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Using Vellum in Your Junk Journals

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Using Vellum in Your Junk Journals

I first used vellum in the Ephemera Storage Journals I made to organize my stickers and other little bits. I made the pockets out of vellum and they worked great! They are super sturdy and transparent, so I can see what is in the pockets. Here's a video if you are interested: DIY Ephemera Storage Journal I liked the vellum so much, that I spent a week coming up with fun ways to use it in my journals. Here are some of my ideas: Emboss Vellum The overlay on the pink belly band on the right is embossed vellum. The vellum looks...

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Hardware Store Junk Journaling Haul

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Hardware Store Junk Journaling Haul

I recently realized that I have a lot of junk journaling supplies that I got from hardware stores. And I got them because they were special and inexpensive. So I thought I'd share some of them with you. Organizational Supplies Hardware stores have great organizers. And they are sturdy and stackable and functional and half the price of craft organizers. Are they pretty colors? No. But I keep them in my closet and I can deal with that.  This $23 tool box will last forever. The yellow bins are removable and there is an upper deck with smaller bins. I...

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How To Make Authentic Looking Tickets For Your Journal.

How To Make Authentic Looking Tickets For Your Journal.

I had a moment of inspiration recently and figured out two things I needed to use to make incredibly authentic tickets for my junk journal. And guess what - I had BOTH of those things in my home already.

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Junk Journaling Dangles 101

Junk Journaling Dangles 101

This is a newbie's (me) guide to making beautiful jewelry for your junk journal with limited skills and limited supplies. I committed a full week to figuring out how to make dangles and charms with only what I had on hand. Other than the usual junk journaling supplies, I had some old jewelry that I took apart, and I had a supply of jump rings. They are a  jewelry "finding" which is what they call the metal pieces that hold everything together. I'll tell you how I used them as we go. This junk journal necklace was made from a key tag. (see...

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All About Junk Journaling Tabs

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All About Junk Journaling Tabs

I did a deep dive with tabs recently and experimented with making and using all kinds of tabs in my junk journals. In my mind, I separate them into functional and decorative tabs. Functional Tabs These tabs in my ephemera storage journal are functional because they let me know where my various colors of ephemera are. The vellum tab on the side of the page can be either functional or decorative, depending on what label you slide into it. And the pink tab on the side of the belly band is functional because it lets you know there's a journaling...

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