Trust all is well in your
little corner of the craft world
Everything is good here
Mind you good weather is
always a help when it comes
to mood and inspiration .......
Speaking of which we have
Angela Radford with us today
and she has brought her new
"Hi all, Angela here today to show you
how I made this journal using one of the
I started by covering the paper with a
Seth Apter stamp using his paints by Paper Artsy.
Using the envelope Punchboard I then made
the pages to go into the journal
This must be the easiest and best envelope maker
ever and I've used a few!
The punch even finishes off the corners for you.
I was surprised how quickly I completed all of these.
My plan is to cover the pages with left-over
samples from the projects I've done using
Seth Apter products and use journalling
cards which will be kept inside the pockets
with notes of what I've done.
The envelopes are so easy to complete,
just fold along the score lines
Then stick the edges with glue, brilliant!
I made some small journal cards to fit in the envelopes.
Next I needed to make the cover for my journal
and cut the three pieces of card ready to start.
This is the card I used...recognise it?
What do they say? "Waste not want not"!
This is great card for journal covers.
Just make your order from The Craft Barn
and you may be lucky enough to receive one of these Lol!
Masterboard for the front cover using
Seth Apter paint and a Brayer
Place the card in position and stick down.
You may remember I mentioned this before
to score round the corners before folding over
which gives a good clean finish
Glue down the corners and edges.
And this is what it should look like at this stage.
Take another piece of Masterboard and a
slightly narrower piece of card for the centre
and glue these together. Wrap round the centre,
cord or elastic for as many pages as you
wish to store in the journal
Turn this over and glue down to the back
of the journal cover.
Next I stamped several images on left-over
Masterboard, coloured card and shrink plastic.
Now you are ready to start decorating
the front cover. I attached a cord at
the same time which would
be used as the fastening.
The flap of the envelope is used to insert the page
making it easy to take it out if you wish to work on it.
And here is the journal completed.
I included a few little gems, Tim Holtz embellishments
and shrink plastic pieces made with Seth Apter stamps.
More samples added but lots more will follow I'm sure.
Happy crafting, Angela xXx"
Seth Apter stamps:
A truly super project Angela
So Everyone; have you been inspired
to make a journal?
This you will all agree that there is a
lot more to any of the Punchboards
than first imagined .......