you can win A 7gypsies handmade junk journal
ALong with some creativation 2018 swag!
If you were not able to attend the Creativation Show in Phoenix, Arizona this past January, well, we are bringing the show to you with a chance to win Exclusive Swag, custom designed Vintage Junk Journal from Candy Rosenberg along with the journal she used to create it. You can play in one and create another. How cool would that be? If you are not familiar with Creativations, it is the largest wholesale craft show in the USA. The aisles are lined with a wide range of suppliers who are the creative minds behind the products you love. It is not a show you can buy goods at each booth, it is a show where manufacturers, designers, and companies show off their newest creative items. It is generally held in January every year and it is a great way to kick off the new year.
Are you familiar with the term Junk Journal? Well, a True Junk Journal can be made from just about anything – no rules. This one is made from bits and pieces from the Canvas Corp Brands booth and the creative table that was hosted by the Crew for customers and designers to try out the newest Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels, and 7gypsies products. Junk Journals are so fun to work with just what you have on hand. This blank art journal is ready for you to make your mark on it!
Here is how she created this junk journal with bits of pieces that were “stolen” from the booth at the show. It is hard to list some of the items used because they were exclusive to the show, so this is your chance to not only win this journal but a few of the products that are not available for sale ANYWHERE!
CCB PRODUCTS USED:
Printed Cardboard-Postal | Architextures Findings-Old Paint Brush | Architextures Findings-Vintage Keys Collection | Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam- Organic Garden | Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Candy Corn | Packaging of various products as backboard pieces
EXCLUSIVE SWAG: 5 x 7 Journal, Architextures Findings-7gypsies Truck (exclusive, not available for sale)
OTHER: Modeling Paste, Ink, Washi Tape, Stencils, Pen Work
Start with cutting the Printed Cardboard to size, one for the front and one for the back. Adhere it to the existing cardstock cover.
Once the printed cardboard adheres, add strips of washi tape across the two pieces to create the binding.
Add strips of long pieces of washi the length of the cardboard to cover the binding pieces and make it more uniform.
Using the leftover packaging that had a board image, I created the background pieces for the front. Stamped and stenciled words and title on vintage book pages. Used the Architextures keys to make it look like it was holding the sign. I adhered the paintbrush to the top and added modeling paste coming off the right to make it look like it was painting across the page.
Once the modeling paste dried, I swiped a bit of Organic Garden Glimmer Glam to give it a paint color.
Finally, the crowning piece. The exclusive swag piece from the Creativation show, the 7gypsies Truck! I love this piece and it really completes the look of the journal!
There will be one grand prize winner and we have 10 exclusive 7Gypsy architextures trucks to give away!!! Here is how you can enter to win!!
Leave a comment here and let us know if you are a Junk Journal Maker or if you are new to Junk Journaling.
We will pick one random winner for the grand prize and 10 truck winners randomly.
The drawing will be held March 1 2018.
Feel free to share this post with a friend and let’s share a little gypsy love!!!
Happy Art Journaling!
February 23, 2018 @ 12:34 pm Colette Wibisono
Seven Gypsies is among my longtime favorite which is hard to come by where I libe these days. I’m passionate about altered handbound book and junk journal. I’ve posted a few I made @merchantofmarvels and merchantofmarvels.blogspot.com (which I haven’t been updating).
February 23, 2018 @ 12:39 pm Gulnar
Hi ive made some junk journals and would love to win this one. Thank you ?
February 23, 2018 @ 12:40 pm aristi mourtzaki
wowwww amazing kit soo many pretty thing to work with
February 23, 2018 @ 1:52 pm Radovan Kianica
Hello! Greetins from Slovakia. I like your creation. I’m an art journalist. Thank you for the great chance of winning something beautiful from you. All good wishes Rado
February 23, 2018 @ 2:23 pm Christa Neal
Wow this an amazing prize …as I am new to JJ and love the Gypsie theme it would be an awesome prize to win. Thank you for the opportunity.
February 23, 2018 @ 2:30 pm Lindsey Hall
I LOVE IT Candy!!!! So awesome!!
February 23, 2018 @ 2:31 pm Lindsey Hall
almost forgot…new to junk journaling, but soooper inspired now! 🙂
February 23, 2018 @ 2:45 pm Barbara Hartling
So this would be my first Junk Journal. I mostly make cards for friends and family. I have made a few albums for special occasions. Excited to make a Junk journal.
February 23, 2018 @ 3:28 pm Candy Rosenberg
Lets get together and make Junk Journals. They are so much fun, thinking a local class needs to be in the works!
February 24, 2018 @ 7:25 am Sonia
March 3, 2018 @ 2:37 pm Paula
Love your style!!!
February 23, 2018 @ 2:46 pm Christine
I would love to make a 7gypsies style junk journal. Would be just the creative boost I need as I impatiently wait for Spring to arrive. I would like somewhere special to use all the flowers and blossom petals I pressed last year from my garden.
February 23, 2018 @ 2:57 pm Lucy Chesna
I love making journals and would love to have those goodies…thanks for the opportunity
February 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm Melissa Gomez
Hey there, Yes I have heard of a junk journal!! I absolutely love the printed cardboard !!! YES PLEASE ON THAT PAINT BRUSh!! Super cool and I will share this on all my Pages!! I have a swap group I will post on it as well thanks for sharing and letting me part of your giveaway!!
February 23, 2018 @ 3:26 pm Candy Rosenberg
Thank you for sharing with your group. And yes, that paint brush is to die for!
February 23, 2018 @ 3:29 pm Alecia
I would love to learn to make junk journal I love learning new projects. This will ve a first on junk journal.. Thank you for sharing this. I was told by Melissa Gomez….
February 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm Sandi Lotter
I have made a few books, but never a junk journal. 7 Gypsies would be the only way to go with a junk journal.
February 23, 2018 @ 4:41 pm Brenda F
I am a junk journal maker and would love to win one! Thank you for the opportunity.
February 23, 2018 @ 5:02 pm Debbie Siddle
I’ve made journals before but never a junk one, so this is a new concept for me. Thanks for the idea and the inspiration and the chance to win such a fabulous prize .xxx
February 23, 2018 @ 6:27 pm Peggy Lee Baker
Who girl you are the queen of vintage….love love your junk journal, great tutorial! Oh I need a few of those 7gypsies trucks…:)
February 26, 2018 @ 4:12 pm Candy Rosenberg
February 23, 2018 @ 6:58 pm Dollie
I’m new to junk journals, and this makes me excited to make one! Thank you for a fun giveaway, I love your journal!!
February 23, 2018 @ 7:17 pm Darcie Wright
Amazing junk journal Candy! I am new to junk journaling, recently I have been taking apart old vintage books and attempting to make my own journals with scraps of paper, envelopes, etc. Wicked 7gypsies Junk Journal and swag 🙂
February 23, 2018 @ 8:13 pm Marlene
These junk journals are so nice. They look so creative. Thanks for the chance to win!
February 23, 2018 @ 8:28 pm Debbie Harmon
I’m new to junk journals, and i’m excited to make one! Thank you for a fun giveaway, I love your journal.
February 23, 2018 @ 9:27 pm Melissa
I have never made a junk journal, but I would like to!
February 24, 2018 @ 12:30 am Piia Hiltunen
Hi! I´m planning to do junk journal but I haven’t done it yet. Wonderful prize and thank you for the change to win!
February 24, 2018 @ 12:40 am Shannan Bunch
Hi! I’ve really been attracted to ‘Junk Journals’ lately, and need to get some going around here! I love the no rules, no fenced in feeling. I’ve been keeping a Gratitude Journal for several years which I daw in sometimes, but the Junk Journal just looks like great FunFUNFun!
February 24, 2018 @ 2:08 am Elisabetta Vecchi
Wow! Beautiful project 🙂
February 24, 2018 @ 4:15 am Anne
After my very first visit to Creativation and seeing the Architextures Findings in real life, just had to buy some when I got home! I LOVE making journals but have not made a Junk Journal as yet. I would love to win a 7gypsies truck, thanks so much for the chance!
February 24, 2018 @ 5:12 am Ann Juette
I love this journal. So cute and creative. I’m new to junk journaling. Looks like so much fun. I have used several of the architecture pieces in my mixed media work. The 7 gypsy trucks are just too stinkin’ cute. Thanks for the chance to win one.
February 24, 2018 @ 6:37 am Susan Kegerreis
I’m fairly new to junk journal making but love this!
February 24, 2018 @ 6:54 am Simona
Till now I only have made a couple of junk journals, both for my summer holidays pics…
Winning this (or the awesome 7gipsies truck) would be great…thanks for this chance!
February 24, 2018 @ 7:23 am Sonia
I am a big fan… and I am also fairly new to Junk Journaling… I didn’t even know that there was a name for it and I loved it and did much of it already. ?
February 24, 2018 @ 7:54 am Aurora Loaiza (alo)
I am new to junk journaling but excited to create! Thanks for the chance to win!
February 24, 2018 @ 11:31 am Michelle Salazar
I am just starting to love Junk Journals my Sister is amazing and makes lots for everybody she knows so I have been spoiled but I would love to make her a very special one just for her! This is an amazing journal and so fun and creative! Thank you for a chance to win!
February 24, 2018 @ 11:32 am Linda Park
I won a junk journal at my local painting chapter’s raffle. I would love to try making my own! Sure hope I win!
February 24, 2018 @ 3:38 pm D.Ann C
This is so cool! I love seeing how it came together! I have a box of junk mail specifically for doing a junk journal, but have yet to actually pull it from thought and put it together. I have a few pages done of an altered book… similar idea. I’m loving your Architextures!!
February 24, 2018 @ 6:35 pm Jennifer
I, have never made a junk journal but would love to have a try this one is awesome!
February 24, 2018 @ 8:22 pm Toni Addison
I have made a one but would like to learn more about them I had a hard time pushing the needle through the paper as I have bad hands. But love the one you made here. Love the printed cardboard. The truck and paint brush are to stinky cute!! You have created a beautiful book! thank you for a chance to win your creation!
February 25, 2018 @ 2:06 am Joan von Metzinger
I’ve loved journaling for a number of year’s but junk journaling is a new one for me! The best part about it creating it from what you’ve got around you and getting messy whilst doing the work of art! Traveling the past 3 weeks I’ve been able to hold on to many little mementos that will fall right into place on a junk journal. The paint brush and truck will be the perfect touch to finish off my journey. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!
February 25, 2018 @ 1:56 pm Melissa Larson
I’ve never made a junk journal . I would love to win this one made by Candy. This blog post has further inspired me to buy your products!
March 4, 2018 @ 3:19 am Linda Taylor
I have never made a junk journal before a and winning this fab give away would be a wonderful way too have a go ?
February 25, 2018 @ 5:18 pm Olga
I have been a maker and admirer of junk journals ever since I purchased the “7gypsies in Paris” journal back in 2004. I’m a huge fan of these products. I have been collecting bits and pieces ever since. Thanks for all the inspiration over the years.
February 26, 2018 @ 12:16 am Faith
Junk journals have always been very appealing to me. I am working on building up my stash, so I can try creating one of my own. I’ll get there soon. I have loved 7 Gypsies products since before I even knew what art journaling or mixed media even were 🙂
February 26, 2018 @ 12:23 am TJ Currey
I’m currently working on a steampunk altered book, but I haven’t yet had the pleasure of working on a junk journal.
February 26, 2018 @ 12:43 am Rebekka S.
I’ve made a couple junk journals, but it’s been a really long time. I’d love to win this one, it’s amazing. Thank you.
February 26, 2018 @ 3:27 am Shannon
So love everything your creative team is making! And this junk journal really caught my attention. I made one junk journal from scratch and loved it! I would love to make one with all your yummy products!! Thanks for the chance!
February 26, 2018 @ 3:45 am Bev
I have just started junk journaling. Fascinated by everyone’s ideas. I can only imagine how cool it would have been to go to Creativation 2018!
February 26, 2018 @ 6:18 am Johanne Lacombe
I love junk journals but I didn’t have the chance to do one yet. Candy’s journal is very beautiful. Thanks for the chance.
February 26, 2018 @ 6:27 am Sanni
I always adore others junkjournals, but I still haven’t got my own. I have started making one ages ago, but still haven’t finished.. Getting a ready made journal would be awsome!
February 26, 2018 @ 6:31 am Lynne Hughes
I love making junk journal-you can add anything that appeals to you. Junk journals are so interesting to look at and see other people’s creativity.
February 26, 2018 @ 6:52 am Julie Mortillaro
I love making junk journals and one of my favorite parts is adding 7 Gypsies amazing products to every one I make!
February 26, 2018 @ 7:11 am HeatherD
Always fun inspiration to be had on the blog, thanks!! Yes, I am a junker!
February 26, 2018 @ 7:21 am Cara
I am new to junk journaling, and am excited to learn all about it and get started. I think the junk journal is AWESOME, so many fun things!!!
February 26, 2018 @ 7:29 am Joanne Thompson
I’m new to junk journal making though I’ve been using 7 Gypsies products for a long time. I love the look of these journals!
February 26, 2018 @ 7:32 am Jennifer Scull
This is fabulous! I love the paintbrush and truck! 🙂
I have made several altered composition book journals over the years, but never a junk journal. The ones I have seen are so very creative – just like the one you have here! I would love to give it a try.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
February 26, 2018 @ 7:33 am Margaret
Have loved the gypsies ever since I bought their book 7gypsies in Paris….that was a long time ago….a boho kind of girl myself…love all your products….such very cool stuff….would love to win your journal…thanks……
February 26, 2018 @ 7:35 am Rosemary Sokolowski
This journal was so creative and fun to watch. I would love to do this. I’ve made one journal in a class and want to make more. I would love to win.
February 26, 2018 @ 7:36 am Helene
Long time fan of 7 Gypsies!
Have made a few journals but would love to try a junk journal!
Some lovely ideas here to try out…
February 26, 2018 @ 7:43 am Kelly massman
I’ve never made a junk journal but it would be fun!!’
February 26, 2018 @ 7:54 am Jeanne Beam
I have made a lot of journals, but I haven’t made a junk journal. I think it would be fun to try. Thanks for a chance to win.
February 26, 2018 @ 8:01 am Anna Maria Leader
7 gypsies products are the best! I am still holding on to several items that are not carried anymore. I just can’t bear to use them. I would love to win this journal. Thanks for the chance
February 26, 2018 @ 8:07 am Sydney
Totally enjoying the turn to junk journals. I use the idea to make “junk” photo journals for my grandkids. Great fun and a great way to preserve moments.
February 26, 2018 @ 8:14 am Rose James
I am a junk journalist and 7 Gypsies fan! Love it all! Would love to win this giveaway of treasures. 🙂 Thank you!
February 26, 2018 @ 9:24 am Julia Cotrim
This is a wonderful creation! Love your junk journal!
February 26, 2018 @ 9:35 am Mary Holshouser
I would consider myself new to junque journaling.
I have all kinds of ephemera that is sitting in boxes
not being seen. A junque journal would give
me a chance to give them a platform to do
their thing. Have to give up cardmaking and
get to journaling. thanks
February 26, 2018 @ 9:40 am Sue
Love 7 gypsies and would love to win. I love making junk journals. Discovered them about six months ago and I have been making them ever since!
February 26, 2018 @ 10:34 am Teresa Blue
Yes, I have made junk journals. This journal cover is so cool. Thanks for opportunity to win!
February 26, 2018 @ 11:21 am Linnie
The journal looks incredible. I haven’t made any but would love to.
February 26, 2018 @ 11:38 am Juli
I Love this journal and the way you incorporated the Architextures. The binding it pretty smart. I always wonder about the permanence of washi, but securing the edges is ingenious. I love making journals and I NEED one of those trucks. xo
February 26, 2018 @ 12:04 pm Sara
I’m new to the world of Junk Journaling. I am a huge fan of 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp!! I just purchased my first journal to start my new adventure in junk journaling.
February 26, 2018 @ 12:57 pm Wendy W
Love this idea, been making my own journals for many years whether it from old books, leather samples, kraftex, scrapbook papers to found mail & materials. Always intriguing to see how others put together theirs and then of course fill our heads with ideas. Amazed how it never even crossed my mind to use the architecture elements on my covers! Yay you and now yay me for the idea(s)!!
February 26, 2018 @ 1:25 pm Cindy
I am a junk journalizer for almost a year now. I have made 9 assorted types of journals including Bible journaling. I am a member of several JJ groups, and am currently mentoring 3 students from 1 of those groups on making their first JJ. We do the mentoring via messenger and I currently have 1 international mentee from India as well as 2 from US. I love 7 Gypsies, had a chance to win a truck from another group but didn’t win it. I would love winning either prize for sure!! 7 Gypsies style ROCKS!!
February 26, 2018 @ 1:40 pm Joni E
Love the inspiration! Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.
February 26, 2018 @ 2:42 pm Sue Kendrick
I love to make junk journals, and this one looks extra special. Thank you for the chance to win it! Your products are awesome!
February 26, 2018 @ 3:40 pm Arlene Shipley
i have junk journaled for two years – i adore it – and i adore 7gypsies products – both are addictive – would love to win the goodies, espcially having missed the show – angekisses
February 26, 2018 @ 4:07 pm Rachel Bell
I’ve never made one, but have many of your products that I’ve added to art journals. I would LOVE to add this “stolen” junk to my stash and LOVE that truck. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a magic gift!!! Your products are so unique! <3
February 26, 2018 @ 5:39 pm Anita Corbus
I love this. I adore your products. I am fairly new to Junk journals
February 26, 2018 @ 6:16 pm Elaine Sanders
I love the 7 Gypsies story and the products I have tried. I’ve not yet made a junk journal but it is on my to do list.
February 26, 2018 @ 9:36 pm Ashley Phoenix
I’m pretty new to actually making junk journals but not knew to the concept of them. I enjoy looking at other’s take on junk journaling.
February 26, 2018 @ 10:36 pm Edith H.
I never heard of junk journaling but I was at Tuesday Morning this morning and bought a kit on a whim. I’m already hooked! Eeeeeeeeeeeeee! I hope I win!
February 26, 2018 @ 11:34 pm Lisa Calvert
WOW! The cover is awesome, and what an easy way to do it…I am new to the Junk Journal craft, but want to start with that idea, and use the 7 Gypsies fabulous items I have purchased recently in that collection.
February 27, 2018 @ 12:10 am Anne Dwyer
I am new to Junk Journaling – I make books and traveler’s journals but the freedom that the junk journal provides really appeals to me. That truck is absolutely fabulous and would be brilliant on my father in law’s present for his 85th. He is a farmer! Thanks so much for the chance to win.
February 27, 2018 @ 2:00 am Kathy Martin
I’ve made journals, but not an official “junk” journal. Recently got junque pack to get started. Would love to win that truck. Used your products long time, it’s adorable.
February 27, 2018 @ 2:33 am Connie monroe
I’ve been making journals for over a year now. Fantastic giveaway, I like so many would love this and love your products. Thank you for the chance.
February 27, 2018 @ 9:12 pm Chark
Fabulous journal and giveaway!
February 27, 2018 @ 9:24 pm Angela Barrier
I love junk journaling!
February 27, 2018 @ 11:02 pm Lilian Guerrero
I love the no rules approach to junk journaling. I’m an admirer of junk journals and gave it a go this past December and created my first December Daily Junk Journal. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to create some more. Let’s win some goodies! TY!
February 28, 2018 @ 4:42 am Aino-Mari Kämppi
I have made some junk journals and totally love 7gypsies style a lot. It would be amazing to win this prize.
February 28, 2018 @ 9:11 am Jackie Peduzzi
I am new to junk journaling. Such an amazing journal! I love the process and can’t wait to try one. Super great giveaway!
February 28, 2018 @ 10:43 am Jennie Thompson
Fun, gorgeous junk journal, Candy!!
I have made some journals and scrapbooks that I think would classify as junk journals 🙂
Would love to win one of those 7Gypsies trucks, too!!
February 28, 2018 @ 2:10 pm Angelica Chambers
I have loved 7 gypsies paper and all the fun mixed media stuff they come out with for a few years now. I have just started learning how to make journals/junk journals and have a lot to learn! Thanks for sharing!
February 28, 2018 @ 3:30 pm Joan M Rainey
I’m very new to junk journals and would like to learn more
March 3, 2018 @ 11:22 am Ava Gavloski
Great journal. Love that printed fluted card stock. Go Candy Go.
March 3, 2018 @ 11:37 am .:|Angela|:.
I’ve never kept a junk/art journal before. Have to start somewhere, right?
March 3, 2018 @ 12:01 pm Simon Walker
March 3, 2018 @ 12:02 pm Simon Walker
Forgot to say no new to it
March 3, 2018 @ 2:29 pm rovianne thorpe
Totally new to Junk Journals. But this is a great one! How do you come up with the ideas? So cute
March 3, 2018 @ 3:47 pm dianne Mann lewis
This is so cool! I would love to play with this awesome piece 🙂
March 3, 2018 @ 4:55 pm Pam Bray
You are so creative and your Junk Journal is amazing!!! I still haven’t made one though I create journals all the time! Love your cover and Vintage ride!!! Thanks for sharing a great project! Pam
March 3, 2018 @ 4:58 pm Teresa
An awesome giveaway!! ?
March 3, 2018 @ 7:03 pm Jeanne Kelly
I love the whole junk journal trend – so fun, shabby and eclectic. I’ve been s fan of 7 Gypsies for a long time – love your products! ❤️
March 4, 2018 @ 2:17 am Jan
Yes new to junk journaling but a kit recently love the truck and 7 gypsies
March 4, 2018 @ 11:38 am Paula Massie
Love 7Gypsies!!! They sell the coolest products!!! Can’t wait to see who wins!!!
March 4, 2018 @ 12:25 pm Denice S
I just love making journals. My next project is a junk journal! This looks like fun! Love the 7gypsies truck
March 4, 2018 @ 8:41 pm Rashmi Rana