If you don’t know what junk journaling is all you have to do is head over to Youtube and you’ll find hundreds, maybe even thousands of videos.
I’m assuming if you’re here you either already know about your junk journaling friend or family member, or they sent you here. (Or you’re like me, stalking posts like this to get ideas for more supplies you might want for yourself. I mean, what? I do NOT do that….)
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Here are some of the most popular supplies out there on the market for junk journalers and where to get them:
Scrapbooking paper is one of the basic foundations of a good junk journal. The one’s intended for mixed media or with vintage themes are the best. Here’s a few to start, but the options are endless:
This designer paper is beautiful and I love the color variety.
Or this vintage treasures paper is perfect for those of us that like journals with a vintage flair. Plus, I love how all of these are so affordable!
This one is especially pretty. I mean, lace and burlap?
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads and Tools
These are widely popular with inks like vintage photo and antique linen giving your junk journaling tags and pages that perfect aged look:
There’s this one
or this set. But honestly, I want them all!
Don’t forget to get some of the mini ink blending tools to help apply the ink:
And a stamping platform to use with the stamps:
And a few stencils for even more fun:
Fiskar’s Paper Trimmer
This paper trimmer makes cutting down the sheets to the perfect size for your journal a complete breeze and the collapsible ruler makes measurements so much easier. I got one a few months ago and it has made everything so much easier!
There’s a whole variety of ephmera packs out there to fit almost any theme or idea.
There’s this beautiful garden and nature inspired kit:
These vintage photos of people:
Or this variety pack:
Bookbinding kits like this one give the junk journaler in your life everything they need to stitch together signatures and create their own journal covers from scratch. I have this one and it’s been perfect.
Sizzix Big Shot
The Sizzix Big Shot provides all the tools a junk journaler needs to make their own die cuts, letting them create their own ephemera packs with limitless possibilities and themes. This is a must have for any junk journaler whose fallen in love with the process so that they have the freedom to explore even more creativity:
The grand dame of all things paper (and so much more). The Cricut is one the best tools on the market out there for creatives, if not the-best. You can do almost anything with it and each project you do only has you dreaming of five more you want to do tomorrow. If the junk journaler in your life doesn’t have one of these, they will probably adore you for a gift like this one. After hearing friends and fellow journalers rave about them, it’s definitely on my list this year.