Beach Disc Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I am here to share my Inspiration Team project I created this month for Eileen Hull. The weather has been so cold in my neck of the woods that my project has a warm weather beach theme to it.


I decided to gather up all of my beach theme cardstock, stickers, embellishments and things I had put back from my trips to the beach along with the Book Binding Movers and Shapers Magnetic Diecut, Base Tray, burlap covered matboard, Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut and Medium Discs to create this journal.


I got so carried away that I didn’t photograph a before photo of the cover which I cut from burlap covered matboard using the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut. I backed the cover with a patterned cardstock and inked the edges.  I fussy cut sand dollars from scrapbook paper and adhered to the bottom corner of the opening of the cover along with a button and added a pearl and gem to the center of each sand dollar.  I adhered gems around the oval of the opening. A side note use a heavy duty adhesive to hold the gems in place. I used Zip Dry Adhesive at first but wasn’t holding so I reapplied Fabri-Tac and that seems to be holding them in place.


I love the Book Binding Movers and Shapers Magnetic Diecut! There is so many possible uses for it! My journal has a total of 35 pages, plus the front and back covers. So this is one packed journal and the best part I can take it with me on my vacation already assembled. No, taking a load of cardstock, embellishments, etc. which nine times out of ten I won’t fool with that much because…well…you know..I’m on vacation. 😎


I added a business card (Chick A Fil is a favorite place to eat at) and sacks/bags to the journal too.


I love the fact that you can move pages around or add or even take out completely.


I also made pages from a pamphlet I had picked up.


I used a hotel note pad for some pages in my journal too.


I threw in some paint chips in a beach theme.


The map I wanted to include was too large so I cut it down and folded and used a paper clip to keep it from flopping around.


Coffee sleeves work well as pockets to hold tags or receipts.



I added a drink coaster from my favorite restaurant to the journal.


I saved this bag from an order I received. I folded it over to create a flap, added some ric rac and a clip to keep ephemera safe.



Since the discs have a small heart in the center of each one I added an assortment  of fiber, seam binding, ribbon and charms to the top disc on the journal.


There you have it! One junk journal ready to go to the beach with me…hopefully this year…all I’ll need is an ink pen, Insta Printer and a small stash of embellishments and I am ready!
Be sure to check out these posts from Eileen’s team: HERE, HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.



Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #318-#319
Mini Album Makers Challenge: January Challenge



Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!


18 thoughts on “Beach Disc Junk Journal

  1. Oh Tonya, you've done it again! I love your bohemian style and gorgeous layering of color and pattern. What an amazing journal this is! I really want both of these dies and just love how you've combined them. This is incredible and so inspiring. We are so thankful you shared with us at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn PS. Please make sure to check out our current giveaway on the blog! ❤

  2. Tonya, your album just makes me feel so happy! I love your warm weather beach theme, your wonderful different sized pages, the burlap front is such a great touch, the disc holders are a fabulous colour and the embellishments are a delight! Thanks so much for joining in with us this month at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Anne x

  3. What a super duper fun junk journal. I love it so much. I adore vintage beach images, and the lovely blue and orange colors are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Mini Album Makers this month!

  4. Love your book and how you combined so many random things to create one cohesive mini. The colors are wonderful and so is the ephemera you used. Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.

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