Jane Austen Junk Journal

Sharing a Jane Austen Junk Journal made with Calico Collage digital images and items from my stash. This beautiful journal is a perfect gift for the Jane Austen fan in your life.

Jane Austen Junk Journal

The journal measures 5.5 inches wide, 7.25 inches tall and has a 1.75 inch spine. For the cover foundation is canvas over chipboard with cardstock and the digital images sewn on top. Inside are 3 signatures of 11 sheets of paper each for a grand total of 132 pages.

This journal has a tie closure, made with hardware and pink organza ribbon. There are pockets on both the inside front and back cover. A great place to add little notes, in the back pocket is a few extra bits I didn’t use in the journal.

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Watch the flip through video of this Jane Austen Junk Journal below.

Throughout this journal, there are many tuck spots and pockets that hold journal cards. So many journal cards that it makes this journal fat!

There is a tutorial on one of the pages I made using Brutus Monroe Stamps. You can see it over on the Brutus Monroe Blog. Inside are three of these page sets in this Jane Austen Junk Journal.

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Love the Calico Collage images that I used in this Jane Austen Junk Journal. For this junk journal, I used the following downloads

First the Jane Austen, Printable, Journal Kit
Second the Jane Austen, Printable, Digital Tags these look like mason jars
Third the Jane Austen, Printable Ephemera, ATC size journal cards.

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I decided that I wanted to use more fabric in this journal than I have before. Several of the pages have fabric over the edges attached to pages from an old book to make pockets or tuck spots. The texture of the fabric and the paper sewed together makes me happy.

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Most of the Jane Austen Junk Journal has been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. This is my favorite way to add color to blank pages. I don’t use the coffee or tea method to dye paper. I like the bright colors that you can get with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Don’t you think these look beautiful?

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

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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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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.

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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

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about Junk Journal Swap Pages.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

Loving this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal I created as a custom order. It is so much fun selecting items to put inside these junk journals when I know that the person really loves Mermaids and the sea.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

To make this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal I used three different digital kits from Calico Collage. I used Enchanted, Summer Paradise, and Mermaid Tale. Since she had already seen the mermaid I used for the cover of another custom order I thought I would use the same image. But for the inside of this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal, I mixed it up a bit.

Here is a Flip through video of this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal.

A removable bracelet was attached to the cover of the Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal. There is a charm that would remain on the journal when the bracelet was removed as I thought it needed a little charm to stay behind.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

Different colors of metal were used for the bracelet. I like the antique brass, gold, and silver together. It makes me think that a mermaid would have trinkets from all over and these wouldn’t match.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

Making the bracelet was also a great way to use up some of this bead stash I’ve had for years. It’s so much fun to see what cool things I can find for a bracelet. I’ll make more of these.

The pages inside this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal are all unique. While I might use the same images, when I put a journal together with all the other added elements it will look different from any other journal.

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Adding Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to the pages in this journal makes me smile. Love seeing the glimmer and shimmer on the pages. I want to pet the paper. lol

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

Found some really cool aqua fabric that was printed with what looks like cup rings. Using these scraps was an added bonus. It used the items that would be trash to someone else and adds a bit of color to the items.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

For this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal, I decided to color a few images with my Chameleon Pens. Once the image was colored I then added some Tulip Dimensional Confetti glitter paint. Also added some clear Tulip Glitter paint to the mermaid’s hair.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

This Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal is so beautiful that I’m going to be sad when I ship it to its new owner. Making another one of these Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal may be in my future so that I can keep one.

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

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

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

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Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

One of my friends contacted me and asked if I would make a Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal for her. I told her yes I would! Looking through Calico Collage I found the Enchanted Journal Kit that had a few Mermaids and then I did a search on the internet for a couple more images I could use.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

For the cover, I used the Mermaid image from the Calico Collage Enchanted digital journal kit. This was layered on top of a pretty mermaid cardstock. Then I used some Tulip dimensional glitter paint and added sparkle to her. The sea horse is from a stamp set out of the Creative Stamping Magazine from the UK, The Sea View Collection by Sheena Douglass. These images stamp beautifully.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It was fun to create some journal bling or a journal charm to go with this theme. Digging around in my jewelry making stash I found a few items to use. Visiting the local craft stores I found a letter C to add to the journal charm that I decided to make into a bracelet. She can leave it on the journal or take it off and wear the bracelet if she chooses.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal measures 8.25 tall by 4.25 when closed and has 18 sheets of paper for a total of 72 pages to use.

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

Since she said, Mermaids, shells and the ocean I went to work collecting things to make the journal. Using a couple of stamp sets that had a Mermaid Images was fun to create little journal cards.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

While out shopping at the Dollar Tree I found these really cool sea themed stickers. I love how they shift to another image when you tilt them.

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Love adding coloring book pages and found a few that fit the theme for this Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

This time around I decided to add some fold out or flip out pages. I wanted this Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal to be pretty and useful for her.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Another technique I tried was using small jute to tie items into the journal. I think it gives that sea feel to the elements. I also like using cheese cloth that was sprayed with Tattered Angles Glimmer mists. It reminds me of nets.

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Most of the pages have been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Several of the pages were stamped with a starfish and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal is full of lots of tuck spots and pockets. It was fun looking around for elements to add to this journal.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Looking for a custom made junk journal? Then feel free to connect with me through my Facebook page. I’ll be glad to work on a custom journal for you.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

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

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

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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.

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

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

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

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

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

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

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

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

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

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

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

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

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pink Unicorn Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

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

How to make a 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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Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly. Feel free to make custom requests too.

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Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Sharing day 26 of #junkjournaljuly a Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal. The images are from Calico Collage – Spring Peacock digital journal kit. I made this journal for a swap with a member of the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group.

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Here is a flip through video showing the Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal I made.

Chatting with her she said that she loved the Peacock images from another journal I made – Spring Peacock Junk Journal Flip Through.

Since she gave me an idea of what she liked I proceeded to make this Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal. I love the images from Calico Collage. The colors are so beautiful.

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This journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide when closed. It has ten sheets of paper folded in half to make 40 pages. Lots of tuck spots and journal cards inside as well.

It feels good to have another purpose for papers that would be thrown out. Pages from an old dictionary that the spine was destroyed are a great way to add elements in a Junk journal.

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

I also enjoy using napkins on top of old book pages. The texture is amazing. Tell your friends to save you one when they have an event. Then soon you could have a beautiful collection.

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

 

Other things I like to use is old art projects that didn’t turn out the way I thought it should. For example, I was playing with a Spirograph and when I was done I really didn’t care for how it turned out. But when I cut the page down and die cut a shape it looks really cool! Now I want to make more of these just so I can cut it up. lol

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Do you see the pretty peacock feather in the corner? That is from a beautiful ribbon. I just sewed around the edges and added to the journal for a tuck spot.Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk JournalSpring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Take a look around at the paper items you get daily. Could be junk mail, a package backer, old newspapers, even a bingo card from a late night of playing. 🙂 These are all great items to add to a junk journal.

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Hopefully, you are inspired to create a junk journal. Feel free to ask questions as I’m glad to help.

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

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Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

Today I’m sharing the Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal I made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  The Unicorn image is a Digi Stamp from Bugaboo.  The challenge this time on the Fantabulous Circut Challenge Blog is any thing goes.

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

The sponsor for Challenge #306 – Anything goes is:

The prize is 4 digital stamps!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it’s not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Visit the FCCB and add your entry by the deadline.

Supplies Used for the Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal
Bugaboo Unicorn Digi Stamp
Cricut Cut file Dream from Wall Decor and More. Journal from Heritage cartridge.
Heavy watercolor paper for cover
Stencil
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Pink Poodle and Curious
Chameleon Pens
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Peacock Feathers
Cardstock – green and blue, pink and ivory
Tulip Glitter paint
Cricut Explore Air
Washi Tape
Sewing Machine
Thread
Flat Back Rhinestones
Old map
Notebook paper
Old book pages
Tim Holtz Heart punch
Waxed Linen Thread
Book Binder Kit

This journal measures 4.5 inches wide by 6 inches tall. The inside pages are 4.25 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall. There are 10 sheets of paper for a total of 40 pages in this Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal.

Here is a Video on how to make this Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal.

There is no wrong or right way to make a junk journal. Some people think the whole journal needs to be made out of things that would be trash. Others think if any part of the journal is something other than standard paper then that is considered a junk journal. I think that anything you want to put into a journal is perfectly good!

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

Using the Bugaboo Unicorn Digi Stamp set gave me an opportunity to learn how to print and cut on my Cricut. I like that I was able to pull in all the images and decide on the size before I printed and cut the components.

Having this features sure saves the time of me having to hand cut the images. Makes life so easy.

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

I used Chameleon Pens to color the Unicorn. I love the rainbow colors in the mane. Love these pens!

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

This will be my last Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog project as it was a six-month term. I’ve learned a lot in the past six months and I’m so glad that I was a part of the FCCB. Thank you FCCB design team for being wonderful on the team.

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal Image 4

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 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 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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