Hello Crate Paper friends! Lorilei here today sharing a Junk Journal style memory book with the new Heritage collection by Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper! To say I fell in love with Heritage would be an understatement! The colors and feel of the collection just hit me when I opened it. I do love vintage, and Heritage combines vintage with a modern, fresh feel!
Right away, I knew I wanted to make a journal or a mini album about my Grandma. I decided on mixing both together and used an old vintage book as my base. I removed the pages from the book and added some masking tape and fabric to the spine for a vintage handmade feel. My daughter made me some pom-poms to dangle on the spine in matching yarn colors to Heritage. I stacked up fabric and papers and made a little pocket for the cute tags on the Recollection cut apart sheet. On the top of the pocket, I tied one of the sweet charms with a dyed ribbon for the perfect finishing touch to the cover.
On the inside of the journal, I worked back and forth between building the pages, making tags, and going through the pretty ephemera and stationery packs. I decorated the inside cover by adding the Keepsake paper and some photo corners from the sticker book. I made two pockets from a file folder and decorated them with photo and more cut apart tags. I added one of the sentiments from the Lifetime paper that I fussy cut.
The tag “junk” part of the journal is built on 3 folded strips of paper that I adhered the tags and ephemera to. The junk book then slips onto an elastic. Much like a traveler’s notebook, I did this so that I could add to the journal as I write in it. On the first page of the junk insert, I used my favorite paper – Elsie. I adore the bunches of flowers and the gorgeous lavender color. I have a few Aunties that are called Elsie or have Elsie as their middle name, so that made me love it more! I added another charm to the first tag so that I would see it every time I opened the book!
You can see the junk spine system in the photo below. It’s a great way to show all the layers and goodies! I made another tag from the Family Tree paper with the lovely blue floral, another favorite! I added a lot of eyelets to the tags in this journal, to make them feel more special!
Heritage has a beautiful paper called Trophies with many prize ribbons on it with touches of gold foil!
On this page, I attached one of the Heritage Boxed Cards and stitched on two sides and the bottom to use it as a pocket. The cards are lovely with the tiny prints from the 12×12 papers!
I added half of a different boxed card on the backside of the card to go with the pages next to it!
I love the vellum and ephemera with the home sentiments on them!
These pages are simple with a pretty ephemera card and the clear leaf stickers from the sticker book!
On this page, I made another tag from paper and then I made a pocket and tag inspired by the one that comes in the Stationery Pack!
Close up! Love the floral on the Margaret paper!
That is the end of my tag “junk” insert and the cover of my journaling insert made from tea dyed and vintage papers. I made a paper pocket for the cover and added another fussy cut sentiment and a prize ribbon!
Thank you SO much for making it through this long, photo heavy post! I had so much to share, and if you are anything like me, you love to see all the bits in a project! I will cherish my journal and write in it when I remember a story about my Grandma! Be sure to check out all the loveliness about Heritage; it is a collection full of beauty!