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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
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
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
Embellish the covers of your journaling booklet to your