Mini Summer Junk Journals

I have been spending some of my time crafting mini summer junk journals. I love the mini’s! They are so much fun to fashion. Measuring a tiny 3 1/2″ X 4″ is a sunshine yellow journal.

This mini was constructed using a cup of soup box for the cover. Then I layered the top with a thin sheet of quilt batting and then covered the front and back with yellow fabric using fabric – tac clue to secure it. The cover graphic is from ‘The Graphic Fairy’. I used a picture frame from the Tim Holtz collection. The color is a true gold although it photographed with a red hue.

There are 5 signatures and each is filled with 16 pages

This little book is packed with sweet summer themed ephemera

The second mini is slightly larger at 4″ X 5″. This one is a gift for a girlfriends birthday. I used a pasta box for the cover, batting and a darling summer fabric. I added a red ribbon tie and red button with lace to finish it off.

This one has 6 signatures and has 18 pages in each. I used 6 different seed packets for the cover of each signature.

I’ll share one more. I call this one the Mini Mini. It measures 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ with the pages extending out to 3 1/2″. I used a spaghetti box to build the cover. All of it’s pages are scraps of paper, paper bags, cloth, paper doilies, book pages, and lace bits.

It’s finally summer and I’ve been having lots of summer time fun!

8 thoughts on “Mini Summer Junk Journals

  1. Texas Quilter June 24, 2022 / 1:26 pm

    You are so so creative doing these mini-mini books Sharon. I am glad you love making them! Have a great week-end.

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    • Sharon June 25, 2022 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you Nanette and a great weekend to you as well 🙂


  2. Deb June 26, 2022 / 1:28 am

    I so enjoy seeing your little journals! It might be called junk journals, but I think of them as neat little treasures.

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    • Sharon June 26, 2022 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you Deb ~ I love that though ~ mini journal treasure 🙂

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  3. Christina July 5, 2022 / 12:45 pm

    These are gorgeous, Sharon! I especially love the seed package additions 😍

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    • Sharon July 5, 2022 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you Christina – the seed packet birthday gift journal was loved when received. I joined the The Digital Collage Club (49dragonflies uses) I am not impressed and not as easy to use as the Graphic Fairy…wouldn’t recommend it.


      • Christina July 5, 2022 / 3:17 pm

        Oh yes, lucky recipient!!

        I actually did the lifetime sub to digital collage already 😆 I went through the majority of the topics that interest me and saved all the files to my Google drive, but I haven’t been back to see if anything new was added. Agreed it was a challenge to learn the navigation on the site and disappointed with the amount of content that interested me for the price I paid. Hoping though that with lifetime access I’ll get my value over time lol. I’m definitely loving the graphic fairy too!

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  4. Sharon July 5, 2022 / 8:37 pm

    I debated and paid for a year and then decide if I wanted life time. I am so happy with the graphic fairy at this point. Haven’t explored to much yet 🙂 happy journaling and anxious to see your next project!


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