Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Still making a journal every day for my #junkjournaljuly challenge. Here is today’s project, Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. Using Canvas Corp Home Basics papers and Calico Collage Gypsy Love images in this one.

Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

A few weeks ago a friend gave me a large box of fabric. Some of it is really fancy like velvet, and some are simple fabrics that she used for making cosplay costumes. It was fun digging around in this box to see all the colors and textures of fabric. I picked out a small piece of crushed red velvet and knew that it would be a perfect touch on this Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Sewing has always been a passion of mine. Since I learned how to sew at a very young age I really like adding sewing to projects. For the cover of this Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal, I decided to layer the Calico Collage image on top of the velvet and added some trims. Doing a zig zag stitch around the outside gives this a truly handmade feel.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are my favorite way to change or add color to paper. I have several reams of a light green linen paper that to some isn’t that pretty. but when I add the Glimmer Mists over the paper it gives it a new life.

Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal a few of the items used:
Canvas Corp Home Basics, Red & Ivory Damask, Red & Ivory Big Stripe
Various colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Brutus Monroe Stamps and Ink
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
Various stamps from my stash
Scrapbook paper, map, dictionary page, notebook paper, an Italian paper, Coloring book pages and more.
Prima Flowers
Ribbon
Fabric
Handmade Lavender Sachet

I have tutorials that show how a Travelers Notebook is made, feel free to follow me on YouTube.

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A flip through video of the Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

The journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide. It has 12 sheets of paper to make 48 pages. Lots of space to write in this journal. As well as places to tuck mementos.

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Making these junk journals give me joy. When I have a completed journal in my hands I just love the way it feels. Looking at the pages, feeling the texture of the elements added.

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It’s been so much fun that I created a Facebook Group. You are also welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People. It is a small group at the moment, but it is growing and we would love to have you with us.

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

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

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Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

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
Ribbon
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Blarney, Moss, Dazzling Diamonds
MISTI
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
Scissors
Jumbo Paper Clips
Awl
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.

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

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

Want to hang out with others who love Junk Journals? You are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group.

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Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Continuing with my #junkjournaljuly I’ve created a Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal for July 6th. My idea was to share how I decorate a Travelers Notebook. Adding the ephemera and tuck spots as well as stamping.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide when closed. It has 15 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 60 pages.

A few of the Items used inside this Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal
7Gypsies Architextures – Trinkets – Seashore Decor 
Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 43 Stamp set
Cheese Cloth
Old Calendar images
Various papers – Map, textured, coloring book pages, graph paper, cardstock, mop up paper, notebook paper and scrapbook paper. There isn’t a limit to the type of paper you use.
Sewing Machine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Blue Bubbles, Denim Blue
Waxed Cotton Cord from Canvas Corp Home Basics
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink and Cornflower Surface Ink
MISTI
Note cards
Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands

Here is a video showing How to make the Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Isn’t the 7Gypsies Architextures – Trinkets – Seashore Decor a perfect touch for the cover? I added a some Brutus Monroe Surface ink – Cornflower on top of the Welcome Mermaid. It deepened the color. I just love the texture.

For this Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal, I decided to pull some blue scrapbook papers from my stash. These pages reminded me of the water and I knew that the print was light enough of several of the pages to be written upon.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

As always I like using up scraps that I have on hand. I made tags out of Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands paper. I sewed a scrap of dictionary paper on top that had been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and stamped with Let your dreams set sail. After punching a hole in the top of the tag I added Waxed Cotton Cord from Canvas Corp Home Basics. Doesn’t it feel like something Nautical?

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

My friends are such a big blessing to me. One year a friend got a beautiful daily travel calendar. There are so many beautiful images in this calendar and he was throwing away the pages when the days were done. I asked if I could have those and I’m so glad I saved these from 2006! Tell your friends to save these items for you to use.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

I’m so glad that I purchased the Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 43 Stamp set
from Barns and Noble. I’m loving the nautical themed stamps that came with the magazine. I used the heart knot rope on the tops of several pages. My MISTI sure comes in handy to get precise stamping every time.

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Dig around in your stash and see what awesome junk you can pull together to make your own Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

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

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

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It was requested by one of my followers to show How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. This is a simple journal using items I had on stash and without embellishment.

The idea of a junk journal is to use items that may be considered junk to others and even trash. Some like to say, I just picked up a bunch of junk and put it together. There is no wrong way to make a junk journal. The key is to have fun. No stress here.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

 

This Travelers Notebook insert measures 8.25 tall by 4.25 wide. Fits standard Travelers Notebook covers. It has 12 pages for a total of 48 pages.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal Supply List
Various papers – Think old calendar images, maps, wallpaper, notebook paper, graph paper, scrapbook paper, old music, dictionary pages, old book pages, wrapping paper, mop up paper and more. The cover paper Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands.
Paper Trimmer
Stylis
Books by Hand Bone Folder
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Sewing Machine
Thread
Washi Tape
Jumbo Paper clips, binder clips or even clothe pins
Large sewing needle for bookbinding. Can use a large upholstery needle
Waxed Linen Thread
Scissors
Awl

Once you have the basic tools and supplies it is easy to put this Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal together.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Here is a video of How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. It took about 20 minutes for me to make the journal, that is after I cut the papers.

A junk journal is a great way to use up those papers in your stash that may not be ideal for other projects. I’ll pick scrapbook paper that I may not be totally in love with the design and use that as a page. When it has writing, photos or ephemera on top it fades into the background and then I fall in love with how it turns out.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Tell your friends to save those calendars, old magazines and junk mail for you. You will be amazed at what they will save and you can use in junk journals. I’ve been collecting items for well over 25 years so I have a nice stash. It’s still fun to get a package from someone with goodies. 😉

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and are inspired to make one yourself. When you make one in the month of July use the #junkjournaljuly on social media so I can see what you create.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Of course, you are also welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

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

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

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Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

My goal this month is to make a journal every day. Here is today’s Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. Follow along with the #junkjournaljuly to see other journals made this month.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

This Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide. It has 12 sheets of paper for a total of 48 pages.

Here is a video flip through of Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and a couple of tips on stamping inside.

It has a variety of items included. Used an image from Calico Collage Natures Glory on top of a 7gypsies printed cardstock for the cover. I love adding a little bit of sewing to the cover.

Just like most of my junk journals the Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal has lots of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists added to the pages.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

I also used some stamps from Brutus Monroe. The first one I used is Life is Art from the Be Brave set. I really like this stamp set with the beautiful words. One of the other stamps I used is a border stamp from Fancy Borders. When working in a Travelers Notebook it is perfect to add on the pages.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

Papers used for pages: Coloring book page from a Dollar Tree coloring book. I found that I like the full page images that when these are folded over you can still make out a pattern.

Coloring book page from a Dollar Tree coloring book. I found that I like the full page images that when these are folded over you can still make out a pattern.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

A page from a daily tear-off desk calendar. One of my former coworkers saved these for me and I love the beautiful colorful images.

Part of a large color map. These were also given to me years ago. I love how it gives added color to the journal. Like you saved the map from travels and had to include it in the journal.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

Wrapping paper was also used. It is the one that is gold with hearts and flowers. Old wrapping paper is a great way to add a little bit of color to a journal.

A variety of scrapbook papers were used. I love the cardstock papers from Canvas Corp Home Basics I used the Orange & Ivory Chevron as I thought it would be cool to write on the page in a whimsical way.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

Other papers, graft paper, mop up sheet from my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist spray box. And even wallpaper.

There are so many things that can be used in a Junk Journal. Have fun selecting items to make into the journal.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and are inspired to make one yourself. When you make one in the month of July use the #junkjournaljuly on social media so I can see what you create.

Of course, you are also welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

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

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

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How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

Sharing How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert. Using Calico Collage images for the focal point on my covers on top of various colors of cardstock I share how to sew the pages together using a Pamphlet Stitch and make Travelers Notebook inserts.

How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

My inserts measure 8.25 in. tall by 4.25 in. wide. I use 12 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 48 pages inside the insert. Some of the papers used, scrapbook papers, notebook paper, grid paper, mop up sheets when I spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Once the size of a journal has been determined I make a template for my hole placement. I like the holes to be evenly spaced. The template will have three holes. One in the center and the other two will be about 1.25 inches from the ends.

Here is a video on How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert.

Creating these journals is a great way to use up those papers in your stash that you don’t madly love. Sometimes I look at the papers in a scrapbook pad and if some are not really to my liking to make a greeting card I’ll use it in a journal. These are still pretty papers, but may be limited to larger layouts.

How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

Calico Collage images from the Spring Peacock, Natures Glory and Unicorn Magic journal kits were used on the covers. These print two images per a page. Designed to be folded in half and used as a journal page. I had a few left over from making journals and I thought these would make great cover images. I just cut the page in half and trimmed down the image to be 4 inches wide. Then I added either washi tape or ribbon to the top and bottom of the image. Lastly, I added sewing stitches all around the image.

Here is a couple of photos of my Book Binding Cradle. My husband made the cradle based off of my needs and scraps of lumber that we had laying around. I chose to have one made out of wood because the cardboard ones for sale seemed flimsy to me. This is very sturdy. In fact, it is almost the height of a short stool when turned on the end and my husband was using it as a chair while I was crafting. lol

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I made a bunch of these Travelers Notebooks because I’ll be in a show in August. No need to wait until the last moment to get things ready.

How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

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

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

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