Wednesday 19 November 2014

Are you planning to document 'the most wonderful time of the year'? - then how about a *Festive junk journal* & some *Christmassy Bits*?

Hello hello.

2014 has really been the year of the junk journal in my Etsy shop but also in my own crafting:
And if, like me, you like the idea of recording the moments, lists, details, photos, thoughts etc of the season with a relaxed creative project ... then take a look at the 'Festive Junk Journal' packs I've put together and see which one rings your [jingle] bell.

Oh and, if you need any more persuading ... these kits are truly unique as each pack contains a selection of 5 original, unused, Christmas cards from the 70s/80s!! If you're of a certain age [like me] then you're likely to even recognise some of them ... they're an amazing blast from the past!

Over the 10 different designs of pack there's a colour-combination to suit most tastes and there are  'Christmassy Bits' embellishment packs to coordinate with them too: 

[A] Some are bright / modern / pink / purple/ eclectic ...
[B] ... while others are red / blue / green and full of character:
Above: 'Rockin Robin'; 'Rockin Around the Christmas Tree'; 'Baby It's Cold Outside', 'Thomas at Christmas';  Blue + Red Christmassy Bits.

[C] ... then there are those in typical traditional deep reds / burgundy / fir green:
 Above: 'The Holly & The Ivy'; 'A Partridge in a Pear Tree'; 'Rouge & Turquoise' Christmassy Bits.

[D] And finally ... something soft / vintage / romantic / neutral:
 Above: 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing'; 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'; White Gold + Ice / Gold Christmassy Bits.

And there a few more on the shop shelves too. And here are a few more details on the journals:
*FESTIVE JUNK JOURNAL* bits packs contain 25+ items including ...
  1.  5 **unused** ORIGINAL Christmas cards from the 70s/80s in shades which compliment the pack. You can use these as pages in your book [I have in mine!] or else to send to loved ones - it's entirely up to you. [Please note that, as the cards are over approx. 30years old some may be imperfect around the edges].
  2. approx. 25 colour-co-ordinated items including pockets, patterned paper pages, labels, tags etc
  3. something a bit sturdier to use as a cover plus a section of corrugated card to use as a book spine [complete with link to a tutorial].
  4. plus approx. 1 metre of coordinating twine.
Book rings are not included but are available separately here.


If you've got any questions about the packs, then ask away [either here or on my Facebook page]. I'm sure I'll get around to sharing photos of my own journal at some point but, until then, if you need inspiration of what to do with a pack like this then just browse back through my other journals of 2014 as the principles exactly the same .... just less festive!

Julie :-)

p.s: I'm planning to offer some more of the original retro Christmas cards for sale singly - not in packs - so if there's any that have caught your eye then hold that thought ....


  1. Gosh, Julie, your posts are so full of ideas that my mind is racing to catch up! Presumably these could be incorporated in the collaged book/journal from your other posts?

  2. You have such a knack of putting these journal kits together. I need to get scrapping again so I can buy some :)


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