After years of thinking about it, I finally started a junque journal... and I made it myself! I got lucky and got the Cinch Bindery Tool really cheap. And by cheap I mean, 70% off what they are going for on the market now. I believe We R Memory Keepers just launched the Cinch 2 and that's why the regular Cinch went down in price ridiculously in some stores online.
What inspired me to start a junque journal is the K&Company SMASH BOOK! I have watched the Smash video over and over it is not even funny. The Smash book actually reminds me of something I used to do in high school only I let other people write or share their art in it. I went through a ton of composition notebooks! My friends and I had a great time passing it around leaving messages to each other on there, we put post cards, receipts, book pages, book marks we have totally re-purposed and altered. The Smash Book is so similar to that except with cooler, heavier weight paper in it. : ) I have purchased the little bits and things that go with it, but haven't bought the book itself because I intend to stick to my crafty DIY skills and use the enormous amount of scrapbook paper I have acquired in who knows how long. It makes my husband happy when he sees me cutting through those things and making stuff out of them.
This book cost me close to nothing to make. The only purchase I made was the o-wires, which cost $2.50 at Archivers, everything else I already had in my stash. The covers are recycled. They came from the chipboard backing of paper stacks. I have a ton of them and I keep them all to make into templates when I make cakes, but this time I cut them to make into my book covers. I put envelopes in them, made pockets, and cut cardstock and paper in 8.5" in x 5.5".
I haven't done much or gone crazy or anything to it. But will put a post on here when I do. : )
Have a great weekend everyone!
I have linked this post up in Cheryl's I'm Lovin' It Fridays Post!