Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card Tutorial

More stamped elements for a junk journal. Today I’m sharing a Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card Tutorial. Using a large rubber stamp, old dictionary page, Fantastix – blending tools, denim and lace with I show how to make a beautiful Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card. Once all the supplies are gathered this project goes super quick.

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card.

To make this 4 x 6 Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card begin with a page out of a dictionary. This was trimmed down to 4 x 6 inches.

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Stamp the Lottie Collage Stamp with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink in the center of the dictionary page.

Use Fantastix – blending tools with Distress Ink, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw and Surface Ink Rouge by Brutus Monroe to color the image.

Adhere to card base with the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect.

Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of the card.

Sew lace on the top and bottom of the card with a zig-zag stitch. Include the sides of the card too.

Add the glitter heart on top of the lace on the lower left corner/middle. Apply distress ink – Vintage Photo to the edges of the word – Beautiful. Adhere with the Best Glue Ever, using the No Clog Writing Cap to scrap of denim then on the right of the heart.

Sew around the denim – it gives it a nice detail.

Cut a small piece of eyelash yarn about 1/2 an inch. Apply the Best Glue Ever at the corner of the word and lay the eyelash yarn on top. Add a drop of glue on top of the eyelash yarn. Place two more drops of glue to make a cluster of three dots.

Using the Embellie Gellie, pick up a large flat back rhinestone and put on the drop of glue with the eyelash yarn. Place smaller rhinestones on the other two drops of glue.

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Enjoy the Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card you just made.

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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Stamped Journal Cards

A few days ago I was chatting with one of the admins from my Facebook group Friendly Junk Journal People. Naomi asked for ideas on how to use stamps with a junk journal. This prompted me to make a Stamped Journal Cards tutorial showing how stamps can be used to make journal cards without a lot of coloring. She didn’t want to spend a lot of time coloring in images.

Stamped Journal Cards

Here is a video tutorial showing how to make Stamped Journal Cards.

Supply List for Stamped Journal Cards.

Stamped Journal Cards

These stamped journal cards are super easy to make. To begin I chose to cut a piece of the dictionary page the same size as my focal stamped image. In this case, it was 2.25 x 2.25 inches. Then I stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink.

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Use the Ranger Blending tool and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of the paper.

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Apply a fine line of the Best Glue Ever on the backside of the dictionary page and apply to a 3 x 5 inch journal card.

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An option is to use a sewing machine and add zig-zag stitches around the image.

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For the second card, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Curious applied to a square stamp background. This was stamped on a 3.5 x 5.5 piece of dictionary page. Heat set to dry.

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Stamp the bird image with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink over the square of color on the dictionary page.

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Apply Dusty Concord and Crushed Oliver Distress Inks to the flower stamp and stamp on the right side of the square.

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Next stamp the postmark image in the center top of the square.

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Vintage Photo Distress Ink was applied with a blending tool around the stamped image and the journal card.

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Adhere the stamped dictionary page to the journal card with the Best Glue Ever.

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Distress the words – Adventure Awaits with Vintage photo distress inks.

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Cut a scrap of denim to be a mat for the word and adhere both on the journal card in the center bottom.

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Can take it up a notch by sewing on the journal card. I like combining the zig-zag with straight stitching.

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These Stamped Journal Cards were quick and easy to make. I can see all kinds of various styles done like this. What is your favorite style?

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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 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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Creative Mixed Media Play

Whenever I’m in a creative slump I try some Creative Mixed Media Play. It is a great way to just play and not think about what you are doing. The idea is to just let things come together, enjoy the process and play. Don’t like the last layer, add another with paint, stencils, stampings or Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Keep playing as long as you like, never worrying about what you will do with the finished items.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Here is a tutorial video showing my Creative Mixed Media Play session.

Now doesn’t that look like a lot of fun! Can you see how just pulling items you already have to play can help you with a creative block?

Creative Mixed Media Play

Supplies used for the Creative Mixed Media Play session.

The method of a Creative Mixed Media Play session is very simple. PLAY. For my play session, I decided to use old business cards as the base to paint. Attaching eight cards together with washi tape is a great way to work on multiple cards at one time as one unit.

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Apply layers and let them dry or manually dry each layer. I found that I like to work one layer at a time.

This is Creative Mixed Media Play, it is okay to mix different mediums. In my project I used, paper, paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Stamping, and stencils. You may choose to use layers of paper and some paint. It is okay to use what you have and just have fun.

These little cards will be fun to use in other projects. I’ll use some to make embellishments, journal cards or even just accents in a junk journal.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Take time to play today. Do some Creative Mixed Media Play and see where it leads. Most important is to have fun.

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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Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

I’m asked if I use my junk mail to make a junk journal. Today I decided that I would make a Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial to show you how I use junk mail. One of my friends texted me so we could visit. On that visit, she gave me a stack of junk mail. It seems I don’t get that much junk mail, or Henry throws it out. So this was a perfect opportunity for me to create using junk mail.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial Video.

What is fun about using junk mail for a junk journal is that no two will be alike. Each piece will be unique. In my case Using some thick cardstock ads and postcards works great for mixed media painting.

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial.

Gather some Acrylic Craft Paint and something to apply it to the junk mail. An old credit card, key card or gift card is a great tool to spread paint very thin on paper. It is easier to dry when it is thin. The first layer of paint is to help cover what was printed on the junk mail. If you like the colors and images you may skip this and go into the next portion.

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Applying media with stencils is a lot of fun and a great way to change up the look of junk mail. Layering those stencils help gives depth to the project.

Rubber stamps can be a great help for adding a shape if you don’t want to freehand paint the images. If you don’t have the stamp you want, try cutting a piece of fun foam into the shape and mounting it to an object for the “handle” and see how it looks. Heck, you can even use a potato that you carve. Look up Potato Stamps for ideas. 😉

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Adding outlines helps to define the images and makes these look finished. My paint was still a little wet and some of the pens were not working. Soon I’ll share another solution I found after I was done with this project. 😉 So make sure to come back to see it soon.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Since I covered up all the surfaces it was time to add something to write upon. This is where I used Canvas Corp Brands watercolor Postcards. Adding distress inks and stitching around the edges gives these a cute look, don’t you think?

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Using Aleene’s tacky glue I attached the postcards where I wanted in the journal.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Since this was a pretty simple journal it went quick and I was able to attach the “pages” with my sewing machine. That took no time at all. 🙂

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Take a look at that junk mail and see what pieces would be good to do some Mixed Media.

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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Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

It is with great pleasure that I share the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal. In January while at Creativation 2018 a few of us met up and discussed having a swap and YouTube Video hop. The final decision was to have a Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Theme. Each artist would make a 4 x 6 postcard with any mixed media they wanted and mail to the other artists.

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In this swap, there are three other ladies who participated. Check out the other Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime ladies social media.

When I got the postcards from the other ladies I decided that I would make a Junk Journal just for these postcards. Here is the video showing How I made my postcards and then the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Supplies Used for my postcards.

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Playing with a Gel Press is so much fun. There are so many things that can be done. Lots of layers, single layers, lots of texture or little texture. It is all about whatever you want at the time.

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I love how vivid the colors are on the postcards I created for the ladies. Green just spoke spring to me and that is why I used it with the blue.

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Supplies used for the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

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Having the inspiration in seeing someone else’s work really helps me think of ways to use it in my art projects. Seeing the different designs from each artist gives me ideas, helps me appreciate others art and gives me joy.

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Making a mixed media Junk Journal to hold all the postcards was so much fun! I love trying new things and mixed media allows me to play. These are now all in one place and easy to enjoy.

An element I like about this Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal is that I was able to put Mixed Media with Vintage themed elements and I think it turned out amazing.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Mixing denim, lace, yarn, and paper with the paints and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, gives this a unique look.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

The photos and video don’t do any justice to how beautiful these pages are. The surface is smooth and really feels good in my hands.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Being able to use the extra postcards I made in this journal was also a plus. Really wasn’t sure what I would do with them until I saw I needed a few more pockets.

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Many people ask me about where to find cool things for their junk journals. In this case, it was junk mail given to me by a friend, old book pages, and scraps of fabric and lace. And a few digital images from Calico Collage mixed with some awesome mixed media art by, Lena, Bea, and Shel C. And I think it turned out to be a pretty cool junk journal. How about you?

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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 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 Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Getting the Crazy Pages Swap has been so much fun. There are so many talented artists in this swap. Now I’m taking all those amazing works of art and turning it into a Crazy Pages Junk Journal. Using as much of the items that came in the mail and a few things from my stash I create a super cool Crazy Pages Junk Journal.

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Video showing how I bound the Crazy Pages Junk Journal and a view of the pages I put together.

The idea behind these crazy pages was for us to decorate the pages when we got them in our possession. I decided that I would turn mine into a junk journal that can be further embellished.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

The Crazy Pages Junk Journal measures 9.25 x 6.25 and has a total of 32 pages. The cover of the Crazy Pages Junk Journal is a watercolor paper that I stamped and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through one of my stencils. Next, I sewed around one of the Crazy Pages to then attach to the cover and leave room for a pocket.

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Used several of the envelopes that the Crazy Pages were mailed inside. By using the envelops those became the base page to attach the Crazy Pages. And it kept the old envelopes out of the trash. 🙂

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Some of the envelopes I applied acrylic craft paint, some got Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. It all depended upon my mood and what was on my desk at the time. lol

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Using my sewing machine to add design touches or to attach elements just makes me happy.

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Now that the journal has been made I’m looking forward to adding more artwork. 🙂

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The different sizes of the pages really make this Crazy Pages Junk Journal unique. While some of the pages might have been duplicated slightly no two junk journals would be 100% alike as we all have different ways to create journals.

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Make sure to look at the other Crazy Pages that have been posted on YouTube. There are some who even made a Crazy Pages Junk Journal like I did.

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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 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 Crazy Pages Junk Journal.

 

Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal

Creativation in Phenoix AZ kept me busy even in my hotel room before the show. While waiting for the opening day of the show I decided to use the Canvas Corp Brands new Nautical Line of papers to make a journal. I just love the new papers. The result was the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal created using the papers, canvas and even printed canvas.

Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal

Here is a flip through video of the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal. Make sure to watch until the end. In the end, I’ll share how you can win some of this wonderful screen printed canvas from Canvas Corp Home Basics.

Items used from Canvas Corp Brands to make the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal.

Since I had limited supplies being in my hotel room almost a thousand miles from home, it was easy to decide on what to use for the journal.

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I selected the papers that appealed the most to me. Then decided that I would make a few of the pages canvas and add pieces of the papers to embellish and create journal spots.

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What I liked the most about constructing this journal was using canvas as pages. Piecing together what was needed in order to have a pocket or journal card was fun. It made me look at fabric differently for a journal. Don’t be afraid to mix canvas and papers together. Get out that stash of fabric and use it in a junk journal.

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By using the canvas and the paper together in this Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal, it gives the journal body and texture. The papers are cardstock weight and each page feels good in my hands.

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Step outside your comfort zone and try something new, like sewing pages out of canvas and paper for a junk journal, like I did for the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal.

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Make sure that you visit Canvas Corp on the following Social Media to see lots of creative ideas using their products.

Share the video and like their social media to enter to win a small prize from me. One week to enter. Make sure to leave a comment on the video so I know where you shared the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal Video.

Drop Your Anchor 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 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 Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial

Recently while in Oklahoma City, I held a workshop at JRK Studios. There were three people in the workshop and I showed them how to make a Garden Fresh Junk Journal with a screen printed canvas panel from Canvas Corp Brands. Love the way the Spring Showers Fabric Panel looks on the cover of this Garden Fresh Junk Journal. Having the printed canvas made making the cover easy.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Below is the Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial. In this video, I show how I put the canvas cover together and then I add the pages using a pamphlet stitch.

Supplies used for the Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial.

A garden junk journal is a great gift for that gardener in your life. They will be able to record plantings and harvests inside this junk journal. The journal measures 8.5 tall by 5.75 inches wide and has 60 pages inside the three signatures.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Using the mini file folders from 7gypsies is a great way to add more journaling and some pretty colors to a page.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

In the workshop, I shared a clever way to use an old envelope to add more writing space. When they saw how simple it was to add the envelope their minds came up with lots of ideas to use in their journals.

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The digital images from Calico Collage were printed on an HPColor LaserJet Pro M281fdw printer. I used Color LaserJet Paper to get the beautiful images.

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On many of the pages, I used my homemade stencils and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to add stenciled images and color.

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Having a Cricut Explore Air has made choosing and making embellishments so much easier. I started with the original personal Cricut cutter many years ago and there was a big learning curve. Now it is so simple to pick an image, choose the size and then cut.

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Pages from gardening books are a great way to add color and space to add more journal cards. The beautiful images are perfect accents to use throughout this Garden Fresh Junk Journal.

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Coming up soon will be a tutorial on how I made my own washi tape. Be on the lookout for that soon.

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Take a look around at the items you have on hand and see how easy it is to make your own Garden Fresh Junk Journal. Once you get started you will love it so much you won’t be able to stop.

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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 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 Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial.

Fairy Garden Junk Journal Cover Tutorial

For the past month, I have been sharing tutorials on making a Fairy Garden Junk Journal on my blog and YouTube. Today I’m sharing a Fairy Garden Junk Journal Cover Tutorial to show how I put the complete journal together. Using fabric, chipboard, cardstock and other supplies I show how to make a cover for the Fairy Garden Junk Journal.

Video showing the Fairy Garden Junk Journal Cover Tutorial.

 

Supplies used throughout the Fairy Garden Junk Journal

When making a cover for a junk journal I like to measure the pages. Once I know that measurement I add about half an inch to the height and width. This is the size I will cut two pieces of chipboard. For the spine I measure how thick the pages are stacked together and add just a little for growth inside the journal, in this case, it was about 1.5 inches wide. Chipboard can be found in items around your home like cereal boxes, old printer boxes or you can purchase from a few sources online.

The fabric is then laid out with the chipboard pieces laid on top to determine how big to cut the fabric. I like to cut it about 1 inch bigger all the way around. There needs to be enough fabric to wrap around the edge of the chipboard on all sides when the three pieces of chipboard are laid side by side.

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Using Aleenes Tacky Glue while the fabric is on a non-paper worksurface start with the spine and apply a liberal amount of glue. Use a bone folder to smooth out the glue on the chipboard side. If you try to smooth the glue on the fabric side it will wrinkle and bunch. Go slow and smoothly. Next, apply glue to the other two pieces in the same manner.

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Wrap the fabric over to the inside. I like to start with the corners. I don’t cut I just fold inside. Then fold the sides and top to the inside. Let the glue dry a little before taking the cover to the sewing machine. Sew a zig-zag stitch around the outside edge of the cover.

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Cut cardstock to be about a quarter of an inch smaller than the cover measurements. These will then have leftover fabric placed on the bottom of the inside and back cover. Lay the spine cardstock piece first and make sure to use a bone folder in the bends of the cover to smooth the glue and get a good bond. Then glue the front and back inside to the cover.

Use a template to mark the hole placement for the three signatures. Punch nine holes in the spine. Punch three holes in the signatures that will correspond to the cover. Bind using a pamphlet stitch. The journal is now complete.

Once you have made a couple of these covers it gets a lot easier and you will be a pro in no time. I really like how this Fairy Garden Junk Journal Turned out.

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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 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 for the Fairy Garden Junk Journal Cover Tutorial and a flip through of the finished journal.

 

Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial

Recently inside Friendly Junk Journal People, I was asked, how do I use postage stamps? That prompted me to share the following Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial. In the video, I show how I use postage stamps as focal points on a mini paper bag and journal card. I also show a few other examples and ideas where Postage Stamps can be used.

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Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial Video.

Supplies for the Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial

What I really love about a project like this is you can make it any way you like. Each one can be unique or you can make sets. Since we are using old items it’s okay if they don’t all match.

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Save those leftover bits of paper and use shape punches to get more bang out of that stash. I found that If I will go ahead and pull a few paper punches out and just try to get the largest shapes first, then go to a smaller punch until there is nothing left. Doing this when you cut a sheet of paper for a project, or if you have a Circut or Silhouette you might use those leftover papers when the shapes are cut.

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I had a lot of fun making the example in the video. Before I started the video I made a couple other sets. This can get addictive making these up.

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The pinks in these just make me so happy. Party Pink was sprayed along with a small amount of Fully Purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through my Butterfly Stencil. The 4 x 6 inch watercolor card looks so pretty as the sprays bloomed on the paper.

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The second set is a little more traditional vintage look. Used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Kraft and Walnut Gold on these elements. Also used the same Butterfly Stencil as before, it seems to work in lots of situations.

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When I created the Vintage looking set I remembered that I had some tiny postcards and a passport stamped images. I had even already fussy cut these out. Score for being a quick project.

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Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressed Ink was used with a script background stamp. It just adds another vintage touch to the mini bag.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Take a look at your stash, you may just have everything you need to make some pretty great Postage Stamp Embellishments yourself.

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