I tied off each signature on the inside of the journal. Also I forgot to add that I used jewelry cording as a closure for my journal. I dug into my stash of beads and added a few to the end of the cording.
This journal can be used to document vegetable or flower gardening or drawing doodles from days spent outside.
If you haven’t stopped by Eileen’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions please let me know.
Hi everyone! I want to share one of my projects I created for Creativation this past January for Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection called Book Club Chapter 2 which should be hitting your locate craft and hobby store any time this month. I am SOOOOO in love with this newest Wrapped Journal Diecut and I’m sure you will be too!!! Go ahead and grab your favorite beverage and sit back because this is a photo heavy blog post. 😊
I punched tiny holes into the spine and sewed two buttons into place. Side note I did add a little adhesive to keep the buttons from moving around. I punched a small hole in the cover and before adding the brad I tied off a piece of seam binding and added a bit of adhesive for good measure to hold everything in place.
I adhered mini pom pom trim to the inside cover of the journal and strung elastic cording to hold the little booklets I created in place.
I cut two papers per signature slightly smaller than the journal and stitched together for a total of four booklets.
I used a wide assortment of diecuts and printables that I had leftover from past projects.
The printables I found in a shop called One Crab Apple on etsy.
Creating these little journals are a great way to use up leftover scraps and bit and pieces of embellishments that you have laying around.
Notice the butterfly theme through out the journal.
I always remove the zippers and the zipper pulls from bedding packaging and use them as a “body” for butterflies.
I love adding bits of trim to the edges of the pages for a little interest and texture.
Instead of gluing images completely down on the page I only added glue at the bottom and side to create a nice tuck spot for journaling cards.
More little tuck spots behind this sweet little girl image.
This oval diecut I added glue to the top and bottom so all you have to do is slide a photo or journaling card underneath the oval frame.
Several of the fussy cut butterflies I adhered down the center just in case more journaling notes could be added at a later date.
Some of the pages I kept simple for either journaling or photos that can be added later.
Tim Holtz’s Paper Doll where the perfect touch of whimsy throughout this journal.
I turned a journaling spot diecut side ways to create a belly band to hold these two tags.
If you have leftover alphabets use them randomly or as a cute saying in your journal.
I love how the bit of ribbon turned out on the butterfly! It’s the perfect color combo!
The Pom Pom trim adds an adorable touch to the side of this page.
The yellow scalloped piece of cardstock was leftover from a diecut I used on another project. Instead of throwing it away I added it to the bottom of the page for an extra pop of color.
On the last page I added adhesive to the bottom of the diecut to create a pocket to hold a journaling card.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!
Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick and easy mini recipe booklet I created using the Needle Book Diecut, ColorBox: Paint Box Chalk Ink Arctic Deep and ColorBox: Art Screens Stars.
I started by applying one 6″x6″ Adhesive Sheet to a piece of chip board. I cut a piece of Navy and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock to cover the chip board. I peeled the backing of adhesive sheet off and apply Navy and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock. I placed the “naked” side of the chipboard face down onto the Needle Book Diecut and run through the diecut machine.
I placed the Art Screens Stars stencil on top of the diecut and loaded an Art Dauber with Paint Box Chalk Ink Arctic Deep and rub over the stencil until I had achieved the desired effect. I cut five Journal Lines on Ivory Cardstock slightly smaller than the book and fold in half and punched two small holes into the spine of the book. I placed the folded pages inside the book and where the holes are in the spine marked off one of the pages and then punch holes into all pages. I threaded the needle and sewed the pages into the book and tie off.
I inked the BBQ Grill Rubber Stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, fussy cut the grill image out, adhered to the cover of the recipe book and add three glossy dots to the legs of the grill.
I cut the word “recipes” from the Farmhouse Market on Ivory Cardstock and glue to the cover. I also cut a piece of elastic cording and tie to the belly band. Once desired tightness of the band is achieved place around the recipe book.
Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos and a mini video of a journal I created for Magnolia Exchange swap I am in. This month’s theme was mini mail whatever you send to your swap partner can’t be no bigger than 3″x4″.
After being paired up with my swap partner I decided to create a mini junk journal for her.
She liked all colors and liked all animals wither they had fur or was scaly. So I tried my best to include what I had in animal images through out the journal.
I raided my stash of stickers, scraps of cardstock and embellishments to decorate the inside.
Also I included a quick flip through video so you can see more of the inside.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!
Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you today a not so junky journal with you…it has a combination of cardstock/scrapbook paper, paper doilies, drawing paper and graph paper with no embellishments in it. Since I don’t use a sewing machine I also wanted to create a journal kinda like a Midori. This way I could add booklets if I want or if I want to take the booklet out to make it easier to work on my page I could do that too.
The cover is created from a 12″x12″ Kraft envelope. I scored five inches in on either end of the envelope and folded which gives it a spine approximate two inches wide. I adhered cardstock to the cover both on the outside and inside along with covering the spine on the outside.
I measured and marked off where I wanted to add jumbo eyelets to the spine. I then punched the holes with my Crop-A-Dile before setting the eyelets. Next I cut a strip of chipboard slightly smaller than the spine…width wise…the height of the chipboard was cut twelve inches. I covered it with cardstock and adhered to the inside of the spine. Where I had punched holes previously I went back punched again and added the eyelets to the holes and set them with the Crop-A-Dile. I didn’t measure the 1/8 inch braided elastic but ran two strands through the eyelet holes and tied off on the inside of the spine. I tied these off pretty tight since I didn’t want my booklets to fall out.
I almost forgot to mention that before I added cardstock to the inside I added clasps midway to both sides of the cover. The cardstock covered up the brads that I had to use to secure the clasps. Next I cut and tied off twine and seam binding to the back clasp.
The inside of the journal there are four signatures and each one has fifteen papers per signature for a total of thirty papers front and back for journaling, adding photos or a mix of both.
The best part of the signatures is you can take them out and work on them without having the bulk of the journal…makes it a lot easier. I left the thread hanging from where I sewed the signatures together. I might add a heart or butterfly punch to each…might…still pondering on that. 🙂 Also if I want to I can add more signatures to this journal too. 🙂
The back of the journal is a pocket to add loose bits and pieces ephemera.
I covered the inside of the flap with some patterned cardstock since if it got wet it could close and possibly seal itself which would be a bad thing. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!