Hello Dear Friends,
I have been traveling with my husband for his work. But there is always time for a project or two!! I literally took one whole suitcase of projects to work on. I am always more ambitious than time allows!! 😉
Here’s a quick peak at my drafting table ready to get started….
OK, yes…I am a two fist-ed tea and coffee drinker!! 😉 Gotta have my beverages!!! I LOVE a hot cup of coffee and some iced green tea!! And I LOVE this little beach clip cup holder I found at Walmart. It is great to hold my tea on the side of my drafting table. It’s great…no water sweating on my work surface!! 🙂 And very, very affordable…thanks Walmart!! 😉
Here’s some fun File Folder Junk Journals that I will be listing in my Etsy shop, posting on my YouTube Channel and my Instagram later this week. Please be sure to drop back by and take a look see!! 😉
Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KwithJDesigns
YouTube channel: JosephinesDesigns.com or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNF08CE8fU6EsXPvN3mzVpw/videos
Many thanks to all the sweet ladies on YouTube and many blogs sharing their creations of Junk Journals that have helped me develop mine. 🙂 Such a wonderful online community of crafters!!
Here’s how I make these fun File Folder Junk Journals:
Each has 2-3 signatures, a clip and a band with decorating/journaling pages for each journal.
Here’s some of the process:
First I select the materials I will use. File folders, waxed twine, pages for the signatures, beads, bands, etc.
Next I measure, check and recheck. Then score and attach the folds.
Next I measure and then punch my holes for the folder to hold my signatures. I LOVE this simple awl…it always does the trick on punching paper/cardstock, easy peasy.
I then begin to build the signatures with all kinds of fun finds!! This week I was gathering fun inserts from the Korean market!! And I always try to include a current calendar in each one. I LOVE the whimsy of junk journals!! 🙂
After I build 2-3 signatures for each journal, I then begin accessorizing! I also include a clear business card slot in each one. 🙂
Finally I add my add my band and beads. I love to add a trinket to the band to help close it. And I love the beads on the spine as well. The opportunities are endless with all the clips, markers, etc.!!
Now this fun File Folder Junk Journal is ready for it’s newest recording of the owner’s next FUN adventure!! 🙂
Have a wonderful week,