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 found this Jane printable on Land of Nod Studio’s site. I printed and fussy cut her out and adhered to the cover along with some scraps of patterned cardstock that I cut into banners. I printed the word “Journal” from the computer, added that and then framed with a metal bookplate. I adhered a butterfly diecut in the center and added next to the bookplate and finished off with a Dew Drop.
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.
Also I would like to submit this journal for the following:
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Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I created from a 5″x7″ Kraft card and envelope for a friend who loves to journal. I turned the card base into a journal and the envelope into a cute little pocket which can be used as is or punch holes into the side and add to an album.
The 5″x7″ card I rounded the corners and from the fold of the card I measured 1/4″ two time on each side of the fold and then scored to create a flexible spine. Next I inked the edges and cut and adhered the following cardstock to the front: Epicurean: Pomodoro, Little Red Pages on Kraft and Navy and Ivory Mini Reverse Cardstock. To create the post card I cut from the following cardstocks: American Vintage: Wish You Were Here, American Vintage: American Stamps, American Vintage: Go and See Cardstock and Red and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock to pull it together.
I took two of the American Vintage 4″x6″ Printed File Folders and cut the tabs off (I punched and added my own tabs) then I cut ten sheets of grid paper for each folder and pamphlet stitched into each one with bakers twine.
Next I measured the folders and marked places for holes in the “folds” (top and bottom) of the spine of the card cover and then punched holes in the spine. Then I ran elastic through the holes and tied off on the inside. Then take the back cover of each folder and slid under the elastic. You can create more folders which can be added if you like.
Also you could decorate a larger envelope and add smaller cards with envelopes for a great gift too.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
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Hi everyone! I am here to share a mini journal I created for an upcoming trip to the beach. I wanted something that was small and wouldn’t take up much space and that I could use my Instax printer to print off 2″x3″ photos.
For more on how to create this mini please hop on over to the Altered Pages blog and check out my post here!
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