Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Hello friends, today is day 10 of the 12 days of Junk Journal Gift Ideas and I’m sharing a Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal. This is a super easy mini junk journal that can be made as a small stocking stuffer or to add to a Christmas Card.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Video Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal.

The method for making this one sheet mini junk journal is very easy. Take the 12 x 12 inch sheet of paper and score at the 3, 6, 9 inch marks, rotate 90 degrees and score at the 3, 6, 9 inch marks. Then slightly crease the page so you can see the sore marks.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Make a cut down the center score mark and stop 3 inches from the edge. Rotate paper 180 degrees and cut the outside two score marks and stop 3 inches from the edge. You will have a zig-zag looking sheet of paper.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Next, fold the paper in an accordion fashion until the pages have been formed. Using the Best Glue ever adhere the pages together. Keeping in mind those pages you want to have pockets, leave the top open to slide a journal card inside.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Once the pages have adhered create the cover using scraps of paper cut to 2.75 inches square. Apply distress inks to the book and cover. Wrap one time around the journal with yarn and tie a bow. This will be the closure. Apply the Best Glue Ever to the cover pieces and adhere to cover over the yarn.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Cut a 1 inch by 3 inch piece of paper to cover the spine of the journal. Adhere using the Best Glue Ever. Once all of the gluing is complete use the Perfect Crafting Pouch to get rid of any sticky areas. Wipe with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove any excess powder.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

Decorate the one sheet mini junk journal to your liking. For mine, I used scraps of book pages, images from Calico Collage Drag and scraps of cardstocks.

Tutorial for a No Sew Junk Journal

The one-sheet mini junk journal has 18 pages including the covers for you to decorate and depending on how you created the pages could have 7 pockets.

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When you get started making these No Sew Junk Journals you won’t be able to stop as these turn out so cute!

Tutorial for a No Sew 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.

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Blue Embellishment Kits

Hello Friends. Since the Autumn embellishment kits were a hit I’ made some Blue Embellishment Kits. I had fun collecting items to put in these Blue Embellishment Kits, now available in my store, only have three of these kits.

Blue Embellishment Kits

Once I got to gathering supplies it seems now I have three Blue Embellishment Kits full of lots of goodies. Over 50 pieces!

Blue Embellishment Kits

Here is a video showing the Blue Embellishment Kits.

Some of the items that are in the Blue Embellishment Kits. Three yards of blue eyelash yarn and three altered paperclips, two different styles. Die cut shapes that can be used as tuck spots, some that can be used as journal cards.

Blue Embellishment Kits

Lots of different styles of journal cards. Handmade pockets and tuck spots made from old book pages or dictionary pages.

Blue Embellishment Kits

Stationary pages and even several punched shapes that can be used anywhere or as I like to do, at the end of strings.

Blue Embellishment Kits

Use this kit for one junk journal or break it up for several junk journals. You might even use this to inspire you for ways to make embellishments for your junk journals.

Blue Embellishment Kits

These Blue Embellishment Kits will be a perfect addition to your stash. Got a color or theme request for the next embellishment kits? Feel free to let me know in the comments.

Blue Embellishment Kits

Looking for a unique one of a kind junk journal? I’ll be glad to create one for you. Contact me through my Facebook Page with what colors you like, images you like and things you don’t like and your budget and I’ll be glad to create a custom junk journal for you.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

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

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Blue Embellishment Kits.

Tutorial Mini Inspire Junk Journal

Day 8 of the 12 days of Junk Journal gift ideas is a Tutorial Mini Inspire Junk Journal. This mini junk journal was made from items in my stash, mostly left over from other projects. This is a great way to use up those scraps.

Tutorial Mini Inspire Junk Journal

Video Tutorial Mini Inspire Junk Journal:

Supplies for the Tutorial Mini Inspire Junk Journal

Tutorial Mini Inspire Junk Journal

This Mini Inspire Junk Journal is a great gift to add to a Christmas card or to drop in a stocking for Christmas. Once you get started making these you will be surprised at how many you can make with just a few supplies.

Check out Rachel’s video on how to make the altered paperclip like the one I made for this Mini Inspire Junk Journal.

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This project is also a part of the 12 Days of Junk Journal Gift Ideas 2017:

Make sure you check out the other videos from the past 8 days.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

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

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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

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Tutorial Mini Composition Junk Journal

Continuing on the 12 days of Junk Journal Gift ideas, I’m sharing Tutorial Mini Composition Junk Journal for day 6. This is a quick gift that is perfect for just about anyone.

Tutorial Mini Composition Junk Journal

Using mini composition journals I picked up from the Dollar Tree helps to make this a fast project. This is also a great time to pull some old papers out of a book, I used a dictionary page for the covers.

Video Tutorial Mini Composition Junk Journal

Supplies for the Tutorial Mini Composition Junk Journal
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Rouge, Red Chiles, Hemlock Green.
Simply Sheer Spicy Mustard
Stencil
Dictionary pages
mini composition books
Distress ink – Vintage photo
Aleene’s Tacky glue
Foam Brush
Prima paper flowers, green, orange and yellow
Paper punch – Flag or mini banner shape
Tulip Glitter Paint
Fiskars Scissors
Fabric cut at 1 inch and the width of the fabric.

In the video, I adhered the paper to the journal first, but what I should have done was sprayed with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Then adhere the page to the cover of the journal.

Tutorial Mini Composition Junk Journal

Of course, you could use other papers, fabric, and flowers than what I used. There are so many different options that you could use to decorate these mini composition journals.

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After making a few of these I need to buy more of these tiny journals, these are so cute!

This project is also a part of the 12 Days of Junk Journal Gift Ideas 2017:

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 on my Facebook Page.

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

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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

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Aspire Dream Custom Junk Journal

Hello everyone. Today I’m sharing the following Aspire Dream Custom Junk Journal. One of my followers requested that I make a custom junk journal for her. The requirements she had were, dragonflies, hedgehogs, nature, eagles, earth tones – brick and burgundy reds, olive and moss green, and golden yellows.

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So using the list of things she liked and knowing the list of things she didn’t want I proceeded to pull items and share with her what I was thinking. She came back with feedback on the items she loved and wanted more of and we changed directions once. Once I had all the elements I set to work on the journal.

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Here is a flip through video of the Aspire Dream Custom Junk Journal.

Loir Louise is her name and she said she loved to color. That gave me the idea to make a lot of little journal cards that she could color and then write on the backside.

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I used the Dragonfly Delight journal kit from Calico Collage. This kit has a lot of teal and pink. Using distress inks and a blending tool I was able to alter the colors and add more golds, reds and darker greens. It really changed the look of the pages.

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Also used a few pages from the Gypsy Love journal kit from Calico Collage. The deeper greens and reds and gold I thought went perfectly with the other pages. I also liked that these pages were a different size so it gave some added interest to the journal.

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Since she liked autumn colors and dragonflies I used two of my custom stencils. Wanting to have stencils that fit my pages and had themes I liked I used my Cricut. Cutting each page to be the correct size and have images I liked. No one else will have these stencils thus making my junk journals unique. Lots of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were used on the pages.

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Other elements used in the Aspire Dream Custom Junk Journal was the floral fabric. To add interest here and there I cut one-inch strips of the fabric and then sewed on the pages, journal cards, and other elements.

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Making this Aspire Dream Custom Junk Journal was a lot of fun for me. Being able to pull my stamps down and give them a good workout made me smile.

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Looking for a unique one of a kind junk journal? I’ll be glad to create one for you. Contact me through my Facebook Page with what colors you like, images you like and things you don’t like and your budget and I’ll be glad to create a custom junk journal for you.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

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

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Aspire Dream Custom Junk Journal.

 

Dragonfly Junk Journal

Since March I’ve been asking Norella from Calico Collage for a Dragonfly Junk Journal kit. Well, she made one and I finally got time to make it into a journal and made three journal kits as well.

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This Dragonfly Junk Journal measures 6 x 8.5 inches with a 1.5 inch spine. There are 3 signatures with a total of 19 sheets of paper to make a total of 76 pages. The cover is fabric over chipboard and a little glitter tule sewed on top. Love the dragonfly broach I attached to the cover. It can be removed and worn. 🙂

Dragonfly Junk Journal

I made the dragonfly journal charms, here is the blog post with all the details on how to make a dragonfly journal charm. This is one of my favorite styles of journal charms to make, I can detach from the journal and where it on a necklace or attach to other items.

Dragonfly Junk Journal

Here is a flip through video of the Dragonfly Junk Journal and the kits I made.

Using Dragonfly Delight by Calico Collage for the images was such a joy. When Norella told me the kit was ready I was over the moon! The images she created and used are so wonderful. Love the colors too! Also used the Domino and Bottle Cap Dragonfly Delight images.

While out shopping I found the beautiful fabric with the flowers and butterflies and knew that it was a perfect match for this Dragonfly Junk Journal.

Dragonfly Junk Journal

For the journal cards inside this Dragonfly Junk Journal, I wanted different styles and sizes. It was fun to make different journal cards to have variety inside this journal.

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Sewing lace on the edges of the pages really does add a little something special.  I love using the zig-zag stitch over the lace.

Dragonfly Junk Journal

Since I didn’t have a dragonfly stencil I made two using my Cricut and transparency film. It was easy to make, found silhouette image of a dragonfly, duplicated and turned the images to make a random pattern and told the Cricut Explore Air to cut. Now I have a stencil I can use over and over!

Because the Simply Winter journal Kits were such a great hit I decided to make three Dragonfly Junk Journal kits. These kits have over 90 pieces and include the items necessary for the cover and inside pages.

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For the most part, the journals have the same elements, these might have different images but the same amount of pages and journal cards inside these Dragonfly Junk Journal Kits.

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Used a lot of Tulip Glitter paint on this junk journal. The glimmer it adds to the images is so pretty. Of course, I have to use lots of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists inside this Dragonfly Junk Journal and the kits too.

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Making the Dragonfly Junk Journal and kits allowed me to use lots of my dragonfly stamps. I love seeing the images on the pages.

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about the Dragonfly Junk Journal and kits.

 

How to make a Dragonfly Journal Charm

Hello everyone, I’m here to share How to make a Dragonfly Journal Charm for a Dragonfly Junk journal I made. Using lots of charms and beads I’ll share with you how to make a beautiful Dragonfly Journal Charm or planner charm.

Dragonfly Journal Charm

Dragonfly Journal Charm supplies
Round Nose Pliers – I use two pairs.
The chain can be any color, you just want the rings big enough to attach jump rings through. 1.5 inches of chain
3/4 inch Lobster Clasp or 20mm
Jump rings – I found a kit on Amazon that has a ton of different sizes.
Charms and items to add to chains
BEADSMITH-One Step Looper Tool
Loop Pins by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Pack of 24, Nickel, Brass and Copper Finishes, TH93200

When making this Dragonfly Journal Charm I decided to look for dragonfly charms and beads that I thought would match my Dragonfly Junk Journal. This is when you can pull those random beads that you don’t have enough to make one project. Each bead and charm can be different and it looks great.

Dragonfly Journal Charm

I’ll lay out all of the elements I think I want to use and then start attaching the elements to the chain. One jump ring at a time, each element is placed where I think it looks the best. Usually, I will put smaller elements closer to the top and large elements at the bottom of the chain.

Dragonfly Journal Charm

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

Having the right tools helps a lot in making the elements. I really like the one step looper. It works great. I’m not an expert at using it yet. This tool helps save a lot of time though.

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

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How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments

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

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

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

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

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

Video showing How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments.

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

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

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

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

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

Three Junk Journal Embellishments

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

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

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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 learn about How to make Three Junk Journal Embellishments.

Info about awls for book binding

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

Info about awls for book binding

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

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

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

Info about awls for book binding

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

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

 

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

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

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

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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

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

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Christmas Junk Journal Page

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

Christmas Junk Journal Page

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

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

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

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

Christmas Junk Journal Page

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

Christmas Junk Journal Page

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

Christmas Junk Journal Page

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

Christmas Junk Journal Page

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

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

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

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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

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

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