Sewn Journal Cards

Glad you are here to see my post about the Sewn Journal Cards I made for the Lace Song Bird Junk Journal. Sewing lace and fabric on the journal card gives a pretty texture.

Sewn Journal Cards

Here is a video showing how to make these Sewn Journal Cards.

Sewn Journal Cards Supply List
Ivory cardstock stamped with a background stamp
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Mini, Dried Marigold
Blending tool
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Fiskar Scissors
Fabric strip – one inch wide
Lace
Sewing Machine
Martha Stewart Bird punch
Peach cardstock
Self-adhesive rhinestones
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Apricot

Sewn Journal Cards

The method is pretty simple. Cut the stamped cardstock down to the size you want your journal cards – mine were about 4 inches by 5 inches in size. Round the corners with the Corner Chomper.

Apply Distressed ink – Spiced Marigold around the edges of the journal cards. Then spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists over the cards to add a pretty shimmer.

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Sew lace and fabric to the card with a zig-zag stitch on a sewing machine. If you don’t have a sewing machine use the Best Glue Ever or staple the lace and fabric to the card.

Use the Martha Stewart Bird Punch with peach paper to make bird shapes. Apply Distressed ink – Spiced Marigold around the edges of the birds. Adhere birds on top of the fabric with ScraPerfect’s Best Glue Ever.

For a final touch adhere self-adhesive rhinestone for an eye on each bird.

Sewn Journal Cards

Admire the beautiful Sewn Journal Cards you made.

Sewn Journal Cards

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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Halloween Witches Junk Journals

It’s Fall and time for Halloween and today I’m sharing four Halloween Witches Junk Journals I made using Calico Collage digital images, Canvas Corp Brands Halloween cardstock, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Halloween Witches Junk Journals

Last week I visited Canvas Corp Brands Home office and was able to pick up a few new things. I also got a few RAK’s (Random Act of Kindness) packages in the mail filled with Halloween items. This prompted me to take a look at my stash and see that I had some Calico Collage digital images ready to use.

The result was four Halloween Witches Junk Journals. Each journal has 8 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 32 pages to add memories. The journals are almost 5 inches by 7 inches in size. Lots of Stamping and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were used in each journal.

Here is a flip through video for the four Halloween Witches Junk Journals.

Papers and digital kits used to make the Halloween Witches Junk Journals.
From Canvas Corp Brands. Haunt It on Kraft Paper, Haunt It: Black & Kraft “The Raven” Paper, Haunt It: Cats, Hats & Bats on Kraft Paper and Haunt It Tags on Kraft Paper
Witches Digital Images from Calico Collage
Vintage Halloween Coffin Tags from Calico Collage
All Hallows Eve digital journal kit

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Being able to use the papers and images along with the items that were sent to me was wonderful. Using my sewing machine to add a few stitches here and there brings me joy. This was also a great time to bust out my Halloween Stamps, some I’ve had for years.

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Although each journal has the same basic papers and I used some of the same techniques each is unique. Stamping, Spraying Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, adding stickers and more help to make each one unique.

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How do you celebrate Halloween? Usually, we are away but this year I think we will be home to hand out candy to the local kids.

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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.

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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How to attach chain closure and flip through of Lace Song Bird Junk Journal

Members of the FJJP asked for a new tutorial. How to attach chain closure and flip through of Lace Song Bird Junk Journal is the focus of this post today. The Lace Song Bird Junk Journal was made using the Calico Collage kit Song Bird.

Song Bird Junk Journal

The Lace Song Bird Junk Journal measures 8.5 inches tall by 6 inches wide with a two-inch spine. There are 3 signatures of 10 sheets of paper folded to make 120 pages. Fabric and lace were used for the cover and the closure is a beautiful chain filled with charms to hold the journal closed.

Song Bird Junk Journal

Chain Closure supplies used in the Lace Song Bird Junk Journal
10 mm chain that is about 5 inches long
Large Jump rings
Two half-inch lobster claws
Various charms
Beaded components
Small 6mm Jump Rings
Needle nose pliers
Crop-a-dile hole punch and eyelet setter
Eyelets

Song Bird Junk Journal

To add the chain closure first begin by punching holes in the front and back covers. I used a template to help with the placement of the holes. Then insert the eyelets into the holes.

Use one the large jump rings and one lobster claw on the back cover. Attach the other large jump ring through the front cover.

Select charms and bead components and attach with jump rings to the length of chain. For this closure I wanted to have extra chain for the charms and if the journal got fuller with new additions.

Once the charms are added to the chain add the remaining lobster claw to the end of the chain. Attach the closure to the journal.

Here is a video showing How to attach chain closure and flip through of Lace Song Bird Junk Journal.

The Song Bird Junk Journal came about because of my mother’s love for birds. I chatted with Norella the owner and creator of Calico Collage and she agreed that a bird journal kit was a good idea. Then my mother died and this caused Norella to work quicker on getting the journal kit made. The Song Bird Junk Journal kit is beautiful! She did an outstanding job, and I’m so happy she made this journal.

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When I got the kit I then started looking through my stash to see what I wanted to use with the beautiful images. It was lucky to find a stash of peach lace. I had forgotten that I had it, left over from making bridesmaids dresses years ago.

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Follow my blog to see a tutorial on how to make the journal card below.

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The lace was sewn onto the pages after I used some Vintage Photo Distressed Inks on the pages and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Several stamps from my stash made an appearance on the pages too.

Song Bird Junk Journal

My friends of the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group have blessed me with wonderful packages and I was able to use several items inside this journal.

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Making the Song Bird Junk Journal was a great therapy session for me. It was good to remember my mom and her love of birds. Norella even made a couple of images from a photo of my mom when she was eighteen and these are used in the journal.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing this journal and how to attach chain closure and flip through of Song Bird Junk Journal.

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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.

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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Magnificent Junk Journal Page

Welcome to my blog. Today I’m sharing how to make a Magnificent Junk Journal Page. Using stamps from Brutus Monroe, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and various scraps of paper I share how to make a Magnificent Junk Journal page.

Magnificent Junk Journal Page

What are your favorite themes to use in a Junk Journal? Mine varies depending on my mood. Some are chosen because of the digital kit or a favorite stamp set that I want to use.

Supplies used for making the Magnificent Junk Journal Page
Beautiful Stamp Set from Brutus Monroe
Be Brave from Brutus Monroe
Detail ink – Raven from Brutus Monroe
Surface ink – Cabbage
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Emerald Green
Prima paper flowers
Envelope Die from Tim Holtz
Tulip Glitter Paint
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Scrapbook paper and Mop up paper cut at 8 inches by 10.50 inches
Envelopes
Bling from Dollar Tree
One inch circle punch
Paperclips
Ribbon
Distressed ink – Vintage Photo
Old book page
MISTI
Napkin
Stickers from Dollar Tree
Sewing Machine

The inspiration for making this Magnificent Junk Journal Page was from Liz Costin. Recently I was the swap coordinator for a page swap for Friendly Junk Journal People and I had the pleasure of looking at all of the pages before swapping. I loved what Liz did with her pages so I asked if I could make a tutorial with her pages. She agreed so here I am sharing. 😉

Here is a video showing how to make a Magnificent junk journal page.

Since we are doing page swaps in our group I decided to follow the size requirement that we set in the group for the pages. My page is 8 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide.

When I’m working in a journal it needs to have places to write. Isn’t that what most journals are about? Even though I may not like my handwriting I want to have plenty of room to record memories or notes. That is why this Magnificent Junk Journal Page has pockets to hold journal paper.

Magnificent Junk Journal Page

Every time I make a junk journal page I feel good about using the things I have in my stash. You can make trash into treasure with a little work.

Magnificent Junk Journal Page

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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Halloween Junk Journal Page

Hello, my friends. Today I’m sharing how to make a Halloween Junk Journal Page. Using Items that would be trash, Stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, left over bits and Calico Collage Digital images.

Halloween Junk Journal Page

Have you received items in the mail or with a product and thought I really should do something with this besides throwing it away? Well, today I’ll show you how I took items that were trash and make these into a fun Halloween Junk Journal page.

Supplies Used for this Halloween Junk Journal Page
Witches Printable from Calico Collage there are 8 images, I only used four.
All Hallows Eve Digital Journal Kit from Calico Collage
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot
Garment pin
Spider charm from Tim Holtz
Cricut cut images – Black Cat, Crow and spider web
Stickers
Scrapbook paper and cardstock scraps
part of a manilla envelope that was sent to me
A booklet from a makeup kit
Note pad papers – one from Dollar Tree the other a legal JR pad
Ribbon from a swap
Butterfly hair clip from Dollar Tree
Washi Tape
Sewing machine
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Envelope die from Tim Holtz
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mists Iridescent gold and It’s Black

For those that like a video here is a video. How to make a Halloween Junk Journal Page.

This Halloween Junk Journal Page was made for a page swap inside the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Every month there is a new theme and we are swapping one page with a partner.  The idea was that it would be easier to make one page to swap with another. But if more pages were wanted, just ask to be on the list for however many pages you want to create and swap.

Halloween Junk Journal Page

The swap requirements:
1. Make 1 journal page when open measure 10.5 inches wide by 8 inches tall. The folded page will be 5.25 inches wide by 8 inches tall.
2. The page should include a tuck spot
3. At least one journal card should be included
4. Sign each page so that the new owner will know you created the page. You can sign up for specific months or take the 12 month page challenge. Please note that you must sign up each month if you want to be a part of the event.

Halloween Junk Journal Page

Using the swap requirements I selected items from my stash to create the Halloween Junk Journal Page. What I found really cool was using the things that others would throw out. Like the manilla envelope from a swap, I received in the mail or the makeup booklet.

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Use up the things that come into your life. Make art with these items. Take a look around your home and see what you can use to make your own Halloween Junk Journal Page.

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.

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All Hallows Eve a Halloween Junk Journal

Today I’m sharing a new Junk Journal. It is an All Hallows Eve a Halloween Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Digital images, some images from my friend Janice, Stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Halloween Junk Journal

Since we are having a Halloween contest in the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group I thought I should make a Halloween Junk Journal. Norella with Calico Collage provided a great freebie for the contest and has also agreed to give the winner a copy of the All Hallows Eve Digital junk journal kit.

Halloween Junk Journal

So I thought I should make a Halloween Junk Journal with those images so that everyone can see how cool these images are to use. Using these images makes a junk journal come together so easily.

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For this Halloween Junk Journal, I started collecting things I already had in my stash. some of those items were stickers. When out shopping I buy stickers and then I get home and forget to use them. My plan this year has been to use up the items I have and when I found the stickers I decided I will use as many as I like.

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This journal also helped me use my Cricut. I did a search of all the Halloween images that I own and picked a few to cut. I didn’t use all of these images, but I had fun with the stack of things I collected. What didn’t get used in the Halloween Junk Journal will go in some RAK packages in the next few weeks. That way I get rid of this stash!

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My brother gave me a box of papers and photos he picked up at an auction a few weeks ago. It is time for me to use some of those items. Digging around in the box I found some 5 x 7 black and white photos. These became some items to add into pockets.

Halloween Junk Journal

In this video, I show how to make the cover for the Halloween Junk Journal and how to sew the pages inside. At the end of the video is a flip through of the junk journal.

Making this Halloween Junk Journal was fun. It was cool to try a few new things, like stencils and the Cricut images I cut. Many people love Halloween and consider it their favorite holiday. What is your favorite holiday?

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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.

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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Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

Hello everyone today I’m here to share Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page over on the Brutus Monroe Blog. Using the Brutus Monroe Stamp club set for September – I love you more than tacos, I create a fun Junk Journal page with pockets and little note pads.

Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

Here is a video for Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page.

I’m always looking for new ideas and It took me a few days to think about how I would use this little stamp set. Sometimes it takes a few days for inspiration to strike. I had been thinking about this on and off all day and I couldn’t figure out what would be cute and clever. So I went to bed and as I laid there my mind kept working.

Finally, the idea Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page came to me and I got out of bed so I could sketch out the idea and get some sleep. lol

The next morning I started looking through my papers and found this cool zig zag that reminded me of the bright colors you see in Mexican restaurants. I knew that would be a perfect background for my page.

Digging around in my scraps of paper and fabric I found the paper to cut a black and red heart. Then I found an old package from some jewelry findings and thought that would be perfect for a journal card.

Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

It’s amazing that once you let your mind go you can come up with something creative.

The foundation paper in this journal page is one of the old letterheads from my husband’s office. I love putting these in my spray box and let the over spray cover them. This page I had a stencil in the box and decided to add color with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

My brother gave me a box of goodies he found at an auction. Some of these items were in the trash and some he purchased for $1 for a large box. I found the 90’s girl in the box and thought it was funny to add I love you more than Tacos in a speech bubble.

Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

Creating a junk journal is about having fun. That is why I thought I would share Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page as it is funny and it made me laugh.

Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

I hope you enjoyed my post today about Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page.

Make sure to check out the Brutus Monroe Blog.

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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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.

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

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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.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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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

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