Hi All! I got in on a summer themed Hybrid Junk Journal swap at http://minialbumscraps.ning.com/. They host lots of swaps for mini albums and junk journals and the like, so it’s one of my favorite websites. The “hybrid” part of this swap was to incorporate some mini album pages into your junk journal.
I did a little layout on the front cover starting with a base page of the coordinating acetate sheet from the Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine Collection. The closure is hand dyed seam binding tied in a bow around a big globe brad.
This undercut page is a feature of the All Occasions Mini Album and makes a fun addition to the junk journal. I’ve tucked a ribbon-topped tag and a little coin envelope in the undercut page, and used on of the gorgeous stickers from the collection to give the page more interest. In the back is some coffee died ledger paper with a cut-a-part pocket to hold more goodies.
I used some funky mustache paperclips to attach one of the cute journaling cut-a-parts from the 12 x 12 collection. I also added a little boom box cut from a Silhouette file that doubles as a decoration and a tuck spot for photos. I added tabs to some of the pages for some more visual interest as well.
I bound the journal with the Cinch machine and then added some charms. I’ve started adding hand cast resin macaroon charms to my junk journals and mini albums. It’s on a lobster clasp, as is the bottle cap charm, so both can be removed and placed wherever you like. I also hung a wing charm and a wood veneer piece from the binding.
Here’s the video that shows the journal in much more detail:
I really hope my swap partner loves the junk journal. I had a total blast making it, and can’t hardly wait to make more.