Wanderlust: Inspirational Journal

Start each day with a few words of inspiration and words of wisdom no matter where you get them….text message, google search, the bible, inspirational books or a handmade book filled with quotes, sayings, thoughts, scriptures that help you get grounded for the day.  Our lives are so busy these days, that even stopping for a moments seems like an inconvenience, but the benefits to giving yourself that moment cannot even be measured.  Choose the best way to get your moment or create an inspirational journal that you can design for you….then you can jot notes in, add a new messages, add new sayings, doodle, whatever you need to do for that “you” moment.  

The 7gypsies Wanderlust collection is all about travel, but not necessarily about going places, it is about exploring you, the world around you both near and far, taking chances and being inspired or inspiring others.  This Inspiration Journal is just why this collection was created.  Inspire yourself or someone else everyday!!!!


What you will need:

Tools:  Paper Cutter, Scissors, Beacon’s 3 in 1 Glue

23533 Wanderlust Junque Book II

Step 1:  Cut file folders from the Stay Focused using the 4×6 naked folders as a pattern.  You can cut out cameras and add them to the manila file folders (we used one in the book, but you can make more).  Save the manila with the camera for Step 5.


Step 2:  Fill the Junque Book with assorted file folders, you can do this a few ways, tie them in with the Waxed Cotton Cord or glue them into place.  We make sure one of each tab top, middle and bottom were exposed on the outside of the book, but there are other folders snuck inside too.  All these extra pages are great for adding your inspirational sayings, so the more fronts, backs and pages the better.


Step 3:  Cut Pack Your Bags Paper into the 4×6 fabric pieces – so you have 6 papers to add to your book and Cut Open New Doors Paper into the 12 sections the way the page is divided, leaving the backgrounds of the doors and windows and set aside.

Step 4:  Cut the Canvas Sheet starting on the side and going into the middle ½”  and repeat on the bottom, so you have a loose piece on the top and the bottom and you can tie in the final file folder (manila with the camera) into place, then tie shut with the White Waxed Cord.  Choose 2 of the 4×6 papers – we choose one with the suitcases and another fabric print – glue them to each of the burlap pages and glue the rest of the burlap to create a cuff and one saying from the Open New Doors and do the same technique using the canvas piece.


Step 5:  Add sayings from Stay Focused and Open New Doors and the Serengeti Mini Ephemera to your book  – there should be plenty of pages to add many inspirational sayings.  You can also add your own.IMG_4006

Step 7:  With your Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, color in the blank spaces – it is so easy with the brush that comes in the bottle, so much like fingernail polish.  Dots, Stripes, swirls….just have fun.


The perfect gift for you, for someone special, for your daughters, daughter-in-laws, sisters, sister-in-laws… for Christmas.  The perfect little book to put next to the bed, atop other books of inspiration and promise yourself or make others promise to take that moment before the day begins to read just one inspirational saying and start the day out right.





Happy Creating!!!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Wanderlust: Inspirational Journal' has no comments

Be the first to comment this post!

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.