Monday, February 18, 2013

Handmade Journal

For my church's women's retreat, I volunteered to make a handmade journal as a door prize.  I didn't want to just cover a composition book, as I hate the blue lines on the paper.  So I cut the covers and pages myself, decorated the covers, and bound it with my Zutter Bind-It-All.  I used one-inch O-wires.  

Most of the supplies are SU, except for the heart charm (Mike's I think), the doily (Wilton), and the DMC floss.   I got to use some of my new goodies--the honeycomb embossing folder and the rose ribbon from the Spring Mini.  The leaves are an SU Embosslit.  I used my Graphically Speaking cartridge to cut "journal".  It is layered over vellum and patterned paper.  I totally cased the front cover of the Spring Mini on this!  Colors are Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, and Pear Pizzazz.  Interior pages are cut from HL CS--there are about 90 in there, so it's a pretty good journal.

Here is the inside front cover--the inside back cover matches.  I had fun making this and will probably make some more.  Thanks for looking!


Jen A said...

That journal is beautiful! These will be well received door prizes!!

Chris said...

very very pretty! love your choice of papers! a very nice door prize!

Banu said...

Wow Amy, this turned out just Ab Fab.. I mean the colors, the design everything. I also like this kind of journal better than composition books. Easy to use also.. Thanks for sharing. Any binder tips? For us?

Anonymous said...

Your journal is beautiful! The cover is fabulous, I love the colors. I'm sure someone will love winning it. Karen