my favorite 30 days of lists pages | from the scrap bin

I've been promising to publish a round-up post of my favorite listing pages from the past 30  Days of Lists challenges I've participated in and now I can cross that off my list!

After I began going through my journals, I realized that there's a theme to how I design my pages and am going to do a series of posts, each highlighting a different theme. I've tried to link up sources and links to any supplies I might have used, many from the I Love It All shop.


Office Supplies

I wanted to find a way to journal on the dictionary page and came up with the idea of using a correction tape runner that I'd had for ages and ages and worked! The correction tape runner is  similar in concept to an adhesive runner used by scrapbookers, but it's correction tape, and it's dry. I guess you could try it with the old fashioned correction fluid, but you might need to spread with a light hand so your page doesn't get too wet and buckle. 

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#30lists #lists #mini album #scrapbook #journal #listersgottalist

Before I even heard of washi tape, I had this idea to use a roll of masking tape that I had in my stash as a way to journal on a page that had a busy pattern. I used a Sharpie and it hasn't faded or worn off. 

I was even a rebel and changed the list prompt from Reasons To Start to Reasons to Stop, that's what's so great about this challenge, you can make it work for you. Don't like a list at all, make up your own! 

And if you've followed along with me for long, you know that "Everything Happens for a Reason" is one of my favorite quotes | sayings. 

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I stamped this mini manila shipping tag for a project, which came out less than perfect, and as I was designing this page I found the tag in my scrap bin and decided to use it.  I was able to squeeze the page into my sewing machine and added the list prompt above and below the stitch line.

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I know I'm not the only one to have random shapes of raw chipboard hanging around. I know this particular shape is probably about 4 or 5 years old and because I find it hard to trash something that is still useful, I decided to write my list prompt on the chipboard and journaled on the page.

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#30lists #lists #mini album #scrapbook #journal #listersgottalist

Another example of repurposing from the scrap bin is this collection of orphaned chipboard letters. I had to use the negatives of the die cuts to make the title work, but it ended up being one of my favorite techniques.

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I am a super fan of this page. The cardstock pattern, colors, foam Thickers and journaling technique all appeal to me. I simply use the off cuts when trimming pages to include in mini albums I make for the shop and trim into them to make them look like a pennant banner and as a holder for the main word WHY of the list prompt. 

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I did the same thing here, the scrap is just bigger, making it the holder for the list prompt again and using a paper clip to attach it.

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Here I used my Tim Holtz tiny attacher to secure the title to the mini album page.

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And these are off cuts from manila shipping tags. I also used my Dymo label maker for the list prompt title, it's probably 10 years old if not more.

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Hidden Journaling

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Glassine and kraft bags are almost always used as a page element in my mini albums. Glassine bags are great for adding ephemera, lists, tags or gift cards to and kraft bags add a fun textural element to your project and can be written on with almost anything. Use a permanent Sharpie to write directly on Glassine bags, though.

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Each of the #30lists journals I've listed in the shop have had a folded kraft bag as the first page of the album. It allows you to write on 4 surfaces of the bag, or not, and even tuck inside a journaling card for a private note. Really such a versatile item to have in your stash arsenal when scrapping, crafting or creating mini books.

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#30lists #lists #mini album #scrapbook #journal #listersgottalist

I've made journals for each of the classes I've taken and this time I've done the same, here's the one I'll be using for the September class, but there's just one of the 5x7 journals remaining. 

Join the fun and list along with us, find out more info and how to register here. {affiliate link} Challenges are held each March, September and December. 

Similar 30 Lists mini albums are here.
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  1. You've given me several ideas of how to journal and keep my fun patterned paper showing. Thanks! I love your journals and I can't wait to start another list in September!

    1. Yay, I'm so happy to hear that you found some inspiration. I look forward to seeing your lists, too, Diane!


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