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hey guys welcome to my channel today I'm going to be doing a flip through of these two Christmas journals so if you are interested in seeing that then stay tuned okay guys so I've been working on two christmas journals these are softcover journals and they are for sale and I will be putting them up in my Etsy shop on Friday November 1st so definitely keep a lookout for those pardon the noise if you hear my dogs it's raining outside and I just didn't want them to get stuck out there okay so let's go ahead and get started with one of them these both of these journals are very similar and they have similar pages they're in different orientations and I may have decorated slightly differently but essentially they are the same they both have this little tie around cover or this ribbon is actually sewn into the cover and then I've just put a little key on here and it says Santa I thought these are so cute so I take it alright so it is a soft cover journal on the inside I have a pocket right in the front and this is just like it kind of just is like a quilted pocket I guess you could call it I've put a little pin on here and then on the inside of that pocket I've put this certificate of niceness which I thought was really really cute so that is in there on the first page I have a little belly band and I've made that out of a viewmaster and under there I have a really pretty Christmas postcard from 1912 and then just some T died order slip of some sort and then on the next page I have made a little bingo card I just had some fun doing some decorating in this journal for sure this page I've just sewn like a couple tickets on here and a little button I put some scrapbook paper a lot of tea dyed paper I've done some stamping on a few pages these little pieces here are just some journaling cards this is actually a cutout from a 12 by 12 sheet and this is a little project life card and another one of the order slip forms here and those just clip on there this is a piece of almost is like tissue paper that I've T died this is a tuck spot as well just an old price label and I've decorated it with with a Holly sticker I have a little burlap deer reindeer here and it says celebrate the season and that is the center of the signature on the next page I've sewn one of the I was originally going to make these journals out of little golden books and so I have taken all the pages out of the little golden books and I decided I would just put them in here instead because I changed my mind at the last minute so I have sewn in a few of the little golden book pages throughout each book other side of that tissue paper this is just a little tuck spot or whatever you want to do with that you want to just leave it like that morty guide paper some old-school like lined paper this is just a little tag that i've sewn on on the next page I have just tied a little bow back there and then this is a pocket and it is clear so you can put a picture in there and it says family here I've shown some some laces on the pages as well some stickers throughout this is another little pocket and it says cozy Christmas and I've just decorated that up a little bit this is another belly band wishing you a most happy holiday that's just a journaling card okay so this page was inspired by the book vandal shop and I have just used piece of cardstock to make this a little bit more sturdy and this says make the holidays memorable and there are pockets on both sides here so you have a little journaling card in each pocket and then I just made this out of a 13 by I think 13 by 17 piece of ledger so definitely go check out the book FanDuel shop and and see how she does that some more tea dyed paper here's a little tag and this tag I it's a happy accident that I did not bind this in so this can actually just come straight out if you don't like it or whatever but yeah that was not my intention but that's what happened so it is what it is but I put some pretty laces on here and a little sticker 3d sticker and on this page there's just a little a Christmas card type thing I've got that clipped on this is a greeting card but you can put a picture in it and that's really what I liked about it and I had several of these left over from a few Christmases ago so I went ahead and put one of those in here so try to that T die paper it's a little sticker snowman sticker this is the reason why I wanted to put this in here because it says toy and then on the other side I've just made a little pocket and this is just a little journaling card that I have paper punched and there are also some lines here that I have stamped on so if you want to write on that you can some more t-that papers some pretty red lace the other side of that ledger paper that I have distressed and then I've also used a stencil little counts like a sweater and use some distress oxide and made this pattern here and then glued those little pieces of camera on here is another one of the little golden book book pages that I've just sewn onto the bottom so it flips down like that and then I've put a few more stickers on here this is a pocket and a little Santa and a truck that's that was really cute so another piece of tdye paper this is a Christmas card as well okay so this is actually a piece of Christmas music and I've had a lot of these pieces like beginner level Christmas music and then here I've just glued a few stamps done some sewing along the page this is a little folio that I have created out of a file folder and when you open it up I've just done some little collaging down here and then it opens up again there is a pocket back here and then there is another pocket right here and then another pocket on the side here and this is just a guest check and it says winter wishes I didn't want to decorate it too much so if you want to decorate it you certainly can and then I've put several pages of graph paper in here done some stamping a little bit of sewing a lot of pages just minimal on these pages and then on this side same thing we've got a pocket up front and then another pocket in front of that I stamped memories on the side here and then this opens up and you have another pocket in the front and another pocket in the back just let Santa hang out there and then I had to do this paper pad that says I'm making a list and checking it twice and I put several pages with that on here I didn't distress them or anything because I legit use my Christmas journal as like a planner on what I'm gonna get my kids for Christmas so I I thought that that would be a cool little addition to have in there and and youthful too and some more tea dyed paper the other half of that Christmas music sheet I've put some jingle bells on here and some more really pretty lace the other side of that card and then this is another pocket back here and I've just put some rickrack on the top there just to make it pretty just some more little bits of ephemera that I have glued on this is a poinsettia you know little paper flower thing on this page I've just did a little collage there's nothing to this it's not a pocket or anything I just thought it was cool there was like a an old ad that I had and just decorated it a little bit put something interesting in it on this page I have attached another little journaling card that was a cutout from the 12 by 12 sheet and then this is like a faux envelope you could certainly glued down the sides right here and then put that there and make that a little envelope I just I just left it like that and some paper punching along the edge there and that is just clipped on and then on this page I tied a little bow and put some more crocheted lace on here and some more jingle bells and then would be so this page is a vellum sheet I've just put a little snowman I've just put a snowman sticker on here this is one of the pages out of that ledger book that I finally found at the thrift store and I put a little tab on there just to decorate it a little bit this is a full size envelope this folds down that's the top the envelope and it's just a giant envelope for you know cards and such is the other side of that ledger paper there and then I've stamped the vellum with a really pretty Christmas stamp more nice lace I didn't go too crazy with cutting the strings I I kind of like the rustic look so I just gotta left the strings going everywhere and I did mess up a lot of sewing here and there because for one I am NOT the best sower so it is not a perfect journal by any means but I think it looks really cool and it's and it's like cozy like you would want for Christmas on this page I have just attached a little Christmas playing card there's some little snowmen sledding and then a little tag I've done some more stenciling here and I've sewn another little golden book book page on here and then on this side I've put another sticker I have used an old Christmas bag and created a like a bigger like an expandable bag I guess I just used an old Christmas bag and I decorated it with little bit of ephemera and more rickrack and then on the inside of that but that bag will hold quite a bit of paper if you wanted to put something bigger in there and on the inside of just put another journaling card and another cut out from that twelve by twelve sheet this is another pocket here and it says the holidays are a good time to exercise restraint which I absolutely love and that's just a journaling card done some more glutes more ephemeral on the pages just here and there just decorated a bit on this side I have put a faux envelope again it says do not open till Christmas and the faux envelope is made out of a bridge points sheet I guess you would call it just something fun and then the more lace and some more jingle bells on here and these these bells are just clipped on with safety pins so you can certainly take them off if you don't want them there and then on this page I have sewn another little golden book page and this time it flips up so you can do some writing underneath if you want this is a very very old envelope that I have put in here and it's pretty beat up but I think it looks really cool so you could certainly put like some washi tape or something on the edges just to ensure that it doesn't fall apart you definitely don't want to yank it too much because it will just rip apart but but it's still sturdy enough it it won't rip if you try to flip the page so there's that and it's more teabag paper this is a giant card and I just folded it up and created a little pocket so there's a pocket on this side and a pocket on this side and this comes out it's just 80 died no card and I've put a little band on here so you can tuck stuff under there if you wanted and just decorated it with some of em rest the other side of that Tdap cage the other side of the old brittle envelope here and I did some sewing on it just try to keep it together but that didn't really work very well so if you have some like dello tape that would look really cool right there and then that would actually help keep it together – I don't happen to have any but it's like almost like a yellow kind of yellow tape so it looks old and then that would look really cool right there these little pieces I just kind of hung on there and they're little ornaments or you know paper ornaments and I have created a pocket out of a lotto card and then on the inside of that I've put another journaling card and a note card out of like a recipe thing and I just decorated that and put some right back there back we have another the other side of that pocket here's a recipe card and then another journaling card it says Happy Holidays and then another cutout from the 12 by 12 sheet and that is it for this journal and then this is so pretty I put like the tartan pattern on the inside just love it my favorite but but essentially it's the same so let's go ahead and I'll show you this one as well we'll go through this this one a little bit faster though because it's it's the same I will show you one thing I starched these flowers on the journals because I didn't want them to be all floppy and you try to wrap it around and when I did that the some of the color from the leaves on the bottom kind of seeped onto this sorry silk here and so the sorry silk has a little bit of green on it but so that is one flaw that I I didn't mean to make but it happened but this is sorry so like I said this is not ribbon like the other so that is a different I have put Santa key on this one as well and this lemon obviously is soft cover as well so on the inside again we have a pocket and I've stitched all of these together just to make like a quilt like pattern put another 50 pin here just for decoration and then on the inside again a certificate of niceness I saved this certificate a certificates for me so on the first page again made a little belly band out of a few master and another really beautiful Christmas card postcard and this one is from a later year no just kidding it's from 1911 and then another order slip next page I've done some more stenciling just like before some Tita pages on this page I've done another stitched more tickets and put another button I've used another very old envelope and this one this one still has the flap on it but it's still in pretty much the same condition as the other one done some stamping on some pages added some lace to some pages the laces are slightly different I did use some of the same ones but I didn't have enough of this one to use in that journal and then I've put some more jingle bells on this one as well this page of this page has one of the clear pockets like the floor and it says together and then on this page I've done some sewing along the edge added a little bow just page I have sewn on one of the little golden books and it flips up so you can do your writing under here at the other side of that envelope there and this says December on this clip I have just used one of the cutouts from that twelve by twelve sheet as as well as a project life card and I've clipped those on here put another little snowman sticker on here this is a pocket just like before and I've just decorated the pocket a little bit glue them ephemera here and there throughout the book there's the pocket and I have to put a recipe card in it on the next page I have sewn another little golden book page this one flips out and then again another Christmas card that I have attached glued some more Christmas stamps down here on another giant card and I put a little journaling card in there it says naughty or night this is another belly band like before and a journaling card and I have attached some of that really pretty green lace there added some little stickers on the bottoms more really pretty lace these these two laces were in the other journal and then again another tough spot and I've decorated with a little holly sticker this is just a cut out from that twelve by twelve sheet this is the red vellum it's very pretty this is the only different page that I put in here that I didn't have another one to put in there this is a page from 1918 and it says Christmas music on it so I threw it in here and just thought it was really pretty and that one has some stuff that this one doesn't have so I had to make it you know as as fun did some stenciling down the side but that's with that sweater looking stamp and it says I love Christmas this one this tag is also not not bound in the book that was a happy accident not a mistake and I've put a sticker on here this is like a 3d sticker and it says joy same ribbons on the tag and then again on the in the center of the book I have another folio that I have created and on the first page I've done a little bit of collaging here it opens up and same thing and you got a pocket you gotta talked it back here and then you got a pocket right here and then of course you have the pocket on the side and this one says cheer and it's another little sticker that I put on there and like I said before you can decorate that the way you want to and then in the center again I have some graph paper I've done some sewing along some of the edges and done some stamping on a few pages and then on this side again you have a pocket right there and a pocket in the very front this says memories and it opens up and you have another pocket back here and another one right there and then again that's but a few of the sheet from that paper pad on here just to help you out if you're trying to do some Christmas shopping and then on the other side of the tag page I have created another little pockets and put a journaling card there done some paper punching and I put some lines on the front of this as well just in case you wanted to write on it and the other side of that says doll and then this is clipped to the well now flip to the outside I'll get to that in a second so this this is some crocheted lace that I've sewn on and some more jingle bells and then on the other side I have clipped on and another order slip and another journaling card from that twelve by twelve sheets and then I've done another little bow envelope here out of ledger paper which you could certainly glued together like I said before and make it a little envelope and I just stuff that on the back there like so it's the other side of that magazine page and I've put a tab on it on the next page I have some our little golden book page just like a regular page in the book and then again made a little faux envelope out of a bridge score sheet and it says do not open till Christmas and that's just clipped on there on this page I have attached a few little ornaments just for fun just because a little bit of decorating here in there this is a little paper poinsettia on this page I've made it a pocket and glued some Ric back on the front put a little snowman sticker on there and then this is another note card and I made a little I guess tuck spot there and decorated it with some ephemera and then on this page send some of that pretty red lace and then I made another pocket out of a nother lotto card and this is holding a journaling card for your large journaling card here's another one of the Christmas cards like this Dan'l one and the other journal and this one's sparkly as well another piece of that ledger paper and I've put a tab on it this is a very large pocket here and it also has a flap to close it up if you want and then I decorated it with a 3d sticker the other side of that ledger paper pulls out now there's part of the card and then here is another piece of here's another page from the little golden book and I've sewn it so that it flips down and then on the other side of the pocket I have put the I guess like a recipe or like address book divider kind of note card thing with the tab on it I don't know what it what it was for I has a little bit of red crack and that's it yeah nothing nothing crazy nothing too crazy that goes there put a few more stickers here's another one of the expandable folders that I created out of an old bag old gets back and I've just decorated it with some ephemera and some rickrack and then I put a few little journaling cards in here it's a very large one and then another cut out from the 12 by 12 sheet on this page I put another burlap reindeer and it says up on the rooftop here's another one of the pockets that I learned how to make from the book vandal shop and I put four more journaling cards in here and this one says winter wishes and again I made that out of a very large ledger piece of ledger paper I can't remember what size it was but I ended up getting like a really giant thing of ledger paper at some point and I I have never really been able to figure out what I was going to do with it but I had intentions originally it's another piece of that almost like tissue paper in here that I have T died I sewed on a tag says don't open until December 25th and another children's Christmas music sheet and this one I actually everybody in my family plays piano so this was pretty easy for me to find you know music paper and stuff like that because we have kept it all so this one actually has the notes from when when whoever it was was learning how to play this song which I thought was super cool I glued a bow up here and then on this page I have clipped another playing card and it has a little snowman sledding again and a small tag my dogs are getting restless I'm gonna have to hurry this up it's another piece of scrapbook paper Tito's paper another one of the greeting cards that you can put a photo in right here at the front and again you could create a pocket out of this if you want to or you could just leave it the way it is and write on the inside and that I've made a bingo card for this one as well done some collaging on the side put a big sparkly snowflake on it all that good stuff same thing this page I just sewed this on mainly just to cover up the the price of the paper but you can you could use that as a tuck spot or you can glue that down if you wanted to or whatever however you want to do it it's one of my favorite papers that's why I wanted to put it in here because I love this paper and I only had a little bit of it left honestly I used it on my Christmas journal last year and I just wanted to use it up and so yeah I'm sharing it with you now officially more tdye paper the other side of that Christmas music sheet and I've put some more lace on here and some more jingle bells and like I said before these are just attached by some safety pins so you can certainly take them off if you don't want them the other side of that tissue like paper that IT guide and the ledger paper and again I've done like a little collage and I've used an old add of some sort and them pretty lathes and things just a little bit some ephemera and stuff and then that's the back page and then another really pretty tartan fabric on the inside of the cover so that is it and these two journals like I said will be on sale in my Etsy shop on Friday November 1st I oh I wanted to show you one more thing this is kind of a neat little idea that I have discovered okay so one last thing real quick I promise I won't take up too much more of your time I'm making these like little elastic bookmarks and I was going to put one in each of these journals I haven't finished them so that's why it's just literally a piece of elastic right now but I'm going to put beads on on this side here and make it really pretty but basically all you do is you pick page and then you can hold all your other pages back with this piece of elastic and that'll just hold everything down so you can write on it or whatever and I'm gonna include that with the journals just for for fun and as a bookmark and that is really it that is those officially it I'm done I have nothing else on my desk so I am ho happy to have these done and I hope you enjoyed them I hope that you are at least inspired by them and I will see you next time thanks for watching bye you