Elements of a Tiny Junk Journal
by Janet Katz

Mini Junk Journal1

Cute is the name of the game with this Basic Junk Journal 14-piece die set. If you're into junk journaling or adding little labels, corners, pockets, envelopes or folders to cards or scrapbooks, this is an indispensable set to have.
There were so many fun pieces to work with and I wanted to show off as many as I could. I started by cutting the mini folder from gray double-sided patterned paper. I folded the built-in pocket up and glued it down along the provided tabs. One great thing about this set is the score lines that are on every piece. There's no need to guess at where to fold something. I next cut out a lot of shapes without a real plan. I needed to play. 
I wanted to provide some bright contrast to the gray, so I used the Cornelia Variegated Wide Washi Tape from Memory Box to cover a piece of white cardstock. I cut the largest pocket and one label from this. I kept going and cut out a lot of shapes using both solid cardstock and cardstock colored with Distress Inks and Spray Stains. I thought it would be cute (and cute is the key word here) to add butterflies and flowers. Poppystamps has SO many dies to fit that bill. I used the new Teardrop Butterflies die set along with the Layered Pointy Petals dies. To provide a background to the pale purple label that I stamped, I took the exact same label cut from the washi-covered cardstock and cut it in half and adhered it so it looked like a bigger label. The stamps are from the Whittle Wild Animal and Life is Sweet stamp sets.
Mini junk journal 2
Then, in true junk journal form, I just played with all my pieces and adhered them down in an arrangement I liked. I even added a tiny paper clip to one itty-bitty label I decorated with an itty-bitty flower from the same floral dies.
Do you use a junk journal? What are your favorite elements to add?
Janet Floral Signature copy





Hi Janet, An amazing journal page, thank you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

The Basic Junk Journal (Item #2451 -- what are the dimensions of the file folder?
It is just adorable . . . Thank you

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