Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Bug Book and The Plant Book

Hello dear visitors!

After numerous card posts, today I want to share something different and to give credit to a great crafter and artist - Tracie Fox. Lots of people in the world of junk journalling are familiar with her Vintage Style Labels, as well as many other digital kits that Tracie has in her Etsy store.

I am not on Tracie's DT and I am not her friend, so this post is solely about sharing information and providing positive feedback about a talented crafter.

I was so inspired by Tracie's recent kits, that I printed both of them and made myself two books and a couple additional tags. The binding technique that Tracie used, was introduced first (at least to me) by Suzy Shabby Soul  and I just LOVE the look of the tabs on the book spine. If you haven't tried this binding, you should definitely give it a go. It is good and effective for smaller projects.

Vintage style junk journals

Vintage style junk journals

So here comes the 'Bug Book':

Vintage style junk journals

tab binding junk journal

And here is the 'Plant Book':

A tutorial for making these "Specimen Capsules Tags" may be found here:

I have also made some cards for my future journals, using Tracie's 'Construction Cards' kit:

Vintage style cards junk journals

Vintage style cards junk journals

To top it off, I made some nature inspired junk journal inserts:

Nature inspired junk journal inserts

Nature inspired junk journal inserts

And that's all I wanted to share with you today :) Happy crafting!


  1. Oh Alexandra my heart is singing to see 2 of my favorite creators merged into 1 project! I love Tracie's designs and you have done such an amazing job using them to create. How fun!! TFS <3

    1. Thank you so much, Monica! I have discovered the world of junk journalling and found Tracie not so long ago. She is really amazing! Are you making any journals? Your blog doesn't seem to be updated :)


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