Jane Austen Junk Journal

Sharing a Jane Austen Junk Journal made with Calico Collage digital images and items from my stash. This beautiful journal is a perfect gift for the Jane Austen fan in your life.

Jane Austen Junk Journal

The journal measures 5.5 inches wide, 7.25 inches tall and has a 1.75 inch spine. For the cover foundation is canvas over chipboard with cardstock and the digital images sewn on top. Inside are 3 signatures of 11 sheets of paper each for a grand total of 132 pages.

This journal has a tie closure, made with hardware and pink organza ribbon. There are pockets on both the inside front and back cover. A great place to add little notes, in the back pocket is a few extra bits I didn’t use in the journal.

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Watch the flip through video of this Jane Austen Junk Journal below.

Throughout this journal, there are many tuck spots and pockets that hold journal cards. So many journal cards that it makes this journal fat!

There is a tutorial on one of the pages I made using Brutus Monroe Stamps. You can see it over on the Brutus Monroe Blog. Inside are three of these page sets in this Jane Austen Junk Journal.

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Love the Calico Collage images that I used in this Jane Austen Junk Journal. For this junk journal, I used the following downloads

First the Jane Austen, Printable, Journal Kit
Second the Jane Austen, Printable, Digital Tags these look like mason jars
Third the Jane Austen, Printable Ephemera, ATC size journal cards.

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I decided that I wanted to use more fabric in this journal than I have before. Several of the pages have fabric over the edges attached to pages from an old book to make pockets or tuck spots. The texture of the fabric and the paper sewed together makes me happy.

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Most of the Jane Austen Junk Journal has been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. This is my favorite way to add color to blank pages. I don’t use the coffee or tea method to dye paper. I like the bright colors that you can get with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Don’t you think these look beautiful?

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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.

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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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Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Hello, everyone. Today I’m sharing a Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal that I made for a swap in the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The Marie Antoinette images are from Calico Collage.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Here are the guidelines we were to follow for our swap journal. This is for a Travelers Notebook size Junk Journal.
Size Requirement: 8.25 by 4.25 and no bigger than 8.5 by 4.5Size Requirement: 8.25 by 4.25 and no bigger than 8.5 by 4.5Minimum Page Requirements:
• 10 pages (folded in half equals 40 pages)
• 2 pockets
• 4 tuck spots
• 4 journaling spots/cards included
• 2 nice pieces of junk (magazine pages, book pages, mop up pages, maps, comic book pages, children’s book pages, etc.)
• 1 envelope
• 2 tags
Cover Requirements: The cover should be decorated and be made of at least cardstock weight paper.

The reason I chose Marie Antoinette because I had a give away on my YouTube for getting to 2500 Subscribers. The winner, Jennifer Russell, loves Marie Antoinette. So I thought I would make two journals and use the same images in both.

Here is a video on How to make a Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal.

For this journal, I made the embellishments or tags first. Since I knew I had a requirement of what needed to be in the journal I set to making those items first. I love adding sewing to my projects since I started out my crafting journey with sewing my own Barbie doll clothes. Adding scraps of fabric is also something I love to do as well.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Once I had the elements made for the  Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal I started collecting papers for the pages. Selecting papers is a lot of fun! Some of the papers I used: scrapbook paper in 12 x 12 size, coloring book pages, mulberry paper, mop up paper, a page out of a dictionary, notebook paper, copy paper, and a desk calendar.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Time to decorate the Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal pages. Using the MISTI selected a pretty scroll stamp and use Picked Raspberry Distressed Ink. Adding a little pretty touch to the top of each of the pages. Next, used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Black Cherry, and Vintage Pink to add color to the pages in this Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Using Aleene’s Tacky glue, adhere the elements to the pages. Some of the elements were attached with washi tape. This is one of my favorite techniques to adding a little flip out element to a junk journal.

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When the pages were completed I then decided on how to create the cover. Using a nice piece of printed cardstock I made the cover to have a flip out. The outside was covered with pieces of a dictionary page, fabric, paper doily, washi tape, lace, ribbon, the Marie Antoinette image, and sewing. On top of all of this was some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprinkled to give little dots.

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The Pamphlet stitch is one of my favorite ways to bind a journal and I use Waxed Linen thread and a nice sturdy needle to bind the cover to the pages. The gold ribbon that matched the inside, as well as the cover, was used to tie the journal shut.

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It was fun making this Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal for my swap partner and for Jennifer. I hope that each person enjoys the journals I made.

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are 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 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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Midori Travelers Notebook Cover

One of my Facebook friends asked How to make a Midori Travelers Notebook Cover. This post is dedicated to answering her question. Using Fabric, Fun Foam (or craft foam) and my sewing machine I create a cool Midori Travelers Notebook Cover.

Midori Travelers Notebook Cover

Any Midori cover that you want to make is basically the same concept. The cover needs to be slightly larger than the insert and you need a way to attach the inserts to the cover.

For my Midori Travelers Notebook Cover, I wanted something different and not a traditional cover. Leather covers are beautiful but it does cost a lot to buy the leather. I wanted something pretty and flexible. That is when I started playing with Fabric and Fun Foam.

Once I chose the fabrics I wanted to use the rest was really easy. My husband gave me a small embroidery machine for our Wedding Anniversary last year and I’m loving having this little machine. It is easy to add a design or words to projects. And I don’t have to wait in line at our shop WeEmbroider.com when I want some thing made. lol Since I’m making a journal cover I decided that the word Journal should be added to the cover.

Midori Travelers Notebook Cover

Light weight fusible interfacing was used on the inside to help with making a pocket and finishing the inside. Sew the right side to the wrong side of the fusible interfacing all the way around, Cut a slit in the Interfacing in the center. Turn right side out after clipping the corners. Press the piece flat with an iron. This will attach the interfacing to the fabric. Now you have a finished unit that won’t have raw edges in the journal.

Use ATG gun to cover the front of the fun foam. Turning the edges and tucking the corners. On the inside of the fun foam cover run ATG or Scor tape to hold the inside in place. Sew a zig zag stitch around the cover from the outside.

Mark placement for holes. Punch with a 1/4 hole punch. Use 1/4 inch grommets and set with preferred tools. I used a HomeProLR in the video.

Once the grommets are in place run elastic through the holes and tie with two square knots.  Admire your new Midori Travelers Notebook Cover, isn’t it pretty?

Midori Travelers Notebook Cover

Here are a few of the supplies used for the Midori Travlers Notebook Cover found on Amazon.

ARKSEN Eyelet Maker Hand Press Grommet Machine w/ 1500 Stainless Grommets 3 Die #0 #2 #4, Blue
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Eyelet and Snap Punch, Blue Handle
Darice Hole Punch with 3 Bits
Cousin Craft and Jewelry Mini Hammer, 6-Inch
Darice 1921-3772 Elastic Cording, 2mm, Black
Scotch CAT 085 Advanced Tape Glider with 2 Rolls of 1/4-Inch by 36-Yard Acid-Free Tape, Cure Pink

Here is a video of how to make a Midori Travelers Notebook Cover.

As you can see in the video I shared I made a smaller Midori cover that is being used to hold Harlequin Romance Novels. My friend loves the cover and I ended up making 3 in total so she could have one at home and one at the lake and give one to her Sister In Law.

Making the Midori Travelers Notebook Cover was easy for me. What I love about is that I can combine sewing using fabric and paper all in one project. Isn’t that what we should all do, something we love? Making Junk Journals gives me so much joy. Combining paper crafts with sewing and other mediums is truly a multi media artist dream come true.

Midori Travelers Notebook Cover

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are 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 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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Junk Journal Swap Pages

Needing some pages for a swap, it was time to make Junk Journal Swap Pages. These had to be fun! It is so fun to customize a project and using stamps is a great way to do that!

Junk Journal Swap Pages

I’m over on the Brutus Monroe Blog sharing how to Decorate Journal Pages.Using Brutus Monroe Stamp set Dreamcatching, Chameleon Pens, Sewing, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Make sure you check out the blog to see all of the supplies used. There is a video showing how to make the Junk Journal Swap Pages.

Making these Junk Journal Swap Pages is a great way to use up all those papers that you have been collecting. But maybe you don’t like them 100%. Since these were Junk Journal Swap Pages it these don’t have to match and these don’t have to be perfect either.

It was also great to use up lots of scraps of fabric that I’ve had for years. Years ago I made fabric angles and had a ton of fabric strips. After playing around with the scraps I found that these were perfect for the Junk Journal Swap Pages I was creating.

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are 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 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.

Junk Journal Swap Pages

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about Junk Journal Swap Pages.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

Loving this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal I created as a custom order. It is so much fun selecting items to put inside these junk journals when I know that the person really loves Mermaids and the sea.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

To make this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal I used three different digital kits from Calico Collage. I used Enchanted, Summer Paradise, and Mermaid Tale. Since she had already seen the mermaid I used for the cover of another custom order I thought I would use the same image. But for the inside of this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal, I mixed it up a bit.

Here is a Flip through video of this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal.

A removable bracelet was attached to the cover of the Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal. There is a charm that would remain on the journal when the bracelet was removed as I thought it needed a little charm to stay behind.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

Different colors of metal were used for the bracelet. I like the antique brass, gold, and silver together. It makes me think that a mermaid would have trinkets from all over and these wouldn’t match.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

Making the bracelet was also a great way to use up some of this bead stash I’ve had for years. It’s so much fun to see what cool things I can find for a bracelet. I’ll make more of these.

The pages inside this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal are all unique. While I might use the same images, when I put a journal together with all the other added elements it will look different from any other journal.

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Adding Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to the pages in this journal makes me smile. Love seeing the glimmer and shimmer on the pages. I want to pet the paper. lol

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

Found some really cool aqua fabric that was printed with what looks like cup rings. Using these scraps was an added bonus. It used the items that would be trash to someone else and adds a bit of color to the items.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

For this Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal, I decided to color a few images with my Chameleon Pens. Once the image was colored I then added some Tulip Dimensional Confetti glitter paint. Also added some clear Tulip Glitter paint to the mermaid’s hair.

Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal

This Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal is so beautiful that I’m going to be sad when I ship it to its new owner. Making another one of these Enchanted Mermaid Junk Journal may be in my future so that I can keep one.

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If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are 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. Follow me on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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

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Making Grateful Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Welcome to the blog today. I’m sharing a post about Making Grateful Travelers Notebook Junk Journal over on the Brutus Monroe Blog. Using the Turkey Day stamp set from the July release I share how to make a beautiful Grateful Junk Journal.

Making Grateful Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It is important to remember the things we are grateful for daily. A great way to do that is to write inside a journal.

Visit the Brutus Monroe blog to see how I made the journal. I hope that learning about Making Grateful Travelers Notebook Junk Journal will encourage you to make one today.

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are 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. Follow me on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about Making Grateful Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

It is day 31 of my challenge #junkjournaljuly and I’m here to show you How to make a Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal. Using muslin fabric printed with Calico Collage Digital image from Flowers and Lace and using Vol 1 and Vol 2 of the same digital kit for the pages and elements. I will share how I made this journal with a video of the process.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

The Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal measures about 5.5 inches wide by 7.75 inches tall with a 1.75 inch spine. There are three signatures of 10 sheets each for a total of 120 pages. Lots of room to record memories in this journal.

Supplies Used to make the Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

  • Calico Collage Flowers and Lace Journal kits Vol 1 & Vol 2
    Calico Collage Flower Mason jar Tags Freebie
    Bleached Muslin
    Flower print fabric
    Flat lace
    Freezer paper
    Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Picked Raspberry
    Cricut picket fence gate image
    Digital Vintage flower images
    Ribbon
    Fabric Scraps
    Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
    Sewing Machine
    MISTI, I use this to stamp on the pages in the same spot so it is consistent.
    Old Book pages
    Maps, coloring book pages, notebook paper, graph paper, scrapbook paper, paper doily, various scraps of paper.
    Fiskar Scissors
    Book Binders cradle – mine is home made
    Fiskars cutting mat
    Book Binders Needles
    Awl
    Bone Folder
    Waxed Linen Thread
    Aleene’s Tacky Glue
    Flower lace trim, I found this at Hobby Lobby in the clearance. Score for me!
    Hole punch
    Handmade journal charm
    Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Video of how to make Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal.

To begin making this Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal I used bleached muslin fabric and freezer paper. I cut a piece of fabric and then iron it to the shiny side of the freezer paper.  Next using a rotary cutter and a cutting mat I trim the new fabric paper to fit inside my printer at 8.50 inches by 11 inches.

In my photo editing software, I edit the Calico Collage image I want to use for the cover and crop it down to just the image without the text. Then I set my computer to print on my inkjet printer. I have found that it is better to print on this new fabric paper soon or make sure to store it in a way that it won’t get damaged. As the new fabric paper will fray around the edges and you will need to trim these threads before printing.

Once the fabric has dried for a while I usually print and set it aside to dry for 10 to 30 minutes. If you try to use it too soon the ink will smear. Peel the freezer paper from the back Or leave it in place until you cut the page to the size needed for the project as the paper will help it to be easier to cut on some paper cutters.

Prepare the cover by covering it with fabric. I use Aleene’s Tacky glue to hold the fabric in place and then sewed a zig zag stitch around the edges to finish.

The inside cover is scrapbook paper. I find that I love to use printed paper for the inside, but sometimes the thin scrapbook paper isn’t enough. It might be necessary to add cardstock to the inside.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

One of my favorite things to do in my journal is adding pockets. These could be made with the actual page by folding up the bottom and sewing down the sides, or it could be making a pocket out of paper and gluing to the page. I think it adds interest to the pages.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

For this journal, I decided to try cutting apart the pages and rearranging. On the photo below I cut the lace portion out of the center of the page and added it over an old book page then attached to the edge of the page to make a double pocket or tuck spot.

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The left over piece was attached to one of my mop up pages and the new pocket covers the area where I cut the page.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Adding scraps of paper to the pages is something else I enjoy doing. I’ve been lucky to have several friends give me scraps that I can use and I have a few of my own from making quilts. I think it adds a bit of softness to the journal. Don’t you?

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Love the Calico Collage images. The colors and images are so beautiful. When I use one of the kits I try not to cover up the beautiful work that was created on the pages.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

The beautiful Flower Mason Jar tags are a Freebie from Calico Collage. These are a perfect addition to this journal.

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When all of the pages have been completed for this Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal bind to the cover using waxed linen thread.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Select a length of lace or ribbon and wrap around the journal and tie into a bow. Then on the spine of this journal I glued a pretty flower chiffon trim with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I just love how soft and pretty this looks. Using a small hole punch I added a hole at the top of the spine so that I could attach the journal bling I made.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Doesn’t the fabric cover look beautiful? I love how a fabric cover feels in my hands. It is so easy to print on fabric for junk journals. My hope is now that you have seen how to make a Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal you will make your own.

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are 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. Follow me on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about how to make a Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal.

How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal

Still working my challenge #junkjournaljuly and this is day 29. Today I’m sharing How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal. Using Brutus Monroe Stamps, Chameleon Pens and more.

Dream Big Junk Journal

The Dreamcatching stamp set from Brutus Monroe is super cute! When I saw this set I knew it would make a great Dream Big Junk Journal. Isn’t this a great set?

How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal
Here is a Video Showing How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal.

Supplies I used for How to make a Dream Big Junk Journal.
Dreamcatching Stamp set from Brutus Monroe
Detail Ink – Raven
MISTI
Surface Inks, Zest, and Jack O Lantern
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter Paint
Book Binding Needles
Waxed Linen thread
Scraps of paper
Yellow & White Dot Reverse cardstock from Canvas Corp Brands
Various junk papers for the pages: Graph paper, an old map, mulberry paper, Designer scrapbook paper, a page out of an old dictionary and more.
Black with dot washi tape
Foam Dots or Pop Dots
Aleenes Tacky Glue
Sewing machine

Using a MISTI stamp the Dream Catcher, Fox and Dream Big on a scrap of white cardstock that will fit on the cover of a Travelers Notebook. My Travelers Notebook measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide when closed.

Color the images using Chameleon Pens. Don’t you just love how they blend so well?

Dream Big Junk Journal

Apply Jack O Lantern with a distress applicator around the edge, then apply Zest in the same manner.

Tulip Glitter Paint adds sparkle, add a little to the dream catcher and the fox. It is so pretty!

Collect scraps for the cover and make a collage. Attach the panel with Aleene’s glue and pop dots if necessary. Mine had a really thick piece of handmade paper so I used both.

Dream Big Junk Journal

The inside is a mix of papers that were cut 8.25 inches tall by 8.50 inches wide. These are then folded in half to make pages. Some I even sewed pockets.

Dream Big Junk Journal

Assemble the Junk Journal with Waxed Linnen thread. I like to apply little butterflies or other punched paper shapes on the strings in the center of my book. It adds a little bit of whimsy. 😉

Now admire your work! I love this little journal. I’ll be making more like this one!

Dream Big Junk Journal

This is day 29 of my personal challenge #junkjournaljuly. Only two more days left and I’ll be done! Will you miss these posts? Got an idea for another challenge? Please feel free to share an idea for me.

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are 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 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 make a Dream Big Junk Journal.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

If you have been following me you have seen that I’ve been making a journal every day. Today is a Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 to keep a record of all the journals I made. Check out the #junkjournaljuly on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to see the journals that didn’t make it on the blog.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

For this journal, I decided that I would use things I had on hand and alter these for my needs. I started with lots of papers that were standard letter size – 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Many of these papers were used for other things, like agendas, newsletters, and forms. My thoughts were to paint over the text so that it was obscured.

Using a technique that Shannon Green loves I proceeded to paint the papers. Four colors of craft paint, the cheap kind were poured on a pallet. Teal, Blue, Purple, and Pink. Using an old gift card I spread the paint over the papers in a random fashion. Some of the papers had Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on them so they didn’t require any paint.

Here is a video for my Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 memories.

Once I had fifteen sheets of paper painted and dried I was ready to add elements. For this journal, I decided that I would be consistent so that I could use a page or two for each day about the journals I made.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

Using some old book pages I added pockets and extra journaling space. I also used Washi tape and some note paper. I love using my sewing machine to add interest and texture.

For the cover, I painted cardstock that wasn’t my favorite paper, but I thought it would be good for what I was doing today. I used my Cricut to cut the words and numbers. Mats were made for each word and the numbers using scraps of paper. Some of the papers were embossed, left over from making a few greeting cards.

Layering pages from an old bible, fabric and a piece of lace I started to create my cover collage.

Once all the pieces were glued into place I used my sewing machine to add stitches. This will help the elements stay in place.

On the inside, I used cardstock mulberry paper. I love the texture it brings to my Journal for Junk Journal July 2017. There was a scrap from the cover and I used it to make pockets.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

Here are a few supplies I use for making this journal the links will take you to Amazon and I do get a commission if you purchase any of these items.:

Fiskars Scissors: https://tinyurl.com/ycv7pb9x
Fiskars cutting mat: https://tinyurl.com/ydhcoehu
Waxed Linen Thread: https://tinyurl.com/yby2mvk8
Book Binding Kit – Awl, needle: https://tinyurl.com/y8lg2v6b

There are three signatures of five sheets of paper for a total of 60 pages to use. The journal measures 9.25 inches tall by 6 inches wide.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

This Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 will be a way for me to record each journal I made in July. I plan to print photos of each journal, paste these in the book and add notes about each one.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

My thought was this would be a great way to keep a record but it was also a way for me to show how to use a Junk Journal to journal. 😉 So make sure you follow me to see how the journaling portion goes inside this journal.

Are you inspired to make your own journal? It is easier than you think. It can be a long process of adding embellishments or it can be as quick as adding a few random pages together. Give it a try, you might love it.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebookgroup. 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 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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Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Sharing day 26 of #junkjournaljuly a Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal. The images are from Calico Collage – Spring Peacock digital journal kit. I made this journal for a swap with a member of the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group.

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Here is a flip through video showing the Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal I made.

Chatting with her she said that she loved the Peacock images from another journal I made – Spring Peacock Junk Journal Flip Through.

Since she gave me an idea of what she liked I proceeded to make this Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal. I love the images from Calico Collage. The colors are so beautiful.

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This journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide when closed. It has ten sheets of paper folded in half to make 40 pages. Lots of tuck spots and journal cards inside as well.

It feels good to have another purpose for papers that would be thrown out. Pages from an old dictionary that the spine was destroyed are a great way to add elements in a Junk journal.

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

I also enjoy using napkins on top of old book pages. The texture is amazing. Tell your friends to save you one when they have an event. Then soon you could have a beautiful collection.

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

 

Other things I like to use is old art projects that didn’t turn out the way I thought it should. For example, I was playing with a Spirograph and when I was done I really didn’t care for how it turned out. But when I cut the page down and die cut a shape it looks really cool! Now I want to make more of these just so I can cut it up. lol

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Do you see the pretty peacock feather in the corner? That is from a beautiful ribbon. I just sewed around the edges and added to the journal for a tuck spot.Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk JournalSpring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

Take a look around at the paper items you get daily. Could be junk mail, a package backer, old newspapers, even a bingo card from a late night of playing. 🙂 These are all great items to add to a junk journal.

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Hopefully, you are inspired to create a junk journal. Feel free to ask questions as I’m glad to help.

Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are 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 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 the Spring Peacock Travelers Notebook Insert Junk Journal I made for a swap.