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Monday, January 7, 2019

My First "Junk Journal" Style Pocket Card

The latest trend in paper crafting seems to be junk journaling.  Creating Prayer Pockets and various journaling opportunities with a unique presentation of odds and ends.

Truly "junk" journals and pockets are made from things that would normally be thrown away, like junk mail, scraps of paper and bits of ribbon and string.  My next project may be more along these lines but today's pocket has a specific purpose so I chose to use scrapbooking and stamping things I had on hand.
Now if you like a nice, neat, and tidy journal with numbered pages and lines, junk journaling may not be for you. This technique, and the resulting hodgepodge of pockets and tags tucked into coffee dyed journal pages with scraps of card stock and ephemera has really piqued my interest so I thought I’d give it a try.

Here’s my first attempt...

This is the front my of my card.

This is the back, which probably makes this pocket style card a little confusing. Next time, I’ll just do a one sided pocket.

Here, you can see each of the individual tags, bookmarks, cards and notebook type inserts that give the style of card or journal its junky, interesting appeal.  I had a lot of fun creating these one-of-a-kind mini journaling spaces but I imagine receiving one would be like a wee treasure hunt as you sort through all the various little treats tucked into folds and pockets. 
Gift cards, jewelry, money, bite sized candy bars, and lots of other tiny presents could also be added to the pages.

The following video shows a little more of the thought/planning that went into my card. 
Let me know what you think.  Please share your cards or ideas in the comments.

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