How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Day #8 of #junkjournaljuly and I’m sharing How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. Using Brutus Monroe Stamps & Inks, some fun paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and my Chameleon Pens.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

When I was thinking about this project, How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal I decided that I would finally use up a paper pack from Deja Views that I’ve had for a very long time. I picked this up at Big Lots a few years ago, ahem. I am not a hoarder. LOL But today it is getting a few pages used.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Supplies for How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal:
Brutus Monroe Stamp sets: Brutus and FriendsSnap
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink Raven, Cabbage surface ink
Dog Days paper pad from Deja Views
Chameleon Pens
Scrapbook paper, Ivory Cardstock from Canvas Corp Home Basics
Random papers; dictionary page, coloring book page, designer paper and old book pages
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Blarney, Moss, Dazzling Diamonds
Craft Glue
Dymo Label maker with Black Label
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Crushed Olive
Ranger Blending Tools
Zig Two Way Glue
DOTS grass stamp
Large sewing needle for bookbinding. Can use a large upholstery needle
Waxed Linen Thread
Jumbo Paper Clips
Scoring tool
Paper cutter
Bone Folder

Making a Junk Journal is a great gift idea. Sometimes it is hard to buy for some people as they have everything they need, but a fun Junk Journal would be something unique. You could give it ready to be written in, or you could write a story and add photos and give it as a completed journal.

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Here is a video for How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Using my MISTI and the Brutus Monroe stamps I created a scene on a scrap of Ivory Cardstock from Canvas Corp Home Basics. I even made a mask of little Bruno using a scrap of copy paper and a Zig Two Way Glue Pen. Think of a sticky note, that is what Zig Two Way Glue can do to a piece of paper. In this case, it will hold the image in place while I use distress inks and sprays on the paper.

It is a blessing to have a supportive husband and I’m so thankful that he purchased the Chameleon Pens for me at Valentines Day. I’m still learning how to use these pens, but it is so much fun.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

The measurements of this journal is 8.25 inch tall by 4.25 inch wide, with 12 sheets of paper to make 48 pages for this Travelers Notebook Insert. I cut my papers to be 8.25 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide or if I’m using 12 inch x 12 inch scrapbook paper I’ll sometimes leave a flap that can fold out. Good to have extra writing space right?

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Once I have all of the papers cut and folded I then embellish. This is where the MISTI comes in handy again. I position the folded page and place the stamps I want to use on top in the MISTI. Then I’ll stamp each page that I want to have that image. In this journal, I did two different stamp image sets. I think it turned out super cute.

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After the pages have been stamped I spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I love how it adds color to the pages that may be white or ivory. I used shades of green as I thought dogs would want to be running free on grass.

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For the cover of the book, there was an embossed heart with dog print cardstock that I thought was super cute. Do you have a Dymo Label maker? This is a super handy tool when you want to create a phrase and don’t have the stamps to create it. The Dymo Label maker is so easy to use and I love the texture it gives a project. For the cover, I layered a scrap out of an old book, some scrap cardstock and a small portion of a dictionary page on the front. I used Washi Tape and then sewing to embellish.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Once the cover and the pages have been created I then bind using Waxed Linen Thread and a bookbinders needle. I use a Pamphlet stitch to hold the pages together.

Depending on my mood will determine if I embellish the pages before I bind the book or after. I like to have the pages flat and easy to add items. But sometimes You don’t know how the placement will work unless the book is bound. I do a little of both.

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On Brutus Monroe Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card

On Brutus Monroe, Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card I made with a cool watercolor background. I love how this card turned out. There is so much personality in that little bulldog. Don’t you want to rock with him?

Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card

This background just brings out the personality in the bulldog. I love being able to create new backgrounds with tools I already have don’t you? Having all the wonderful inks pads from Brutus Monroe on hand helped to make this background.

This can be used for more than today’s Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.  Think about putting flowers over the top. Choosing a fun saying. There are so many options just keep playing, you will get so many beautiful backgrounds to use.

The technique for Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.

On a craft mat smash, a swipe of Rouge, Zest and Sea with a little space between. Spritz these with water.

Take a piece of watercolor paper and swipe through the colors. Dry with a heat tool for a moment. Apply more color as wanted drying between swipes so that the colors don’t muddy. Love how every time this technique is done it is different.

Stamp the Bulldog and Be Unique phrase with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Edge the card with Detail Ink – Raven.

Mount card top with Aleenes Tacky Glue, to a standard A2 card. If the top is still damp lay a large acrylic block on top of the card until it dries. This will keep it from curling.

This is a super simple card that looks like it took forever to make. I just love playing with this background and seeing how the different colors look behind the stamped images.

Here is a video of the whole process.



Have some fun with this technique there is just so much you can do this. And make sure you head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog and store so you too can create a Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.

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Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas

My Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas over at Brutus|Monroe.

Check out the instructions for this really cute card that showcases thinking outside the box.

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It was fun helping Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy the card. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below. You may also connect with me on my Facebook page. If you prefer Twitter. Love to share on Instagram. And follow my Pinterest to see other things that inspire me.

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This finished card can be purchased for $10.00 including shipping here.

Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas

Today on the Brutus Monroe Blog Brutus & Friends

Today on the Brutus Monroe Blog Brutus & Friends, there is a card I made.

How To Make A Happy Birthday Brutus & Friends Greeting Card.

This stamp set is super cute and a great one to add to your collection. Especially if you are a dog lover like I am.

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Coasters Gone to the Dogs

Today sharing coasters gone to the dogs.. lol.. Well I really just created these cute coasters with a silhouette of a Scotty dog and thought I would share with every one.

Looking through my stash, I found a Scotty dog silhouette pattern and re-sized the image to fit onto my 6 by 6 block and used Heat n Bond to attach to the foundation fabric.

Cut a 6 by 6 piece of fabric and 100% cotton batting to make up a sandwich of fabric to sew together. Using a 1/4 seam allowance I left a gap and turned the right sides out, pressed the fabric and then sewed around the edge. Once I had the edge sewn I used my sewing machine to stitch a zig zag around the dog image.

Knowing that the coasters would last longer if the fabric was protected I used Scotch Guard on the front and back of each. Finished size is about 5 1/2 inches square. I made sets of four of Blue and White and Red and Blue.

I think these turned out pretty cute. I’m trying to decide if I should offer these for sale online at Etsy or take to Loving Touch Marketplace in Yukon..  Maybe some of my friends can give me some feedback and suggest what I should do with these cute little doggies…  For now I’ll try to keep them away from my four legged creatures, as they would love to have a new chew toy…

Sew, a day gone to the dogs, isn’t necessarily a bad thing… I hope you are having a great day and can find some way to make someone else smile…