Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Hello, everyone. Today I’m sharing a Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal that I made for a swap in the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The Marie Antoinette images are from Calico Collage.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Here are the guidelines we were to follow for our swap journal. This is for a Travelers Notebook size Junk Journal.
Size Requirement: 8.25 by 4.25 and no bigger than 8.5 by 4.5Size Requirement: 8.25 by 4.25 and no bigger than 8.5 by 4.5Minimum Page Requirements:
• 10 pages (folded in half equals 40 pages)
• 2 pockets
• 4 tuck spots
• 4 journaling spots/cards included
• 2 nice pieces of junk (magazine pages, book pages, mop up pages, maps, comic book pages, children’s book pages, etc.)
• 1 envelope
• 2 tags
Cover Requirements: The cover should be decorated and be made of at least cardstock weight paper.

The reason I chose Marie Antoinette because I had a give away on my YouTube for getting to 2500 Subscribers. The winner, Jennifer Russell, loves Marie Antoinette. So I thought I would make two journals and use the same images in both.

Here is a video on How to make a Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal.

For this journal, I made the embellishments or tags first. Since I knew I had a requirement of what needed to be in the journal I set to making those items first. I love adding sewing to my projects since I started out my crafting journey with sewing my own Barbie doll clothes. Adding scraps of fabric is also something I love to do as well.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Once I had the elements made for the  Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal I started collecting papers for the pages. Selecting papers is a lot of fun! Some of the papers I used: scrapbook paper in 12 x 12 size, coloring book pages, mulberry paper, mop up paper, a page out of a dictionary, notebook paper, copy paper, and a desk calendar.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Time to decorate the Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal pages. Using the MISTI selected a pretty scroll stamp and use Picked Raspberry Distressed Ink. Adding a little pretty touch to the top of each of the pages. Next, used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Black Cherry, and Vintage Pink to add color to the pages in this Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Using Aleene’s Tacky glue, adhere the elements to the pages. Some of the elements were attached with washi tape. This is one of my favorite techniques to adding a little flip out element to a junk journal.

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When the pages were completed I then decided on how to create the cover. Using a nice piece of printed cardstock I made the cover to have a flip out. The outside was covered with pieces of a dictionary page, fabric, paper doily, washi tape, lace, ribbon, the Marie Antoinette image, and sewing. On top of all of this was some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprinkled to give little dots.

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The Pamphlet stitch is one of my favorite ways to bind a journal and I use Waxed Linen thread and a nice sturdy needle to bind the cover to the pages. The gold ribbon that matched the inside, as well as the cover, was used to tie the journal shut.

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It was fun making this Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal for my swap partner and for Jennifer. I hope that each person enjoys the journals I made.

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.

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How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case

My father-in-law gave me a project. I decided to make a tutorial. How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case. Using Suede-Tex products I show how I clean the case and then adhere the new flocking fibers.

How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case

When my father-in-law asked me about fixing up the gun case I had to put on my thinking cap. Then I remembered using Fun Flock years ago in my stamping paper arts projects. Of course, there had to be a product that I could use and after some research, I found out what I needed to order.

How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case Supplies
Stiff brush to remove old flocking
A large poster board to hold the mess
Latex paint if working on anything other than wood. Get it to match the color of the flocking just in case some peaks through.
Suede-Tex Mini Flocker – This holds the flocking fibers and makes it easy to apply
Flocking Fibers
Suede-Tex Undercoat Adhesive
Foam brushes to apply paint and glue

Now that all the supplies have been collected let’s get started. First I cleaned the items to be covered. These were made of Foam and Styrofoam. Use a firm and gentle touch to remove the old flocking. I made sure to wipe down all the items to get any loose fibers removed.

Using a foam brush apply the latex paint to the surface you want to flock. Keep the layer thin and even if possible. When I went to buy the paint I decided to have it tinted close to the same blue as the flocking. Let the latex paint dry. For my project, I left it over night to dry.

Apply the adhesive with a clean foam brush in an even application. Once the adhesive has been applied quickly start adding the flocking fibers as the glue will start to lose the tackiness and the fibers won’t stick if you wait too long. After the fibers been applied let these items sit over night. The adhesive has a smell so I put the items out in my Sun room to dry so I didn’t have to smell the adhesive.

The next day tap off the excess fibers. These fibers can be recycled, don’t throw out unless there is other debris in the fibers. Just place back in the bag of fibers to use later as the 3-ounce bag goes a long way.

How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case

Here is a video showing the process. It took me about an hour to clean, paint and adhere the flocking fibers. The pieces were left to dry over night after each application.

Fixing up this presentation gun case for my father-in-law was fun. I’m glad that I was able to help restore the case and give added beauty back to the case.

Want me to add new flocking to your case? Then contact me and we will discuss the cost and how long it will take.

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Keep on creating wonderful things.

 

Midori Travelers Notebook Cover

One of my Facebook friends asked How to make a Midori Travelers Notebook Cover. This post is dedicated to answering her question. Using Fabric, Fun Foam (or craft foam) and my sewing machine I create a cool Midori Travelers Notebook Cover.

Midori Travelers Notebook Cover

Any Midori cover that you want to make is basically the same concept. The cover needs to be slightly larger than the insert and you need a way to attach the inserts to the cover.

For my Midori Travelers Notebook Cover, I wanted something different and not a traditional cover. Leather covers are beautiful but it does cost a lot to buy the leather. I wanted something pretty and flexible. That is when I started playing with Fabric and Fun Foam.

Once I chose the fabrics I wanted to use the rest was really easy. My husband gave me a small embroidery machine for our Wedding Anniversary last year and I’m loving having this little machine. It is easy to add a design or words to projects. And I don’t have to wait in line at our shop WeEmbroider.com when I want some thing made. lol Since I’m making a journal cover I decided that the word Journal should be added to the cover.

Midori Travelers Notebook Cover

Light weight fusible interfacing was used on the inside to help with making a pocket and finishing the inside. Sew the right side to the wrong side of the fusible interfacing all the way around, Cut a slit in the Interfacing in the center. Turn right side out after clipping the corners. Press the piece flat with an iron. This will attach the interfacing to the fabric. Now you have a finished unit that won’t have raw edges in the journal.

Use ATG gun to cover the front of the fun foam. Turning the edges and tucking the corners. On the inside of the fun foam cover run ATG or Scor tape to hold the inside in place. Sew a zig zag stitch around the cover from the outside.

Mark placement for holes. Punch with a 1/4 hole punch. Use 1/4 inch grommets and set with preferred tools. I used a HomeProLR in the video.

Once the grommets are in place run elastic through the holes and tie with two square knots.  Admire your new Midori Travelers Notebook Cover, isn’t it pretty?

Midori Travelers Notebook Cover

Here are a few of the supplies used for the Midori Travlers Notebook Cover found on Amazon.

ARKSEN Eyelet Maker Hand Press Grommet Machine w/ 1500 Stainless Grommets 3 Die #0 #2 #4, Blue
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Eyelet and Snap Punch, Blue Handle
Darice Hole Punch with 3 Bits
Cousin Craft and Jewelry Mini Hammer, 6-Inch
Darice 1921-3772 Elastic Cording, 2mm, Black
Scotch CAT 085 Advanced Tape Glider with 2 Rolls of 1/4-Inch by 36-Yard Acid-Free Tape, Cure Pink

Here is a video of how to make a Midori Travelers Notebook Cover.

As you can see in the video I shared I made a smaller Midori cover that is being used to hold Harlequin Romance Novels. My friend loves the cover and I ended up making 3 in total so she could have one at home and one at the lake and give one to her Sister In Law.

Making the Midori Travelers Notebook Cover was easy for me. What I love about is that I can combine sewing using fabric and paper all in one project. Isn’t that what we should all do, something we love? Making Junk Journals gives me so much joy. Combining paper crafts with sewing and other mediums is truly a multi media artist dream come true.

Midori Travelers Notebook Cover

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.

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Junk Journal Swap Pages

Needing some pages for a swap, it was time to make Junk Journal Swap Pages. These had to be fun! It is so fun to customize a project and using stamps is a great way to do that!

Junk Journal Swap Pages

I’m over on the Brutus Monroe Blog sharing how to Decorate Journal Pages.Using Brutus Monroe Stamp set Dreamcatching, Chameleon Pens, Sewing, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Make sure you check out the blog to see all of the supplies used. There is a video showing how to make the Junk Journal Swap Pages.

Making these Junk Journal Swap Pages is a great way to use up all those papers that you have been collecting. But maybe you don’t like them 100%. Since these were Junk Journal Swap Pages it these don’t have to match and these don’t have to be perfect either.

It was also great to use up lots of scraps of fabric that I’ve had for years. Years ago I made fabric angles and had a ton of fabric strips. After playing around with the scraps I found that these were perfect for the Junk Journal Swap Pages I was creating.

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.

Junk Journal Swap Pages

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Making Grateful Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Welcome to the blog today. I’m sharing a post about Making Grateful Travelers Notebook Junk Journal over on the Brutus Monroe Blog. Using the Turkey Day stamp set from the July release I share how to make a beautiful Grateful Junk Journal.

Making Grateful Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It is important to remember the things we are grateful for daily. A great way to do that is to write inside a journal.

Visit the Brutus Monroe blog to see how I made the journal. I hope that learning about Making Grateful Travelers Notebook Junk Journal will encourage you to make one today.

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 Making Grateful Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Making Journal Charms

The members of the FJJP have requested a tutorial on Making Journal Charms. So I pulled my supplies and made a video showing how I make Journal Charms. These can also be added to a keychain, a purse or even on a necklace.

Making Journal Charms

Supplies used for Making Journal Charms
Round Nose Pliers – I use two pairs.
Flush Cutters
The chain can be any color, you just want the rings big enough to attach jump rings through. 1.5 inches of chain
3/4 inch Lobster Clasp or 20mm
Jump rings – I found a kit on Amazon that has a ton of different sizes.
Head Pins
Eyepins 2 inch
Various beads
Charms

When making journal charms I like to lay things out so I can see what I have and how I’ll put it together. Select beads and place on the head pin then using the technique in the video below wrap the loop.

Making Journal Charms video.

Then using jump rings attach the elements together. There are finished elements that can be purchased if you don’t feel confident in making the loops.

Making Journal Charms

There is such a variety of charms out there to choose from and it is okay to mix metal colors in projects. Any metal items are considered neutral in fashion. When mixing metals I think it adds a beautiful element. Like the charms were collected from all kinds of places and therefore don’t match.

Making Journal Charms

If you have never made jewelry items before and want more help, check out a local bead and jewelry making stores. Usually, if you go in and show them the project you are making and purchase items from them they will teach you or set you up in a class so you can learn from one of their instructors. This is how I learned many years ago.

Making Journal Charms

Have fun looking for beads and charms to use. This is one of my favorite things to do, search for items. Look at thrift stores at the jewelry items. Some of those can be taken apart and used.

Making Journal Charms

Go through that costume jewelry bin that has damaged, broken or missing pieces and take some apart for making journal charms. You will be amazed at what you can find.

Making Journal Charms

Did you enjoy this post on Making Journal Charms? Feel free to ask questions or to check out my shop to buy one of the finished journal charms I shared today.

Want a custom Journal charm made for you? 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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Making Journal Charms

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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.

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

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How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

Betz Golden and I have joined together for a pocket letter swap. In this post I’ll share How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter using Calico Collage Gypsy Love digital journal kit and more.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

When Betz contacted me and asked if I would like to do a pocket letter swap I said yes. It was so fun to make this for her!

Here is a video showing How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter.

For my images, I used the journal kit from Calico Collage Gypsy Soul. These images are sized to make a 5 x 7 journal. But I selected the option to print four of the journal pages on one sheet of paper at a time. Doing this created little images that fit an ATC size card – 2.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall.

Once all of the images were trimmed along with cards to attach I proceeded to use Distress Inks to add color to the edges.

I love adding sewing touches to projects and decided to use a zig zag stitch over some gold ribbon.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

Other things I added, some large rhinestones some paper flowers by Prima and Of course Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. The shimmer on the images just makes me smile.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

I also used some washi tape to add a little interest. The 7Gypsies truck is from 7Gypsies as I’m on the design team and I got one of these back in January when the new Architextures were released. These 3D stickers are awesome!

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

A small tag charm was made using metal tape, alcohol inks and some bits of images and paper. I love the gypsy soul feel of it.

Adding bits of washi tape, fancy trim and other items to this pocket letter was so much fun. I knew that Betz would be able to take this apart and use all the elements in other projects or she could keep the cards in the pocket letter.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

There is a few pocket letter groups on Facebook check them out: Pocket Letter Pals, Pretty Pocket Letters Swaps & Inspirational Ideas and Pocket Letters For All. Join in on the fun!

To see the Pocket Letter that Betz Created check out her YouTube Video. I love everything she made and added to the pocket letter. She knew that I could use the items for other projects! Love the Elephant she sent! It is super cute. Leave some love on her video to let her know what you think about what she created.

I really enjoyed making a pocket letter for Betz. I hope you enjoyed seeing my post today on How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter.

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