Journal Kit!

Over the last few weeks I have been sharing with you how I’ve worked with a journal that Lori gifted me, getting it ready to be filled with photos and memories.

Well I thought maybe you would like to journal with me….sooooo…..while you’ve been enjoying those posts I have been very busy creating a junk journal kit for you to buy!

That’s right a limited edition kit (only 20 available at this time) full of handmade embellishments and papers to build your own junk journal!

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Each kit includes 16 different papers similar to the photo above, some papers may vary.

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There are over 50 embellishments, including these fun pockets and envelopes, some which are made from coffee stained book paper! Oh and the map envelopes are just adorable if you ask me!  The piece with the stamped lady is actually a mini 4 page booklet!

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And this jam packed page pocket so full of fun goodies!!! Honestly this is my favorite part of the whole kit!  There are 3 pockets in this page pocket, which is made from coffee stained book pages & machine stitched together.  Each pocket is filled with tickets and other tags, oh and custom made vintage stickers!  You can actually use this page pocket as a page in your journal, or attached it to another page.

These kits will be available for sale at Love Is In The Details on Saturday,  October 26th.  Each kit sells for $35.00….and remember there are only 20 kits available!

I have had so much fun putting these kits together, and I’ve been so excited to share…trust me it’s been hard not to share a sneak peek!

Now not only did I make the kits, but to show you how this all looks together I’ve made a sample journal too!!  This will also be at the store Saturday for you to see, so if you can please stop by!

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One of the papers included is this tissue paper, which I thought worked perfectly to cover the thin chipboard I used for the journal covers.

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Most of what I used in this journal comes with the kit, but I did add a few bits of my own pattern paper, ink, stamps…but not a lot because the kit has so much in it!

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I love the different papers, they really do work nice together!  This journal is just waiting to be filled with memories!

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On the right I used the paper from an old pattern and made a pocket page.  Oh look one of the Tim Holtz man stamps made snuck his way in….tee hee

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As you can see the little envelope is also a tuck spot….plus you can hide away secret journaling inside it if you want.

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The paper on the right was too wide for the journal, but instead of cutting it I folded it, makes a fun little fold out page!

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The tags tucked into the pocket on the left could be used for journaling as well, or could be replaced with ephemera from a trip or other memory.  On the right like you saw in my other journal I made the page a flip out page using some pattern paper (not included in the kit) and washi.

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Sometimes using paper clips is a great way to add extra bits to your journal, but they aren’t permanent since the journal isn’t finished yet.  It also makes it more interactive!

Oh look that large map envelope is a page…just loving it!

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The right is another paper I folded but this time I made it a pocket for the tag or other paper if you wanted to slide in!

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You know how sometimes things just work out perfectly….well as I’m looking at this photo I realized that little typewriter ephemera piece I pulled out of my scrap stash is perfect for this page….the paper is actually from a vintage ‘learn to type’ book!

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The journal I’ve been sharing has had lots of flip out pages…..this one has more pockets and tuck spots in it.   The envelope on the left page though flips out allowing you to tuck some journaling or photos inside.

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I used this fun pocket made from coffee stained book page as it’s own page….with a little something tucked inside it!

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The bingo card is another bit I salvaged from my scrap stash and made it into another tuck spot.

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Another fold out page….I love how the smaller pages allow you to see peeks of the pages behind them!

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You can see some more of the fun embellishments included in the kit here….some fun collaging.

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Ah there it is my favorite piece the page pocket…which as you can see I used it as a page on  it’s own!

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Am I the only one that loves the look of vintage ledger paper??  Not sure what it is about it, the colour the lines…but I love it!

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Again the coffee stained paper on the right was a little too big for the book, so the bottom was folded up to make a pocket to tuck other things into.

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By gluing only two sides of the book paper pocket it turns it into a fun little tuck spot where you can add more paper or ephemera!

The last page is this fun handmade tag!

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Phew we made it to the end!!!  Are you still with me or are you still drooling over the kit and counting down the hours till Saturday?!

I’ll be at the store all weekend cropping and looking forward to seeing many of you!


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This post was written by Lisa on October 20, 2019

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Lost Journal - Part 3

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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This post was written by Lisa on October 6, 2019

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