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Junk Your Stuff – Tags Using Packaging Part 1

Junk Your Stuff – Tags From Packaging

Here we go again…Junking Our Stuff. lol While creating the “Junk Your Stuff” Paper Bag Journals I used up a lot of product but I also wound up with a boat load of packaging. I started cutting the packaging into tag shapes of various sizes and started making tags using more of my stash. This first group of tags was a lot of fun to make but I have a lot of tags to make and a lot of stash to use so there will be a several parts to this series. ¬†I hope you enjoy and get some ideas. Thank you for watching. ūüôā

Junk Your Stuff – Tags From Packaging
Junk Your Stuff – Tags From Packaging
Junk Your Stuff – Tags From Packaging

 

Fun Fabric Strip Flowers

Fun Fabric Strip Flowers

I have a couple of drawers full of flowers I use in my creations. ¬†I¬†have gone¬†through those drawers and using up the flowers pretty fast. I am close to being able to move¬†all the¬†flowers into one draw. ¬†I have learned over the years what I do and don’t like so in the future I will be more selective when I¬†buy¬†flowers. ¬†Then, you have to account for taste changes. ¬†What I once liked could be¬†something I don’t like after having it in a drawer for 20 years. No more of that. ¬†That stuff has to go. ¬†So, I took some odd flowers I had and added my strips of fabric to them to make them flowers I like and will use. ¬†There is a video on you YouTube channel if you would like to see the process of how I made them. ¬†It was fun to use up old stuff and create something ‘new’ that won’t go to waste. ūüôā

Laurie

Fun Fabric Strip Flowers
Fun Fabric Strip Flowers
Fun Fabric Strip Flowers
Fun Fabric Strip Flowers
Fun Fabric Strip Flowers
Fun Fabric Strip Flowers

 

 

 

 

Creating Pages In My “Junk Your Stuff” Junk Journals From Paper Bags

My Personal Junk Your Stuff Journals

I decided to create a Part III video to the “Junk Your Stuff” Junk Journal From Paper Bags project. I wanted you to see how I work in my journal and hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration for working in yours journals. ¬†I also mentioned in one of my videos how the “Pockets and Posies” pockets would look great in these journals. ¬†I made one and love it. There will be photos of it below. ¬†Here are some photos of the pages I created in my junk journal as well as a link to the video showing you how I created it. I hope you feel inspired.

Junk Your Stuff Journal Page
Junk Your Stuff Journal Page
Junk Your Stuff Journal Pages
Junk Your Stuff Journal Pages
Junk Your Stuff Envelope Journal From Paper Bag
Junk Your Stuff Envelope Journal From Paper Bag (Inside)
My Personal Junk Your Stuff Journals

“Junk Your Stuff” – Junk Journals From Paper Bags

Junk Your Stuff – Paper Bag Junk Journals

A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out a cabinet in my kitchen¬†where I keep plastic and paper bags. When I saw the stack of paper bags (see above photo) I had kept from grocery shopping trips I thought, hmmm, I don’t need all these bags so I will throw them away. ¬†At the time I was saving them I was thinking I really wanted to make something artsy with them but the stack kept growing and nothing artsy was being made. ¬†So, I grabbed the entire stack and set them on the counter¬†to be tossed out when I was done. ¬†When I was finished with the cabinet cleaning, I walked over to the paper bags and picked them up to carry out to the trash can. ¬†But I hesitated. The crinkly sound the bags made and the feel of the paper was sooooo appealing. lol ¬†I thought, ok, I need to make something with these bags. But I made myself a deal. I could keep the bags as long as I actually used them to make something. If I didn’t start using them that week they were going in the trash. So, I took them up to my art studio to await their fate. lol ¬†The very next day I started making my Junk Your Stuff journals. ¬†I worked my way through each and every paper bag. ¬†Then, I went through my drawers and storage containers and pulled out all kinds of stuff I have been wanting to use up to decorate them. ¬†I have to say I am very pleased that I used all of the bags and I love how they turned out. ¬†I hope you enjoy the photos below and there is also a link to the video where I show you how I made them. ¬†Now, go Junk Your Stuff! ūüôā

Laurie

Junk Your Stuff – Junk Journals From Paper Bags
Junk Your Stuff – Junk Journals From Paper Bags
Junk Your Stuff – Junk Journals From Paper Bags

“Junk Your Stuff” Intro – Junk Journals From Paper Bags Part I

“Junk Your Stuff” Intro – Junk Journals From Paper Bags Part II