Beach Vacation Folio Journal

Hi everyone! This month Eileen Hull’s teams are sharing travel theme projects and since I have an upcoming beach vacation I thought I would get a head start and put together a quick journal using the Folio Journal Diecut. So let’s get started!

First, I placed a sheet of patterned cardstock onto the diecut and ran through the Diecut Machine. I scored over the fold lines again so I would get a crisp fold and then I adhered a coordinating patterned cardstock to the inside .

I cut out three of the box tabs (not really sure what to call them?) from the Folio Journal Diecut, adhered the flaps of each tab to the inside of the middle of the journal and one to the top page of the journal. The “extra” flap I folded and glued down on each tab.

The top page of the journal I added a journaling card to the tab, adhered a piece of patterned cardstock to create a small pocket under the card and added a couple of journaling cards to the pocket.

The center page I added a journaling card and patterned cardstock to each of the tabs.

I might add more flaps and journaling cards later or a photo or two to the center of the page…depending on how this trip goes.

I only strung one piece of elastic in the spine and cut three pieces of cardstock and placed under the elastic. I didn’t sew the cardstock together in case I want to add more pages.

I decorated the outside with an assortment of of stickers, chipboard pieces, ric rac, seashell brad and a vacation cut a part that I stamped the word “beach” onto. I’ll come back later and add the name of the beach once the trip is over. I learned the hard way when I had a past vacation canceled because of a hurricane. I also added a couple of charms to finish…for now. I’m sure I will add more embellishments once my trip has come to past.

If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

BeachThemed Cardstock

Beach Themed Embellishments



Elastic Cording

Paper Cutter


Ric Rac

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Altered Pages: South Carolina is for Lovers

Hi everyone! I don’t know about you but I do love the beach and I sure do love Folly Beach which is in Charleston, South Carolina. The hubby and I love Folly Beach so much we were married there a couple of years ago. It was the most perfect sunny day in March, out of a not so warm and perfect week of cold, icky and bad weather. But hey…I got my wish of being able to stand barefoot on the beach with the man I love and say our I does. 🙂   
For more info and photos head on over to Altered Pages to check my latest blog post!

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Travel Journal

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a few photos and a quick video of a travel journal I created for a swap I am in over on Junk Journal Junkies Facebook Group. Lori aka Just a Girl From the Bay from YouTube hosted this swap. If you get a chance please stop by her YouTube channel and check out some of her journals she has created…let me say they are stunning!!!

For this swap we had to use a 6″x9″ clasp envelope as the base for our journal. It also had to have pockets, tuck spots and tags. I kept the inside pretty simple so whoever winds up with my journal will have plenty of room to add photos and places to journal. 

A close up of the flap.

The spine looked so naked that I added ribbon and fiber to it.

Here is a quick flip through video showing the inside. If you have any questions please let me know.

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