These trifold tags with pockets make perfect diy junk journal embellishments.
Adding embellishments to your junk journal not only enhances its visual appeal but also provides functional pockets for tucking away tiny treasures, secret notes, or even extra journaling space.
These tags are versatile and easy to make using printables, or papers that you already have in your paper stash. They can be customized to match any theme or style you’re working with.
Whether you’re a seasoned junk journaler or just getting started, these junk journal embellishments will add a touch of creativity to all your junk journals.
- Junk Journal Club Printables
- Utility knife or Rotary cutter
- Creasing tool and bone folder
- Thick scrapbook paper
- Stamp pad
- Stamp pad applicator
DIY Printable Junk Journal Embellishments: Trifold Tags with Pockets
This particular trifold tag is one of the printables that’s included in this month’s printable junk journal club. However you can easily make your own in any size using your own papers such as printable paper or thick scrapbook paper.
To make your own trifold tag, first make a template by drawing the outline of a tag onto a piece of cardstock and then cutting it out. You can make it any height or width.
Fold it in half lengthways and then cut off a section at an angle on the outside corners.
Get your sheet of printable paper and cut it the same height as the tag, and three times the width.
This is a printable paper from this months junk journal printables club. I’m going to use the top section of this paper that has the two smaller sized butterflies.
After the paper is cut to size, fold it into thirds and press the folds with a bone folder to make a sharp crease. To make an accurate fold, first use a pencil to mark the widths and then fold and crease using the marks as a guideline.
Once the card has been folded, lay the template on top and cut out the diagonal corner sections that gives the tag its shape.
To make pockets for inside the tag, cut three small pieces of card, slightly smaller than the width of the folded tag, and whatever height you want.
I’m going to finish this printable trifold tag which has all the pieces cut out and ready to be assembled.
I’m going to add some stain to the edges of the pockets and the cards to make them look a little vintage style.
To attach the pockets, apply some glue along both the side and bottom edges. I used a tape runner but you could also use a gluestick or double sided tape. Then press into position along the bottom of each of the tag sections.
Once the pockets are in place, punch holes at the top of each of the tags.
You can thread a piece of ribbon or some other fiber through the holes to keep the assembly closed however I’ve made an embellishment using an earring wire which has a clasp on the back so that the embellishment can be attached and removed easily.
On the wire I’ve hung a piece of lace, a small piece of printable clipart from this month’s junk journal club kit, and a short length of chain with several charms attached.
These junk journal embellishments are so quick and easy to make, it’s hard to stop at just one!
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