How to choose items for a Junk Journal

In this post, I’ll share How to choose items for a Junk Journal. Recently I’ve been asked how do I go about selecting items. So I thought I would share a video and talk about what I do!

Let’s get this started. To begin I think about a theme I want to make. I have made junk journals without a particular theme, but for the most part, each has a theme. So what is a theme you love?

Now that you have an idea of a theme, which can be anything. Birds, flowers, prayer, travel, favorite foods, favorite colors and so much more, the list can go on forever, which helps with my word count. LOL

Here is a video I created for those that like to watch. How to choose items for a Junk Journal.

For those that would like to know where I got the digital kits for this post on How to choose items for a Junk Journal, I used Calico Collage kits. EnchantedSummer Paradise and Mermaid Tale were some of the images I showed in the video above.

For me I like to try to stay organized. A box or a basket helps contain all the items. Dollar Tree loves it when I go. You would think that I have enough bins and baskets now. But I keep going back!

So you have picked that theme and you have a box or basket, start adding to it the items you have on hand. Look at things like an old book, magazine, greeting cards, wrapping paper, wallpaper, old letters and junk mail. I got this really cute postcard because it was my birthday and I saved it because it was so cute! It would be great for a birthday junk journal or a cat junk journal.

How to choose items for a Junk Journal

Other things I will collect are stickers, scrapbook paper, rubber stamps and digital journal kits. For today’s post, I was working on a Mermaid Junk Journal and collecting items that would work. The list really is endless. I have also selected, washi tape, die cut images, dies to cut my own images, candy wrappers, dictionary pages, maps, index cards, blank note cards and notepads.

Look at fabric and cheesecloth to make some beautiful textures. How to choose items for a Junk Journal is all personal. Each of us has items we like more than others. If we were put in a store and told to go find items for the theme we are making into a Junk Journal and then came back I bet we would have different things in our shopping carts.

What I really love about Junk Journals is there is no wrong way to make one! Don’t fret about the process, enjoy the process. Take time to enjoy picking out things you may or may not use.

There are a few things that are not listed, like ink pads and glimmer mists, but I’ll share more in the next blog post and video.

How to choose items for a Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

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What is a Junk Journal

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

What is a Junk Journal

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

What is a Junk Journal

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

What is a Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

What is a Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

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Easy way to make ATC’s with bling

Welcome my friends to today’s post Easy way to make ATC’s with bling. I’m over on the ScraPerfect blog with a project today. Sharing How to make ATC’s with bling the quick and easy way.  Using ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie, Calico Collage Summer Paradise digital journal image, distress ink, sewing, a metal tag and bling.

Easy way to make ATC's with bling

Finding the right tools for the job to make it easier is important. When dealing with tiny bling for a project it can be hard to wrangle those bits and put them in the exact place you want.

The Easy way to make ATC’s with bling is to use ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie. Using this little tool helps have the perfect placement for my bling.

Now that you know the easy way to make ATC’s with bling how many ATC’s will you make with bling? What will be the theme of your next ATC’s I’m still deciding what to make next, but once I do, you’ll be the first to see it here.

Love friendly people? 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 ATC.

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Halloween Junk Journal Page

Hello, my friends. Today I’m sharing how to make a Halloween Junk Journal Page. Using Items that would be trash, Stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, left over bits and Calico Collage Digital images.

Halloween Junk Journal Page

Have you received items in the mail or with a product and thought I really should do something with this besides throwing it away? Well, today I’ll show you how I took items that were trash and make these into a fun Halloween Junk Journal page.

Supplies Used for this Halloween Junk Journal Page
Witches Printable from Calico Collage there are 8 images, I only used four.
All Hallows Eve Digital Journal Kit from Calico Collage
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot
Garment pin
Spider charm from Tim Holtz
Cricut cut images – Black Cat, Crow and spider web
Stickers
Scrapbook paper and cardstock scraps
part of a manilla envelope that was sent to me
A booklet from a makeup kit
Note pad papers – one from Dollar Tree the other a legal JR pad
Ribbon from a swap
Butterfly hair clip from Dollar Tree
Washi Tape
Sewing machine
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Envelope die from Tim Holtz
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mists Iridescent gold and It’s Black

For those that like a video here is a video. How to make a Halloween Junk Journal Page.

This Halloween Junk Journal Page was made for a page swap inside the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Every month there is a new theme and we are swapping one page with a partner.  The idea was that it would be easier to make one page to swap with another. But if more pages were wanted, just ask to be on the list for however many pages you want to create and swap.

Halloween Junk Journal Page

The swap requirements:
1. Make 1 journal page when open measure 10.5 inches wide by 8 inches tall. The folded page will be 5.25 inches wide by 8 inches tall.
2. The page should include a tuck spot
3. At least one journal card should be included
4. Sign each page so that the new owner will know you created the page. You can sign up for specific months or take the 12 month page challenge. Please note that you must sign up each month if you want to be a part of the event.

Halloween Junk Journal Page

Using the swap requirements I selected items from my stash to create the Halloween Junk Journal Page. What I found really cool was using the things that others would throw out. Like the manilla envelope from a swap, I received in the mail or the makeup booklet.

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Use up the things that come into your life. Make art with these items. Take a look around your home and see what you can use to make your own Halloween Junk Journal Page.

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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All Hallows Eve a Halloween Junk Journal

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

Halloween Junk Journal

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

Halloween Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

Halloween Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme

I’ve decided to share how I Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme today. My latest project is a Halloween Junk Journal and I thought it might be nice to see how to alter envelopes for this Halloween Theme.

Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme

Here is a Video on How to Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme.

It has been fun collecting envelopes. My family helps by saving the envelopes that their mail comes in so that I can alter these. What I enjoy is being able to take something that is destined for the trash and making it into something new.

Even though the envelopes I made are going inside a junk journal these can be altered to set back out in the mail. Years ago the stamp club I was a member of would decorate envelopes for our newsletters. Every month we were to bring a couple of envelopes so that the newsletter editor could mail out the newsletter in a decorated envelope. Getting those decorated envelopes was so much fun. Little works of art on the outside to hold information on the inside.

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To Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme you will want a few things. Envelopes, Stamps, scraps of paper, washi tape, sewing machine (optional), cheese cloth, Tattered Anges Glimmer Mists, Halloween images (I used some from Calico Collage – All Hallows Eve digital journal kit, some distressed ink and I also used Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven.

Once all the supplies are gathered cut the envelope open. For my project I wanted the envelopes to be no longer than 7.25 inches. Some people will cut each end to make a centered envelope. I just cut off one side that had the return address. Then I cut the other side so that the envelope can open all the way up.

Cut a piece of scrap paper, in my case I used a page out of a book I’ve torn apart to the same size as the envelope. This scrap paper will become the new flap on the envelope. Apply distress ink to the flap and the envelope. Use washi tape to attach this to make a flap.

Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme

Now choose some of those stamps and images and apply these to the envelope. You can decide if you want to seal the envelopes sides with sewing, washi tape or glue. I like sewing these. Sometimes I leave it so that it can be opened all the way and journal inside.

Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme

There is no wrong way to create items for a junk journal. I hope that you enjoyed seeing how I Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme.

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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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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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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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.

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