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

Founder and Chief Designer of i-crafter Creative Products 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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