Shabby Love Journal
Hey everyone. Beth from Beth’s Journal Boutique, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Shabby Love 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!
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 Beth tell you all about her lovely project…
Hi everyone! Beth here from Beth’s Journal Boutique to share my latest design team project for The Graphics Fairy. I’ve been very inspired by the color and images of Valentine’s Day this year so for my February project, I have created a shabby chic Valentine journal featuring lots of pink, turquoise, cream and a splash of red. The Graphics Fairy has lots of fun Valentine mages on the premium membership site in both vintage and retro style so you will find the perfect image for your projects.
For the cover I have used pretty pink paper from the Patterned Paper bundle which I have printed on white 65 pound cardstock. The cover is finished with antique gold Rub n’ Buff added to the edges, a vintage Valentine image with a bit of sparkly paper and avocado dyed sheer fabric, and a seam binding closure. This journal is a standard travelers notebook size and can be used as an insert or as a stand-alone journal. I have added some of my favorite things to this special Valentine journal:
For this pocket I have coffee dyed a 5 inch square doily and then simply folded 3 of the 4 corners in to create the envelope pocket. To adhere it to the page, I have added glue to only three sides so that a pretty Valentine post card could be added behind the pocket and a few smaller tags added in the pocket at the front.
I love adding authentic vintage ephemera and papers into my journals to blend with digital images. I particularly love to use vintage envelopes and I’ve used a few in this journal. The blue/green one was folded to create pockets at the bottom, and I have added some floral die cuts and washi tape along with some vintage Valentine images and tags.
This envelope contains a 1953 love letter written in a pretty floral card, from Doug to Miss Bonnie Johnson. A special treasure to add to a Valentine journal!
I love adding a floating pocket to add space to a journal. For this one, I have sewn on some avocado dyed sheer fabric and added some pretty embroidered trim on the front; perfect for tucking in a journaling tag. It can be moved around the journal where needed.
I found so many wonderful images to choose from on the premium membership site to add to this Valentine theme journal. Thanks for having a look at my Shabby Chic Valentine Journal! I love creating themed journals and I hope you have found some inspiration in this one for your valentine projects!
Some of the TGF Premium Bundles used in this project, from The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site:
Sweet cherubs and children
To see a video tour of my Design Team Junk Journal project, please watch below:
Shabby Chic Valentine Journal SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
You can find me on my You Tube channel where I showcase my journals, on Instagram to see sneak peaks of upcoming projects and in my Etsy shop where I sell my creations:
Beth from Beth’s Journal Boutique