With so many websites and Etsy shops selling beautiful junk journal printables, it can be hard to know which ones to buy.
Will the digital kit you choose be as high quality as what you can see on screen? Or will it be fuzzy and grainy?
Will the colours be bright and vivid? Or will the colours change completely and be way too dark when you print them out?
To help you out, I’ve listed below various junk journal printables I’ve personally tried and tested and had good results with.
I’ve printed them onto standard copy paper, white cardstock, genuine vintage paper and presentation paper.
While I naturally achieved better results using the presentation paper, all of the kits listed below printed beautifully onto each of these paper formats.
Today, I use this 100 GSM presentation paper for my journal pages and good-quality cardstock for pockets, tags and journal cards.
For further junk journal inspiration, I’ve also listed some Etsy shops whose printables I still have on my wishlist.
I’ve heard amazing things about them throughout the junk journal community; I just can’t quite bring myself to pay for them just yet. Although I’ll be sure to update this blog post when I do.
Finally, if you love the look of junk journal printables but struggle with printing at home, you might want to consider the paper pads by Stamperia (my favourites are also listed below).
So, without further adieu, read on to discover:
- My favourite junk journal printables I’ve personally tried and tested
- Bonus junk journal printables I’ve seen used in a journal I bought
- Junk journal printables still on my wish list
- The best alternative to junk journal printables
13 Beautiful Junk Journal Printables (Full Kits – Tried & Tested!)
1. Secret Garden by TheJournalBoat
Pink and blue is one of my all-time favourite colour combinations and I just love using florals and botanical images in my journals. So when I saw this complete junk journal kit by TheJournalBoat on Etsy, I was instantly sold!
You get a total of 23 pages in this kit for a very good price, which includes:
- 6 decorative journal pages
- 2 vintage-style journal pages
- 1 lined journal page
- 7 decorative background pages
- 7 pages of ephemera and elements (including journaling cards, pockets, tags, tickets, envelopes and more!)
Everything printed out beautifully and I’ve already started making my next journal with them, which I can’t wait to show you when it’s finished.
2. Vintage Birds by VectoriaDesigns
You can’t really go wrong with the junk journal printables from VectoriaDesigns. They’re always super high-quality and their kits come loaded with so many extras you might not expect to see.
Their beautiful vintage birds kit is labelled as a mega kit because it includes a whopping 183 pages plus 28 templates to help you make a junk journal or memory book completely from scratch.
If you’re unsure whether it’s worth it, then check out this Youtube video from Handmade of Stardust as she talks about how to get a freebie page from the kit.
3. Cozy Cottage by VectoriaDesigns
Cozy Cottage is another kit I like from VectoriaDesigns. It’s another “deluxe” or “mega” kit; this time with a Cottagecore kind of vibe to it.
In this kit, you get:
- 24 junk journal pages
- 8 background/collage papers
- 6 sheets of embellishments
- Bonus: 8 journal pages, 3 embellishment sheets and 5 additional papers
Once again, if you’re unsure if it’s for you, then you can grab a freebie page from the kit here.
4. Vintage Digital Ephemera by Mypaperbits
I always love seeing vintage ephemera printables that feature flowers on them. There’s just something so vintage and pretty about them.
This printable ephemera bundle from Mypaperbits doesn’t cost very much, but I do have to confess that some of the text detail was a little bit fuzzy when I printed the pages out.
However, I still like them and think they’re just perfect to use in collages and as backgrounds for pockets and tags. And given the price, this bundle is also a solid introduction to junk journal digitals and printables.
5. Sweet Treats Kitchen by TheJournalBoat
TheJournalBoat is one of my favourite shops on Etsy when it comes to junk journal printables. So when I wanted to make some recipe journals out of some placemats I had lying around, this was the first shop I looked at.
This “Sweet Treats Kitchen” kit was just what I was looking for and is such a good price! Especially when you consider everything you get inside your download:
- 6 main decorative journal pages
- 2 writing journal pages
- 11 decorative background pages
- 1 tea-dyed style page
- 10 pages of ephemera/elements
6. The Winter Rose by SweetVintagePrints
I’m so happy with this stunning pink winter kit! It printed out beautifully, and although you don’t get any ephemera with the kit (just journal pages, pockets and coordinating mini notebook pages), the pages are so gorgeous that you won’t even mind!
I’m currently using the Winter Rose kit from SweetVintagePrints to create a romantic journal for Valentine’s Day / wedding planning and the pages are just perfect for it!
7. The Cottage Rose by CollageType
I love using birds, flowers and lots of pink in my journals, so when I spotted The Cottage Rose kit by CollageType, I knew it would be perfect for me!
It prints out beautifully and I’ve already used some of the pages in various projects – such as this junk journal tag bookmark on video (where you can also see a sneak peek of the kit fully printed out).
8. Green Leaves Watercolor Kit by RomanticaArts
This “Green Leaves Watercolor” kit from RomanticaArts is easily one of my most favourite kits I’ve worked with this year.
It consists of 8 journal pages and 4 portrait papers, which makes it very versatile. I’ve made a couple of folios using it and it was the main kit inside my “Enchanted Woodland” fairy journal.
Some of the journal pages also feature ephemera on them, which you can fussy cut out. That’s what I did for these pockets full of ephemera:
I can see myself using this kit whenever I work with botanicals, which is often!
9. Botanical Field Guide Kit by MyPorchPrints
This “Botanical Field Guide” kit from MyPorchPrints is another of my favourites.
I’ve used it in several nature journals and I also made a couple of folios earlier this year, which sold out within hours of listing them in my Etsy shop.
Just like the RomanticaArts kit above, I’ll happily use this kit from MyPorchPrints whenever I work with botanicals.
10. Autumn Essentials from LianaScrap
I started my first altered book junk journal earlier this year and I’m using several of LianaScrap’s kits to decorate the pages.
The first one is her “Autumn Essentials” kit, which consists of a whopping 24 journal pages in varying shades of red, green and brown. The patterns across the pages also differ, which makes this a fun kit to work with!
11. Journaling Basics from LianaScrap
I’m also using LianaScrap’s “Journaling Basics” kit to make my altered book junk journal.
This kit consists of 8 journal pages, which while beautifully designed, can all be written on. They’re perfect to use as writing pages alongside more heavily decorated pages.
12. Spring Fling Kit from LianaScrap
If you’re looking for a bright and colourful junk journal printable to use in a floral journal then LianaScrap’s “Spring Fling” Kit could be the one for you.
I used it in one of my fairy journals as it suited the playful fairy vibe really well.
While the 10 journal pages that come in the kit are highly decorated, they also have plenty of writing space on them, which I like.
13. French Blue and Shabby Blue Kits from MyPorchPrints
They’re high quality and work well on their own or together.
When I bought the Shabby Blue kit, I also received some freebie tags, which were helpful for my projects.
5 Fabulous Junk Journal Printables (Fussy Cuts & Ephemera – Tried & Tested!)
If you’re looking for printable fussy cuts and ephemera for your journal projects, then listed below are some of my favourite kits that I use time and time again:
- Grungy Nature Words from Honeypuddle: Perfect for woodland and botanical journals!
- Butterfly Fussy Cuts from TheJunkJournalStudio: 42 pages of butterfly fussy cuts in varying colours, sizes and styles – very handy!
- Shabby Roses Clocks from TheJournalBoat: I love these clocks! They’re such pretty embellishments – and very affordable.
- Adorable Doors from MyPorchPrints: This beautiful set of 10 doors matches perfectly with fairy and secret garden projects.
- Random Sciency Labels from LoveJunkJournals: I have several sets of Tracie Fox’s labels. Her “Random Sciency” ones are ideal for botanical and nature-themed projects.
- Fashion Swatch Labels from LoveJunkJournals: I also have her “Fashion Swatch” labels, which make a nice change when I want to use something different in my projects.
Bonus: Even More Junk Journal Printables Worth Considering
I bought my first junk journal from an Etsy shop called Lunapapercrafting. It has a botanical theme and uses junk journal printables throughout in shades of green, yellow and purple.
When I received it, I couldn’t help but find out who had designed the pages I liked most. Naturally, I’ve listed them down below for you to check out as well.
- Shabby Purple Papers from MyPorchPrints: My journal has some of the background pages from this kit in it and they’re so vibrant and high quality!
- Lilac and Daisies Kit from PinkMonarchPrints: This kit has a faded vintage feel to it and comes with tons of ephemera and elements alongside the journal pages.
- Botanical Ephemera from RomanticaArts: I’m so impressed with these pieces and will likely buy them myself. They’re a good quality print and are so charming to look at!
Junk Journal Printables Still On My Wish List
As I discover new Etsy shops and junk journalers on Youtube, I’m also discovering more and more junk journal printables I’d like to treat myself to one day.
For inspiration, check out the junk journal printables still on my wish list here.
I’ve also linked to the shops I really want to buy printables from below:
- RubyandPearlXO (especially her vintage wallpaper printables)
- TealAndTattered (I printed out her butterfly freebie she offered here and they were simply beautiful!)
Best Alternative To Junk Journal Printables
Don’t have access to a printer? Finding printing costs too expensive? I’ve also been very impressed with Stamperia’s paper pads.
They’re a little pricey, but they definitely have the same sort of look as a lot of the junk journal printables out there. So in my opinion, they’re the best alternative to printable junk journal pages or digitals.
You can find Stamperia’s paper pads on Amazon or in some craft stores.
I hope you’ve found this list of recommended junk journal printables helpful. I’ll certainly keep it updated as I try out more and more printables.
New to junk journaling? Take a look at some of my other blog posts for even more junk journal inspiration:
- What is a Junk Journal? | Junk Journaling 101
- Junk Journal Definitions | A-Z Junk Journal Glossary For Beginners
- 10 Junk Journal Page Ideas To Inspire You
- Pink Chic Junk Journal Ephemera Folio Flip Through | Junk Journal Ideas
- Mini Lace Junk Journal Flip Through | Junk Journal Ideas
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