This summer my daughter is planning a series of adventures with family, friends, and Girl Scouts so I thought it would be great to make her a journal to keep a record of her adventures in! This album needed to be trendy and fun to fit her personality and not embarrass her (let’s face it, she’s a teen!!) and also be functional and hold up to plane, car, and foot travel. Yes, she will be hiking and zip-lining through the mountains and I want to see journaling from that! LOL
To create a festive look, I made “flowers” from twine and card stock circles. I also added a transparency die cut of a typewriter for a bit of a “trendy” touch. Here’s how:
Punch one circle per flower. Apply Tombow’s Mono Power Bond Adhesive Runner to cover each of the paper circles.
Add a button or round embellishment to the center of each flower. I used the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Shape Studio to create custom round epoxy style embellishments.
Next, wind colored twine around the embellishment and continue winding until the twine coil covers the paper circle. Adhere the end of the twine to the back of the circle and add to the book cover.
To adhere the transparency die cut, I applied two Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs to the back. The clear tabs won’t be visible once the typewriter die cut is in place and they will surely hold up to all of the handling this journal will receive in the coming months.
Now, to get my daughter to actually write in the journal over the summer is whole other story!
- Tombow Mono Power Bond Adhesive Runner
- Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs
- Paper, Sticker by Lily Bee
- Chipboard Stickers by American Crafts
- Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 14 & Bubble Caps
- ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink
- Zutter Bind-It-All Machine and O-Wires
- Ribbon, Chipboard, Trim by hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
- Transparency by Hambly
- Diecut by Sizzix
- Punches by Marvy Uchida, EK Success
- Doily by Martha Stewart
- Twine by The Twinery
Happy Memory-Making 🙂
Posted by Jennifer Priest of hydrangeahippo.com
Your daughter is lucky to have a creative, thoughtful Mom like you! I love the journal!