How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments

Just finished up a Let it Snow Junk Journal and thought I would share a tutorial. How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments. Using Calico Collage Victorian Holiday 1 inch charms and other elements from my stash.

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

Collecting items from my stash, which includes a few tools, it was time to start creating. What I love most about Junk Journals is being able to use all the different supplies and tools I’ve collected over the years. Busting out tools that might have a little dust on them, makes me happy.

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments supplies
Calico Collage Victorian Holiday 1 inch square charms
They no longer sell the Tim Holtz Bird and Cage die. but I found another one on Amazon. Sizzix Movers and Shapers Magnetic Die 2/Pkg by Tim Holtz, Bird and Cage.
Distress Ink, Stormy Sky
Ranger Blending Tool
Christmas Wreath Stamp Fine Line Classics Inkadinkado 95632-X
Label paper punch
1.25 Circle paper punch
1 inch Square paper punch.
Blue Eyelash yarn
Scraps of cardstock
Scissors – on Amazon

Video showing How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments.

Stamping and also die cutting the papers helps me make unique junk journal embellishments. Since these are tools I own it is easy to duplicate a look and I ended up making four of each of these three junk journal embellishments for the Let It Snow Junk Journal and Journal kits.

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

Using the one-inch square punch I proceeded to select images from the Victorian Holidays charm set. I love how perfect these images look backed with other shapes of paper.

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

Take another look at the tools you have in your stash. You may not have the exact things I do, but I bet you have something you could use to make similar junk journal embellishments for yourself.

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

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.

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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What is the best thread for binding junk journals?

Since I’ve been on this Junk Journal adventure the following question is asked a lot. What is the best thread for binding junk journals? This post will share what is the best thread that I use. It will also show other examples of the thread you can use for binding a junk journal.

best thread for binding junk journals

 

Video sharing what is the best thread for binding junk journals, and the different types of threads including the ones I prefer to use.

What is the best thread for binding junk journals?
Waxed Linen Thread is my first choice.
Crochet Thread
Bakers Twine
and in a pinch embroidery floss – use all six strands.

There are a lot of different threads on the market these days. Choose the one that is best for you and your budget.

I prefer waxed linen thread as it is strong and hold my journals together nicely. I’ve been using waxed linen thread for many years and I’ve not had an issue with it breaking.

Now that you know What is the best thread for binding junk journals, what is the next junk journal you will make? Me I’m still working on Christmas projects.

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.

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 on 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.

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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.

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 on 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.

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Info about awls for book binding

What is an Awl and Info about awls for book binding. Having the perfect tool really does make a difference. When you have a tool that helps you with a project it really makes it easier.

Info about awls for book binding

What is an Awl? It is a small pointed tool used for piercing holes. In our case, it is for piercing holes in paper and a book cover for journals.

Not all awls are alike. In the video Info about awls for book binding, I share different types of awls and the holes that these make in the paper.

Finding the right awl for your project can take a little work. It’s hard to determine from packing or websites the size of the hole that an awl will make. Here are some examples below.

Info about awls for book binding

Understanding what size hole you need to match your needle will help in your quest. Here is a list of awls that I found should work for book binding.

Zutter The 9-in-1 Tool.
This is the Zutter Book & Journal Making Tool Kit I own.
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 372 Retractable Craft Pick.
Leather Craft Cloth Wood Awl Tool Pin Punching Hole Maker Stitching Overstitch.

 

Hopefully, this post sharing Info about awls for book binding will help you on your journal making.

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.

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 on 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.

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Christmas Junk Journal Page

Today I’m sharing How to make a Christmas Junk Journal Page. Using digital images from TsunamiRose – Christmas List Ephemera Pack, vintage hymnal page, ribbon and more.

Christmas Junk Journal Page

Each month the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group has a page swap. It is Junk Journal Page Swap. The requirements; the page has to be 8 x 10.5 inches and when folded measures 8 x 5.25 inches. Each page should have a pocket and a journal card/tag included.

So other than sticking with the theme we had a lot of choices on how we can make our pages. This month it is a Christmas/Winter theme. I decided this would be a perfect project for the TsunamiRose kit Christmas List Ephemera Pack. Love the Vintage images, there are lots to choose from in the kit so you can mix it up too.

Here is a video of How to make a Christmas Junk Journal Page.

When I made this Christmas Junk Journal Page I really did want to try some new things. I also wanted to make sure that I used some junk from my stash. This journal met my goals.

Christmas Junk Journal Page

Something new I used in a Junk Journal Page was sewing on wide ribbon and making a pocket with it the ribbon. Someone shared a photo of something they had made with a ribbon and it sparked my creativity. I’ll share the actual project later on as I want to do another tutorial. 😉

Christmas Junk Journal Page

Being able to use up some of my stash is so wonderful. I was able to use that red ribbon that I’ve had for so, so very long. The wide Christmas Poinsettia ribbon has also been in my stash for a while.

Christmas Junk Journal Page

Wander around your studio and look at things differently.  There maybe be a cool something that you can use, the ribbon, the tule, and lace from another project. Have fun using it differently.

Christmas Junk Journal Page

My Christmas Junk Journal Page ended up with 4 pockets and one tuck spot. There are eight different pieces to write or add memories to as well. Looking at it, now I want to keep it, but I signed up for the swap so I guess I’ll just have to make a second one if I want my own.

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.

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 on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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How to make Christmas Rosettes

Another element to share from the Golden Christmas Journals. How to make Christmas Rosettes. Sharing my tips on making some fun embellishments for your junk journal or for a greeting card or other projects you might want to make. Ooh, how about a rosette banner?

How to make Christmas Rosettes

My inspiration came because of one of the lovely members of the Friendly Junk Journal People group sent a RAK (random act of kindness to me). When I saw the beautiful Rosette I knew that I wanted to create my own version.

How to make Christmas Rosettes

After looking over my stash, I collected the supplies I wanted to use. Remember to dig around in your scrap bin for papers for projects like this one. You could even just use scraps and make all kinds of versions to have on hand.

How to make Christmas Rosettes

A few of the supplies used in this project How to make Christmas Rosettes.
Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect
Scallop Punch
Calico Collage Golden Christmas banners
Punch Bunch Large Punch, Holly
Stickers
Sizzix die Alterations dies Labels
Scrap paper
Designer Scrapbook paper
Tulip Glitter Paint Crystal Sparkle and Red Puff paint
Black Soot Distress Ink
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Sizzix Vagabond 2 Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz
No Bleed Black Fine Point Sharpie
Fiskars Scissors

I love sharing projects especially if it is a tutorial. My passion is to share the knowledge I have with others about paper crafting. Please enjoy this video on How to make Christmas Rosettes.

Using the scraps and supplies from my stash I created these Christmas Rosettes quick and easy.  I liked using scraps that may not work for other projects, but for something small these were perfect.

How to make Christmas Rosettes

Take a look at your supplies. If you don’t have the punches try using the bottom of a glass or other object to make circles. Use a penny to make large scallops around the edge and then cut it out. Just have fun playing with the paper.

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.

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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Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017

Here it is, Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017. I’ve been asked to share an update on my Studio, or craft space or as Henry says, Linda’s Crap room. lol I decided after taking the following photo that I needed to clean up a bit and that lead to having the room tidy enough to show off the room.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

As you can see it was piled up pretty high on my desk. Sometimes I get busy and don’t take the time to put things away. I regret this, as I’ll start losing items. I can’t find that one thing I need because I didn’t put it away.

Now that the room is tidy I will share a video. Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017.

So do you think I have a large collection of Rubber Stamps and clear stamps? Heck, I even forgot to tell you about the ones on the shelf in binders above my cardstock! I have a lot of stamps! lol

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

The collection began about 25 years ago and my first stamps only fit inside a shoe box. Then I got more and the collection grew. It has been a blessing when friends give me stamps or I find ones I love on discount. 😉

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When my old job was clearing out the mail room and they were going to throw out the old sorting bins I said, I would take them. Thankful that I drove a pickup truck back then as all I had to do was get the units loaded and taken home.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

The drawers were some of those really cheap three drawer units from Dollar General. I found these were the perfect size for the spaces to hold stamps and other items.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

Can you see those colorful boxes on the top shelf? Those are envelopes. Each box can hold 250! Need an envelope? I can hook you up! lol

The room is very full. It would be wonderful if I could take a week and pull everything out. Then reorganize things as I have things all over the room that should be grouped together.

Some of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I decided a week ago that I wanted to see the bottles and I ran out of room in my drawers! LOL If you didn’t know I love Glimmer Mits. lol

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017 Just a few of the Prima Flowers I own. There are more in a box above these. My goal this past year has been to use up the items like these. I’ve already gotten rid of 5 bottles of flowers this year.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

To you, this may seem like a random photo but I wanted everyone the collection of Aleene’s Tacky Glue I have going on. How many bottles of glue do you see? lol And do you see my Brother Scan N Cut? Henry found it at a GoodWill for $60.00! This unit was brand new and never used! SCORE!

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

Here is a view showing a lot of my paper. It is stacked to the ceiling! But I’m doing my best to use it up in my projects. What is it that you have the most of in your creative space? It’s a toss-up between Stamps and Paper for me. 🙂Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

We all want to have everything when we see something cool. Think about your purchases, do you love it enough that you want to keep it for the next 20 years? If so then get it and love it from now on. It might save you the headache of emptying a full room!

There are so many things I didn’t share today. I think the video would be a couple hours long if I share it all. LOL  If you are ever in Oklahoma, hit me up, you can have a private tour. 😉

What did you like about seeing Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017? Was there something you saw that you wish you could use or try out?

Remember it has taken me a long time and the generosity of my friends and family for me to build this collection. You could start a collection like mine, but it will take time and effort. 🙂

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.

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 Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

Been following the blog? Then you will want to see the Golden Christmas Junk Journals I have made. Using Calico Collage Golden Christmas digital kit and lots of items from my stash I share the Journals I made.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

These Golden Christmas Junk Journals measure 6.25 x 8.25 with a 1.25 inch spine. There are three signatures that are 5 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 45 pages.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

One of the three Golden Christmas Junk Journals has already sold just from the tutorials I shared. There are two left for sale in my shop.

Some of the supplies used to make these journals.
Calico Collage Digital Golden Christmas journal kit
Festive Deer
Jingle All the Way
Mixed Media Stencil – Snowflake
Sketched Holiday
Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Iridescent gold

Happy Holidays Christmas Junk Journal Flip Through video.

Rejoice Santa Christmas Junk Journal Flip Through video.

Making these Golden Christmas Junk Journals I created several tutorials.

Have you tried sewing on paper for a junk journal? Check out this video. How to Sew on a Junk Journal Page.

How to Sew on Junk Journal Page

Fun gingerbread men to add inside the Golden Christmas Junk Journals. How to add bling the quick and easy way.

Making Gingerbread Men

Did you know that you can sew lace on the pages? Check out How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages.

How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages

Want to see how to make painted envelopes to match your junk journals? check out this video. How to Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Super fun way to make pockets to match your color scheme inside your junk journal. How to make a Painted Pocket for Junk Journal.

Need help creating covers check out this video How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal.

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

Great video on How to make a Christmas Journal Charm and ribbon tie closure.

Christmas Journal Charm

My passion is helping others learn new things. When sharing my hope is that every time I share a project you learn something new and useful. Having my creations going to a loving home puts me over the moon with joy!

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

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.

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 my Golden Christmas Junk Journals.

How to make a Christmas Journal Charm

Still working on a Christmas Junk Journal. Today I’m sharing How to make a Christmas Journal Charm. Using beads and charms with some ribbon I share how to make a Christmas themed journal charm.

Christmas Journal Charm

How to make a Christmas Journal Charm supply list.
Round Nose Pliers – I use two pairs.
The chain can be any color, you just want the rings big enough to attach jump rings through. 1.5 inches of chain
3/4 inch Lobster Clasp or 20mm
Jump rings – I found a kit on Amazon that has a ton of different sizes.
Charms and items to add to chains
Ribbon – I used four different colors, it’s what I had. 😉
Fiskar Scissors

Here is a video showing How to make a Christmas Journal Charm.

When making this Christmas Journal Charm I used items I had in my stash. A while ago when I shared Making Journal Charms I made several beaded items. It helps in making the journal charms to have all the items ready to go.

Christmas Journal Charm

When making jewelry items, it is okay to mix metal colors. As metal is a neutral color and therefore they all go together. So don’t feel you have to have it all match. I like the mixed look on a Junk Journal. It helps it make it look like junk. 😉

Since I made this Christmas Journal Charm detachable I decided to add ribbon so that when the charm was removed it still had something cute on the spine.

The video also shows how I make a ribbon closure for this Christmas Junk Journal. It is simple and I hope it gives you ideas.

Christmas Journal Charm

It was fun making this Christmas Journal Charm, so much I made three to match all of the Christmas Junk Journals I made! lol

Christmas Journal Charm

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.

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 Christmas Journal Charm.

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

Start playing the Christmas music. lol Today I’m sharing How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal. Using Fabric, Cardstock, Calico Collage journal kit – Golden Christmas along with my sewing machine I share How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal.

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

Almost daily I get questions on how to make a cover for a junk journal. I decided to share a video with the steps I take for a cover. How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal.

What you will need for this project. How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal
Pages – Calico Collage Golden Christmas, I have mine stamped and sprayed, ready to add trim
Fabric for outside cover
Chipboard – can use a cereal box or purchase chipboard or even an old book.
Cardstock for inside covers
Photocopy of music out of an old hymnal
Glue Stick
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Sewing machine – Mine is old but works great.
Needles I use Organ Flat Shank Size 80/12, Use what is recommended by your sewing machine. 
Thread of your choice – I used red.
Ribbon
Washi Tape
Distress Ink, Black Soot, and Vintage Photo
Fiskars Scissors – to trim the thread\
Waxed Linen Thread
Bookbinders Needle
Bookbinder’s awl in a kit.

Tip for making a cover from scratch. Know the size of your pages first. Once I have all my pages done and I stack them into Signatures (a group of folded papers) I measure. Measure the thickness of the pages. In my case, these were about 1 inch. The height of the page needs to be measured. My pages are 8 inches tall. The width next. Mine is 5.25 inches wide without lace, with lace 6 inches.

The book insides measure 8 x 5.25 with a one-inch spine. I want there to be plenty of room so I then add a little to each and end up with the following. The height 8.5, the width 6.25 and then the spine is 1.25.

Cut the chipboard two pieces 8.5 x 6.25 one piece 8.5 x 1.25. These will be the insides of your cover for stability. Layout these pieces and then measure a large rectangle. In my case, it was 16 inches wide by 10 inches tall.

Adhere the chipboard to the cover (fabric or paper) with Aleene’s Tacky glue. Use a bone folder to smooth out the glue and for the cover to adhere.

Fold over the edges to the inside of the cover. Again use Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Once the cover outside is complete, I will embellish the cover if I plan to sew, I do it now. For this Christmas Junk Journal, I used images from Calico Collage, copy of music, scrap of paper, washi tape and ribbon. Just play around with the composition until you see what you like.

Create pockets if you want them on the inside cardstock pieces. Adhere the inside pages to the cover with the spine being first. (if you want to do a hidden spine on a book you would sew to the 1.25 x 8.5 inch spine piece before you adhere it to the cover.

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

Now that the cover is done sew your pages to the cover and you are done! Enjoy the journal you just made!

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

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.

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 cover for Christmas Junk Journal.