Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you today a not so junky journal with you…it has a combination of cardstock/scrapbook paper, paper doilies, drawing paper and graph paper with no embellishments in it. Since I don’t use a sewing machine I also wanted to create a journal kinda like a Midori. This way I could add booklets if I want or if I want to take the booklet out to make it easier to work on my page I could do that too.
The cover is created from a 12″x12″ Kraft envelope. I scored five inches in on either end of the envelope and folded which gives it a spine approximate two inches wide. I adhered cardstock to the cover both on the outside and inside along with covering the spine on the outside.
I measured and marked off where I wanted to add jumbo eyelets to the spine. I then punched the holes with my Crop-A-Dile before setting the eyelets. Next I cut a strip of chipboard slightly smaller than the spine…width wise…the height of the chipboard was cut twelve inches. I covered it with cardstock and adhered to the inside of the spine. Where I had punched holes previously I went back punched again and added the eyelets to the holes and set them with the Crop-A-Dile. I didn’t measure the 1/8 inch braided elastic but ran two strands through the eyelet holes and tied off on the inside of the spine. I tied these off pretty tight since I didn’t want my booklets to fall out.
I found this Jane printable on Land of Nod Studio’s site. I printed and fussy cut her out and adhered to the cover along with some scraps of patterned cardstock that I cut into banners. I printed the word “Journal” from the computer, added that and then framed with a metal bookplate. I adhered a butterfly diecut in the center and added next to the bookplate and finished off with a Dew Drop.
I almost forgot to mention that before I added cardstock to the inside I added clasps midway to both sides of the cover. The cardstock covered up the brads that I had to use to secure the clasps. Next I cut and tied off twine and seam binding to the back clasp.
The inside of the journal there are four signatures and each one has fifteen papers per signature for a total of thirty papers front and back for journaling, adding photos or a mix of both.
The best part of the signatures is you can take them out and work on them without having the bulk of the journal…makes it a lot easier. I left the thread hanging from where I sewed the signatures together. I might add a heart or butterfly punch to each…might…still pondering on that. 🙂 Also if I want to I can add more signatures to this journal too. 🙂
The back of the journal is a pocket to add loose bits and pieces ephemera.
I covered the inside of the flap with some patterned cardstock since if it got wet it could close and possibly seal itself which would be a bad thing. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I would like to submit this journal for the following:
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Hi everyone! It’s me, Tonya. I know it has been awhile but I am here as a guest designer for the Robin’s Nest. You can hop on over to the Robin’s Nest here and check the Halloween card I created.
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Hi everyone! I’m here to share a junk journal I created for a swap I am in over on Swap-bot. My swap partner LisaLaughs agreed to do a journal no smaller than 4″x6″ with three signatures and with each signature having 10 pieces of paper with an open theme. Since Lisa loves pink and anything vintage I tried to incorporate as much of both as I could.
The cover of the journal is created from a file folder and I used leftover printables, rubber stamping, receipts, paperbag, envelope, paint chips, cardstock and packaging.
I used Heidi Swapp rubber stamps all the way through the journal.
A lot of the printables I used are free from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden and the little girl on the cover is from the Land of Nod Studio. I love printing on textured cardstock because it gives the printables a look of being printed on canvas. 🙂
I also created a video to show what was inside and I hope you enjoy. 🙂
I would like to submit this junk journal for the following challenges:
If you have any questions about this journal or anything I used in it please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!
Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos and a video of a junk journal that I created for myself…which is a rare thing…most of the time I create things for swaps or design team projects.
I used a lot of scraps of cardstock from previous projects, embellishments I had received in swaps and used a few digital images I had found on the internet.
The cover is out of a file folder and there are 12 papers per signature with a total of 5 signatures and in all there are 240 pages front and back in this journal.
I received the butterfly image from Debbie-Anne who has Ephemera’s Vintage Garden on etsy. I love the zipper and dress pins I added to it to give it that quirkiness.
I am submitting this journal for the following challenges:
Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge
Paper Wings Productions Monthly Challenge
Hope you enjoy the video!
If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!
Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created using a folded 6″x6″ piece of Winter Retreat Glitter Swirl Cardstock. I printed this free digital image from Land of Nod Studio. I love the fun colors of the clothing on the children in this photo.
I added burlap as a mat to the photo along with a crumpled piece of Brown on Brown Glitter Cardstock and beige scalloped tulle which I gathered, folded and tied off with thread.
Also I cut a snowflake from some thin white chipboard, inked the edges with a light blue chalk ink. I adhered it to the card base and added sequins and dew drops. Next I added pop dots to the back of the digital image and then adhered to the card and lastly I made several bows from brown thread and glued around the image and then finished off with a chipboard snowflake. And there you have it…I really love how this card turned out and hope you like it too.
If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!