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Junk Journal Cover Ideas & Inspiration


Junk Journal Cover Ideas & Inspiration

You've been there, right? You've made your signatures of pages and added in all the pretty pockets and tuck spots filled with handmade ephemera pieces. You've embellished, inked and sewn your journal to perfection. Now all that's left.... the cover. Sounds easy, doesn't it? But what to do?


Don't stress! There are LOTS of options! Below are a few images to help inspire your next junk journal cover.


Layered Envelopes Cover This cover is layered with envelopes that flip open! You can also use them as pockets and tucks pots for ephemera. See how to make a similar cover here.


Simple Journal Page Cover Sometimes simple is best. See how we used a page from one of our journal kits to make this easy cover.


Specimen Tag Cover See a tutorial for this pretty framed specimen tag.



Fabric Cover

This pretty Jane Austen journal has a lovely fabric cover. It's easier than you might think! Take a look at our tutorial here.




For this pretty Butterfly Cover, we used the following: Butterfly Typography Cards (MPP printable) Shabby Vintage Tickets (MPP printable)


Keyhole Cover The possibilities are endless with our Printable Keyholes! You can use them with just about any theme or style!


We tore the edges from some coffee-dyed and book pages papers, along with some sunflower ephemera. Then we mixed in some cheesecloth & lace to make this pretty cover.


Ornate Plate & Butterflies Cover We used some Tim Holtz Ornate Plates, our Fairy Tale Journal Kit and some Layered Butterflies for this cover. A chiffon flower & lace tassel finish the look.


Mixed Media Corset Cover

This cover was an artistic endeavor! We used the following: Scraps of cardstock to make the "corset" along with fabric (frayed a bit) & lace

White Paint White Gesso Antique Buttons (check Etsy or Ebay) Beads Satin Flowers Paper Flowers Chiffon Flowers


Collage Cover This pretty cover is layer upon layer of fussy cut images.


We hope this gives you some ideas & inspires you to try new things in your junk journal cover creations! Want MORE ideas? Check out these Journal Page Ideas for more inspiration! And see some ideas for Junk Journal Supplies. Until next time! ~Stephanie & the Gang at My Porch Prints

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