the page to make a double pocket or tuck spot.

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The left over piece was attached to one of my mop up pages and the new pocket covers the area where I cut the page.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Adding scraps of paper to the pages is something else I enjoy doing. I’ve been lucky to have several friends give me scraps that I can use and I have a few of my own from making quilts. I think it adds a bit of softness to the journal. Don’t you?

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Love the Calico Collage images. The colors and images are so beautiful. When I use one of the kits I try not to cover up the beautiful work that was created on the pages.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

The beautiful Flower Mason Jar tags are a Freebie from Calico Collage. These are a perfect addition to this journal.

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When all of the pages have been completed for this Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal bind to the cover using waxed linen thread.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Select a length of lace or ribbon and wrap around the journal and tie into a bow. Then on the spine of this journal I glued a pretty flower chiffon trim with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I just love how soft and pretty this looks. Using a small hole punch I added a hole at the top of the spine so that I could attach the journal bling I made.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Doesn’t the fabric cover look beautiful? I love how a fabric cover feels in my hands. It is so easy to print on fabric for junk journals. My hope is now that you have seen how to make a Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal you will make your own.

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.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about how to make a Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover 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.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

If you have been following me you have seen that I’ve been making a journal every day. Today is a Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 to keep a record of all the journals I made. Check out the #junkjournaljuly on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to see the journals that didn’t make it on the blog.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

For this journal, I decided that I would use things I had on hand and alter these for my needs. I started with lots of papers that were standard letter size – 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Many of these papers were used for other things, like agendas, newsletters, and forms. My thoughts were to paint over the text so that it was obscured.

Using a technique that Shannon Green loves I proceeded to paint the papers. Four colors of craft paint, the cheap kind were poured on a pallet. Teal, Blue, Purple, and Pink. Using an old gift card I spread the paint over the papers in a random fashion. Some of the papers had Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on them so they didn’t require any paint.

Here is a video for my Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 memories.

Once I had fifteen sheets of paper painted and dried I was ready to add elements. For this journal, I decided that I would be consistent so that I could use a page or two for each day about the journals I made.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

Using some old book pages I added pockets and extra journaling space. I also used Washi tape and some note paper. I love using my sewing machine to add interest and texture.

For the cover, I painted cardstock that wasn’t my favorite paper, but I thought it would be good for what I was doing today. I used my Cricut to cut the words and numbers. Mats were made for each word and the numbers using scraps of paper. Some of the papers were embossed, left over from making a few greeting cards.

Layering pages from an old bible, fabric and a piece of lace I started to create my cover collage.

Once all the pieces were glued into place I used my sewing machine to add stitches. This will help the elements stay in place.

On the inside, I used cardstock mulberry paper. I love the texture it brings to my Journal for Junk Journal July 2017. There was a scrap from the cover and I used it to make pockets.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

Here are a few supplies I use for making this journal the links will take you to Amazon and I do get a commission if you purchase any of these items.:

Fiskars Scissors: https://tinyurl.com/ycv7pb9x
Fiskars cutting mat: https://tinyurl.com/ydhcoehu
Waxed Linen Thread: https://tinyurl.com/yby2mvk8
Book Binding Kit – Awl, needle: https://tinyurl.com/y8lg2v6b

There are three signatures of five sheets of paper for a total of 60 pages to use. The journal measures 9.25 inches tall by 6 inches wide.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

This Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 will be a way for me to record each journal I made in July. I plan to print photos of each journal, paste these in the book and add notes about each one.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

My thought was this would be a great way to keep a record but it was also a way for me to show how to use a Junk Journal to journal. 😉 So make sure you follow me to see how the journaling portion goes inside this journal.

Are you inspired to make your own journal? It is easier than you think. It can be a long process of adding embellishments or it can be as quick as adding a few random pages together. Give it a try, you might love it.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

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 Facebookgroup. 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.

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Rejoice Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Day 13 of #junkjournaljuly and I made a Rejoice Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. This could also be a prayer journal.  This one I decided to use red throughout. I pulled all kinds of scraps from my stash to make the elements in the journal.

Rejoice Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

The Journal Measures 8.25 tall by 4.25 wide and has 15 sheets of paper to make 60 pages. It has four mini journals that have three sheets of paper or 12 pages.

Rejoice Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Some of the things that I used in this journal range from scrapbook paper, map, coloring book page, old bible pages, graph paper, notebook paper, mop up sheets of paper and more. I also got to use a lot of my tools, like a cool ticket punch by Little B.

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I also got to use a lot of my tools, like a cool ticket punch by Little B. Using my sewing machine lets me add texture and interest to the journal too. Once washi tape wasn’t something that I used. I was annoyed that it didn’t always stick where I wanted it to stick. The newer styles stick a lot better.

Rejoice Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

My stash of ribbon is finally getting more use as I’ve found that I like sewing it onto elements. I think it adds just a touch more to the project and now I can’t stop using ribbon in my junk journals.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists is one of my favorite products to use and I love how it looks in this Rejoice Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Rejoice Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Another feature of this journal is the four mini journals I made using scraps of paper. I fold these in half and sewed with my sewing machine. I love how cute these turned out to be.

Rejoice Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Here is a video flip through of the Rejoice Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

As I said, in the beginning, this is day 13 of my personal challenge to make a junk journal every day in July. I’m still on track and have made a journal or even two every day so far.  My hope is that I have inspired you to create. It doesn’t matter what, but create something every day.

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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.

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Rejoice Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

 

Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Still making a journal every day for my #junkjournaljuly challenge. Here is today’s project, Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. Using Canvas Corp Home Basics papers and Calico Collage Gypsy Love images in this one.

Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

A few weeks ago a friend gave me a large box of fabric. Some of it is really fancy like velvet, and some are simple fabrics that she used for making cosplay costumes. It was fun digging around in this box to see all the colors and textures of fabric. I picked out a small piece of crushed red velvet and knew that it would be a perfect touch on this Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Sewing has always been a passion of mine. Since I learned how to sew at a very young age I really like adding sewing to projects. For the cover of this Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal, I decided to layer the Calico Collage image on top of the velvet and added some trims. Doing a zig zag stitch around the outside gives this a truly handmade feel.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are my favorite way to change or add color to paper. I have several reams of a light green linen paper that to some isn’t that pretty. but when I add the Glimmer Mists over the paper it gives it a new life.

Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal a few of the items used:
Calico Collage Gypsy Love digital journal kit.
Canvas Corp Home Basics, Red & Ivory Damask, Red & Ivory Big Stripe
Various colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Brutus Monroe Stamps and Ink
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
Various stamps from my stash
Scrapbook paper, map, dictionary page, notebook paper, an Italian paper, Coloring book pages and more.
Prima Flowers
Ribbon
Fabric
Handmade Lavender Sachet

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

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A flip through video of the Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

The journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide. It has 12 sheets of paper to make 48 pages. Lots of space to write in this journal. As well as places to tuck mementos.

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Making these junk journals give me joy. When I have a completed journal in my hands I just love the way it feels. Looking at the pages, feeling the texture of the elements added.

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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.

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Gypsy 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.

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