Paris Papillon Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Sharon Coughlin of Mad Paper Crush, one of our amazing new Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Paris Papillon 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 Sharon tell you all about her incredible project…
Hi again, everyone! Sharon from Mad Paper Crush here, and thanks for joining me for my next design team journal flip through. I wanted to try something with a vintage French theme and when I saw the Cream and Green kit in the premium membership bundles, I knew it was perfect to be the base for this journal. I love the tall thin junk journal style and thought it would be fun to try for this journal. I started with some upholstery fabric from an old swatch book and used pinking shears to finish off the edges. I sewed in the signature of the journal using some cord embellished with pearl beads and boy does it make the cover pop! A cabinet card and fussy cut butterfly from the Cream and Green kit and some layered textiles finish off this textural cover.
I always like to include a pocket or a tuck spot on the covers of my journals. The patterned page was part of the Mocha and Java kit, but I just digitally over-layed some green onto the brown and voila – perfect for my theme! I die-cut a nice large piece to create the tuck spot. The bird is from the Ornithologist kit, and I printed it on a vintage ledger page. While looking for some interesting French ephemera – I came across this beautiful stereocard, and while it’s not green, I love the pop of color along with the beautiful picture. I also tucked in some number diamonds from the Mocha and Java kit using some brass brads.
Because I really just can’t resist doing it anymore, I printed the dogwood flower graphic onto more vintage ledger paper and I love how you can see the handwriting through the print. I also created a notecard from a french postcard and the tuck spot is a frame from the French Newspaper kit.
This page spread was so much fun to put together. The signature has a dictionary page, with the word “Paris” included in it! I added some fun wispy yarn to it to give the page some texture. Using another frame from the French Newspaper kit, I created a little glitter shaker that I thought was reminiscent of the glitz of Paris.
I wanted to add a few more places to write into the journal, so I used the distressed brown book cover from the Coffee and Cream kit and lined it with some coffee dyed paper. The butterfly is from the Butterfly Garden kit – and I just printed it out nice and big so I could use it as a wrap around embellishment on this page.
The middle of the signature includes a printable collage page from the Cream and Green kit and it adds just the right touch of additional colors and interest to get lost in! I created another folder over page tuck and put in some vintage ledger page which could be used for collage or additional writing space.
The Cream and Green kit included two beautiful illustrated teacups and I knew I wanted to include them in the journal. The one here I cut out and left unattached. It could be used another place in the book or even just include a quote or sentiment on the back.
The frames from the French Newspaper kit worked so great as pockets and tucks all over this journal, and this page is no exception! I cut out the middle oval from this frame for another pocket. I used ephemera from the French Paperie kit as well as Coffee and Cream again to create a little coin envelope pocket and a tag to go inside.
This page includes a pocket made from old green fabric and lace. I used a piece of ephemera from the Mocha and Java kit for a notecard, and added the other teacup from the Cream and Green kit – a perfect match!
On the back cover of the book, I used more of the patterned papers from Mocha and Java kit to create a pocket for even more ephemera. I created a very tall tag from the coffee plant plate included in the Coffee and Cream kit, and then tucked in one more French postcard to finish off the journal. Thanks for joining me for a walk through of my Paris journal!
PARIS PAPILLON JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Premium Membership Bundles used in this project:
Cream and Green
French Newspapers and Ephemera
Mocha & Java
Coffee & Cream
Thanks so much!
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