How to make a Junk Journal Cover Let it Snow

Making junk journals is addictive. Today I’m sharing How to make a Junk Journal Cover Let It Snow. Lots of members of the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group have asked for help with how to make a cover from scratch and this is the reason for this post.

Junk Journal Cover Let it Snow

The Let It Snow junk journal made using Calico Collage – Simply Winter digital journal kit. Also used Victorian Christmas 1 inch charms from Calico Collage. This journal measures 6.5 inches by 8.5 inches with a 1 inch spine. There are three signatures each holding 6 pieces of paper or an envelope folded in half for a total of at least 60 pages if not more. It is available in my shop. If sold, there are kits available too.

Norella with Calico Collage has given me permission to make kits using her images. Since I have embellished the pages and elements it was okay for me to use them. Please seek permission from Norella if you want to make and sell kits with her images.

Tools and supplies used in making this journal Let It Snow
Calico Collage Digital journal kit – Simply Winter and Victorian Winter 1 in charms
Bookbinding starter kit
Cardstock
McGill Stylis set
Tim Holtz / Tonic Studios Craft Pick.
Crop a Dile hole punch and eyelet setter.
Jumbo Size that I use. Acco Mega Clip Paper Clips, Gold, 5 Count.
Hardware kit – hangers
Snowflake brads
White and Teal glitter fabric from Hobby Lobby.
Jumbo Paperclips for making altered paperclips.
Lace
Trims
Vintage music from a Hymnal
Sewing Machine
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Snowflake punch
1.5 inch circle punch
EK Tools 2-Inch Circle Paper Punch, Large, Scallop
Snowflake stickers
Stickers, snowflakes
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds and Patina
Plain Jane Simply Sheer Vintage blue from Tattered Angels
Ranger Ink Distressed Inks, Stormy Sky, and Vintage photo
Ranger Ink Blending Tool.
Cricut Explore Air to make elements and stencil.

Video Tutorial on How to make a Junk Journal Cover Let It Snow.

Once you have all the supplies gathered it’s just a matter of cutting the pieces and then gluing back together to make the journal. For the Let It Snow Junk Journal, I decided to make the cover from scratch.

While making the Let It Snow junk journal I decided I would make kits for others to make their own journal. Each kit has over 90 pieces. Lace has been sewn on the Calico Collage pages, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists have been sprayed on the pages as well. The journal cards are ready to be used and all the page are cut to the correct size.

The kits in my store, are ready for you to add your personal touches. Add some of your papers and embellishments or just make the kit as it is in the package.

Junk Journal Let It Snow Kit One.

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Each kit has the same amount of items but the images will vary.

Junk Journal Let It Snow Kit Two.

Using the same digital kit Simply Winter and the Victorian Christmas charms allowed me to make all of these kits a little different from the next.

Junk Journal Let It Snow Kit three.

What inspiration did you find here today while viewing How to make a Junk Journal Cover Let it Snow?  My hope is that something you saw here today inspires you to create your own project.

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 Page

Today I’m sharing How to make a Christmas Junk Journal Page. Using digital images from TsunamiRose – Christmas List Ephemera Pack, vintage hymnal page, ribbon and more.

Christmas Junk Journal Page

Each month the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group has a page swap. It is Junk Journal Page Swap. The requirements; the page has to be 8 x 10.5 inches and when folded measures 8 x 5.25 inches. Each page should have a pocket and a journal card/tag included.

So other than sticking with the theme we had a lot of choices on how we can make our pages. This month it is a Christmas/Winter theme. I decided this would be a perfect project for the TsunamiRose kit Christmas List Ephemera Pack. Love the Vintage images, there are lots to choose from in the kit so you can mix it up too.

Here is a video of How to make a Christmas Junk Journal Page.

When I made this Christmas Junk Journal Page I really did want to try some new things. I also wanted to make sure that I used some junk from my stash. This journal met my goals.

Christmas Junk Journal Page

Something new I used in a Junk Journal Page was sewing on wide ribbon and making a pocket with it the ribbon. Someone shared a photo of something they had made with a ribbon and it sparked my creativity. I’ll share the actual project later on as I want to do another tutorial. 😉

Christmas Junk Journal Page

Being able to use up some of my stash is so wonderful. I was able to use that red ribbon that I’ve had for so, so very long. The wide Christmas Poinsettia ribbon has also been in my stash for a while.

Christmas Junk Journal Page

Wander around your studio and look at things differently.  There maybe be a cool something that you can use, the ribbon, the tule, and lace from another project. Have fun using it differently.

Christmas Junk Journal Page

My Christmas Junk Journal Page ended up with 4 pockets and one tuck spot. There are eight different pieces to write or add memories to as well. Looking at it, now I want to keep it, but I signed up for the swap so I guess I’ll just have to make a second one if I want my own.

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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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.

How to make a Christmas Journal Charm

Still working on a Christmas Junk Journal. Today I’m sharing How to make a Christmas Journal Charm. Using beads and charms with some ribbon I share how to make a Christmas themed journal charm.

Christmas Journal Charm

How to make a Christmas Journal Charm supply list.
Round Nose Pliers – I use two pairs.
The chain can be any color, you just want the rings big enough to attach jump rings through. 1.5 inches of chain
3/4 inch Lobster Clasp or 20mm
Jump rings – I found a kit on Amazon that has a ton of different sizes.
Charms and items to add to chains
Ribbon – I used four different colors, it’s what I had. 😉
Fiskar Scissors

Here is a video showing How to make a Christmas Journal Charm.

When making this Christmas Journal Charm I used items I had in my stash. A while ago when I shared Making Journal Charms I made several beaded items. It helps in making the journal charms to have all the items ready to go.

Christmas Journal Charm

When making jewelry items, it is okay to mix metal colors. As metal is a neutral color and therefore they all go together. So don’t feel you have to have it all match. I like the mixed look on a Junk Journal. It helps it make it look like junk. 😉

Since I made this Christmas Journal Charm detachable I decided to add ribbon so that when the charm was removed it still had something cute on the spine.

The video also shows how I make a ribbon closure for this Christmas Junk Journal. It is simple and I hope it gives you ideas.

Christmas Journal Charm

It was fun making this Christmas Journal Charm, so much I made three to match all of the Christmas Junk Journals I made! lol

Christmas Journal Charm

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.

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How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

Start playing the Christmas music. lol Today I’m sharing How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal. Using Fabric, Cardstock, Calico Collage journal kit – Golden Christmas along with my sewing machine I share How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal.

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

Almost daily I get questions on how to make a cover for a junk journal. I decided to share a video with the steps I take for a cover. How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal.

What you will need for this project. How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal
Pages – Calico Collage Golden Christmas, I have mine stamped and sprayed, ready to add trim
Fabric for outside cover
Chipboard – can use a cereal box or purchase chipboard or even an old book.
Cardstock for inside covers
Photocopy of music out of an old hymnal
Glue Stick
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Sewing machine – Mine is old but works great.
Needles I use Organ Flat Shank Size 80/12, Use what is recommended by your sewing machine. 
Thread of your choice – I used red.
Ribbon
Washi Tape
Distress Ink, Black Soot, and Vintage Photo
Fiskars Scissors – to trim the thread\
Waxed Linen Thread
Bookbinders Needle
Bookbinder’s awl in a kit.

Tip for making a cover from scratch. Know the size of your pages first. Once I have all my pages done and I stack them into Signatures (a group of folded papers) I measure. Measure the thickness of the pages. In my case, these were about 1 inch. The height of the page needs to be measured. My pages are 8 inches tall. The width next. Mine is 5.25 inches wide without lace, with lace 6 inches.

The book insides measure 8 x 5.25 with a one-inch spine. I want there to be plenty of room so I then add a little to each and end up with the following. The height 8.5, the width 6.25 and then the spine is 1.25.

Cut the chipboard two pieces 8.5 x 6.25 one piece 8.5 x 1.25. These will be the insides of your cover for stability. Layout these pieces and then measure a large rectangle. In my case, it was 16 inches wide by 10 inches tall.

Adhere the chipboard to the cover (fabric or paper) with Aleene’s Tacky glue. Use a bone folder to smooth out the glue and for the cover to adhere.

Fold over the edges to the inside of the cover. Again use Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Once the cover outside is complete, I will embellish the cover if I plan to sew, I do it now. For this Christmas Junk Journal, I used images from Calico Collage, copy of music, scrap of paper, washi tape and ribbon. Just play around with the composition until you see what you like.

Create pockets if you want them on the inside cardstock pieces. Adhere the inside pages to the cover with the spine being first. (if you want to do a hidden spine on a book you would sew to the 1.25 x 8.5 inch spine piece before you adhere it to the cover.

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

Now that the cover is done sew your pages to the cover and you are done! Enjoy the journal you just made!

How to make a cover for Christmas 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.

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

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Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Do you have some papers that you want to alter? Then today’s post How to Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals is perfect for you. Using pages from an old book, acrylic craft paint and some glitter glue I alter paper to make fun envelopes. It’s a great mixed media project.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

When you gut out the pages of a book you end up with a lot of pages that need a new purpose. While some pages are beautiful the way they are others need a little help.

This is where acrylic paint can be a great help. Using an old gift card or room key card and Acrylic Paint you can alter the paper.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Here is a video on How to Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals.

Collect a stack of papers to paint. Protect your work surface as this can get messy. I use old poster board or newspaper to help with any excess paint.

Select the color you want and a page. Pour some paint on the paper and use the card to spread it around. The more pressure you use the lighter the paint layer will be on the paper.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Once you have the paper coated with paint allow it to dry. Or you can use a heat tool to speed up the process.

My pages were already die cut with the Tim Holtz Envelope Die. If you don’t have the die, you can make your own template. Copy an envelope you already have or download one from the internet. With the new punch boards out you can use one of those too.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Once the envelope has been formed I then used a punch to create a closure on the back of the envelope.

There are a lot of fun to make and will be inside the Christmas Junk Journal I’m making. Keep following to see more 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 Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals.

How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages

Time for Christmas projects. Today I’m sharing How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages for the Christmas Junk Journal I’m making. The pages are from the Golden Christmas journal kit from Calico Collage.

How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages

There are times when I love to really add lots of embellishments to pages. Today was one of those days to add lace and pretty trims. I love how it changes the whole look of the pages, don’t you?

How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages

Here is a video showing How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages.

What you will need for this project. How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages
Pages – Calico Collage Golden Christmas, I have mine stamped and sprayed, ready to add trim
Trim – I have a variety of lace and eyelash trim that I used for my pages.
Sewing machine – Mine is old but works great.
Needles I use Organ Flat Shank Size 80/12, Use what is recommended by your sewing machine.
Fiskars Scissors – to trim the thread

I’ve been sewing for a very long time. One of the questions I get all of the time, will sewing on paper hurt my machine? No, it won’t. It isn’t much different than sewing on fabric. Personally, I think that sewing on paper is less messy.

How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages

Make sure to keep your machine maintained. Check your owners manual on how to clean and oil your machine, or take to a local repair shop for service.

When done sewing on paper, you may want to change the needle if going to sew on fabric as the needle might be dull. Otherwise if not going back and forth, I keep the same needle until it breaks or bends. 😉

How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages

There are all kinds of lace and trims out there. Sometimes these can be found at thrift stores or specialty shops. I’ve had some given to me in the past too.

When sewing on paper, I’ve found that if I leave the lace trim long it is much easier to control. I don’t glue the lace down I hold it with my hands. Having a piece of trim longer than your page makes it easy to control.

How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages

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 How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages.

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.

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Make your own Christmas Wrapping Paper at Brutus Monroe

Make your own Christmas Wrapping Paper at Brutus Monroe.

Today I’m over on the Brutus Monroe blog with a quick project. If you are ever needing to wrap a gift and don’t have gift wrap. Or if you want the wrap to match the card you made here is the perfect way to do this.

Make your own Christmas Wrapping Paper at Brutus Monroe

Go on over to the blog and see how to make your own Christmas Wrapping Paper today.