Junk journal

Reusing music paper and napkins

I’ve been making some embellishments for junk journals, and here I’ve been working on envelopes.

I used music paper from a series of music books I got from an op-shop to make the envelopes.

Then I used a bunch of napkins in my stash. All of them except for three I got in happy mail from people all around the world.

I’m so glad because I live in a small country town and can’t find pretty napkins like these.

I always ask for blue birds, blue butterflies, and peacocks so I’m thankful for these treasures from people.

I love how the envelopes turned out. I made about 70. Yep, I do things in bulk.

Here’s a video I filmed of the envelopes if you want to know a bit more about the process and see them in more detail:

What do you think?

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Custom order faith journals

My faith journals are my biggest hit. They’re my best sellers by far and people have been requesting custom orders.

I tailor the journals for them with the colours, themes, tags, and quotes.

A friend of mine is buying one for her nan’s birthday, so I made two journals that she can choose from, the one above and this one below:

They’re exactly the same style but with a different range of papers and tags.

Here’s a look at some of the pages:

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My second fairy journal

After having so much fun creating my first fairy journal, I bought some more fairy books from an op-shop so I could create more.

I love the beautiful images. I used them to create the pages and to embellish them.

I love using not just the images but the words in the journal too.

I backed some of the images onto scrapbook paper and made journaling cards and tags.

I had so much creating different shaped tuck spots and also used scrapbook paper as journaling cards.

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My first fairy journal

Here’s the first fairy journal I’ve made and I had a lot of fun creating this, especially the cover.

I’m trying to get more into layering so I did a bit of a collage on the front and included some lace, a button, and a charm.

I used pages and images from a fairy book and love how it turned out. I went for a blue theme with the embellishments and journaling papers.

I created a tuck spot with lace on the inside of the cover.

I created lots of tuck spots using images from the book and did some more experimenting with embellishing the pages.

I included some of the mason jar printables because they have fairies on them and even say, ‘Fairies.’

I’m also trying to get into using more vellum because I love how you can see through it.

Here I used some vellum with butterflies to create this tuck spot with a mason jar journaling card.

Here I created some pockets, one is a page pocket and the other is created with some blue paper that I collaged on with an image from the book and some ribbon.

I added some paper for journaling and I also made some tags using images from the book that I stuck on scrapbook paper. I love how these tags turned out.

Here I used some of my pre-made embelishments with a pocket for a tag and a tuck spot behind it.

I love the layering effect here and included two of these with various fabrics and laces from my stash.

Here I included an enveloped that I pre-embellished. It has a tag inside it and behind it I created a tuck spot for another tag.

Then for this page I added some ribbon along the edge of a page that flips out and a flower and a button. It’s so simple but it’s one of my favourite pages.

I really love this journal. It’s one of my favourites I’ve made so far.

Let me know what you think. Do you have a favourite page?

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Another vintage-themed journal

I had so much fun creating this journal.

I used some gorgeous printables for some of the pages and interspersed them with coffee-dyed paper but also with vintage book pages. I love how this turned out.

I included music paper, pattern paper, a paper bag, and pages from a colouring book, recipe book, sewing book, children’s book, and dictionary.

I also included some tuck spots and journaling cards which I love.

I’ve got a whole shelf in my bookcase dedicated to books that I use for the pages of my junk journals.

I love getting bargains online and going to op-shops for these finds.

Plus, I love the free printables.

One day I’d love to purchase some of the printable kits. They look so beautiful!

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Another junk journal made from free printables

I’m having so much fun creating these journals. It’s a labour of love and joy.

For the cover I included a tuck spot under the postcard and placed a mason jar journaling card. I love it!

I love arranging the papers, decorating the pages, and creating something beautiful and functional.

I used printables for some of the pages and interspersed them with coffee-dyed papers.

And I used printable journal cards, postcards, and tags, as well as some extra folded paper to journal on.

I’m loving creating tuck spots and pockets and finding different ways to include them.

I also want to try more layering and collaging but the effect is so great and interactive.

For example, I put a journaling card in a paper bag stuck to one of the pages. Then I stuck a picture on the paper bag and created a tuck spot with it and put a journaling behind it:

Hope you like it!