Today was such a beautiful day. I washed laundry and hung it outside to dry in the sun. I only use the dryer if we have long periods of rain. Usually I can hang my laundry outside almost the entire year here in California.
Today's post is VERY long. We recently bought a new laser printer. I love to make journals but have never bought a digital version online. So I found a really nice one on Etsy and printed it with our new printer. It printed out with gorgeous colors and great detail.
I ended up using about a 2' spine and 4 signatures.
Here is a selection of the pages I printed. First thing I did was cut out all the pages and extras.
The digital kit I downloaded was from "The Covered Chipboard" store on Etsy. This kit is called "Analise Printable 5 x 7 Journal. I love the colors, muted greens and dusty rose.
I chose an assortment of chipboard cutouts from my stash.
Printed a few photos from my files. Dug through my ephemera bits and put the journal together.
Measured the pages and cut my cardstock to measure 5 x7 when folded. I measured the cover to be about 1/2" larger than the pages.
I aged the pages with distress ink and adhered them to my binding and glued the pages in pace.
Next came the embellishments. I ran the chipboard pieces through my Xyron and added silver glitter then ran through again to make the chipboard into stickers that I adhered throughout the journal.
For the cover I used 3 piece of black chipboard, two for the covers and one for the spine.
Below you can see the pages. Some are single others have pockets with tags.
|page with pocket and tag|
There are lots of tuck spots and tags.
I cut out trim for the single pages that I punched with Martha Stewart punch.
Lots of journaling spots and places for photos. The two long tasseled cords can be used for bookmarks.