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a beautiful project idea we have this month.
This shabby chic Life's Journal was created by our newest design team
member Melyssa Connolly. It's easy to create and looks sophisticated
and polished once it's finished. It would make a great gift, but once
you complete you probably will want to keep it for yourself!
scrapbook journal idea! Follow these easy directions
to create your own travel journal to keep memories of the places you've
been, dreams of where you would like to visit, or give it as personal
journal gift to someone special. Visit again next month for more great
free scrapbooking, card making and crafting ideas!
Designed by Melyssa Connolly
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Bisous Faux Blue Vellum (P-062) (back)
12"x12" Impressionist Leaves (P-308)
5 x 8 note pad
This shows the front of the journal and then the journal open displaying
the finished inside along with a bookmarker.
1 . Cut the patterned paper 8 x 12 inches.
2. Working on the inside or back side of the patterned paper measure
a long the width of the paper and score at 10 inches, 10.25 inches
and 10.5 inches. This creates 2 equal rectangles (which will become
the front and inside pocket of the journal) and 2 narrow rectangles
the centre one being about the thickness of the journal (the spine
of the cover) and the other is about 2 inches wide (glue your journal
or note pad to this strip).
3.To create the pocket on the inside of the journal:
Measure half way down the top of the journal and cut off the top piece,
fold this over on the inside of the paper and glue along the edge
and bottom, leaving the top open.
Cut out the desired Bisous labels.
Cut a piece of white cardstock 3.5 x 4.5 inches and tear the bottom.
Matte in blue cardstockand tearing the bottom.
Matte again on Bisous Impressionist Leaves patterned paper.
Wrap the fibres around the mattes.
Add matching brads to the corners and glue the whole piece to the
Add the word cut outs and print or stamp on title as shown.
To view a larger version click on image.
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