ClearSnap, Paper House and Michael’s: Mini Santa Journal

Hi everyone! This month ClearSnap, Paper House and Michael’s have teamed up! We were challenged to use only products that you would find in Michael’s Store. Though this paper pad isn’t a Christmas theme I came up with a mini Santa journal for my project.

I inked the Jolly Santa Rubber Stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of speckled cardstock from the Paper House Color Washed Paper Pad

I inked the Santa stamp again with Wicked Black ink and stamp onto a piece of red cardstock (Color Washed Paper Pad). Only the Santa hat and berries will be needed. Next I fussy cut Santa, hat and berry images out and adhered the hat and berries to the Santa image.

I inked an Acrylic Block with Ice Jade and Aquamarine Chalk Inks, loaded a paint brush with water and paint the holly leaves with Ice Jade ink. Next I added shading to the holly leaves with the Aquamarine Chalk Ink. I cleaned the acrylic block and inked with Arctic Deep and Sea Crystal Chalk Inks and painted Santa’s eyes with both inks. I also added Pink Sky Chalk Ink to the acrylic block and paint Santa’s cheeks.

I applied Clear Glitter Glue randomly to Santa’s beard and holly leaves and finished by adding mini light green gems to the Santa image.

I cut a 6″x9″ piece of stripped cardstock (Paper House Color washed Paper Pad) and fold into to create a 4 1/2″x6″ cover for the journal. I  also cut five pieces of patterned cardstock in various sizes to fit the inside journal cover and folded those in half was well.

I measured 2 inches down on each end of the spine of the cover and mark with a pencil, poked a hole with the Tool ‘n One on each marked spot. I centered the pages inside the journal cover, poke holes in each page. I threaded a Needle with Twine and sew all pages inside and tied the twine off on the inside of the journal.

Next cut 2 1/4″x6″ piece of patterned cardstock and adhere to the cover along with the Santa image. Cut a gold piece of cardstock 3 5/8″x 1/2″ and a patterned piece of cardstock 1 1/4″x3″. Cut the end of the 1 1/4″x3″ at an angle to create a banner. Adhere both to the bottom corner of the cover. I cut a Seal (Hipster 1 Diecuts) from red cardstock. Next I cut the “d”, “e” and “c” letter stickers down and add to the seal diecut.

There you have it! This little journal can be used to take notes, as a planner or photos can be added to it! 

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Mini Album Makers Challenge: September
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #352-#353
Crafter’s Castle: Challenge #9

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday and weekend is wonderful and enjoy creating!


4 thoughts on “ClearSnap, Paper House and Michael’s: Mini Santa Journal

  1. Tonya, this is such an adorable little album! That Santa is just the most jolly one ever and I love the way you added your pages! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Mini Album Makers! Hugs, Anne xx

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