Winter Junk Journal

Materials

  • Repurposed items: large paper bag, 6”x12”; wallpaper, 4-1/2”x9”; file folder with tab, 4-7/8”x7-3/4”; envelope, 4-1/8”x9-1/4”, book page, 4-5/8”x5-1/8”; small paper bag, 3-1/2”x7”; paper doily, 5-3/4”x5-1/4”; map, 5-1/8”x9-3/4”; mini file folder, 3-3/4”x5-1/2”
  • Repurposed accents: tags, paint chips, chipboard shapes, ticket stubs
  • Winter-themed die-cut embellishment pack
  • Print paper, scraps
  • The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops: Lakeside, Mini Teal
  • Embellishments: seam binding, ribbon, lace, mini paperclip, button
  • Baker’s twine, in color of choice

Tools

  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Dies: Bigz Snowflake; Bigz Christmas Tree & Snowflakes
  • Sizzix for Stampin’ Up! Dies: Sizzlits Merry Details Set, Bigz Scallop Square Duo Set
  • Sizzix Textured Impressions Dearly & Frost Embossing Folders 2 pk.
  • Stampin’ Up! Scallop Oval Punch
  • Chalk ink pads: red, blue
  • Crystal glitter glue
  • Beacon Adhesives: Terrifically Tacky Tape, Zip Dry Paper Glue

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, ruler, hole punch, sewing needle, scissors, large binder clips

Directions

STEP 1

  • Fold all repurposed items in half, except book page. Fold book page to 3-5/8”-wide.

STEP 2

  • Mark and punch holes along folded edge of each piece at 1/2”, 1-1/2”, and 2” from one end, punching through both layers.

STEP 3

  • With large paper bag on bottom to create outside cover, layer remaining pages as desired, aligning folds and punched holes.

STEP 4

  • Refold album and use binder clips to hold pages together. Use needle and baker’s twine to bind together all pages; tie ends into bows.

STEP 5

  • Use photos as guide to decorate assembled album with paper scraps, accents, and die-cut embellishments. Insert tags into pockets formed by paper bag. Add lace and ribbon to tags and pages, as desired.

STEP 6

  • For front cover, layer large snowflake and Dew Drops embellishments.

STEP 7

  • Ink edges of some pages or accents for variety; highlight some areas with glitter glue for sparkle. Let dry completely.

STEP 8

  • Cut two 10” lengths of seam binding. Adhere ends to inside front and back of paper bag album cover. Let dry completely. Tie seam binding ends in a bow to secure album.

Tip

  • 1. Cut all repurposed items using paper trimmer first. Then begin planning pages of journal using desired items.
by Tonya Wilson-Trantham
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