Floral Tag Junk Journal Tutorial

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Floral Tag Junk Journal Tutorial with Your Creative Studio February Subscription Box

Hello, Friends!  Well, it’s Throwback Thursday and I have a sweet Floral Tag Junk Journal Tutorial to share with you.  My friends at Your Creative Studio surprised me with the February Subscription box last week.  Since this is May, I figured the February box qualifies for a Throwback Thursday post.

You’ll get to see the unboxing video before we jump into the tutorial for this fun design.  If you love tags (and I do) and pretty vintage florals (which I also do) I think you’ll enjoy this slightly different take on making a junk journal.

Creating the Tag Base

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Graphic 45 Regular Kraft Tags serve as the base for this vintage style junk journal.  Since y’all know how much I love pockets, you won’t be surprised to learn that each of the 6 tag pages features a double pocket design.  How fun is that?

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TIP:  Create a sweet shaped pocket for the base page by scoring a G45 Kraft Regular Tag at 3 1/4″.  Fold along the scored line, secure the sides with a tiny attacher tool, then fill the pocket with ephemera.  Add gussets to the back of the tag pocket and adhere to the base to form a second pocket.  This larger pocket can hold a mini folio for notes and scribbles as well as an itty bitty folio.

Details and Tips

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Decorate your folio with the ephemera bits, rub-ons and acetate flowers that come in the box.  You can add additional details like flowers, vintage lace trim, charms and Reneabouquets butterflies to really dress up the design.

TIP: Customize the ledger sheet papers that come in the box by adding layers of Bundled Sage and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  I’ll show you how to do this in the video tutorial below.

Ideas for Using Your Floral Tag Junk Journal

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As I was working on this creation,  had so many ideas for using it pop into my head.  Here are a few different ways you could enjoy this journal:

  • Mini Journals like this make great gifts!  The smaller size means you can complete one in about a day, and you can use up scraps of your favorite paper collection, too.
  • You could fill each small pocket of the journal with a small gift: tea bags, gift cards, small bills, tickets or chocolate come to mind.
  • Personalize the journal by adding hand written quotes, memories and small photos on the back of the various ephemera pieces.
  • Because this journal will stand up on its own when opened, you can display it on a side table, bookshelf or mantel as part of your home décor.  Flip the pages each week to reveal a pretty new scene.
  • I love lap books.  Take time to simply sit and flip through the pages, enjoy the sentiments and the images for a relaxing, refreshing moment or two.
Floral Tag Junk Journal Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see the Your Creative Studio unboxing and learn how I put this delightful tag folio together, then I hope  you’ll grab a cuppa and enjoy this video.

Feel free to use your favorite papers and embellishments as you create your own little Tag Junk Journal.  I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had designing this project for you!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy Throwback Thursday, friends!




7 thoughts on “Floral Tag Junk Journal Tutorial

  1. Helen

    Inking, painting, fussy cutting, paper pieceing, everyth’ing’ about this fabulous junk journal works using the wonderful selection of elements from the box. Love it Kathy, the media, the layouts, the construction. You certainly have plenty of junk journal creativity to share. Thank you!

  2. Priscilla Hughs

    This is lovely! I learned a bit too…esp the spray of water on the ink…and I have always avoided for some reason the rub ons…really never quite knew how to use them and now I know! I have those G45 tags just waiting in my stash for a project like this…thanks for sharing!

  3. Dana Roepke

    How fun is this??!! Adding the layers of pockets makes more places for ephemera, notes or pictures. Would be a neat way to give a gift from a group – where each person could write a note and maybe include a gift card :). Loved all the bits in the collection box, colors are gorgeous, the way you coordinate by adding inks – just wonderful. I think I have some of those alphabet tags,…… hmmmm. Thanks for sharing such a great project and I will now be singing This is My Father’s World all day (one of my favorites as well!)

  4. Joni E

    Such a great use of the subscription box of goodies! I just bought the Graphic 45 tags and now know what I’ll do with them-Thank you for sharing!!

  5. 1sassy1

    This a fun little journal with a big impact with all the layers and filled pockets. I liked the tip where you made the ledger sheets coordinate with the papers with a bit of ink and water. A great idea! Another wonderful tutorial and I love how it turned out!

    Sandi Smith
    Queen Creek

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