Lost Journal - Part 1

     Posted by Lisa on September 22, 2019

As we all know trends come and go, often coming back again.  Well I’ve noticed a big junk journal trend going on….which Lori informed me I missed this trend the first time.  We had a chuckle over that actually. :)

With this in mind I pulled out a base junk journal Lori made for me many years ago, actually the store was still in Miami when she gifted me with this.  This poor lost journal has patiently waited for it’s day to shine!

Over the next few posts (yup could be 3 or more) I am going to share with you what I have done so far with this journal to add more pages, getting it ready to be filled!

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As you will see I have not embellished this journal at all yet, that will come once I start adding photos and journaling.  The journal originally had 15 pages in it, with all my additions it now has over 40!

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As you will see the pages throughout are different sizes, styles and shapes!!  I love that look, it creates interest and makes the book unique!

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This is what you see when you first open the journal, I used the inside of the covers to add more pages.  You can also see that on each side I added a pocket, this  is such an easy way to add even more pages to your journal….and it looks pretty too!

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The pocket piece on the front inside cover also flips open…again adding flip out pages is another easy way to add more pages.  It also makes it fun to explore the journal finding all it’s hidden secrets!

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I also made it so the pocket and it’s page flip up as well, creating at least 6 pages on the inside cover alone!!!

For my flip out pages I used a fabric tape I’ve had for years or washi tape.  If you do use washi tape please add extra adhesive, this will make those flip out pages more sturdy!

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Moving back to the first page I show you the pocket insert, which is a little mini book on it’s own!  I could add more pages to that, perhaps I will once I have my photos sorted out and feel I need more pages.

With this little book I end up with at least 4 pages to add photos & journaling!

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When you turn that first page you see that it’s actually an old Maya Road envelope…just think of the hidden gems you can put inside there.  Actually another mini book would work great, or if I was gifting this I could fill it with journal cards or other embellishment pieces.  There are so many possibilities!

Next to that is a fun piece of chipboard, I think it may have been from an old album set…which I might have one hidden in my stash.  Until I finish the book I’m a little undecided how to use that page, so for now I clipped on some journal cards.  Using a clip rather than gluing them down creates more space for photos or journaling!

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As you can see I added a journal spot to the back of that page too!  I just love how all the different styles & sizes for these pages give this book so much interest event thought it’s not finished yet!

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Moving on….both these pages flip up, but the one on the left also has a little pocket on the front. Great for adding a little tag into it!

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Now the page on the right has a pocket which I’ve tucked in some of these Tim Holtz Pocket Cards, which are pretty awesome!

Wow well we’ve made it through the first 3 ish pages which you can see I found very creative ways to maximize this little junk journal so far!

I hope you come back next week for part 2 and explore more of the pages I’ve created!!!

2 Comments so far

  1. Kim September 24, 2019 12:51 pm

    I  LOVE THIS !!! and I can’t wait to see the rest of the junk journal.  I obviously missed this phase the first time around as well and have been looking into it.

  2. Jane September 26, 2019 8:15 am

    I love a junk journal- will look forward to seeing how yours progresses

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