Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial

Come along and see the Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial today. There are several crew members of the Canvas Corp Brands that are sharing lots of Fall inspired projects to get you in the mood for Fall. Make sure you visit my blog to visit the posts by the others.

Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial.

The journal measures 8.25 x 6 inch Junk Journal with a total of 36 pages. The pages are a mix of cardstock and copy paperweight. Each page has been sprayed with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist and also feature a stamped image.

Using a stencil with the Tattered Angels Mists adds a personal touch to each page. I love that it adds color to the page that can still be written upon.

Stamping in black ink on each page gives a little bit of decoration that is simple and pretty. The images could even be colored by the journal owner.

Pockets in a journal are a great way to keep mementos of an event or time in our lives. The pocket pictured above was made from a book page during the mixed media pages tutorial.

The thicker watercolor paper from Tattered Angels is beautiful. The texture and weight of the paper is perfect for using watercolor paints.

Sewing other papers on top of a dictionary page gives unique writing space and adds a little bit of decorative detail. The pocket is hand to keep journal cards or other notes.

The grungy pages with the sprays and stamping make me happy. This is one of those journals that you can sit and pet.

The mixture of cardstock with notebook paper gives a lot of character to this Fall Journal.

Thanks for stopping here for the Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial. Make sure you visit the others below that are also in this Blog Hop.

  1. Scrappy Cafe (Betz Golden) https://scrappycafe.blogspot.com/2018/09/huge-fall-blog-hop.html
  2. Papierstau (Sanna Lippert) http://www.papierstau.at/fall-blog-hop-canvas-corp-brands/
  3. Marie Nicole Designs (Marie Heiderscheit) https://marienicoledesigns.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/farmhouse-autumn-mantel-teal-pumpkins
  4. Steph Ackerman – https://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-blog-hop-with-canvas-corp.html
  5. The Crafty Robin – https://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-canvas-corp-blog-hop.html
  6. Monica Taylor https://taylormadecards4u.blogspot.com/2018/09/toil-trouble-fall-blog-hop-with-canvas.html
  7. Karla Yungwirth https://creative-love-affair.blogspot.com/2018/09/canvas-corp-brands-fall-blog-hop.html
  8. Lynne Joncas https://scrappysquirrelsnest.blogspot.com/2018/09/basket-of-pumpkins-for-fall-ccb-blog-hop.html
  9. Priya Satish https://creativemotif.blogspot.com/2018/09/ccb-fall-hop.html
  10. Erin Reed – https://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com/2018/09/diy-give-thanks-stenciled-fall-wood-sign.html
  11. Natassa Blazaki – https://artrecipesandmore.blogspot.com/2018/09/welcome-to-fall-ccb-blog-hop.html
  12. Peggy Lee Baker https://pegbaker.blogspot.com/2018/09/ccb-fall-blog-hop-altered-paper-pumpkin.html
  13. Nadine Carlier – https://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-blog-hop-with-canvas-corp-brands.html
  14. Jaine Drake – http://www.basementstudio.lu/fall-ccb-blog-hop/
  15. Christine Santos – https://csantossite.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/boo-ccb-fall-blog-hop/
  16. Viktoriya Porechnaya https://vitulya.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-ccb-blog-hop-halloween-bouqet.html
  17. Hema VelCraft https://velcraft.blogspot.com/2018/09/autumn-smile.html
  18. Linda Israel https://lindaisrael.com/art/2018/09/28/fall-ccb-blog-hop-junk-journal-binding-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 Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial.

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Lots of fun to share today with a Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial and more. This was one of those super fun projects. The video shows how I took all the items and made a flowish paper bag journal. Then I share how to turn those paper bags into a mixed media journal. Lots of yummy things to see in this project.

 

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial Video.

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial.

This is a super fun project. Let’s get started on the Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial. Begin by selecting paper bags, acrylic paint, stamps, and mixed media papers.

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Have fun applying the mixed media papers to the bags. Don’t think about where you are placing the bits of papers, just have fun adding color here and there. Flip each bag over and add papers to the other side too.

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Once the papers have adhered to the bags start applying one color of paint here and there. Be random, don’t think about where you are adding color. Doing one layer at a time will give it time to dry and your colors won’t get muddy.

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Add Tattered Angels Mists to the bags to add another layer of color.

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Break out those stamps and add more interest to the bags. In this step, you will want to think about the direction of the bags and your stamps if they are directional images.

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Adhere Calico Collage images and handmade embellishments to the bag. Decorating the bags with all the bits and pieces is a lot of fun!

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Making all the Halloween items for this Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial was a lot of fun. So much fun that I ended up making kits for others to create their own. Check these out in my shop.

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial

There are over 100 pieces in each kit! A lot to use for those Halloween projects or that special Halloween Junk Journal.

What is your favorite Halloween Tradition? When I was a kid I loved going to the Halloween Carnival at our school. It was fun playing games and seeing the costumes!

Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal 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 Mixed Media Halloween Paper Bag Junk Journal Tutorial.

Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial

One more page for the rainbow junk journal. Today I’m sharing an Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial. Only two more to make for my junk journal. In this tutorial, I’ll share how to apply a napkin to a page and how to attach paper for additional writing space.

Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Let us begin the Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial. Starting with a napkin, separate the layers by using a piece of clear tape on the back side to peel the layers from the printed design.

Next, select a dictionary page and cut to 8 x 10.5 inches in size apply glue stick all over one side of the page. Carefully lay this page on the smooth napkin. Gently smooth the two together. Flip the dictionary page over and apply glue stick on that side and smooth the napkin on top.

Trim off the excess napkin with a paper trimmer or scissors. We want clean edges.

Since the napkin didn’t cover all of one side of the page, let’s make a pocket using a scrap of fabric measuring 4 x 10.5. Cut a piece of cardstock at 1.25 x 10.5 and a pretty lace at 10.5 inches long.

Apply distress ink on the side and bottom edge of the strip of cardstock. Make a sandwich with the Fabric, Cardstock Strip and Lace on top and sew these layers together.

Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Sew the pocket on the page and around the edges. Doing this attaches the pocket to the page and gives a decorative element around the edges too. Use a strip of a 1-inch x 3-inch piece of orange fabric to make tabs on the sides.

Select a page from the Calico Collage Natures Glory Digital journal kit and print lines on the back side. Trim page, removing the white edges around the page measuring 10.45 in width.

Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Spray the back side of this page through the lace stencil using the two orange colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Fold the page and apply distress ink around the edges. Attach the printed image to the napkin side of the page without a pocket using washi tape.

Add Journal cards, envelope and tags to the pockets and the Orange Junk Journal Page Tutorial is complete.

Orange 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 Orange 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.

Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Day 27 of #useitupjuly, today I’m sharing a Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial another in the series of different colors for junk journal pages. Using wallpaper, transparency film, acrylic paint scraps and a couple of digital images from Calico Collage.

Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial Video

Supplies used for the Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

This month is almost over and I’m still finding things to use up in my stash. This Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial project came about because of the requests to make different junk journal pages in different colorways.

Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

When I’m working on a project I collect all the items that could be used in a basket. Some of these items may not get used, but if these are in the basket then it is easier to see what is available to use in the project.

Wallpaper is a great way to add a pattern to a project and if you are lucky you can pick up sample books when these are retired. Just ask at your local wallpaper store if they have any discontinued wallpaper sample books.

Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Paint the back of the wallpaper to match the project, using acrylic craft paint. Using this paint is super easy and inexpensive! Apply with an old gift card and the paint dries quickly.

Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Add a pattern to the painted side using a stencil and a different shade of blue acrylic craft paint and a paintbrush. Don’t worry about being perfect, it is all about adding color and texture. Allow the paint to dry.

Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

For this Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial, I used a piece of transparency film for a pocket. Map out where you will want a pocket. In my page, there are to places for pockets. On those places add stitching. Then layer the transparency over the wallpaper design and stitch in place. This allows the pattern to be seen through the transparency and creates pockets.

Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Accordion fold the image from the Day Dreaming digital journal kit. This will be adhered on the painted side of the wallpaper, leaving a pocket to add a journal card.

Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Finish decorating the page by adding journal tags/cards and stickers.

Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Didn’t this Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial turn out really easy? Can you see how you can use items from your stash to create your own version?

Dark 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 Dark Blue Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Sunflower Yellow Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Day 24 of #useitupjuly, today I’m sharing a Sunflower Yellow Junk Journal Page Tutorial. Another page in my Junk Journal Page Tutorials using different colors for each page I create. Again, using items from my stash in my self-challenge to use it up!

Sunflower Yellow Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Sunflower Yellow Junk Journal Page Tutorial Video

Supplies used in making the Sunflower Yellow Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

For this Sunflower Yellow Junk Journal Page Tutorial, Start by using the technique from the Napkin Embellishments Tutorial. Apply a layer of napkin using a glue stick to a used manila envelope. Sew lace on the right edge of the page. This edge will become an opening for a pocket. Add decorative stitching to the other side.

Create a fold out pocket for the front of the page using the Mixed Media Frankenpages Method. Use an oversized postcard as the base – usually 6 by 11 inches in size and apply the mixed media Franeknpages method to both sides of the postcard.

Sunflower Yellow Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Paint a coffee sleeve a pretty yellow using acrylic paint. Add stitches to add interest. Stamp with a background stamp and apply flowers and words. Attach the coffee sleeve to the bottom portion of the fold out pocket. Insert a folder from Calico Collage Sunny Morning digital journal kit. Apply distress inks around the edges of all the pieces before attaching to the page.

Select one of the images from the Sunny Morning digital kit that has an area that can be torn to create a pocket.  Either print the image on cardstock or paste the printed copy page paper to another piece of paper for a thicker page.  Apply distress inks to the edges using a blending tool. Adhere the left side of the torn page up to the fold. Leaving the far left panel loose.

Use the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the glued area just in case there is sticky residue. Wipe off the powder left behind using the Perfect Cleaning Cloth. On the left side of the image sew decorative stitching. Next, position the torn piece and sew page attaching the new pocket.

Sunflower Yellow Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Apply Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint over the sunflower images, using a paintbrush to spread out the paint in a thin coat. Allow the glitter paint to dry.

Add postcards, tags and journal cards to the pockets and the page is finished.

Sunflower Yellow Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Did you enjoy the Sunflower Yellow Junk Journal Page Tutorial today? Does it give you ideas to try for your pages? What color would you like to see for the next page? Feel free to leave a comment here or visit any of my social media that you enjoy using. 🙂

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 Sunflower Yellow 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.

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

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Day 12 of #useitupjuly and I’m sharing an Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial. One of my followers Cara Brandon shared her project for the use it up July and it was an Embellishment book.  Cara got her idea from CraftingwithLiller. I really liked what Cara shared and took a look at what Liller created and decided I would make my own version and make it geared towards Junk Journals.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Here is my video Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial.

The supplies Used for the Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

The embellishment book measures 5 inches wide by 6 inches tall with a one-inch spine and has four pages inside. There are pockets on each page and on the inside of the front and back cover. Lots of embellishments to use in this little junk book.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Cut the watercolor paper down to 6 x 11 inches. Score at the five-inch mark, and again at the six-inch mark. Fold on score lines and this will be the foundation of the cover.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Trim giant postcard down to 5.75 x 10 inches. Score at the 4.75-inch mark and again at 5.25 inches fold on score lines.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Apply scraps of paper using my version of Frankenpages. Basically, adhere random scraps on the front cover and the over the whole postcard. I like to use rectangular shapes and rotate the text when applying the pieces.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Sew around the paper borders on both the cover and the page. Attach the cover image with the sewing machine.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Adhere the spine of the pages in the center of the cover, allow to dry then stitch with a sewing machine. This ensures that it won’t fall apart.

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Attach pockets to each page to hold the embellishments. The embellishments can be anything that you like. Get creative on adding items inside little paper bags, attaching things to little cards. Making each piece something useable.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Use the Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial to help you use up those leftover pieces and make a great gift or swap item. These little books would be great to hold different themes of embellishments that you can grab when you are creating.

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Once all the embellishments have been used the book can be used as a journal, by adding journal cards. Or cut the book apart and use each cover and page as an added element in another project. Remember with Junk Journals there are no rules. Have fun using up your stash for this project.

It was so much fun creating the Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial that I ended up making two Embellishment Junk Books, these are listed in my shop.

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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 Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial.

Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper

Today I’m sharing a Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper. My neighbor gave me three wallpaper sample books and I decided that as part of my #useitupjuly challenge I would use some of the wallpaper for a junk journal cover.

Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper

Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper.

Supplies for the Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper

Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper

When I make a junk journal, I begin with the pages. Once all the pages are made I use the measurement of the width, height and then dept of the stack of pages to determine the cover size. For example, I use the largest pages in the journal which are the digital images that measured 5.25 x 8. when folded in half. The stack of pages (8 sheets folded in half makes 32 pages, times three signatures for a total of 96 pages.) then measured 1.75 inches tall.

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Once I know this measurement I decide how much I want the embellished pages to stick out from the cover, in this case, I decided that I wanted to see the lace and only made the cover .25 of an inch wider. The height of the book I decided to give an additional .50 of an inch. Then the spine I decided to add .25 of an inch. That makes the cover piece 5.5 x 8.5 inches- cut two. The spine is 2 x 8.5 inches – Cut one.

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Then when I line of these three pieces I can measure how much I need to cover the chipboard. In my case, the chipboard measured 13 inches by 8.5 inches. I added 1.75 to both the height and the width and that was enough to cover the chipboard.

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If you have never made a cover before, grab some scraps and practice. Get the hang of how things go together and you can make covers very easily! Just take your time, I know you can make these because I was able to make them. 🙂

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Create the inside pieces for the cover by using cardstock or heavy paper. I usually cut cardstock slightly shorter on the width and the height of the chipboard pieces. The piece for the inside spine I cut about 4 inches wide if I have a 2-inch wide spine. This adds strength to the spine and when the side panels are attached it makes a strong book cover.

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Attach the pages to the cover. I use the Pamphlet Stitch as that is sturdy and works for me.

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Hopefully, this Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper was helpful. I know you can make a cover too, it is easier than you think. Just don’t over think the process and make a sample if you have never made one so you can get the idea of how it goes together. 🙂

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