Christmas List Junk Journal by Marina Wilson

Good morning, everyone!  Man…Christmas is screaming towards us at the speed of light, isn’t it?  Well, don’t fret…I have some inspiration for you today to help relax you 😉  Design team member, Marina Wilson, created this beautiful Christmas junk journal for us all to drool over:

Marina used Tim Holtz’s “Hanging Sign” die to create the sentiment on the cover, and added some bronze cable chain (#CH926-B) from ButterBeeScraps to hang her sign from 🙂  On the bottom half of her cover, Marina added a pretty red lace trim with a small cluster of flowers and doilies.  I love the look of the different materials together in this flower cluster…it adds so much yummy texture to the project.  In addition to a medium sized doily, Marina combined a metal flower (#025-C) and leaf (#852-B) with a couple of paper ones from her stash.  Finally, Marina added a bronze drawer pull (#HD624-B) to the right edge of the cover to create a closure.

Marina created 3 signatures for her journal, and added a large red eyelet and charm to the spine of her journal:

She attached several bits, pieces and beads to her charm.  You can see a few bronze charms from her stash, tassel, Tim Holtz key, beads (#BDSTR-BR) and a miniature bronze bell.

Here’s a quick look at one of the pages inside her journal:

…and the beauty doesn’t stop there.  Here’s a look at another page in Marina’s journal:

That’s about all I can show you here, but you can view a complete flip-through of Marina’s journal over on her YouTube channel 🙂  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by in this very busy time of year!  I hope you enjoyed the project and it inspires you to spend a little well-deserved time in your creative space.  Cheers!

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  1. Sharon Berryman says

    You gave me an idea with this junk journal, Marina. I have a Christmas mini album that I made several years ago. I actually use it! I keep my favorite pictures it it and cards that are special to me. I added some pages to it a couple of years ago. It’s a wonderful book for me. I also use it as one of my decorations, leaving it out on a table for me to refer to. After seeing this one you made, I am now going to just add “junk” to mine wherever in my book……love this idea!