Christmas DIY Journal

Recently I’ve become enchanted with the idea of starting a journal. My Pinterest board is filled with inspiring images of smaller journals with just the right amount of journaling, photos and drawings. I can see myself gleefully adhering ephemera and doodles to overstuffed pages. So I decided to experiment with the Sizzix Wrapped Journal die by Eileen Hull as a Christmas journal.Sizzix_Christmas_Journal

I adhered two, coordinating papers to a Little Sizzles mat board then die cut it with a BigShot machine.

For the inside pages I cut some medium weight paper, both printed and plain white, folded in half and inserted through the elastic cord.inside2

I die cut lots of flowers and leaves from David Tutera’s Layered Flowers die set available from HSN. I adhered the flowers to the cover and on several pages.inside1

Finally, I used the phrase stamp and die from my Photo Frame, Seasonal Phrases die set to add a title to the cover.Christmas_Journal_detail

I decided to give this as a holiday gift because it turned out so festive. I plan to make  many mini journals to fill with so much fun scraps.

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About Lynda Kanase

Former Sizzix Senior Product Designer and current Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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