Do You Have A Minute, Part 3 . . .

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What is a junk journal? According to google, "a Junk Journal is a handmade book of recycled and found materials and ephemera. The pages can be used to write, draw, paint or record memories, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. The finished junk journal can become anything you want." 

Since I'm using up these gorgeous Graphic 45 Cottage Life papers, I'm calling this a "junque" journal. Everything sounds fancier in French! Below you'll find photos of the last couple of pages.

IMG_0265Since I'm not sure how I'm going to use this yet,

I decided to keep a space for photos.

When I design a page, I like to repeat

a little something I did on the page prior

thus

the fussy cut roses.

If I'm using a belly band on a page, 

I don't want my tickets, cards, tags to fall through the bottom,

so I make a "ledge"

by cutting a strip and raising the bottom of the strip

with pop-ups.

It's a "catch-all".

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On to the next page.

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Tags, note cards, etc through a belly band again.

The  blue tag is cut in 1/3 and decorated with Dare To Dream

then glued to the belly band.

Hanging tickets are skinny and fun to do!

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I decided to cut off the side of the last page

so that it also would measure 8" wide.

Then added papers to the 3 pockets

and a bit of vintage lace.

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Not sure what I'm going to use this for yet,

but ready for the next trip,

outing with the girls,

or reminders that I need.

Thanks for visiting!

 


Graphic 45 Cottage Life continued . . .

CL1Still playing with my file folder junque journal.

I've added a couple of things to the cover:

a cottage cut apart

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Dwell In Possibility cut apart

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and a partial tag with a charm

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The moved on to the inside. This is the inside front cover:

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The roses in the lower left corner are fussy cut and tucked behind is a tag

with lots of removeable parts:

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The first page is created by taking an 8.5x11 cardstock,

cut it down to 8" x 11"

and score on the 11" side at 3" and at 3-1/2".

The 1/2" is attached to the spine of the file folder.

The 3" becomes a pocket.

The remainder becomes a page where

I attached journaling pages.

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You can see the blue cardstock spine in the photo below.

The rest of the cardstock page becomes a place for photos.

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More tomorrow!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

 


Do You Have A Minute . . .

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Well, more than a few minutes for this one.

I'm using my leftover papers from the last

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit with Cottage Life.

In my stash I found a Pendaflex file folder that has 3 pockets

and am using that to create a small junk journal.

Here's the inside showing the 3 pockets.

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Cool huh!

I cut the folder down to a height of 8".

Decorated the front cover and am working on the inside.

Join me tomorrow for more photos.

 


Do you have a minute . . .

This post features ideas using

leftover bits and pieces from your

Graphic 45 Card Kit

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  1.  Begin with a piece of cardstock cut 5" W x 8-1/4" T. Trim the two top corners to resemble a tag.
  2. Fold up the bottom of the tag about 3" to create a pocket. 
  3. Locate two pieces of leftover Time To Flourish from your kit. They should be about 3" T x 8" W. I used the two shown in the photo below and cut to 3" T x 5" W. Cover the bottom pocket with one piece and the top of the tag with another piece. 
  4. Keeping the pocket folded up, staple the pocket closed at the top right and left corner of the pocket. 

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        5.  Next go through your leftovers and find any cut-aparts that have months and notation lines. I used these:

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        6.  Go through the Time To Flourish scraps again and choose some of your favorite images.

        7.  Using contrasting leftovers and your favorite border punch, add a border  at the top of the pocket and at the top of the  tag.  Use a piece of ribbon from the kit to adhere to the pocket border. Add two images to the lower right pocket and a flower from your own stash and the pocket is complete!

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        8.  Add the cut apart tags back into the pocket and your "stuffed pocket" is complete.

Use it to send to someone special,

as a page in your art book or junk journal,

or in your planner.

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OH . . . speaking of planners, don't miss my next 

"Do you have a minute"

Thanks for visiting today!


This past month . . .

has been a bit crazy.

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We've been on the road a lot and barely home.

So my real work has been sitting idle

and my

"playing" has increased.

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I'm totally in love with junk journal file folders

in the style of

Robin Dudley Howes.

Each one of these opens and has room for inserts

and is filled with ephemera.

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My latest obsession.

Now I need to find out how to organize all the little ephemera

that goes along with junk journals.

Suggestions greatly appreciated.

 


Beautiful journal surprise . . .

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On November 29, I celebrated the 30th anniversary of my 40th birthday.

And received this little beauty

from an online Facebook group I belong to

Junk Journal Junkies.

Isn't it adorable!

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I didn't open it until my birthday (although it was really hard not to)

but well worth the surprise!

Love this bead on the pin. Going to use this idea on a future project.

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The inside front cover had a handmade tag with polka dots in a striped pocket.

Love!

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Hand stitched together with beautifully dyed & inked pages.

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The inside back cover housed another pocket

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with adorable tiny tags.

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The finale was the back cover with a bookmark in a pocket.

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What a great birthday surprise and so appreciated!

Thank you to whomever made this.

It's a true treasure.