I have a set of file folders with funny/snarky sayings on them and I thought this file folder with “Blah Blah” would be perfect to make a journal out of it. I had to carefully line up the wording and then I taped it down to the diecut before cutting out. Since both sides of the file folder has a design on it and it is made of a sturdy cardstock I just put together according to the directions. I added colorful patterned cardstock to the corner of the cover and an image that I printed and fussy cut from Tsunami Rose Designs.
I adhered lace and sewed a button to the spine.
The inside I added pockets and more fussy cut images from Tsunami Rose Designs. I attached the latch with adhesive and a decorative brad which I covered the prongs with a little washi tape.
I used as my closure a tassel with an attached cord and added elastic cording to the spine so I can add my own handmade journals.
Of course if you are journaling on the go you need a way to store and take washi tape with you. From my Sizzix diecut packaging I used the Needle Book Diecut and cut a few of the needle books out and embossed with the Fantasy Flowers Embossing Folder. Next I cut several 12 inch pieces of washi tape and wrapped. Easy Peasy!
I also cut two House/Pocket Stitchlet Diecuts out and folded the “roof” down on each diecut and adhered a butterfly from the Birds and Butterflies Diecuts on the tip of the “roof”. I glued two of the corners down to the outside cover and now I have a place to hold washi tape and journaling cards.
Here is a sneak peek of my journal filled up and ready to be journaled in. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the other Inspiration Team members have created! You can find those posts HERE and HERE.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!