Saturday, January 22, 2011

Decorative Journals

I saw this awhile back on GinaK's stamp tv.  Her designs are so classy and I really enjoy her site!!  I've made several and given away in the past, but made these quickly last night for prizes at our ladies meeting at church.  They are very fun, easy, inexpensive, and fast to make!  They make great gifts, too.

What I used:
for the journal:
composition book (usually black and white with hard cover)
cardstock for front, back, and spine- 2 pcs 9-3/4" x 7-1/4" (use corner rounder on 2 corners) and 1 pc 9-3/4" x 3"
patterned paper- 2 pcs  9-1/2" x 7" (use corner rounder on 2 corners)
cardstock and paper for 'panel' can be any size you want- mine are 5"x4" and 4-3/4"x3-3/4"
'labels' are coordinating cardstock and paper at the shape and sizes you want
ribbon is around front cover to hide the seam, then tied and trimmed
add some embellishments

for the pen:
clear pen with bottom that will unscrew
1"x3-1/2" paper rolled tightly, unscrew bottom of pen, insert, re-screw and voila!

Here is where her directions are: (much better than mine!)

Thanks for looking!!

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