Retro Kitchen Junk Journal
Hey guys, once again one of our fabulous Junk Journal Design Team Members, Beth from Beth’s Journal Boutique, has created a fabulous junk journal for us. As you know, we are featuring one new Junk Journal each week created by our team of talented artists. Our goal is that you be totally inspired by this series! Beth created a fabulous Retro Kitchen Junk Journal for us this week. Be sure to check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…you need to scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired?
And now I will let Beth tell you about her project in her own words…
Hi everyone! I’m here to share my April design team project for The Graphics Fairy. This month I wanted to do something a bit different. I have a huge collection of vintage cookbooks and kitchen ephemera so decided I would dip into that stash, adding The Graphics Fairy printables to create this fun retro kitchen themed journal. This would be a great place to keep recipes, but could also be used for grocery lists or even a food journal. Let me show you around the many details in this fun journal!
I had this retro inspired fabric and decided to use it for the cover, adding some coordinating green fabric for the inside. To put the cover together, I adhered both the inside and outside fabric to a piece of 65 pound card stock using an extra strength glue stick to tack it down. Then I simply sewed along the journal edges with a coordinating thread and added an eyelet to the spine to attach the charm. I’ve added some coordinating gingham ribbon for the closure.
The charm has a vintage bottle top and price tag, as well as a couple of vintage-look tags that I thought went well with the colors in the cover. A silver milk carton charm is added at the top along with a red and white gingham ribbon to complete the look.
The inside of the journal is filled with vintage cookbook pages, recipes and ephemera. The Graphics Fairy has some great retro inspired bundles and I have mixed in some of these digital images with the vintage ephemera. Adding to the fun retro look, I have added lots of bright vintage inspired fabrics and trims. I have made some fun paper clips, using resin flowers that I have attached to paper clips using E6000 glue.
Using several yellow recipe box dividers, I have adhered the bottom card to the journal page, and included some vintage recipe cards and a fun image to the cover; this is all linked together with some mini binder rings.
Some of the TGF Premium Bundles used in this project, from The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site:
- Farmers Market
- Black and White Kitchenware
- Junk Journaling
To see a flip-through of my Retro Kitchen Junk Journal, check out the video below:
Retro Kitchen Junk Journal SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Thanks for having a look at my Retro Kitchen Junk Journal. I hope you have found some inspiration for your own journals and I will see you back here next month for another project.
You can find me on my YouTube channel where I showcase my journals, on Instagram where you will see sneak peeks of upcoming projects and in my Etsy shop where I sell my creations.
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