Monday, July 4, 2016

Junk Journal page: The Cat in the Hat

I have been working alot on my junk journals. I am working on making one for each of my grand daughters for Christmas because it is a good chance that I will be relocating to another state, and won't see them for a very very long time. I plan to write to them and send them little things that they can put in their journals to remember me and our brief times together.  So...here are a few pages I have finished.

Each of them love the book The Cat in the Hat so I found a book at the thrift store that was rather beat up, but not to beat up a Junk Journalist couldn't see the hidden treasure it holds...so I bought it and put a page in each of their books.
 
This is the first page/side of the Cat page...I just used a decorative packing tape and taped it to where the spine will be. With the picture as is...no words necessary!   Page on the left is left blank for journaling

 This is the other side of the page as you turn the page in the journal. Again, no words necessary but I am sure there will be a smile on my grand daughters face when she sees her fun friend!.  Page on the right....the first yellowish portion is the bottom of a burger bag from McDonalds...(the other end is a pocket page) and I just cut the bottom here open, and the brownish portion is a journaling card that slips in the bag pocket. The blank space around it..is for journaling!

As a side note: When I was little I wanted a 
Cat in the Hat book SO BAD!!! Everyone had a copy..... but me! I never even got to read the whole story until much later in life, when I read it to my kids! And "Go, Dog, Go" was another favorite and the only time I got to read that one was when I went to my cousins house...he had one and let me read it! So.. in a way, this page is kind of a part of my life too.....that I am also passing on to the girls!
 
Many of the pages in this journal are just 32lb weight blank, 8x10 (typing) paper, folded in half and tea stained, then ironed with the corners. Other pages will be scrapbook style pattern paper, pockets, bags etc.

So you can see how easy it is to make pages of interest! And how a quick check at the thrift store, can give you alot of "pages" for  an inexpensive price and so many memories!

I know there are those that might be rather angry at me for tearing a book. I don't endorse doing that, but in this case..the book was falling apart and was on its way to the landfill if it didn't sell, so I figure not only did I save "space" in a landfill, but also, got the author's story, loved by a little girl...in her life forever, including the memories she has of reading The Cat in the Hat!
 
Thanks for stopping by and...keep on sewing those memories!


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1 comment:

  1. I cut up books all the time for my pocket letters and now junk journals. The thrift stores have a last chance before they burn the items and often there are beautiful books there. I can't keep all the books but I can save parts of them and I do. I like your journal! I made a travel one for my sister tonight. Will do another video on that one. Loving my junk journals!

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