The concept of a "junk journal" or a commonplace book is nothing new. And while I've loved looking at the books from other people, it took me a while to jump on the train myself.
I don't really know what you'd call this binder I made, but I know that it's the perfect mix between a junk journal, a commonplace book, and an old school binder.
I picked up a mini binder from Target for just a couple dollars. I thought about covering it with patterned paper, fabric, etc. But I ultimately decided to go back to my high school days and make a decorative cover to slip in the clear sleeve. The point of this project is to keep it simple and I'm so glad I did!
I don't have a plan for filling this binder, I just know I'll add anything that I like, want to save, quotes, ideas, etc. Keeping that in mind, I used my Kate kit as a starting point. I trimmed a few pieces of patterned paper/vellum down, added a journal card or two, and made a few tags.
Then I added a couple page protectors I also picked up from Target, some blank white paper, lined paper, other random pieces of paper, and envelopes. In one of the pockets, I added tabs and paper clips to easily grab when needed.
As I go, I know I'll end up rearranging things, adding/subtracting different parts, and making it my own. I'm so excited about this no-frills way of documenting the little parts of life I want to hold onto.
If you create one of these, I'd love to see them! Tag me on Instagram and be sure to follow along so you can see how I fill mine!
Supplies Used: Kate Kit | Kate Patterned Paper Add-On | Kate Die Cut Shapes | Kate Epoxy Hearts | Kate Designer Vellum Sheets | Kate Word Stickers | Kate Journal Cards | Kate Stamp Set | Floral & Stripes Wide Washi Tape | Emeline Puffy Alphas
Hello! Anita here today and I'm back to share a Project Life spread I created with this month's Kate kit.
I recently started a new fashion blog and have accumulated lots of photos of my daily outfits. When I saw this month's kit with several references to "outfit of the day" and "what I wore", I got the idea to compile photos from the last month and create a pocket page spread with them.
I printed a bunch of my photos and laid them out across the page protectors. I then added a few of the journaling cards and pieces of patterned paper to fill up the remaining pockets. Afterwards, I printed my journaling on a piece of paper and adhered it to one of the cards. As a final step, I added some die cuts and word stickers to complete the spread. Here's a look at each page individually along with a close-up look at the journaling and other details:
This was a really fun spread to put together and I love how the kit contents each month spark ideas for stories that I wouldn't have otherwise thought to include in my album. What stories will you tell this month? Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you enjoy creating with your Kate kit this month!
Mandy here with you today to share a traveler's notebook spread using the beautiful 'Kate' kit! How stunning is this kit?! I couldn't wait to start creating with it as soon as it arrived! It's so feminine and pretty!
I created an introduction page to a new traveler's notebook that I'm starting. This is the one that came in the 'Summer' kit last month, and I'm using it to document all of the little everyday things that I'm thankful for. I want it to be a reminder of all of the blessings I have in my life!
The inside cover of the notebook has a beautiful black and white striped pattern on it, and I love the contrast that this provides to the soft pinks that I'm using on this page. I added one of the 3x4 cards to the left hand side of the spread so that I could add some journaling, and I matted it with two of the solid color papers from the kit.
I embellished the journal card with a couple of the die cuts from the kit. I also added one of the super cute epoxy heart stickers to this page, which helps to bring in some of the gold that I've used on the opposite page.
I used a bible verse as the title for this page, as I felt like it was the perfect introduction to this notebook which will be all about rejoicing in the many things that God has given me, and giving thanks to Him for those blessings. I used the gorgeous gold glitter alphabet stickers, along with some typed words to create my title, and I love how this looks!
I created a little cluster down in the bottom right hand corner of the page using a couple of the die cut shapes from the kit, as well as another epoxy heart sticker.
I finished the page off by adding one of the scallop branding strips. I also added some stamping using the stamp with the little mini crosses. I love the little detail that this adds!
I have a process video for this traveler's notebook spread if you would like to see how it came together.
Thanks so much for joining me today on the blog!
Supplies Used: 'Kate' kit | Kate Double Sided Solid Color Papers | Kate Die Cut Shapes | Kate Epoxy Hearts | Kate Gold Glitter Foam Alphabet | Kate Stamp Set | Kate Journaling Cards | Traveler's Notebook Insert
Hello friends! I hope you've been enjoying all the goodies from the Kate kit this month! Here's a little TN spread I did to document an outfit I wore that went really well with the colors of Kate!
I loved the shades of pink and made lots of layers and roughed up the edges too. I wanted clean, but not perfect!
This fun section creates balance on the left side and gives me a pocket for some journaling. It's not private, but I really wanted space for some word strips and those were more fun that just my words about the outfit. I clustered some goodies over the envelope I had in my stash, and stapled a tab I punched from one of the Kate papers to the journaling card so I could pull it out easily.
Layering the vellum and solids and floral die cut shapes was fun - it always feels like playtime!
I added the little stamp and an epoxy heart for a mini corner cluster
This was just a fun and easy layout that felt like it all just came together because I was just having fun and not thinking too much. I hope you feel that kind of freedom when you're creating! Here's another look at the finished product! Have a wonderful day!
As soon as I opened my box of delish goodies in the new Kate collection, I knew I wanted to make a layout with just the black and white elements with the kit... and when you through in some pops of gold from the kit then it just takes it to a new level. Let me share with you the first layout I made from this months Kate kit!
I started off by layering three of the pattern papers, the stars, the plain black and the black and white stripe to create my background.
I wanted a way to use the gorgeous vellum in the kit so I found a fun cut file from the Silhouette online store that matched my husbands glasses, cut it out with some white cardstock and then backed it with the number vellum from the Designer Vellum pack. This is my favorite accent on the page and I will definitely be doing it again using the other pieces of vellum in the kit! Do you see I also backed my photo with another piece of vellum, this time the striped vellum for a soft background.
I then went ahead and added my title using the gorgeous Kate Glitter Foam Alphabets and popped some of the Kate Die cut shapes in and around my glasses accent. I like how this keeps everything tied in! Also I added some simple stamping from the Kate Stamps!
I thought that bow 3x4 card was the perfect fit for my winter scarf so i layered that over my photo. I then added some of the gold accents from the Die Cut shapes to complete my layout.
I can't wait to be back with my next layout very soon!
Hi everyone! Today I'd like to share with you the first layout I've created with the gorgeous Kate Kit. I absolutely love the variety of patterned papers in this kit so I wanted a page design where I could use as many of them as possible! Here's what I came up with...
I cut the papers into various sizes to create the two columns down the centre of the page. They are all the same width but cut to different heights.
I left a space for my photo in the left hand column. I used the pretty gold glitter alphabet stickers for my title and part of one of the branding strips underneath. Two little banner die cuts were then added to the top right of the photo.
A die cut heart, word sticker, epoxy heart and wooden star from the kit were used the create a little cluster to the left of the photo.
In the right hand column I left a space for the black die cut tag near the top, then added a smaller die cut and a long length of twine.
In the same column I also added the gold striped die cut strip and couldn't resist stamping the little rows of hearts from the stamp set onto some scrap cardstock to add to this section too.
Some machine stitching, paint splatters and a little tag for the date were the finishing touches to complete my layout.
I created a process video for this layout too...
I ended up using seven of the patterned papers in this design which I love! I hope this has inspired you to use as many as you can on your next project. I'll see you again soon with another layout that I've created with this beautiful kit!
Hi friends! Hope you're all enjoying the summer! Anita here today to share a weekly planner spread I created with this month's "Kate" kit and the "Kate" planner stickers that can be found in the Silhouette shop.
While the kits each month are very versatile, I found this month's kit to be especially planner friendly. In addition to having a set of planner stickers available for home printing, the physical kit had several elements very conducive to the smaller scale of a planner. The die cuts, word stickers and epoxy hearts were my favorite pieces to use in my planner. Let me show you how I used them!
Below you'll see a close-up of the left and right sides of my spread. I selected some basic items from the planner sticker set to lay out the foundation for my week. Truth be told, I didn't have any sticker paper on hand so I just printed them on cardstock, cut them out and adhered them onto my spread. I used the patterned strips of paper down the center of my spread (which were perfect to reinforce the holes) and to separate my days into two sections. I basically used these strips in the same way I would use washi tape. Since I didn't have a lot of appointments or events this week but had a lot of things to get done, I used the larger space on the top of each day to set up To Do lists and the bottom section for anything on our calendar for the week. I love how flexible these spaces are and that I can adjust how I use my inserts each week based on my schedule.
Once I laid out the basic foundation with items from the planner sticker set, I added a few die-cuts, word stickers and epoxy hearts to support my calendar events and serve as decoration. I also added some of the glitter puffy alphas to note the month and year on this spread.
Here's another look at the whole spread:
Have you tried using the planner sticker cut files along with your monthly kit in your planner? If not, you should definitely give it a try! The pieces all coordinate perfectly and you'll be able to build a cohesive, functional (and decorative) planner spread in no time!
Oh boy, friends. The Kate kit is just so much fun to work with! I just love the concept of celebrating everyday moments and finding happiness in the small things. This kit has so many elements to document day-to-day life, while making it fun and exciting.
As soon as I saw those gorgeous patterned vellum sheets, I knew I needed to use one as a page addition to my traveler's notebook. The black and white floral matched my photos perfectly and went so well with the rest of my layout!
I used a journal card as my layout title and to also jumpstart my journaling.
I love adding clusters of word strip stickers to empty spaces on my layouts, and was so excited to see the fun phrases included in this kit!
Sometimes documenting the little everyday things can be more fun than documenting big moments. I love that you can really get creative and make your layout reflect your mood at that moment. I can't wait to share more of the beautiful Kate kit with you!
Hey there everyone, Nancy here today with a look at the beautiful Kate Kit. I've had this design idea about weaving a trio of colors on a scrapbook page floating around for a while. I was waiting for a color palette with the perfect solid colors and I finally found it!
I started this page by cutting two strips from each of the solids in the Kate kit. I simply wove those together using an under and over pattern, alternating with each strip. Start with three strips in front of you on an angle and then take a single strip and weave it over and under.
To balance out the boldness of the woven strips, create layers of patterned paper at the top of the layout. A bed of beautiful colors for your photo to sit on.
The journaling block is dressed up with a bit of the beautiful floral washi tape from this month's kit. The heart and label die cut overlap the photo and journaling block connecting the two items. The last touch is a bit of stamping with aqua ink.
All of the solid papers that come in the kit each month make for great woven embellishments. This is a simple idea with bold impact. Adding a few lines of stamped text tie the woven piece to the top of the layout. It's a great place to also add the date!
I hope this gives you some bright ideas for some great woven designs!
Hello friends! I am so excited to share with you a fun pocket page I made with the Kate kit!
With the theme of Kate being about routines and daily adventures - I knew my hammock photos would be perfect with this kit!
To emphasis the fact that I spent time in my hammock everyday from the time it arrived until the day I had to break it down when we moved (less than 1 month) I decided to line up all the days of the week stamps on one block and stamp them all together.
I also used a funny meme I found on Pinterest and hand wrote it on a piece of solid color paper from the paper add-on. It's hilarious to me because there is usually zero productivity happening when I'm on the hammock!
Adding epoxy hearts makes a simple card even cuter!
I love the die cuts in this kit and that big giant daily script was so fun! I layered it on a die cut tag and added some tiny typed alphas to make a title!
I sure hope you enjoyed a little laugh and got some ideas for using these fun supplies. The Kate kit is FULL of cute stuff to document your days! Here's another look at the finished layout. I love how it all came together!
Have a great day and don't forget to document it!