Thursday, February 1, 2024

A "Steampunk Trains" Journal for Vectria Designs

Hello dear all!

I am very happy to be writing up this post, as it has been a bit quiet here on the blog. There is a new journal that I have finished, using a digital paper collection from "Vectoria Designs" - 
Steampunk Trains.

Links to the digital paper collection: 

My color choices for this project were determined by some of the color schemes on the digital papers.  You can watch the video overview of the journal on my You Tube:

I usually bind my signature onto a journal spine using 3 hole pamphlet stitch, but this time because the journal is tall, I had to use a 5 hole stitch. You can use a handy diagram that I created for your conveniency below:

At the bottom of this post (after all the pictures), I will include the links to two parts of the video tutorial, where I share how this journal was created, and the links to some of the gears dies from (that you might useful), which I found on AliExpress. The links are not affiliated and I am not sponsored by any of the sellers.

(Click a picture to view a larger version)



And here are the links to the video tutorials, related to the process of making the "Steampunk Trains" journal:

If you don't have any gears dies in your collection, here are a few that I found on AliExpress:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Animal Kingdom - Journal and Pencil Holder Tutorial


The fourth journal for the Junk Journaling Station is now finished and ready to be shared. 

Here are the links to the previous posts and journals:
4 - You are here :)

I remind you that we worked with the digital collections by Vectoria Designs. All the collections are available for purchase and download from their Etsy store. Just type the name of the collection in the Search Field and choose the printable version of the the kit you need. 

Let's look together at the whole set:

The journals might look similar in style from the outside, but each one has different features on the inside. 

To go along with the Animal Kingdom Journal, I decided to make a pencil holder, too:

I just love this pair:

I used stamps from Tim Holtz on the spine of the book and added a beaded charm to it:

On the front cover I created an acetate window with the beautiful deer:

I thought that using ribbons for a closure would be the easiest:

Now let's have a look inside (click each picture to enlarge):




Working on this project was so fun! I am almost sad that it is over :) It will look spectacular on a book shelf or on a crafting desk.

Oh yeah, and the pencil holder matches it perfectly!

As I have mentioned, you will be able to visit each one of my previous posts and find the links to all the tutorials there.

As for the Animal Kingdom Journal, you can find its video overview here

Part 1 of the tutorial may be found here -

And Part 2 here -

I am not sure for how long the links to the products will be active, but I am posting some of them below: