I created a small charm with and old necklace, buttons and glass beads. The seam binding was coloured with a homemade spray made of craft paint and water. I attached a stamped initial on a tiny round tag that is held to the ribbon with a garment pin.
Inside, there are all kinds of colourful, fun things. The inside cover is lined with printed vintage Christmas sheet music. There are among other things envelopes, glassine bags, paint samples, Holiday advertisement flyers, snowflakes die cuts and some printables from the December Daily collections I designed. I used up some of the test prints from when I was creating them. I even used coin roll papers, pretty backings from stamp sets and the cut out sheets after die cuts are popped out. Nothing was purchased to make this book, it was all recycled stuff and scraps from paper pads.
For the paperbag card (my first attempt ever), I used paper from my stash and stickers to spell my swap partner's name on the front. I layered a few fishtail banners at the top and just kept it simple because the paper was already decorative enough.
Inside, I added a doily and a printed embellishment on the left side of the card. In the pocket on the right side - which is created by the bottom of the bag being secured in place, I inserted a little notecard in which to write a greeting. The card is then held closed with seam binding that I attached to the front and back before gluing the paper down.
It was a blast to make and my swap partner loved it, which made me very happy!
I have more photos on Flickr if you want to see the rest of the journal. I hope this inspires a junk journal project of your own. It make a great December Daily, planner or album that allows you to use up pretty papers and recycled junk. They make wonderful gifts for others too.
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