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.

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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.

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Sewn Journal Cards

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

Sewn Journal Cards

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

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

Sewn Journal Cards

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

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

Sewn Journal Cards

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

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

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

Sewn Journal Cards

Admire the beautiful Sewn Journal Cards you made.

Sewn Journal Cards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

Last month I went on a cruise and I made a Personal Mermaid Junk Journal. In this Personal Mermaid Junk Journal, I used images from Calico Collage, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and things from my stash.

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

To help new junk journal creators I made a video on How to make a Personal Mermaid Junk Journal.

My method is pretty straightforward. Using a basket I collect the items I want to use for the junk journal. In this case, I collected sea themed items, like stickers, scrapbook paper, digital images, stamps and more.

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

The next decision is to figure out what size I want the journal. Since I was using Calico Collage digital images from two different kits, A Mermaid Tale and Enchanted I deiced to use those to determine the size of my journal.

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

Once the size has been determined, cut the pages to the desired size. Next, add some color with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I love to use stencils with the mists for added texture.

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

Since this was going to be my Personal Mermaid Junk Journal that I would use while on a cruise I decided that I didn’t want bulky embellishments to get in the way of writing. This journal stayed very simple.

The cover was cardstock that I used a stencil and then sewed the Calico Collage image from A Mermaid Tale on top. While looking around in my stash I found a pretty Prima Pearl embellishment that I knew would be perfect for the cover.

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

The mermaid charm that was attached to this Personal Mermaid Junk Journal I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance. (I didn’t remember for sure in the video, but went shopping again and found more at Hobby Lobby). Isn’t she cute on the journal?

Personal Mermaid 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.

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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Halloween Witches Junk Journals

It’s Fall and time for Halloween and today I’m sharing four Halloween Witches Junk Journals I made using Calico Collage digital images, Canvas Corp Brands Halloween cardstock, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Halloween Witches Junk Journals

Last week I visited Canvas Corp Brands Home office and was able to pick up a few new things. I also got a few RAK’s (Random Act of Kindness) packages in the mail filled with Halloween items. This prompted me to take a look at my stash and see that I had some Calico Collage digital images ready to use.

The result was four Halloween Witches Junk Journals. Each journal has 8 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 32 pages to add memories. The journals are almost 5 inches by 7 inches in size. Lots of Stamping and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were used in each journal.

Here is a flip through video for the four Halloween Witches Junk Journals.

Papers and digital kits used to make the Halloween Witches Junk Journals.
From Canvas Corp Brands. Haunt It on Kraft Paper, Haunt It: Black & Kraft “The Raven” Paper, Haunt It: Cats, Hats & Bats on Kraft Paper and Haunt It Tags on Kraft Paper
Witches Digital Images from Calico Collage
Vintage Halloween Coffin Tags from Calico Collage
All Hallows Eve digital journal kit

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Being able to use the papers and images along with the items that were sent to me was wonderful. Using my sewing machine to add a few stitches here and there brings me joy. This was also a great time to bust out my Halloween Stamps, some I’ve had for years.

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Although each journal has the same basic papers and I used some of the same techniques each is unique. Stamping, Spraying Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, adding stickers and more help to make each one unique.

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How do you celebrate Halloween? Usually, we are away but this year I think we will be home to hand out candy to the local kids.

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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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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about Halloween Witches Junk Journals.

Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards

As part of the Paper Crafters United (PCU) Facebook YouTube hope I’m sharing how to make Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards. Using a bright piece of pink paper, craft paint, rubber stamps and embossing powder I share how to alter paper for fun Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards Supply List

Paper to paint – in my case it was a bright pink cardstock
Scraps of paper for punching or die cutting
Craft or Acrylic paint – don’t need fancy paint to make beautiful cards
Old Keycard or gift card – this is a fancy paint spreader
Various Rubber Stamps
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Versamark ink pad
Embossing powder – I used a turquoise
Heat Embossing tool
Paper Cutter
Prima Stencil – Flourish
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Distress ink – Black Soot
Blending Tool
EK Label Punch or any shape that you want to use
Ranger Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Clear Stamps, 4-Inch by 8-Inch, Clearly The Right Words
MISTI

Here is a video showing how to make Mixed Media ATC’s Or Journal cards.

The method is very simple. Select a sheet of paper from your stash that you want to alter. Choose a few colors of paint and get your tools ready. It is a wise idea to protect your work surface, I use scrap paper, newspaper or even a Nonstick Craft Mat.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Squirt out a little of each color onto a pallet. Use the plastic card to spread the paint all over the sheet of paper. It is all random, don’t think about the placement of the paint, just cover the sheet of paper. For best results let the paper dry or use a heat embossing gun to dry the paint.

Select a stencil and lay over painted paper. Apply paint through the stencil with the same plastic card. Dry this layer before moving to the next step.

Stamp various images in Brutus Monore Detail ink – Raven on the painted paper. Stamp in all directions, again don’t think about placement, just fill some of the empty space.

Use the Versamark embossing pad with stamps on the paper. Apply the embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat emboss until all of the powder has turned shiny.

Once all the stamping has been completed trim the paper down to small cards that are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches in size.

Select scraps of paper and use the EK Sucess label punch or dies to cut shapes. Place these shapes in the MISTI and stamp with the chosen saying or quote with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven.

Apply Black Soot Distress ink around the edges of the cards and the labels with a distressing tool.

Adhere the sayings with ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever.

Enjoy the cards you made! If the back side of the papers is not clean enough for writing then I like to attach a blank piece of paper cut to the same size as the card.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Once you get started making these you will end up with a large stash as it is addictive!

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

The following three sets are for sale in my shop.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Thanks again for stopping by my blog to learn How to make Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards. I hope you were inspired to use items from your stash to create one!

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How to attach chain closure and flip through of Lace Song Bird Junk Journal

Members of the FJJP asked for a new tutorial. How to attach chain closure and flip through of Lace Song Bird Junk Journal is the focus of this post today. The Lace Song Bird Junk Journal was made using the Calico Collage kit Song Bird.

Song Bird Junk Journal

The Lace Song Bird Junk Journal measures 8.5 inches tall by 6 inches wide with a two-inch spine. There are 3 signatures of 10 sheets of paper folded to make 120 pages. Fabric and lace were used for the cover and the closure is a beautiful chain filled with charms to hold the journal closed.

Song Bird Junk Journal

Chain Closure supplies used in the Lace Song Bird Junk Journal
10 mm chain that is about 5 inches long
Large Jump rings
Two half-inch lobster claws
Various charms
Beaded components
Small 6mm Jump Rings
Needle nose pliers
Crop-a-dile hole punch and eyelet setter
Eyelets

Song Bird Junk Journal

To add the chain closure first begin by punching holes in the front and back covers. I used a template to help with the placement of the holes. Then insert the eyelets into the holes.

Use one the large jump rings and one lobster claw on the back cover. Attach the other large jump ring through the front cover.

Select charms and bead components and attach with jump rings to the length of chain. For this closure I wanted to have extra chain for the charms and if the journal got fuller with new additions.

Once the charms are added to the chain add the remaining lobster claw to the end of the chain. Attach the closure to the journal.

Here is a video showing How to attach chain closure and flip through of Lace Song Bird Junk Journal.

The Song Bird Junk Journal came about because of my mother’s love for birds. I chatted with Norella the owner and creator of Calico Collage and she agreed that a bird journal kit was a good idea. Then my mother died and this caused Norella to work quicker on getting the journal kit made. The Song Bird Junk Journal kit is beautiful! She did an outstanding job, and I’m so happy she made this journal.

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When I got the kit I then started looking through my stash to see what I wanted to use with the beautiful images. It was lucky to find a stash of peach lace. I had forgotten that I had it, left over from making bridesmaids dresses years ago.

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Follow my blog to see a tutorial on how to make the journal card below.

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The lace was sewn onto the pages after I used some Vintage Photo Distressed Inks on the pages and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Several stamps from my stash made an appearance on the pages too.

Song Bird Junk Journal

My friends of the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group have blessed me with wonderful packages and I was able to use several items inside this journal.

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Making the Song Bird Junk Journal was a great therapy session for me. It was good to remember my mom and her love of birds. Norella even made a couple of images from a photo of my mom when she was eighteen and these are used in the journal.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing this journal and how to attach chain closure and flip through of Song Bird Junk Journal.

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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.

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 attach chain closure and flip through of Lace Song Bird Junk Journal.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Here it is the second installment of my Junk Journal series A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal. In this project, I show the items I selected for the journal and then make the journal from the insides to the covers and including the embellishments.

Napkin Embellishments

This is the video showing How to make A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal.

Supplies Used in A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Calico Collage Digital Journal Kit – A Mermaid’s Tale, Summer Paradise
Scrapbook paper – sea theme
Book Page
Note Cards
Printed Cardstock Journal cards
Graph Paper
Notebook paper
Mulberry paper
Paper Clips
Washi Tape
Rubber Stamps
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter Paint
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
MISITI
Fiskar Scissors
Tim Holtz World Die
Stencils
Ribbon
Calendar image
Cricut Seahorse shapes
Jot Glue Sticks – any brand will work
Sheet music
Map
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Distressed Ink – Vintage PhotoStormy Sky
Dritz Cheesecloth, 36-Inch by 6-Yard
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Mint JulipPrecious Metal and Denim Blue
Sea Themed Stickers
Shell sequins – party supply
Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint, 4-Ounce, Surf
Sewing machine with a dark green thread
100 ORGAN FLAT SHANK 15X1 HAX1 HOME SEWING MACHINE NEEDLES – SIZE #80/12

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

The first thing I do is pull my digital papers to the front if I’m going to be using some in the journal. My reason for doing so is this will determine the size of all the pages I use in my junk journal. I prefer to have all the pages the same size. Occasionally I’ll do a journal with all different sizes of papers but when working with digital images I like using the size they are printed.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Having pulled the digital images out of A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal digital kit, I’ll see if I want to print lines on the back side and then trim the page of the white area down to the page image. Now I measure this page and that is the size I’ll cut the rest of my pages.

Napkin Embellishments

When all the pages are cut I’ll then decide to either stamp on the pages and Add Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

If I’m working on a theme then I will make embellishments as I make the journal. And by theme one that is not going to cross over from another very well. lol Like the Mermaid isn’t a Jane Austin style journal so you wouldn’t really find one in the other. But I will make a batch of Jane Austin style elements to use in lots of journals. Mermaid stuff I try to make as I need so I don’t have to store it when I’m done if it didn’t get used. 😉

Napkin Embellishments
A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Then I proceed in stacking the pages and adding the embellishments, including journal cards and tags. The cover is chosen out of cardstock this time to keep it simple and I liked the pattern. Using my sewing machine I sewed the elements in place. Doesn’t the stitching make you want to touch the cover?

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The cover for A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal is attached to the signature of pages with a pamphlet stitch. I used a pretty teal blue ribbon slipped through the binding and tied in a bow to hold it closed and the journal is done.

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There are 10 sheets of paper folded to make 40 pages in this A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal. The journal measures 5.25 inches by 7.25 inches. It is for sale in my shop and if sold out a similar one can be made feel free to contact me through my Facebook page to discuss.

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Napkin Embellishments

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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.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

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

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

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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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal.