Crop-a-dile Holepunch Eyelet Setter

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The Crop-a-dile holepunch eyelet setter is such a handy tool for making a junk journal. Consequently, it is one of my favourite tools from We R Memory Keepers®. From the manufacturer: With one tool you can Punch and Set Eyelets This CAD punches 1/8″ and 3/16″ holes through any material, including paper, leather, metal, chipboard, … Read more Crop-a-dile Holepunch Eyelet Setter

Upcycle Junk Paper Into Junk Journals

Free journal cards from painted packaging

I upcycle junk paper to make junk journals. How much junk paper do you throw into your garbage bin or recycle bin each collection day? Where does it all come from? There’s packaging from foods, from medications, from cleaning products. What about the flyers from local shops that fill our letterboxes? Do you get a … Read more Upcycle Junk Paper Into Junk Journals

Writing in Junk Journals – 7 Tips

How do you go about writing in junk journals that have printed matter on them already? Junk journals are often made with recycled or upcycled materials. They also contain a mix of paper types, such as tissue paper, vintage book pages, old documents, and junk mail. Many people ask how do you use these pages if … Read more Writing in Junk Journals – 7 Tips

Trim and Score Board: Favourite Junk Journal Tool

Trim and Score Board

A paper trimmer is a must have tool for making a junk journal. Whilst I own a couple of paper trimmers, my favourite is the Trim and Score board from We R Memory Keepers®. Scoring and trimming in one board Scoring and trimming in one tool is genius! The board folds for easy storage, and the … Read more Trim and Score Board: Favourite Junk Journal Tool

1-2-3 Punchboard: Favourite Junk Journal Tool

one of my favourite toolsfor making handmade junk journals

The 1-2-3 Punchboard™  from We R Memory Keepers® is one of my favourite tools for making handmade junk journals. I have become a great fan of We R Memory Keepers tools for paper crafting. Scoring tool, bone folder (although not bone, but plastic), corner rounder and more, all in one tool. The flap/cover opens out … Read more 1-2-3 Punchboard: Favourite Junk Journal Tool

Aged paper effect for junk journal ephemera

aged paper edges

Old book pages are brownish at the edges. (See above.) Paper is made from trees and contains molecules of lignin from the wood. The lignin oxidises to a dark yellow or tan. To achieve a similar aged paper effect you can try these ephemera ageing techniques. Age paper with stamp pad ink Start with an … Read more Aged paper effect for junk journal ephemera

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