Lost Journal - Part 3

     Posted by Lisa on October 6, 2019

Happy Fall everyone!!

I noticed yesterday that the trees around my house are still quite green and full of leaves.  Guess the trees haven’t quite gotten the message that fall is here!  I’m sure they will soon enough based on the cool temps we’ve been having.

Here we are today for Part 3 of our journey through the Lost Journal, where I’ll show you the last of the pages!

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The left side was plain white so I added this very cool piece that looks like an old tin ceiling.  It’s actually part of 7 Gypsies packaging!!  I really love how their packaging can be used as paper, great way to reduce waste!

On the right I’ve just left this polka dot paper for now, I kinda love how it looks, and doubt I’ll cover much of it as I continue to work through the book.  I also love how the smaller pages show off some off the pages on either side of them, this just gives the book a fun and interesting look!

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The right page I used a full music sheet, I just couldn’t bring myself to cutting it, so instead I folded it in half making another flip out page.  To keep the flipout closed better I used another mini clip adding more Tim Holtz Pocket Cards.

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Just look how pretty that music paper is!!!  Folding it was the best way to really show it off!

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Another bonus of folding that music sheet is I was able to make this a double flip out, so  I didn’t loose any of it and I managed to make 4 pages from 1!!  Such an easy way to maximize the space in your journal!

The base of that page does have a little secret though, it’s actually a paper bag, so there’s even more space to tuck something inside!  I haven’t decided what I’ll put in there yet, so I’ve just left it empty for now.

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I’m going to tell you that these books are one of the most fantastic ways to use up your scraps!!  The left page I was able to use two, one to make that cute little corner pocket, and the second is piece tucked into it!

All these little tuck spots & fold outs make the entire book so interactive…which of course makes it more fun!

On the right look at this fun coffee stained mini envelope that Lori added!  I’m sure some journaling will get tucked in there!

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To decorate the front of the mini envelope I fussy cut these butterflies (though I think they’re actually moths, but I hate moths so we will call them butterflies!) from a piece of Tim Holtz paper.

To the right I used another scrap piece to make a flip up page.

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This coffee stained loose leaf paper makes the perfect journalling spot, or I could add photos too!  Really the options are endless :)

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The trick when building these pages that are different sizes is to make sure they coordinate with the parts you can see from the other larger pages.

The left again I used some scrap paper covering the white of the base page.  On the right I really loved the wood grain paper, so instead of covering it I made a little pocket and just tucked another piece of pattern paper inside it.

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Here we are the last pages of the book….phew we’ve made it…..almost!

As you can see I have clipped another Tim Holtz Pocket Card onto the left side over some more coffee stained paper.

To the right is the back inside cover of the book, which I have covered with some pattern paper and made a little pocket.  Tucked into the pocket is two bits of pattern paper.

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To finish off you can see that the left side is another flip out page, again making the most use I can out of each of the base pages!

The base of this book had 12 pages, with all the flip outs, pockets etc it now has over 40 pages to add all my photos & journaling!

You’ll have to wait a bit to see the finished pages, but I’m sure that once it’s done it will take at lease another 3 post to show you!

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Lost Journal - Part 2

     Posted by Lisa on September 29, 2019

Today I am thankful I don’t live in Southern Alberta & parts of Saskatchewan…..thinking of all my friends living there dealing with the snow storm!  OMG yes I said the S word!

Regardless of the weather I hope you’ll grab a warm drink and join me as I show you more pages from the Lost Journal!

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The theme of flip outs continues throughout the book, with fun pocket cards clipped on using mini paper clips.  But look at this cute little glassine bag, for now I’ve left it plain, I’ll decided what to do with it once I start filling the book with photos and journalling.  Also the plaid piece of pattern paper was a bit too wide, instead of trimming the extra off I folded it over making a decorative edge.

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Clipping in these little pocket cards allows you to add some hidden spots for journalling if you want to keep things more personal, especially if you share your work on social media.

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The right page is fairly small so instead of doing a flip out I added another cool vintage card with another mini paper clip.  I’m pretty sure I won’t cover that piece, I love it too much, but the back I will most likely add either photos or journalling, maybe both, who knows!

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On both pages I made little pockets which have some cards tucked into them.  They were also decorated with some lovely lace!  The right hand page is the biggest in the book….but wait till you see the yummy paper base!

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OMG the texture is fantastic!!!  I love it so much that I just left it plain, I’ll add some photos but will be sure to leave enough white space too!  I’m not even sure I know what type of paper that is….ok I googled and I think it’s Mulberry Paper! LOL

Speaking of Google did you see they recently celebrated 20 years………um can anyone remember what we used before Google?!

Ok back to the book….

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Because the left page is so big I had lots of room to work with it.  This ‘postcard’ I cut from a piece of Graphic 45 paper…but it’s also a pocket with a tag tucked in.  Now the base paper on the right, again I don’t know what type of paper that is….and not sure Google will help me this time, since I can’t even guess! LOL!!

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You all must agree that vintage music paper is just gorgeous!!!  I couldn’t bring myself to cutting this piece, so I folded it and made a flip out.  Pretty sure the left will stay as is!!  Also so I can show off lots of the music paper I added the pocket and tucked a card and mini book inside.

The right side is another flip up with coffee stained lined paper giving me lots of space to journal!

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Here’s the little booklet…..it’s a piece of coffee stained paper folded with some pattern paper glued to the front and the bingo card clipped on.  If I need to I can add more pages into this little booklet.  Again tucking these in makes expanding your book so easy!!

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On the reverse side of the mystery paper I basically did the same as the other side, creating another flip out.  Remember when using washi tape as I have here to create your flip outs you need to add extra glue otherwise you’re pages won’t hold up to being flipped over & over.

The right has another cute glassine bag…..the lines on this one are too cute!!!  If I were to count the pages in this book, I would consider those little glassine bags as pages along with everything else.  You turn it like a page….it’s a page! LOL

Thought you should know in case anyone is keeping track and counting my 40+ pages! LOL

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Again same as the other side I used more lined coffee stain paper giving myself lots of room to journal.

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The right page is an old overlay…who remembers those?!  I honestly thought I still had some in my stash, but I must’ve used them, or they’re hiding really well!!!  The paper behind the overlay was plain white, I just added a piece of grid paper over top so it wasn’t plain, but still shows off the overlay!!

Well I think I’ll stop here for today….you’ll have  to join me next time for part 3!!!

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