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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Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal

I’ve made another Junk Journal. This Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal features the digital journal kit from Calico Collage: Natures Glory. It is a beautiful digital kit with lots of flowers, butterflies, and moths.

This Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal measures 5.5 in. x 7.25 in. with a 1.25 in. spine. There are three signatures with 7 to 8 pages in each.  This will make about 84 pages in the journal.

Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal

For this kit I decided to print the pages and then on the backside print lines for journaling. This way I could trim the pages down to the image area and then fold, boom instant page.

So that I would have enough pages in the journal I used several scrapbook papers. These were twelve by twelve inch papers that I trimmed down to eight and a half by eleven inch. Then I printed journal lines on the backside of these pages.

Once I had all the papers on my work table I then started using a border punch on the edges of some of the papers. I love the beautiful look this gives the pages.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are a beautiful way to add color to white pages. I’m not one that really likes the tea dye color for a whole page and for a whole journal. But using the Glimmer Mists gives beautiful color hues that blend well with this journal kit. And the added shimmer on the pages just makes you want to pet the paper.

Digging through my stamp stash I found some butterfly, flowers and a swirl stamp to use on some of the pages. Tim Holtz Distressed Inks were used as those had a light hue so that journaling could still be done over the stamping.

There are several pockets that I made throughout this journal. Some were from a random book in my stash. Others were from a dictionary that I picked up at a thrift store. If you ever feel like you can’t destroy a book check out the thrift store for books. Usually, these are very old and no one is going to collect these. Thus great books to pull apart for junk journals.

Recently I picked up a butterfly die and it is a great solid die. These were cut out of a gold yellow paper and placed in several of the pockets.

Here is a video flip through of this Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal.

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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Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2

I’ve made another junk journal. Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2 is the newest junk journal I made. This journal features the beautiful digital images from Calico Collage and papers from my stash.

Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2

The journal measures 6 in. x 8.5 in. x 1 in.

Each signature has one page of heavy handmade watercolor paper.

There are three signatures sewn into the book with at least eight pages in each signature. This makes 48 pages in the book. Handmade pockets are added into the book to give a place for mementos. Some of the pockets are made out of an old book and an old dictionary.

In the center of each signature, little butterflies cap the ends of the waxed linen thread that bind the book together.

Several of the pages have a decorative edge. I used three different types of edge border punches to give a pretty edge on these pages.

Lots of room to journal. Many of the pages have journal lines. There are several pages that are ready to have photos or other items pasted into the journal as well.

When holding this journal under the light you will see it sparkle. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were used on all of the pages in the journal.

There are six embellished or altered paper clips in this journal. These were embellished with paper flowers and rhinestones.

Several of the pages have a pretty flourish stamped as well as butterflies.

There are pockets on the inside front and back covers.

A pretty peacock blue ribbon ties the journal close.

Video flip through of Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2.

The journal is ready for you to write your thoughts and dreams. I love flipping through this journal looking at the beautiful images and feeling the texture of the pages.

To purchase the Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2 visit my shop. If this journal has sold, feel free to contact me about making another.

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7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal

Recently while at CCB I picked up a 7gypsies Starter Journal. So today I’m sharing how to use the 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal that I made.

Recently while at CCB I picked up a 7gypsies Starter Journal. So today I'm sharing how to use the 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal that

To begin with, the 7gypsies Starter Journal is perfect for those that don’t want to make a journal from the ground up. If you are looking for a foundation to start from, a jumping point to begin then this is the perfect journal for you.

The 7gypsies Starter Journal is 5 in. x 7 in. when folded or 7 in. tall x 10 in. wide when laying flat and sewed in the middle. It has eight pieces of 80 pound recycled cardstock, when this is folded in half you then have 16 pages to decorate. The price is really fair for this journal at only $2.99 US on the canvascorpbrands.com website.

For my journal today I had some pages left over from my last Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal, check out my other journal I made here. Since I had pages left over and I had the 7gypsies Starter Journal I thought why not combine the two and make it a 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal.

 

Here is a video of me making the 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal.

I added a bit of Glitter Washi Tape and a few journal cards from my stash. Of course, Lace Seam Binding is always a really nice touch for a closure and I seem to have a nice stash of it to use.

A mix of adhesives was used: ATG Gun and Aleene’s Tacky Glue. It all depends on when I needed an adhesive. If’ I’m making a pocket I use the Aleene’s as that will ensure that any paper I stick into the pocket won’t get stuck on the adhesive.

One of my favorite inks to use is the Black Detail Ink – Raven, it is a true black and it is permanent when dry.

I had a great time making this journal and was glad to be able to use all the leftover bits from the other journal. If you are like me, you don’t need to add more items to your stash, you want to use as much as you can.

By using the 7gypsies Starter Journal I was able to fill it with the bits and have a really nice journal that I can keep, sell or give away.

Interested in purchasing this 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal? The completed journal is available for sale in my shop.

7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal

Whole cover, front and back

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How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

Loving the Spring Peacock Kit from Calico Collage. I have to show you How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal. Once you see the images in this kit you will want to download it today.

How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

For this journal, I decided that my foundation papers would be made from some paper I had in my stash. Years ago when Xpedex paper had a retail store in Oklahoma City I would shop there on a regular basis.

While shopping at Xpedex I would look at their clearance section. One of these visits I found 6 reams of letter size (8.5 in. x 11 in.) paper for four dollars a ream. What was wrong with the paper? It was a flecked sage green. While I love green, it wasn’t a favorite color of mine.

The manager noticed that I was looking at the paper and came over. He said hey I’ve had this paper on the shelf way too long. I’ll make a deal you can’t pass by today. How about I sell these to you for two dollars a ream. I said sold. Not knowing what I was going to do with that paper, but heck at that price I could use it for something some day.

Well, today is that “some day”. Pulling out my Tattered Angel glimmer mists I got an idea. I would mist the papers and change the color. Since the sage was such a light color the glimmer mists would easily change the color.

Wow, what a change the glimmer mists made to the paper. It was so much fun to see the transformation right before my eyes.

Supplies used in How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Journal Kit
Brutus Monroe Surface Ink Aubergine
Tim Hotz Distress Inks, Vintage Photo,  Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise, Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks, Blarney, Vintage Pink, Party Pink, Blue Bubbles
Glitter Washi Tape
Copy Paper
Heat Tool
Books by Hand Bone Folder
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears
Dictionary Pages
ATG Gun
Waxed Linen Thread
Book Binding Kit – Awl, needle
Jumbo Paperclips
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Scrapbook paper
Chipboard
Blue Book Binding Tape
Butterfly Stamps
Peacock Stamp set – Recollections.
Jr Legal paper pad
Lace Seam Binding

Now down to How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal.

The best thing to do is decide on the final size you want your pages. The kit is designed for 5 in. x 7 in. I chose to cut my pages down to 7.5 in. x 11 in. That way there would be a small border around each of the Calico Collage image.

Sort through the images and choose which ones you want to use. In my case, I was able to decide that I wanted three signatures of four sheets of paper each.

Next start selecting Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and spray each piece of copy paper, or text weight paper on both sides. Dry with a heat tool, or set aside to air dry.

Select images from the kit. Use coordinating Brutus Monroe ink or Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the images to finish the edges. Adhere the images with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. When I adhere a full page I left the top open so that it created a natural pocket. Think of gluing in a U shape. Also don’t use tape if you are planning on making a pocket, as items put into the pocket will stick to the tape.

On some of the pages, I wanted to have lined journaling spots. This is where a Jr Legal paper pad is handy. They are light weight and add a perfect touch to the journal. These look wonderful with a little glimmer mist sprayed on these as well.

Here is a fast process video on How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

It took me about four hours of playing with this journal to get it finished. I really enjoyed making this journal and plan to make more similar to this one.

The completed journal is available for sale in my shop.

Now that you have seen the images and see How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal, are you ready to make your own? Please share what you make by joining the Fans of Calico Collage Facebook group. It is a small friendly group and we love seeing what others create with Calico Collage images.

 

 

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How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

Recently I was contacted about making a junk journal. So today I’m sharing How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal. Using the Buxom Beauties – 5×7 Digital Paper Pack by Pop Stock Images and Calico Collage Vintage illustrations of Victorian ladies free digital download.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

Today I decided that I would use the mop up sheets from when I spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. These sheets became my journal pages that I then attached the printed digital images.

The pages were put together with my sewing machine. I found that this allowed me to play a little and create pockets on every page.

Also used in this journal were some very old onion paper that I had in my stash. I thought it would be a nice touch for someone to use for journaling.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

A little bit of Tim Holtz Distressed inks: Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar, were used to add a touch of pink and teal here and there throughout the journal.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

It was fun to add the corsets to the pages and leave room to tuck things, like a mini pocket.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

Pulling pages from an old book and folding into pockets that were sewn in also gave more areas to add bits to the journal.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

Index cards make a great way to add journal spots, for those that like lines to write on, these are well loved.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

I used a small heart punch to add hearts to the string in the binding. When I did this I had the negative left over. So I decided that it would look pretty to add those into the journal. This also prompted me to punch more hearts and use them where I saw a blank spot. These were added after the video filming.

How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal

Here is a video on How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal:

 

Not one to have leftover bits to store, I ended up using all of the scrapbook papers in the journal. I cut some to make journal pages that had other bits added and then the scraps became smaller inserts. Some were small enough to be bookmarks or fun journal spots.

While the Buxom Beauties – 5×7 Digital Paper Pack by Pop Stock Images journal kit only had eight pages to print and a few more of journal bits, I was still able to make a nice little journal with the pages and not reprint any.

Love how the Calico Collage Vintage illustrations of Victorian ladies free digital download images went really well with the images and colors in this journal.

Of course, more could be added, like lace and doilies and more. But for this project, I decided to keep it pretty simple.

I’ll pick up another kit from Pop Stock Images, I was told that the new journal kits have 20 pages and other bits added.

Looking for a special Journal? I have a few for sale in my shop.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to see How to make a Buxom Beauties Junk Journal. I hope that you will make one soon.

How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal

After making the Traveling Through Junk Journal I had left over papers. So I decided that I would share How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal. An ATC is 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. So this is a small journal filled with lots of journal spots.

Using some of the scraps left over papers from the Calico Collage Travelin’ Through digital images I made a mini Travel ATC size Junk Journal.

The foundation of the journal is a piece of cardstock that was cut at 3.5 inches tall and scored at 2.5 inches. Two of these were cut and scored.

Fold like an accordion, then glue the pages together but leave the top open to form a pocket.

Trim the scraps to fit on the pages formed in the book. Distress with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy.

Adhere the scraps to the pages with Aleene’s white glue.

Make tuck spots with other scraps and add to the book.

Add journal tags in the pockets. These were left over from the kit.

Glue a piece of twine around the outside of the cover. Make long enough to tie the journal closed. Add scraps to make the cover and back.

Distress the title of the paper collection with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy. Trim the corners so that this will fit on the cover. Adhere to the cover at an angle.

This was a fun Travel ATC size Junk Journal to make, as I got to use up all the scraps left over from the big journal.

A video of How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal was made:

Being able to use up scraps is one of my goals this year and I’m glad that I got to make this little Travel ATC size Junk Journal. I hope to make more little journals like this throughout the year.

What kind of little journals would you make?

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How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

Having fun making junk journals. Sharing How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal today. Using the Calico Collage Travelin Through Digital kit.

How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

 

For this journal, I used some watercolor paper I had on hand for the pages. Some chipboard claimed from paper boxes. And all the scraps from cutting up the kit that I could.

How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

While looking through my stash I found a stack of travel themed journal cards. These were perfect to add into the pockets that were created in my journal. I also found a few library pockets and coin envelopes.

 

Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven was used with the Stamps. Zettiology stamps were used as journal notes on some of the items. These stamps are so cool.

Tim Holtz Distress ink was used to finish the cut edges of the papers and blend when needed. There were even a few journal cards used from one of his card sets.

The Calico Collage Traveling Through Digital kit has lots of beautiful papers and I used most of the kit. Lots of journaling tags and pockets in this kit. The little flags were made into tuck spots and altered or embellished paper clips too.

When I ran out of the flags I used scraps to make more by folding these in half, gluing and cutting a pennant shape on the end. Don’t throw out those scraps.

The watercolor paper was 6 in. x 24.5 in. I made score marks at 5 in. The leftover piece was 4.5 in. So this became a fold out piece. I think this added character to the book, don’t you?

For the closure on this journal, I used a piece of ribbon and a piece of velcro. A scrap of cardboard was cut at 1 in. square. Covered with a scrap from an old book then a square of the digital papers on top. Having the square helps have a handle to open the closure.

A video was made of the process. It is at super fast speed. So feel free to ask questions.

This was a fun book to make. I like how the size turned out and how sleek this book looks.

Would you carry this Traveling Through Junk Journal with you on a trip?

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How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal

Sharing How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal using the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers and of course some paper bags. When I got this digital sheet set it made me long for spring. So I thought it only fitting to make a journal with the set.

Here is a list of some of the supplies used in the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal:
Calico Collage Simply Spring Digital Papers and Fairy Forest Digital Images
Three Paper Bags
Hole Punch
Ribbon and Canvas Corp Brands Waxed Cotton Cord to tie pages together
My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus papers, use all of the scraps.
Four sheets of 12 in. x 12 in. Card stock for mini journal books
Scraps of coordinating cardstock
Stapler
Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass
Silhouette cuts: Words welded using the Samantha Font.
Some People Clear Stamp
Be Strong Clear Stamp
Autumn Leaves Half Sheet Clear Stamp, Billboard
Making Memories Rummage Magnetic stamp alphabet
Stampendous Cliboard Bracket SSC630
Post Modern Design Passion Slab word Stamps
B-Line Flourish Stamp
Xyron Sticker maker
Butterfly Dies
Stampin Up Top Note Die
Acrylic Paint: Teal and White
Aleen’s Tacky Glue

Once the paper bags were selected and folded these were bound with ribbon and CCB cord. Measured to make sure of cuts of scrapbook papers.

Cut up the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers then select images to use in journal.

Lay out all of the papers in the order you want them to appear in the book. It is much easier to do this up front so that you get the look you want.

Die cut the Stampin Up Top Note Die and paint with Teal and White Acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. Once dry Stamp with Notebook lines stamp.

Words were cut with Silhouette using the Samantha font. Make sure to weld the letters together so that you will have a whole word not individual letters. Welding the letters makes it so much easier to place, trust me I know from experience.

Use Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass to finish the edges of papers and to stamp when needed.

Assemble book.

Here is a video of the whole process of making the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal. I worked on this for about a day trying to decide how I wanted this book to look.

Now that you know How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal, I hope you will make a few to enjoy or share with someone.

This completed journal is for sale in my shop.

Feel free to ask questions, I’m very willing to help.

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Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

I made a Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit. This kit is so beautiful I just had to make another journal using these papers. Many of the pages can be used outside of Valentines and I know I’ll be printing more of these for other projects.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

For this journal I decided to make the journal out of 11 in. x 17 in. card stock folded into thirds with pockets. There are lots of tutorials out there on how to make a journal like this so I won’t take the time to explain. But if you are interested I’ll make a follow up post.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Once I had the pages defined I started distressing the papers and adding each of the printed images or scrap papers to the pages.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Every page has something added. Either it has a pocket or a tuck spot. All kinds of places to add notes or photos. Lots of little bits to write love notes or memories.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

My thought was this would be a great journal to write love notes to that one that you love and give it to them. What fun would they have going through each page looking at each item. They could enjoy seeing the beautiful papers and seeing what you add to the book.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Here is a list of some of the items used:
Calico Collage Valentines Love Journal Kit
Calico Collage Vintage Valentines
Calico Collage Romantic Lovers
Prima Paper Flowers
Lace
Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Pages from an old book
Scraps of paper
Corner Rounder
Silhouette Cameo 3
Scissors
Paper Cutter
Aleens White Glue
Glitter Paint
Twine
Scraps of Burlap
Tag Punch
Paper Clip Embellishments
Hand made Papers

A flip through video shows all of the pages and the items added.

This video is a process video that shows how the book was made. It took over 3 hours to make this journal. Actually more as some of the time was planning on how to create the journal.

I really enjoyed making this Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit. There will be more journals offered in my shop so keep coming back to see what I have created.

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Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit