Also inside junk journals are:
Places to keep letters, photos, other keepsake ephemera. Can be paper bags or envelopes glued to the page, or constructed from old book pages.
Junk journals have special places — pockets — to keep letters, photos, or other keepsake ephemera. Paper bags or envelopes are glued or stitched to a page, as are pockets constructed from old book pages or patterned papers.
Below: Envelope pocket on left, corner pocket on the right.
The pages removed from vintage or other books are used to make pockets and envelopes, or to decorate tags. Collaged onto weak pages or covers for strength is another way to use these.
The picture below shows a thumb notch on each simple pocket. (Half circle cut out at the edge of a pocket.)
Another type of pocket is secret. Two pages inside a junk journal are glued either on the top and bottom, or outside edge and bottom. The pocket formed is not visible unless it has thumb notches. Notebooks, journalling cards, tags and writing paper are hidden inside.
When an envelope is attached to a page in a junk journal, it forms a special kind of pocket.
Hidden under a card in this Christmas journal is a stencilled envelope with notepaper inside. (Below)
Lift the flap and …
Carol from The Crafty Emporium designed the original version which inspired me. Carol calls it a “Flippy Flappy Thingy”
The process of writing in your junk journal, either on the pages, or on journal cards and tags.