Altered Planners - Creating Unique Junk Journal-esque Planners

Learn to alter any planner or binder into a "Mrs. Cog Vintage Style" junk journal-esque organizer, for any theme.

Join me in creatively transforming any planner or binder into a junk journal-esque organizer.

This course is a complete tutorial showing every step for creating a vintage style Mrs. Cog altered junk journal planner. The class is broken into several sections, each containing step by step sequential video demonstrations.Videos are presented in segments by topic and total more than three hours of instruction.The class is comprehensive enough for beginners while containing expert tips and techniques for junk journal pros.

The course includes:

  • Discussion about choosing a planner to work with and alter
  • Using various themes, colors and formats
  • Layout and variations for construction of the front cover
  • 15+ steps in constructing dividers
  • Adding book jewelry
  • Preparation and assembling of pages
  • Adding mini booklets within
  • Attaching images, pockets inserts and embellishments
  • Creating detachable tassels and ribbon clips

Included in downloadable format:

  • Four page printable "Lavender In The Garden" digital image set in .jpg format
  • Four page printable "White In The Garden" digital image set in .jpg format
  • Written instructions for the steps covered in videos
  • Suggested materials and tools lists
  • Measurements for various aspects as a handy reference in standard and metric
  • Printable word flash cards in both PDF and JPG format (to alter for other themes)
  • Printable page formatted for monthly tabs in both PDF and JPG format (to alter for other themes)
  • Printable vintage style post cards for pockets
  • Several simple printable pages in both PDF and JPG format (to alter for other themes)

The information in this course is copyrighted by MrsCogsCrafts© and as such, the videos, .pdf files, access to your teachables account and/or all other forms of information provided in this course may NOT be copied, shared or sold.

You MAY use the information in this course to create physical journals for personal use or to sell.

Your Instructor

Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith

Welcome to my virtual classroom. From my small remote homestead on the edge of a mountain here in Southwest Virginia, every day is a good day to create and I am thrilled to share it all with you. This wonderful Teachable platform allows me to transport you directly into my crafting studio. Here you will learn via step by step instructions how I craft journals, planners and so much more. Best of all, you will learn how to customize your own creations. So...roll up your sleeves and let's get started! :-)

Most courses will offer both video and written instructions for each project. You will find me quite reachable for questions and feedback. Below I have included links to social media where you can reach me and view my work.



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Contact Me: [email protected]

Course Curriculum

  Section 3: The Dividers
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  Section 4: Filling the Planner
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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