Friday, August 3, 2012

Journal book using Teresa Collins Tell Your Story



As you all know, I'm a huge fan of mini books, but JOURNALS make me so HAPPY!! I love a good book to write in, to reflect upon... When I saw this paper line, it WOWED me, it's so pretty and fun! I LOVE the colors, I knew I would make something really special just for me with it! 

There are so many details here on the cover... The hinges cut from a die using the orange side of the damask paper. The binding on this may require a little video in the future! The large quote brad used as a closure, the ribbon wraps around it and holds everything inside. The medallion with the pearl center, glitter scallop border strip... It all makes me so very happy.

 The pages don't really have a specific measurement as they are a little different on their widths. I covered old file folders with the papers. There are tons of tags in all different sizes created from the TWO different journaling cards in the collection, one small and one large sheet. I painted all of the page edges and embellishments with white paint! There is a ton of texture, from glitter accents, paint, ribbon, the textured thick paper...

 I love the little butterfly tabs for the pages, I cut them from the border strip then layered the layered butterfly stickers over the tops... layers layers layers! I love that thin orange border strip!
 In this picture (above) you are looking at two pages! The orange dots & photo are from the large journaling cards and again the butterfly tab... The upper part of the page has the new paper flowers which I just layered and layered through-out the book.
 You can see how I used the new Washi tape to adhere the tickets and ledger card to the page. 
 I love all of the quotes.
 I took a large brad and added it to the center of the chipboard frame. I love the shade of the orange ribbon...
There you go! I have to say this is my most favorite journal album to date! I hope you are inspired to create something wonderful!




6 comments:

  1. Just adorable Cheri! Love that paper line!

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    1. thank you Carla!! Yes, I agree, I love it too!

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  2. Love this book...you have inspired me!

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    1. Thank you Yvonne!! So happy to inspire you, that says A LOT!! Love you girl!! ✿

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  3. I saw this on the TC blog and had to stop by and tell you how much I loved it! Just stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much Melinda! That is just the sweetest thing!! Have a great day!! ✿

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