Chunky Mini Vintage Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I had started this project almost two years ago…do you have ¬†several of those types of projects laying around? ūüė¨ I had started this for another design team that I was on but the company was bought out and all the design team members were let go. Soooo I just laid it aside with the intent of finishing it for one of Eileen Hull’s projects. When I did pick it back up to work on it I found out the Needle Book diecut had been retired. Soooo I put it up again until now. One of my goals for this year is to work on my mountain of unfinished projects…along with new projects, of course! ūüėĀ ¬†
I started by applying Adhesive Sheets to the front and the back of a piece of Mat Board, placing on top of the diecut and running through the Diecut Machine. I then cut the diecut down the middle of the spine.
I cut another needle book from mat board and I cut it¬†down the middle diecut. I measured 1″ on each side of the fold and cut.
Then I cut another piece of matboard 2″ wide by 3 5/8″ high and adhered each 1″ sides to the matboard. This re-enforces the spine of the¬†needle book.
I adhered each of the covers to each of the flaps of the spine.
I measured on the inside of the spine and marked where I would sew in the signatures and punched small holes on both ends of the spine.
Each signature has 8 pieces of patterned cardstock. I used an abundance of leftover scraps from my stash.
I punched holes in the signatures and sewed each one into the spine and tied off.
Before decorating the inside pages I decorated the cover with a frozen Charlotte that I made with a mold and paper clay. I inked it and added butterfly wings to the back. I added an oval diecut, a flower with leaves before adhering the frozen Charlotte to the cover. 
I added bits of ephemera, scraps of cardstock, diecuts, etc. to the pages of this mini. 

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 challenge: 
Mini Album Makers Challenge: February


Supplies

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Needle Book Diecut (retired)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Ephemera
Paper Flowers
Twine
Needle
Frozen Charlotte Figurine 
Various Patterned Cardstocks Scraps

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


4 thoughts on “Chunky Mini Vintage Junk Journal

  1. Oh wow Tonya, what a fabulous way to use the Needle Book, so clever and so effective. I am so glad that you picked up the project and finished it, it was so worth waiting for this. The frozen Charlotte is a lovely addition too.Thank you so much for joining in with us this month at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Anne xx

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