Lizzie here with a FAB tute on how to create a great journal to track your awesome July activities! I love creating small journals that I can keep in my purse or bag and take with me. They are great for recording those adorable spur the moment moments and for those fab Instagram or Phone Photos that we all seem to take when we go out. And as a bonus... it's a great way to use up those scraps!!
You will need:
3 Envelopes A7 (5 1/4 x 7 1/4)
2 Thick Cardboard/Chipboard paper cut to 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches
30 sheets of notebook paper cut 5x7 inches
2 Cardstock paper sheets cut to 5 1/2 x 7 (one red and one blue)
Scrap red and blue Cardstock
Scrap notebook paper
First, take two envelops and place the thick cardboard/chipboard inside of them. This will not fit fully into the envie, you will have about 1/4 of an inch left int he envie. Adhere envie shut with glue
Take that extra space that is left in your envie and fold it back and forth. This is to create a little score line. Do this for your second envie. These two will be the cover for your journal.
Cut down your note book paper.
Now cut down your red and blue card stock to sizes listed above in the supply list.
Take your circle cutter and cute two half circles from the scraps of card stock that you had left over from the above step. You need to do this twice or for however many cardstock sheets you have.
We will be creating a tab like effect with our cardstock and half circles. This is important that the card stock and half circle are the same colors. To cover up the edges of the half circle and cardstock once it's adhered, take a 1x7 strip of paper that coordinates with your journal and lay it over the cardstock/half circle combo so the edge is covered but the tab sticks out.
With your scrap notebook paper cut out six circles with your punch. With the notebook paper, it's best to stack all six sheets of paper together and punch at once. If you punch one sheet at a time the paper will rip and it will not fully cut b/c it is so thin.
Once you have your circles punched out, take five of them and fold then like above. It might take a few times to get the folds 'just right', but it's okay and it will look great when you have it all put together. Extra folds and all!
Add the 'petals' to your base circle, one at a time and side by side.
Arrange the inside of your book with the 3rd envie that is not used yet, 10 pages of note book paper, a divider, 10 pages of notebook paper, a divider and then 10 pages of note book paper.
You will then sew the pages to your journal together. To learn how I do this, visit a past post of mine
on how I put together an envie mini album. You can see the step by step photo of how to sew your album together here
Since this is a junk journal, you want to go raid your stash for elements to add to your envie that will hold all your bits and bobs to help make your junk journal really pop!
All of my July inspired bits and bobs. I have larger pieces that are in the envie and smaller pieces that are in the glassine bag. I secured the bag to the envie with a clip.
All nice and neat and ready for me to create on the go!
Pages to write and doodle in.
Divider... tho it's not really dividing anything... it's just to add a little fun element to the journal.
The front of my journal with my note book paper flower front and center!
I used the Red Hot Pop Tone Cardstock to make my journal POP. There is cardstock and envies and they all can mix and match b/c they come in a great colors... so many great colors... like yummy colors. Sorry... the colors are just FAB. So hurry up... and get it on the sale and get 10% off
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