Valentine Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Jennifer Carroll of Celebrating Everyday Life, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Valentine 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…
Hello, I’m Jennifer Carroll from CelebratingEverydayLife.com and today I’m excited to share my Valentine Junk Journal with you featuring ephemera from The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership site. The kit that I used to make this journal is the Pink & Red Ephemera kit. This kit is not only brimming with such sweet and delightful florals, angles, and other elements but the designers have also created a plethora of printables to go along with it! There is an entire collection of junk journal pages plus bookmarks, heart cards, postage stamps, and circle punches! So much sweetness is one little powerhouse of a bundle! For my journal this month I decided to create a slightly deconstructed journal – meaning I didn’t permanently bind the cover to the inside pages. Instead, I used a simple ribbon binding technique. I like how this allowed me to add extra charm and romance with lace and velvet ribbons to the outside of the journal.
To make the cover I simply took cereal boxes and cut them to size and covered them with a floral fabric I had on hand. I used Beacon’s Fabri-Tac to attach it. That’s my favorite glue for fabric. And then I connected the back and front cover with three short pieces of ribbon, being careful to not make the opening too small – I wanted to leave room for the inside pages to fit easily within the covers.
I embellished the cover with three Mother of Pearl heart-shaped beads and then placed a heart doily, one of the cute angels from the Graphics Fairy Ephemera kit, and a little heart charm which added a nice bit of sparkle. (I used the same Fabri-Tac glue to attach the charm, it’s such a strong glue, it worked great!)
On the inside, I added a little bit of lace trim to hide the seams and soften the edges. I also used a wide crochet ribbon to add a side pocket to the back and front as well. In here I tucked in a couple of elements that I found in the Victorian Valentine’s bundle as well as a bookmark from the Pink and Red Ephemera kit. A gold glitter “X” and “O” add a little extra sparkle with a sweet floral image also from the Victorian Valentine kit.
Inside the journal itself I used a mix of the pre-designed journal pages from the Pink & Red Ephemera kit as well as several hand-dyed pages I made, plus a few fun extras like ledger paper, doilies, a red paper sack, and a page from a David Austin Rose catalog. This mix helps add interest while still giving me lots of space to write, add in inspiring elements, and make the most of the journal.
VALENTINE JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Let’s take a tour of it together:
Kits I used:
- Victorian Valentines Bundle
- Pink & Red Ephemera Bundle
I hope you feel inspired to make your own Valentine Junk Journal with these great kits, they really do make it so simple to create something beautiful and unique. Journals like these are great for yourself but they also make wonderful gifts too!
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