Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Hello friends, today is day 10 of the 12 days of Junk Journal Gift Ideas and I’m sharing a Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal. This is a super easy mini junk journal that can be made as a small stocking stuffer or to add to a Christmas Card.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Video Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal.

The method for making this one sheet mini junk journal is very easy. Take the 12 x 12 inch sheet of paper and score at the 3, 6, 9 inch marks, rotate 90 degrees and score at the 3, 6, 9 inch marks. Then slightly crease the page so you can see the sore marks.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Make a cut down the center score mark and stop 3 inches from the edge. Rotate paper 180 degrees and cut the outside two score marks and stop 3 inches from the edge. You will have a zig-zag looking sheet of paper.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Next, fold the paper in an accordion fashion until the pages have been formed. Using the Best Glue ever adhere the pages together. Keeping in mind those pages you want to have pockets, leave the top open to slide a journal card inside.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Once the pages have adhered create the cover using scraps of paper cut to 2.75 inches square. Apply distress inks to the book and cover. Wrap one time around the journal with yarn and tie a bow. This will be the closure. Apply the Best Glue Ever to the cover pieces and adhere to cover over the yarn.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Cut a 1 inch by 3 inch piece of paper to cover the spine of the journal. Adhere using the Best Glue Ever. Once all of the gluing is complete use the Perfect Crafting Pouch to get rid of any sticky areas. Wipe with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove any excess powder.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Decorate the one sheet mini junk journal to your liking. For mine, I used scraps of book pages, images from Calico Collage Drag and scraps of cardstocks.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

The one-sheet mini junk journal has 18 pages including the covers for you to decorate and depending on how you created the pages could have 7 pockets.

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When you get started making these No Sew Junk Journals you won’t be able to stop as these turn out so cute!

Tutorial for a No Sew 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.

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Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil

Have you played with Transfer Foils yet? Today I’ll show you a Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil applied to the cover. Using ScraPerfect’s Transfer Foil, Best Glue Ever and Best Cleaner Ever I’ll show you how easy it is to apply Transfer Foils to your projects.

Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil

Supplies used on the Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil
Stampabilities Swirl Stamp
Best Glue Ever.
Transfer Foils, I used solid red.
Best Cleaner Ever.
Foam Brush
Old Rag
Book Binders Needle
Waxed Linen Thread
Fiskars Scissors
Ribbon
Calico Collage Golden Christmas digital journal kit.

Video Tutorial showing the Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil applied. This video also shows how to bind a Junk Journal using a pamphlet stitch and then a flip through of the journal.

To create this Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil, I began with applying the Best Glue Ever to a foam brush and then on the rubber stamp. Press the stamp to the desired area and let air dry for a minute or two.

While the glue is drying on the project clean the stamp with the Best Glue Ever. Only a small amount is needed and spread with your finger to cover the surface. Wipe clean with a towel.

Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil

The stamped image should be tacky to the touch. Apply the Transfer Foil over the image and rub with fingers. It only takes a moment and the foil will stick to the image. Lift the transfer foil sheet and admire the beautiful foil.

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Once cover of the Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil was complete I then bound the journal using a pamphlet stitch.

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Sharing a few photos of the inside of this Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil.

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Using Transfer Foil on the cover really adds a beautiful touch of glam and glimmer. Make sure you visit ScraPerfects Blog for other projects using their wonderful products. Now that you know how decorate a Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil, what will you make?

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 on 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 the Christmas Junk Journal with Transfer Foil.

Cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever

Have you ever had a craft catastrophe? Today I want to share cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever when tragedy strikes in your crafting.

Cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever

A few years ago I was working with caulk near my sewing machine. Well, the device or caulking gun went crazy and pushed out caulk all over the place and some landed on my sewing machine. I quickly tried to wipe it up but it dried fast and I couldn’t get it all.

After trying all kinds of things to clean my machine I gave up. It has bothered me on and off over the years and when I got my ScraPerfect box of goodies I thought, hey why not try the Best Cleaner Ever?

The Best Cleaner Ever: Earth-Friendly Solvent for removing adhesive, ink, paint, and other stubborn stuff! It is Non-Toxic, Non Hazardous, Biodegradable and there are no harmful fumes.

Cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever

Squirting a small amount on the area and spreading it around with my fingers I then let it sit for about an hour. It was easy to see that it was working some of the thinner areas of caulk was coming off.

Cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever

To help remove more of the caulk I used an old key card to scrap a little and applied a little more of the Best Cleaner Ever.

When I wiped off the machine I was amazed at how clean it looked! Granted the machine is over 25 years old, but in the area where the caulk had been, it was new looking!

Cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever

Here is a video showing Cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever.

Make sure you pick up a bottle of this magical product, it really is The Best Cleaner Ever. Now I’m off to go try cleaning a few other things in the house.

Cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever

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

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

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

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

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How to make Christmas Rosettes

Another element to share from the Golden Christmas Journals. How to make Christmas Rosettes. Sharing my tips on making some fun embellishments for your junk journal or for a greeting card or other projects you might want to make. Ooh, how about a rosette banner?

How to make Christmas Rosettes

My inspiration came because of one of the lovely members of the Friendly Junk Journal People group sent a RAK (random act of kindness to me). When I saw the beautiful Rosette I knew that I wanted to create my own version.

How to make Christmas Rosettes

After looking over my stash, I collected the supplies I wanted to use. Remember to dig around in your scrap bin for papers for projects like this one. You could even just use scraps and make all kinds of versions to have on hand.

How to make Christmas Rosettes

A few of the supplies used in this project How to make Christmas Rosettes.
Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect
Scallop Punch
Calico Collage Golden Christmas banners
Punch Bunch Large Punch, Holly
Stickers
Sizzix die Alterations dies Labels
Scrap paper
Designer Scrapbook paper
Tulip Glitter Paint Crystal Sparkle and Red Puff paint
Black Soot Distress Ink
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Sizzix Vagabond 2 Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz
No Bleed Black Fine Point Sharpie
Fiskars Scissors

I love sharing projects especially if it is a tutorial. My passion is to share the knowledge I have with others about paper crafting. Please enjoy this video on How to make Christmas Rosettes.

Using the scraps and supplies from my stash I created these Christmas Rosettes quick and easy.  I liked using scraps that may not work for other projects, but for something small these were perfect.

How to make Christmas Rosettes

Take a look at your supplies. If you don’t have the punches try using the bottom of a glass or other object to make circles. Use a penny to make large scallops around the edge and then cut it out. Just have fun playing with the paper.

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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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about How to make Christmas Rosettes.

 

Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017

Here it is, Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017. I’ve been asked to share an update on my Studio, or craft space or as Henry says, Linda’s Crap room. lol I decided after taking the following photo that I needed to clean up a bit and that lead to having the room tidy enough to show off the room.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

As you can see it was piled up pretty high on my desk. Sometimes I get busy and don’t take the time to put things away. I regret this, as I’ll start losing items. I can’t find that one thing I need because I didn’t put it away.

Now that the room is tidy I will share a video. Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017.

So do you think I have a large collection of Rubber Stamps and clear stamps? Heck, I even forgot to tell you about the ones on the shelf in binders above my cardstock! I have a lot of stamps! lol

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

The collection began about 25 years ago and my first stamps only fit inside a shoe box. Then I got more and the collection grew. It has been a blessing when friends give me stamps or I find ones I love on discount. 😉

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When my old job was clearing out the mail room and they were going to throw out the old sorting bins I said, I would take them. Thankful that I drove a pickup truck back then as all I had to do was get the units loaded and taken home.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

The drawers were some of those really cheap three drawer units from Dollar General. I found these were the perfect size for the spaces to hold stamps and other items.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

Can you see those colorful boxes on the top shelf? Those are envelopes. Each box can hold 250! Need an envelope? I can hook you up! lol

The room is very full. It would be wonderful if I could take a week and pull everything out. Then reorganize things as I have things all over the room that should be grouped together.

Some of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I decided a week ago that I wanted to see the bottles and I ran out of room in my drawers! LOL If you didn’t know I love Glimmer Mits. lol

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017 Just a few of the Prima Flowers I own. There are more in a box above these. My goal this past year has been to use up the items like these. I’ve already gotten rid of 5 bottles of flowers this year.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

To you, this may seem like a random photo but I wanted everyone the collection of Aleene’s Tacky Glue I have going on. How many bottles of glue do you see? lol And do you see my Brother Scan N Cut? Henry found it at a GoodWill for $60.00! This unit was brand new and never used! SCORE!

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

Here is a view showing a lot of my paper. It is stacked to the ceiling! But I’m doing my best to use it up in my projects. What is it that you have the most of in your creative space? It’s a toss-up between Stamps and Paper for me. 🙂Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

We all want to have everything when we see something cool. Think about your purchases, do you love it enough that you want to keep it for the next 20 years? If so then get it and love it from now on. It might save you the headache of emptying a full room!

There are so many things I didn’t share today. I think the video would be a couple hours long if I share it all. LOL  If you are ever in Oklahoma, hit me up, you can have a private tour. 😉

What did you like about seeing Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017? Was there something you saw that you wish you could use or try out?

Remember it has taken me a long time and the generosity of my friends and family for me to build this collection. You could start a collection like mine, but it will take time and effort. 🙂

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 Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

Been following the blog? Then you will want to see the Golden Christmas Junk Journals I have made. Using Calico Collage Golden Christmas digital kit and lots of items from my stash I share the Journals I made.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

These Golden Christmas Junk Journals measure 6.25 x 8.25 with a 1.25 inch spine. There are three signatures that are 5 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 45 pages.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

One of the three Golden Christmas Junk Journals has already sold just from the tutorials I shared. There are two left for sale in my shop.

Some of the supplies used to make these journals.
Calico Collage Digital Golden Christmas journal kit
Festive Deer
Jingle All the Way
Mixed Media Stencil – Snowflake
Sketched Holiday
Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Iridescent gold

Happy Holidays Christmas Junk Journal Flip Through video.

Rejoice Santa Christmas Junk Journal Flip Through video.

Making these Golden Christmas Junk Journals I created several tutorials.

Have you tried sewing on paper for a junk journal? Check out this video. How to Sew on a Junk Journal Page.

How to Sew on Junk Journal Page

Fun gingerbread men to add inside the Golden Christmas Junk Journals. How to add bling the quick and easy way.

Making Gingerbread Men

Did you know that you can sew lace on the pages? Check out How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages.

How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages

Want to see how to make painted envelopes to match your junk journals? check out this video. How to Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Super fun way to make pockets to match your color scheme inside your junk journal. How to make a Painted Pocket for Junk Journal.

Need help creating covers check out this video How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal.

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

Great video on How to make a Christmas Journal Charm and ribbon tie closure.

Christmas Journal Charm

My passion is helping others learn new things. When sharing my hope is that every time I share a project you learn something new and useful. Having my creations going to a loving home puts me over the moon with joy!

Golden Christmas 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 my Golden Christmas Junk Journals.

Making Gingerbread Men

Welcome friends. Today I’m Making Gingerbread Men. Working on a Christmas Junk Journal and wanted some handmade elements added. This is where I use stamps I’ve had for years and some bling that I had leftover from another project.

Making Gingerbread Men

When I found the gingerbread man stamp in my stash, I knew I wanted to make these to add to the journal.

Items used for Making Gingerbread Men.
ScraPerfect – Best Glue Ever
Colored Pencils
Stamped image on Kraft paper with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Flat back rhinestone
Distress ink – Vintage Photo
Blending tool

Here is a video showing Making Gingerbread Men.

For this project Making Gingerbread Men, I started with stamping the gingerbread men in Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven onto Kraft colored cardstock. Then I used my scissors to fussy cut the gingerbread men.

Making Gingerbread Men

Choosing a few color of pencils I then colored in the areas I wanted on the gingerbread men. Then I used Distress Ink – Vintage Photo around the edges.

Making Gingerbread Men

Sometimes it is hard to find the right glue to adhere items. The Best Glue Ever is perfect for these rhinestones as it doesn’t take very much and it holds quickly. Other glues the rhinestone would pop off the project. I just applied a small dot on the back of the rhinestone, used the tip of the glue to spread and then attached to the gingerbread men.

Making Gingerbread Men

My hope is that I have inspired you to look differently at those items you have in your stash and use them in projects.

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 Making Gingerbread Men today.

Sewn Journal Cards

Glad you are here to see my post about the Sewn Journal Cards I made for the Lace Song Bird Junk Journal. Sewing lace and fabric on the journal card gives a pretty texture.

Sewn Journal Cards

Here is a video showing how to make these Sewn Journal Cards.

Sewn Journal Cards Supply List
Ivory cardstock stamped with a background stamp
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Mini, Dried Marigold
Blending tool
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Fiskar Scissors
Fabric strip – one inch wide
Lace
Sewing Machine
Martha Stewart Bird punch
Peach cardstock
Self-adhesive rhinestones
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Apricot

Sewn Journal Cards

The method is pretty simple. Cut the stamped cardstock down to the size you want your journal cards – mine were about 4 inches by 5 inches in size. Round the corners with the Corner Chomper.

Apply Distressed ink – Spiced Marigold around the edges of the journal cards. Then spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists over the cards to add a pretty shimmer.

Sewn Journal Cards

Sew lace and fabric to the card with a zig-zag stitch on a sewing machine. If you don’t have a sewing machine use the Best Glue Ever or staple the lace and fabric to the card.

Use the Martha Stewart Bird Punch with peach paper to make bird shapes. Apply Distressed ink – Spiced Marigold around the edges of the birds. Adhere birds on top of the fabric with ScraPerfect’s Best Glue Ever.

For a final touch adhere self-adhesive rhinestone for an eye on each bird.

Sewn Journal Cards

Admire the beautiful Sewn Journal Cards you made.

Sewn Journal Cards

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about Sewn Journal Cards.

ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo

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

ScraPerfect Unboxing

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

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

The products in my ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo

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

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

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

ScraPerfect Unboxing

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