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.

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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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Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Love this new Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit I created. Since I’m making a lot more junk journals I need elements to put inside. I decided that I would make up themed kits so that when I’m working on a junk journal I don’t have to stop and make elements.

Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Here is a video showing all of the elements included in the Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit.

Purchasing dies over the years has really helped with my junk journal making. There are some dies that purchased for another reason but have worked out great for junk journal elements. Do you have items like that in your stash? Purchased with one idea in mind, but now you found that it has more ways to use than you thought? I like happy accidents like that!

Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Making up these kits is also a great way to use up that paper stash. Maybe I’ll get it all used up before I die. LOL One project at a time.

Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Creating these kits has helped me complete a junk journal faster too. Now I can pull an envelope with matching elements and just start adding into the journal.

Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

I have made up two of these kits for sale in my shop. The price includes shipping. Check out the store for other kits too. Got a custom request for a color or theme? Contact me, I’ll be glad to work up a kit for you.

Rose Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

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How to make a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Having joined a pocket letter group I have the opportunity to swap. So I thought I would share How to make a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter. Using Calico Collage Summer Paradise digital journal kit.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Since the journal kit is designed to print as two pages for a 5 x 7 journal I decided to try and print the images as four 3.5 in. x 5 in. prints on a page. When I did this the individual pages were now small enough to fit on the front of an ATC (Artist Trading Card). These are then the perfect size for a pocket letter.

For the actual cards that went into the pocket letter, I cut several at 3.5 in. x 5 in. These pages I then folded in half and these became small booklets or cards.

Each of the images was cut to fit the papers and then I went around the edges with Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Picked Raspberry.

Although the papers are beautiful by themselves I decided to add a few embellishments. I stamped a few sayings using Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven from the Stampendous Life Words Stamp Set. These were then punched with a circle punch and layered onto the cards.

Also added to the cards a few Prima Flowers in various colors. These were then topped with glitter glue so that they would sparkle.

Once I had the pages decorated I started adding goodies. I used charms from my stash to add a little goodie that could be removed. And if these are removed there is still a bow that can be left in its place or if it was completely removed the card still looked great.

Here is a video of making a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter.

It was fun digging through my stash of sequins and other goodies to add to the pockets. I didn’t realize how fun it would be to make a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Front of Pocket Letter

I’ve already selected images for other pocket letters I want to make as I found this to be super fun! And the Calico Collage Journal kits are perfect to have enough images to fill the 9 pockets with two images each.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Back of Pocket Letter

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Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal

So I’m in love with this Natures Glory journal Kit by Calico College. So today, I’m sharing a Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal that I made. It’s a great little journal that will fit in a bag easily.

Colorful images, journal spots, and pockets, plenty of room to journal, add photos or other small mementos. When I pick up this journal and hold it in my hand, it makes me smile.

Video flip through for Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal.

For this journal, I asked my very sweet husband if he could print the pages at 5 x 7 in. He brought home a set of papers that were printed at 5 x 7 in. but I was hoping that he could get two images per a sheet of paper and explained better what I really wanted.

The next set of papers were just what I wanted. With these papers, I then proceeded to print journal lines on the back sides so there would be lots of room to journal.

I also printed journal lines on some linen text weight paper that I have in my stash. This paper is a pale green. But once I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists the green faded into pretty pinks, teals and purples.

This journal measures 3.75 inches by 5 inches tall and 1 inch thick. It has three signatures of 7 pages each, providing 84 pages in this tiny journal.

Since I had two sets of papers and one was actually smaller than the other I used one for the pages in the journal. The other set became journal spots or papers that could be taken out of the journal.

Washi tape and stamping was also used on many of the pages. I think I just love the idea that when you pick up this journal there really aren’t any blank white pages for you to be intimidated by instead, you will be inspired to write or doodle on the colorful pages.

A length of purple lace seam binding ties the journal close.

Journal making is a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying these digital kits from Calico Collage. The images that she uses in the kits are beautiful. Make sure to check out her shop to see all of the beautiful kits she offers.

Interested in purchasing this finished journal or other journals that I’ve made? Check out my store.

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How to Alter a Metal Tin

Want a fun beautiful gift? Here I’ll show you How to alter a metal tin. Using the Calico Collage Digital images – Spring Peacock, Rinea Foil, Brutus Monroe ink and Glam from Tattered Angels.

How to alter a metal tin

While out shopping at Dollar Tree I found a set of two metal tins. When I saw these I knew I could alter these with a few supplies I already had on hand.

Supplies used in How to alter a metal tin:
Glossy Sapphire Rinea foil
Spellbinders Circle Die
Butterfly Die
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Journal Kit
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Domino images
Metal Tins – Dollar Tree
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink-Raven
Vagabond Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz or other like die cutting machine
Self-adhesive Rhinestones
Glam from Tattered Angels, Clear, and Chandelier
Paint brush

How to alter a metal tin

I began but selecting a page from the Spring Peacock journal kit from Calico Collage. Once I had a page selected I used my Vagabond and Spellbinders circle die to cut out circles.

Selected images from the Spring Peacock Domino digital images from Calico Collage, trimmed off the white edges.

Die cut a beautiful butterfly out of the Blue Rinea foil using my Vagabond.

Using Glam from Tattered Angels I painted the back of the circle and placed it on the top of the metal tin. Applied glam to the domino-sized peacock image and added to the top of the circle.

So that the butterfly wouldn’t lift and get damaged I applied glam to the back and then placed it on the top of the other images.

Glam dries pretty quick. Using the Chandelier Glam from Tattered Angels I then coated the top of the tin.

Lastly, I applied a few self-adhesive rhinestones to the butterfly and off to one side.

How to alter a metal tin

For those that like videos here is the video on How to alter a metal tin:


I just love how the images sparkle because of the Chandelier Glam from Tattered Angels. These altered metal tins will make a great gift. I’m thinking of adding some candy and maybe a piece of jewelry inside.

Interested in purchasing a finished tin? Head over to my store where I have some listed for sale.

How to alter a metal tin

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