Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator 


Thank you for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it. Today as part of my junk journal series I am bringing you another episode in my Gothic Journal. This time I am making a horizontal belly band with a pocket and sewn velum pocket on a half page section. Both these give added interest to the journal plus places for tags, ephemera and all those tickets and labels I like to collect, plus spaces for journalling. 


Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets

Measurements and Materials

  • I used the off cuts from making the pages so each piece was 
    • 12" x 5"
    • Scored @ 6" on the long side
  • For the belly band I scored on the short side @ 1 1/2"
    • this was to form a pocket on the belly band
    • To avoid too much bulk at the center fold I decide to actually make these 2 separate sections that were stuck to the page
    • So I trimmed the centre fold off
  • For the velum pocket 
    • I cut a strip 2" by 5 7/8" and sewed along 3 sides to attached to the strip
    • If you don't have a sewing machine then you could just glue it in place
    • To cover up the stitching on the other side I stuck a 2" strip of DSP to form a pocket
    • I added a die cut trim to finish ff the pocket
  • I made one each of these for each signature
  • I inked some of the DSP to match the pages it was slotting into.


Now watch the video tutorial to see how this was made :-) 

Video Tutorial


Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets



Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets

Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets

Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets



Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets

Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets

Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets



Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets

Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets
Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets



Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets




Gothic Junk Journal: Belly Band & Vellum Pockets



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Gez xxx 

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