Hope Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Jennifer Carroll of Celebrating Everyday Life, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Hope Junk Journal for us this week. As you know, we feature one new Junk Journal project each week created by one of our creative team of artists. Our Design Team Members select from the 100’s of Vintage Image Bundles on our Premium Membership Site, for their creations, in order to show you beautiful ways to use those images. We hope you will be totally inspired by this series!
Therefore, please make sure you check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…please scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired? I will step out of the way and let Jennifer tell you all about her lovely project…
There is no question that 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. As I was reflecting on my theme for December’s journal I kept returning to the message of hope. Hope is defined as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” And I’m not sure about you, but I DEFINITELY have a feeling of expectation and a strong desire for many things to happen in this coming year. So a journal to help me keep my focus positive and stay encouraged seemed ideal for this particular season.
I hope that it will bless and uplift you too.
As I began exploring the bundles in the Graphics’ Fairy Premium Membership site – one of my favorite ways to find new design inspiration! – I was attracted to all of the beautiful angel images, so along with the message of hope, this journal also has an angelic theme too. There are multiple bundles that feature angels and I’ll link to the ones I specifically used below.
I was also thrilled to find several pre-designed journal pages within some of these bundles! These are great because you can just print them out and they’re ready to go. I like to print them double-sided, to do this I combine the single PDFs in Adobe Reader (this creates a “binder”), and then when they’re all combined into one file, I choose to print ODD pages and print all of those. Then I reload the printed sheets in the printer (making sure I’ve loaded them correctly) and print the EVEN pages. This makes printing double-sided pages so much easier.
Once I know I had some angelic interior pages ready to go, I set out to create the outside cover. I designed the cover using the “Emma” book cover in the Graphics’ Fairy Premium Membership site. I added the phrase “Hope” on the front as well as a scripture from the Bible on the back – Romans 15:14 – which speaks beautifully to the message of hope.
I decided to fill out the interior pages with multiple sheets of hand-dyed paper. These plain sheets allow for lots and lots of extra journaling space and will also make nice backgrounds if there are scripture cards or inspiring images that I decided to add in.
I used my Cricut and it’s Print-then-Cut feature to cut out several more individual angel images and sprinkled them throughout. Some are used as page tabs while other are just tucked around. I also shrunk one and made copies of it and used it to hide the binding tabs inside.
HOPE JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Let’s take a tour of it together:
Here is a listing of the resources I used
- Pastel Christmas
- Angelic Symphony
- Angel Ephemera
- Feathered Friends (Hope Quotes Printable)
I hope that wherever you are in this season of peace and hope that you are inspired and blessed by this journal and will continue making your own to help you focus on the joy ahead!
Be blessed and full of hope!
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