Friday, September 25, 2015

Junk Journals

I know some of you have heard of junk journals, but if that is a new term to you, they are books intended for journaling, drawing, holding notes, scraps, ideas... What was once called a scrapbook, I'd say. Nowadays, however, many of these have decorated or printed pages instead of blank which is rather fun. I have made notebooks before which kind of bordered on junk journals, but I recently took a stab at making bigger (well, thicker) ones. Here is the first batch.

I used a pamphlet stitch on the spine which looks tricky if you've never tried it, but it is very simple (lots of how-tos on Youtube).

Finding pages for the contents is pretty fun, and a great way to use up some papers that maybe you're not real wild about or have just been laying around too long. I also included some monoprints I made and a few vintage pages such as maps.

Pretty fun! I am keeping one of these for myself. So far I glued in one small cat picture from an old magazine-- whoo hoo!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Those turned out cute.

    I made some out of an old Sorry gameboard and put them in my Etsy shop. I was kind of surprised they didn't sell. :-(

  2. I'm going to try to make paper out of that paper..My step daughter went to Country Living Fair last weekend and got a kit..I just ordered one..We'll see how it goes..