Monday, November 12, 2012

part two: Tutorial on completing your journal book!









HOW TO CUT THE PAPERS TO RE-CREATE THIS BOOK:

Essentially you will end up with 54 journal pages front and back! Here is a little template on how I cut them.

I used the following sheets of paper from the Now & Then collection 9 sheets one of each paper for my inside pages from the collection:  Floral, Newsprint, Damask, Collage, Red Flowers, Clocks, Bee, Wood Grain & Words.



Your going to cut 7 inches from the top on all 9 sheets.
Then with all of your 7 x 12 sheets:
Cut off 3 1/2 strips - These will be your 9 journal cards.
Fold the remaining side in half. - These are your 9 folded pages.
With your 5 x 12 sheets:
You need pull out the following four papers: Floral, Clocks, Wood Grain & Words papers - These will become your 4 tags {See the below Diagram.)
With the remaining pages you will create "fold out" pages as shown in the diagram above. 

To make your tabs on the pages that fold out: Score your tabs 1/2" and only apply adhesive to the bottom part that will be on the page itself. That gives the tag enough wiggle room when you open the page so it will open flat enough for you to write on. :) :) :)



You are looking at the page all folded out, the tab is on the fold on the left on the other side of the paper. I love all of the room to journal and add things.

Here are some other ideas on how you could use this book:

  • Document "highlights" from each month next year and include instagram photo's from your phone!
  • Keep track of special events - birthdays, anniversary's etc. You could use this Year After Year!
  • A mini "Smash" book - This collection offers Decorative Washi tape - a great way to start out with something a little smaller and unique!

I hope this inspires you to create a fun new little book! For a little more fun in getting you started in creating a new little journal book I am having my first give a way!! 


I am giving a way ONE 6 x 6 designer pad from this very collection - NOW & THEN! You will love this, I hope you win!!

Leave me a comment on my blog and I will pick a winner Thursday, comments will close at 7pm Thursday night and I'll announce the winner Friday morning, Good luck!!





38 comments:

  1. Cheri! It was so GREAT to meet you in Bonney Lake at Teresa's workshops!! You are so much fun!! And this little book is ABSOLUTELY Adorable!!! I may need to make one!! Great tutorial and I love your creations!!!

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    1. It was so great to meet you too last weekend Debbie!!! What a fantastic time!!!

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  2. Thank you for sharing. I love how you used up all the paper and did not wast any. Super cute collection but then again I love all of Teresa's lines. I can't wait to try this.

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    1. Thank you QueenB! I do try to use every last bit I can :)If you have any questions when making it please email me. ✿

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  3. Great tut!! I have loved your designs for awhile.

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Karey!! I love that you left me a comment letting me know, thank you!! ✿

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  4. WOW!!! Amazing Cheri. You are so creative.Simply love your work and this book is fantastic.Can't wait to make one...love the tabs, great idea. I'm a big fan of yours and Teresa's and all of her paperlines.. so beautiful,love all the words and details.Thank you SO much for sharing this, and thankyou for the chance at your give away!

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    1. You are so so welcome!! Thank you so much for leaving me some comment love, that makes my day!! ✿

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  5. Thanks for the great tutorial and the chance to win. I love this line.
    Tracy
    tracycm@q.com

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    1. Your welcome Tracy!! I hope your book turns out great!! Thank you for leaving me a comment!! ✿

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  6. Absolutely love the journal. The tutorial is so easy to follow. Thanks for such great directions! Gotta make it really soon! Also.... thanks for the giveaway. I love Teresa's Now & Then Collection!

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    1. Thank you Beverly, so glad the instructions were easy to follow. Thank you for leaving me a comment! If you have any questions while you are making your book please feel free to email me! ✿

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  7. Cheri, this is so pretty! I love
    the papers you used and thanks for
    the tutorial also.

    Carla from Utah

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  8. Wow, I love this book...makes me love the "Now & Then" paper more than I already do. I will definitely be making this book as soon as I can...thank you for sharing and your inspiration.

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    1. Your so welcome Jodi! I can't wait for you to make the book, you will love it!! Thank you for leaving me a comment!! ✿

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  9. Thank you for sharing your work with us!! Very creative and as always ..inspiring...I am looking forward to trying this...

    Regards
    Glenda from Canada

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    1. Yay, I'm so happy Glenda!! Thank you so much for leaving me a comment! ✿

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  10. Great tutorial, Cheri! I am definitely making one of these. I just found your blog through the Teresa Collins blog, and I put you in my favorites; I really like your style. It was great meeting you at Teresa's class on Saturday, and thanks again for letting me borrow your paper cutter!

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    1. You are so welcome Angi!! Did you finish your books from the class? What a FUN FUN time!!! I'm so glad I got to meet you in person! Thank you so much for leaving me a comment!! ✿

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  11. You make the most amazing minis. Every time I think you can't possibly top what you made before, you go and do it! Thanks for making a tutorial for this one, I can't wait to try it out. It's beyond gorgeous!

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    1. You just made my night!! Thank you so much for your comment. It is sometimes hard and I DO think to myself... oh how can I make it more so you all will love it more than the last one, so thank you for the comment love!! ✿

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  12. I stumble across your blog from pinterest. Great tutorial..awesome giveaway. I am a new follower as well.

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    1. Cyn, really, Yay!! I love pinterest!! So happy that you found me, thank you so much for leaving a comment! ✿

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  13. Another amazing creation by Cheri! :) This is so beautiful! I definitely want to make this! The give away paper pad is perfect for some beautiful cards!

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    1. You are a doll Linda!! It was great seeing you in Teresa's class last weekend! Thank you for leaving me a comment!! ✿

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  14. Love this. Now my Christmas gifts are complete!!!!

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    1. I am so happy to hear that Beccy! Thank you for leaving me a comment!!✿

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  15. I am so doing this...love the paper!

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    1. How exciting, I love hearing that you are going to make one!! Thank you so much for letting me know and leaving me a comment! ✿

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  16. love your little book! making it right now. thanks for the easy tutorial. & thanks for the chance to win TC paper! love it!!

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    1. Yay Mary, I LOVE that!!! Thank you for telling me and leaving me a comment!! ✿

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  17. Have made your book and it looks fantastic thanks for sharing your talents with us
    Lynn from NZ

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    1. Hi Lynn, WOW, you are quick!! Thanks for letting me know and leaving me such great comment love! ✿

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  18. Love your journal book! So quick and easy..:)

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  19. That is a really cute book. At the last class at the SS I was so impressed with your Cinch and my husband got me one. Now, if I won these papers, I could use my new toy and make something awesome. See you soon at the SS. Kate

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    1. No way Kate!! That is awesome, I am so excited for you!! I can't wait to see you again! Thank you for telling me about your new cinch! ✿

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