Friday, January 10, 2020

Christmas Journal Inspiration from KittyWitty Papercraft

If you're in need of inspiration for making a junk journal, then you've got to see the Christmas journal crafted by Amy of KittyWitty Papercraft.

Amy's almost half-hour video of her journal is chock full of inspiration for the novice to the most seasoned journal maker.  It's worth your time because Amy - who makes and sells journals and supplies at her KittyWitty Papercraft Etsy store - is now sharing her secrets with the rest of us.

Kitty Witty Papercraft Christmas Journal

As you can see from the screenshot above, Amy started with an adorable children's book to use as her front and back covers. Just take a look at that set of charms and yarn bows that Amy attached to the cover! So cute, and something that would look terrific on any type of journal, not just one for Christmas.

Amy packs her pages with lots of dimensional ephemera to create this really thick journal.

Amy uses a variety of techniques, from pockets to shakers, to create eye-catching pages. And this book uses layer upon layer, as well, to create dimension and volume.

Now, I have to admit that I'm not entirely unbiased with regard to this fabulously fun journal. Amy is a customer of KB and Friends, and she mentions the printables we sell in the KB and Friends' Etsy shop several times.

I'm going to give you a peek from her video of just a couple of our products that Amy used.

First up is the Christmas ornament box top that is part of our Digital Vintage Christmas Package Cards. She turned it into an adorable shaker filled with sequins! When I created this set of printables, I never thought of someone using one of the box tops in such a creative way. I just love this, and it's something that anyone can easily create. Again, watch the Kitty Witty Papercraft video, as Amy describes how she made this.

A shaker by KittyWitty Papercraft using KB and Friends' Christmas box tops

Next, I'm going to share with you the Christmas telegram from our Retro Christmas Telegrams set of printables.

Christmas telegrams by KB and Friends in KittyWitty Papercraft's journal

Amy printed the telegram from our Retro Digital Christmas Telegrams set, and then she tucked it into a pocket along with other fun pieces of ephemera. So simple, and yet so delightful.

Now, I'm not going to spoil the rest for you, so do take a look at Amy's video for lots of ideas on how she created such a charming Christmas journal. And when you're done with that, you might want to wander over to Amy's Website, KittyWitty Papercraft to see other works she has made.