Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Blah Blah Journal

Hi everyone! I am here with my Inspiration Team project for Eileen Hull using the new Journal Diecut. I am in LOVE with this diecut! So many ways to use it! Planner, scrapbook and of course journal.


I have a set of file folders with funny/snarky sayings on them and I thought this file folder with "Blah Blah" would be perfect to make a journal out of it. I had to carefully line up the wording and then I taped it down to the diecut before cutting out. Since both sides of the file folder has a design on it and it is made of a sturdy cardstock I just put together according to the directions.  I added colorful patterned cardstock to the corner of the cover and an image that I printed and fussy cut from Tsunami Rose Designs


I adhered lace and sewed a button to the spine.


The inside I added pockets and more fussy cut images from Tsunami Rose Designs. I attached the latch with adhesive and a decorative brad which I covered the prongs with a little washi tape.


I used as my closure a tassel with an attached cord and added elastic cording to the spine so I can add my own handmade journals.


I had a leftover piece of file folder which I turned into a book mark. I started by cutting two of the butterflies from the Birds and Butterflies Diecuts from felt. I added bits of lace, thread and cording to the butterfly before adhering to the top of the book mark. I added pearlized pins for antennas and a button and gem to the body. This is a great way to keep your spot in your journal and its cute too.😊


Of course if you are journaling on the go you need a way to store and take washi tape with you. From my Sizzix diecut packaging I used the Needle Book Diecut and cut a few of the needle books out and embossed with the Fantasy Flowers Embossing Folder. Next I cut several 12 inch pieces of washi tape and wrapped. Easy Peasy! 


I also cut two House/Pocket Stitchlet Diecuts out and folded the "roof" down on each diecut and adhered a butterfly from the Birds and Butterflies Diecuts  on the tip of the "roof". I glued two of the corners down to the outside cover and now I have a place to hold washi tape and journaling cards.
  

Some of the washi tape cards I used a mini clothes pin to hold it in place.


Here is a sneak peek of my journal filled up and ready to be journaled in. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull's blog to see what the other Inspiration Team members have created! You can find those posts HERE and HERE.


 If you have any questions about this project please let me know!


 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!


7 comments:

  1. I LOVE this journal!! The gold "Blah Blah" - so fun!

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  2. I really like how you made your closure and the plastic cards for washi are so clever! Fab Journal Tonya. =)

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  3. What a fun journal.... love your use of he pocket house Die. Washi tape is such a fun accessory and you rocked the look using it.

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  4. Love so many things about this TN Tonya! First of all, the color :-) And the pockets, bookmark and washi holder all very cool!

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  5. A wonderful title for your journal Tonya! Love all the bright colors inside and out - and your tassle closure is so fun! Julia xx

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  6. Tonya!! this is so super bright! and I absolutely LOVE the cover!!!! brilliant job

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