Clear and Well-Rounded by Jennifer Priest 1


Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - COVER

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

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - detail 3

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:

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Supplies

Punch one circle per flower. Apply Tombow’s Mono Power Bond Adhesive Runner to cover each of the paper circles.

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Adhesive Runner

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.

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Circles

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.

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Wrapping 1

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Wrapping 3

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - detail 1

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.

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo -  Tabs on tarsns back

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Tabs on Transparency

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - detail 2

Now, to get my daughter to actually write in the journal over the summer is whole other story!

 Supplies:

  • 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

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  • Carol Carratt

    Your daughter is lucky to have a creative, thoughtful Mom like you! I love the journal!