Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Day 30 of #useitupjuly sharing a Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial today. Continuing on the different colors of Junk Journal Page Tutorials sharing a red page. One of the items in my stash is red vellum that I’ve had for years and need to use!  Come along and see how I used it in this Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial Video

Supplies used for the Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

To begin this Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial using the dictionary page, lace stencil and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, apply color through the stencil. Allow to dry or use a heat tool.

Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Attach fabric to a strip of cardstock to form a pocket. Apply glue to the strip to hold it in place for sewing, or if you are not sewing, make sure that there is enough glue to hold the pocket in place. Sew down the sides of the page to finish the edge.

Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

On the red vellum attach a strip of fabric using Aleene’s Tacky glue. Sew down the sides of the page to finish the edge.

Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Place the dictionary page on the back of the red vellum page. Sew or adhere the top and bottom to create one unit.

Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Create corner pockets using a square of a book page, folded in half and colored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Add stitches for more details and add to the page.

Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Attach the corner pockets to the vellum side of the page. Add words and heart shapes to the pockets.

Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Flip the page over and attach smaller corner pockets and add words and a little heart.

Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Fill the pockets with tags and a booklet on both sides of the page.

Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial

That red poppy fabric really helped pull this page together. I love how the vellum looks and that you can see through to the other 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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Red Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Day 29 of #useitupjuly and I’m sharing a Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial. Going through my stash and creating junk journal pages in various colors. Since I just completed the Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial and had supplies out I made the light blue page.

Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial Video

Supplies used for the Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

For this Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial, I begin by referring back to my Napkin Embellishment Tutorial. Where I used a glue stick to adhere a napkin to a piece of paper. Separate the layers of the napkin so that only the design remains. Coat a piece of paper – like the dictionary page with a glue stick, work quickly and be generous but not crazy. Lay the napkin face down and then press the page covered with the glue stick on the backside of the napkin. Press gently and it should adhere.

Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Next, add stitching around the edge and add a scrap of fabric for a tab. This page could be left as it is with the pretty napkin, but let’s add a little pocket. Layering scraps of paper and adding the digital images from Calico Collage along with the words from my shop create a pocket. Adhere on three sides of this piece to hold a tag or two.

Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Flip the page over and attach a pocket to the left side. In my case, it was a leftover piece from an old project that I didn’t use. Check out my Pocket tutorials for other ideas to use for pockets.

Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Attach a folded piece of paper on the right side to create a pocket. Add another piece of paper to make the top layer thicker if necessary. On my page I wanted it to be the same shade of blue so I attached a piece of text weight paper after stamping and adding stickers.

Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Fill the pockets with tags and booklets to journal upon and enjoy!

Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Making these pages has been a great way to use up leftover pieces. I like finding ways to use things instead of storing a partial sheet of stickers. Have fun using it up!

Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Light Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Day of 22 #useitupjuly and today’s project is a Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial. Several members of my Facebook group Friendly Junk Journal People wanted tutorials on different pages. This is one of many junk journal pages that I’ll be sharing.

Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial Video

Supplies used for the Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial

The goal is to use up all the bits and pieces for the Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial that I can. Thought that sharing how to make individual junk journal pages might inspire each of you to use up your stash.

When I have leftover bits I try to sort by color. Using 12 x 12 clear scrapbook pockets to keep everything in order and easy to see. Before I cut a large sheet of paper for a project I look in the pockets to see if there is something I can use. Don’t want to create more scraps.

Images from Magazines and Calendars are a great source to add color to junk journals. Trim out of the magazine or calendar and use any way you like. If there is writing on the back side of the image you want, then add another piece of paper. Notebook paper is a great back and it gives you lines to write upon.

Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial

White and Ivory lace is great to have in the stash. The lace can be sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to match a project. It cuts down on having too many colors of lace that you may not use all of the time. But white or ivory lace is easy to work into a project as it can be changed.

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Think outside the box when making journal pages. It’s okay to splice two pieces together to get the size you need. Remember there is no wrong way to make a junk journal page.

Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial

After seeing the Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial what other colors would you like to see used in junk journal pages? Feel free to share here on the blog or visit my Facebook Page By Linda Israel and drop a note there.

Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial

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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Purple Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

7Gypsies Embellishment Junk Book

Day 21 of #useitupjuly, today sharing 7Gypsies Embellishment Junk Book times two! It was so fun making the Embellishment books a week ago that I decided I would make two more in a different theme. Using lots of items from my stash and several from 7Gypsies I share two books that were made.

7Gypsies Embellishment Junk Book

7Gypsies Embellishment Junk Book Video.

Supplies used in the making of the 7Gypsies Embellishment Junk Book.

This is the Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial I made on July 12. It features using the Frankenpages technique to create the cover and pages. This video also shows how the cover book was constructed and all the goodies inside the first two I made.

The 7Gypsies Embellishment Junk Book is a great way to use up scraps and items that you have had for a while, or that you have duplicates of in your stash.

When these books were made I was going through my stash and found where I had cut items out of the 7Gpysies booklets and out of sheets of images. Being able to find a use for the leftover pieces helps me a lot!

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As an artist and crafter, I tend to find reasons to keep things that might be trash to others. The postcards used for the pages is one of those items. But having those pieces to use as a base helped these 7Gypsies Embellishment Junk Books come together.

Once I got started it was hard to stop with just one book! lol I have supplies to make dozens of these little books. Creating with a theme helped me focus on the creation of the first 7Gypsies Embellishment Junk Book. When it was done I realized that I had enough to make a second with similar items.

Take a look at the stash you have. Find those items that you love and put them to use. We spend so much time shopping and collecting that we forget to create! My hope is that you are inspired to create after seeing one of my videos.

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After seeing my 7Gypsies Embellishment Junk Book what kind of embellishment book would you make?

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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the 7Gypsies Embellishment Junk Book.

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

Day 20 of #useitupjuly, today it is a Cluster Embellishment Tutorial. Using some leftover items and images from Calico Collage I share how to make three different Cluster Embellishments.

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

When getting prepared for the Cluster Embellishment Tutorial I collected the items I knew I wanted to use. First I imported the Calico Collage images into the Silhouette software. Adjusted the size and created cut lines. Printed the images and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo 3. While I was cutting I also cut squares and circles for the mats on my Cricut. Handy to have two different machines so I could get done fast. lol

Using papers from my stash, some I’ve had for years, I then proceeded to use the Flourish Square paper punch and create shapes for bases.

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

The tuck spot or journal card was made using a scrap of Kraft Cardstock. Distress Ink, frayed burlap was applied to the edges, then overstamped with a script rubber stamp for a background.

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

Lace was sewn down the side and then the elements I wanted to use were arranged on top. Adding stitches with a sewing machine gives each the handmade look and a bit of charm.

Little words were added to tell a story. In the past, I wouldn’t put words as I didn’t have any and then I realized I could make my own!

Have fun using your stash and making little cluster embellishments. Hope you enjoyed the Cluster Embellishment Tutorial today!

Cluster Embellishment Tutorial

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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Cluster Embellishment Tutorial.

 

Paper Pocket Tutorial

Day 19 of #useitupjuly and I’m sharing a Paper Pocket Tutorial. These pockets are perfect for junk journals. One pocket I really like because it holds lots of goodies that can be placed anywhere in a journal and taken out to use the bits.

Paper Pocket Tutorial

Paper Pocket Tutorial Video

Supplies used for the Paper Pocket Tutorial

I’m working on my goal of using it up in July by going through my stash and finding ways to use items.  Each project reduces my stash a little at a time.

The plan for the Paper Pocket Tutorial today was to use brown paper sacks, book pages, transparency and a sewing machine to make pockets.

The size of the pocket is determined by the journal. I measure the page and subtract about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch. That is the width of the pocket. The height is usually no more than 4.5 inches. It depends on how large the journal pages are and what will go inside.

The inspiration for the first pocket: one day while playing around with paper, I decided why couldn’t I create a multi-pocket out of one sheet of paper. That is when the three pocket came about. Being able to see bits at different levels in the pockets gives just a little bit of charm to a junk journal. A removable pocket is so much fun!

Paper Pocket Tutorial

The second pocket I made used transparency film that I purchased for a different project but the transparency film didn’t work for that other project. That is when I thought, hey it can be a pocket in a junk journal. And that is how I decided to use transparency film over a stamped piece of kraft paper sack.

Paper Pocket Tutorial

Take a look at those supplies you have and use them. Sure it is fun to go shopping, but after a while, you can have way too many supplies and it can overwhelm you. Don’t be overwhelmed with too many supplies, use it up!

Experiment with your supplies to find new things. If trying something for the first time, use old book pages or scrap paper to make the prototype. Sometimes I like how the prototype turned out with scraps! lol

Have fun creating and Use It Up!

Paper Pocket TutorialMake 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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Paper Pocket Tutorial.

Use Your Wings Junk Notecard Tutorial

This month is halfway over! Day 17 of #useitupjuly sharing, Use Your Wings Junk Notecard Tutorial. Using the junk on my desk and a stamp I create a little notecard.

Use Your Wings Junk Notecard Tutorial

The video for Use Your Wings Junk Notecard Tutorial.

Supplies used for the Use Your Wings Junk Notecard Tutorial

The process of making this Use Your Wings Junk Notecard Tutorial begins with applying Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to a page out of a book. I love using the stencils I made for this, as I know that each one is unique and no two will be identical.

Adding stamping with white paint on the book page makes the heart on the top pop out on this card.

Being able to attach the transparency using a sewing machine really makes me happy. I love how the stitches look.

The packaging from 7Gypsies really makes me happy. I love that they use pretty prints so that we can use the packaging in our projects too. It was perfect for a bookmark tag.

Use Your Wings Junk Notecard Tutorial

One of my best investments has been the Silhouette Cameo 3. This machine has allowed me to create so much for junk journals. Like the words and word phrases. This time I created the words with white text and a black box. Printed on cardstock and then used the Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut the words. Being able to create any phrase at any time makes me so happy!

What kind of scraps do you have leftover? How do you use the scraps? Love to hear, feel free to tag me on social media and use #useitupjuly as the tag. 🙂

Use Your Wings Junk Notecard Tutorial

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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Use Your Wings Junk Notecard Tutorial.

Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial

Day of 13 #useitupjuly, decided to share a Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial and then share the contents of the Dragonfly Memories Junk Journal. The Pamphlet Stitch Binding is one of the easiest for making journals. Once you have made a few journals it will be one of your favorite ways to bind a journal.

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Video showing the Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial.

Supplies used for the Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial and Dragonfly Memories Junk Journal.

The Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial should help you bind most journals. Today only one signature is used and only three holes are made to attach the pages to the cover.

Once the cover and the pages have been finished, stack the pages making sure these are even. Hold the pages together with giant paperclips or clips. The key is to keep the pages lined up and not let these move.

Make a hole punching template. Measure the height of the book, cut a piece of cardstock at that height and about 2 inches wide. Fold the paper in half both from top to bottom and lengthwise. Mark the center point. Using the fold mark that is the length o the journal mark a dot 1.5 inches from each end. These are the three places to punch holes.

Lay the template in the spine of the journal pages and cover. Punch the three holes. Use waxed linen thread and a bookbinders needle to bind the pages.

Start in the inside center hole, pull needle to the outside, making sure to secure the tail and not pull it through to the front. Now place the needle in the top hole from the outside of the journal and go to the inside. Pull the center tail up towards the top of the journal and use the same hole in the center again to go to the outside. Then pass the needle through the bottom hole on the outside. With the needle on the inside go under the top thread. Pull the tail and the remaining thread in opposite directions. Making sure that the thread on the inside and outside are tight. Tie a square knot.

Once you have bound a couple of journals using this method, you will find it is super easy.

Making the Dragonfly Memories Junk Journal really helped me use up my stash! This journal measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches and has 11 sheets of paper folded in half to make 44 pages.

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Hopefully this Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial will inspire you to get into your stash and use it up! It is a lot of fun to shop for supplies, but now it’s time to use them in projects. 🙂

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What will you use from your stash this month? Feel free to share it using the #useitupjuly tag so I can see your work.

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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.

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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial

Tropical Flip Book Tutorial Using Junk Mail

This Tropical Flip Book Tutorial Using Junk Mail is because of a YouTube followers request. She really asked for me to make a tropical flipbook, I just chose to use junk mail. 😉 The tutorial has these techniques included: Frankenpage, Tuck Spot, Paper Hinge Technique, Pockets, Belly Band, Hidden Pocket. Day 8 of my #useitupjuly challenge.

Tropical Flip Book Tutorial Using Junk Mail

Tropical Flip Book Tutorial Using Junk Mail Video.

Supplies used in the making of the Tropical Flip Book Tutorial Using Junk Mail.
Junk Mail

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You will look at your mail differently after seeing how I transformed a mail flyer into a really cool Tropical Flip Book. The method is really easy. Using the Frankenpages concept, attach scraps of papers to a mailer. In my case, this was a large 11 inch tall by about 22 inch wide advertisement.

Tropical Flip Book Tutorial Using Junk Mail

If you don’t have an advertisement that is that large, you can always attach several together. Use the scraps of paper to adhere the pieces together or even washi tape.

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Once the scraps have adhered to the base I then added stitching around the pieces. I chose to work on one side first using black thread in the upper and lower threads on my machine. That way there would be decorative stitches on both sides. When I felt one side had all the necessary stitches I the flipped over the piece and added stitches where I thought it would look good.

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Choose elements from old projects to decorate the new flip book base. Some of these were digital images from Calico Collage, some were scraps from play sessions. This is a great project to use up those leftovers.

Tropical Flip Book Tutorial Using Junk Mail

Have fun playing with the junk and make something useful. This Tropical Flip Book would be a great travel item to add memories from a fun Tropical Vacation.

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How would you use your junk to make a Tropical Flip Book? Feel free to share using the #useitupjuly tag on social media. I would love to see what you created after seeing the Tropical Flip Book Tutorial Using Junk Mail.

Tropical Flip Book Tutorial Using Junk Mail

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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Tropical Flip Book Tutorial Using Junk Mail.

 

Scrappy Tropical Note Card Tutorial

Day two of #useitupjuly and I have a Scrappy Tropical Note Card Tutorial to share. My goal is to use up some of this stash I’ve collected and share ideas so you can also use up your scraps.

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Scrappy Tropical Note Card Tutorial Video.

The supplies I used for the Scrappy Tropical Note Card Tutorial

For this Scrappy Tropical Note Card Tutorial, I decided that I wanted to make some note cards for a flip junk journal. When I’m creating a journal I like to make the note cards and other elements before I finish the journal. Doing this helps me have everything I need as I’m working.

Scrappy Tropical Note Card Tutorial

Since I keep the items I create when playing it was a perfect item to use for cards like this. Overstamping on the piece makes an instant background for the look I wanted.

Stickers are something that I don’t usually buy, but if I find a great bargain sometimes these make it home. lol When I was digging around and found the surfboard stickers and the stamps I knew what to create!

Tattered Angels Glam is so fun to use on projects. It gives the project a shiny shimmer that brings a project to another level.

Scrappy Tropical Note Card Tutorial

If you have been following me for very long you may have noticed that I love to add stitching to my projects. I just love the look it adds and makes me feel good about keeping that sewing machine nearby.

What kind of items do you have in your stash that you need to use up? I have so many it is hard to list them all, but hopefully my projects like this Scrappy Tropical Note Card Tutorial will inspire you.

Scrappy Tropical Note Card Tutorial

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.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Scrappy Tropical Note Card Tutorial.