Baptisimal Layout with Glistening

Today's project is a layout I've made for my son's baptism.  He was baptized this past May at six months & this is the first page I've been able to make to commemorate that day. I felt that the colors from the Glistening collection were just right for this page. 
I randomly added splats and splatters to the background of my page with stamps as well as highlight some of the splatters with a bit of Star Dust Stickles.  To dress up my background a bit more I added pearls in brown & teal along my background as well.
The bright orange twine is by May Arts and it was the perfect embellishment to add a splash of bold color to my page. I strung the twine along my page and it eventually ties to a wooden spool.

Several papers from the Glistening collection were layered to create different designs.

There were many thoughts that I had about that day that I wanted to document.  So I had a bit of a story to tell.  I decided to create a mini accordion style journaling booklet to hold my story & thoughts.  This is a great way to document lengthy journaling without having to hide your story behind your page & yet it's still kept private.  It also adds a unique embellishment to your page.

Here's a tutorial on how I created this mini journaling booklet.

Pattern Paper: (4) 2 ¼”  x 3 ¼ “
Chipboard: (2) 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”
Cardstock: (1) 2” x 10” (optional 2 pieces)

Step 1: Cut out your pattern paper & chipboard pieces.  NOTE: Grungeboard can be used as well.
With double sided tape adhere a piece of ribbon to what is going to be the back of the journaling book as shown.  The ribbon should be adhered centered onto the chipboard meaning both ends should be somewhat equal.  This is what you’re going to tie together to keep the booklet closed.   NOTE: the ribbon is adhered to the inside of the back cover.
 Step 2: Adhere the pattern papers to the front & back of the booklet covers.

Step 3: This step is optional.  Ink all edges of your booklet covers to make them stand out more.
Step 4: Take the 2” x 10” card stock and score at 2”, 4”, 6” & 8”.  Then fold as shown.  If you need more room in your journaling book then take the 2nd piece of 2” x 10” card stock & do the same as shown.  I used 2 pieces of card stock for my booklet.  If 2 pieces are used then cut out a 2” x 1” strip of card stock & score this strip in half.
Step 5: Join the two pieces of card stock by placing double sided tape onto both sides of the 2” x 1” strip.  Adhere the 2” x 10” pieces of cardstock onto either side of the 2” x 1” strip.  
Step 6: This is what your cardstock should look like when joined together.

Step 7: Adhere the 2” x 10” piece of cardstock to your covers & you’re done.  You can either handwrite your journaling or print out your journaling onto two pieces of 1 ¾” x 9 ¾” paper & adhere onto your booklet.  If you plan on handwriting your journaling ensure the card stock used for the pages of the booklet are light in color.  I opted to print my journaling out instead of handwrite it.  Here’s my finished booklet.

Embellish the covers of your journaling booklet to your liking.
 Side view of booklet.
Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Glistening Collection
Twine/Ribbon: May Arts
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Other: Distress Ink, Chipboard, Handmade Butterfly


  1. This is so beautiful! Love the little booklet too!

  2. It's such a beautiful page! and I love the idea of the book to include journaling.


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