Oh it's that time again... gifts and more gifts!! Today I spent the morning working on a few little journal/books that I wanted to give to my nieces who love journaling and who is ALWAYS (like their auntie) in need of a new one. Ha!! These are small and compact and I believe sturdy enough to throw in a bag for just a few thoughts and notes. My sweet friend, Melanie Labelle, had made one for me a while back and I have had it sitting on my craft desk waiting for a chance to make one as well. I just love it!!
I used a large Inkssentials Manilla Tag to create the book cover. I began with scoring it at 3 1/2" and then another 3 1/2" using my Scor Buddy. I covered one side with some Tim Holtz Distress Stains. I stamped my images from Theresa Momber's, "Elegant Florals" using my Versarmark. I clear heat embossed the ferns in clear embossing powder. I covered the entire tag again using the Pickett Fence Distress Stain. I wiped off some of it using a dry rag which removed it from the clear embossed areas. I then used some images from Theresa's "Timeless Treasures" in brown and green to add more texture. I distressed the edges and added some Distress Ink in Vintage Photograph.
For the inside, I simply cut my card stock to fit the book and again distressed the edges and added more Vintage Photograph. The inside of my tag/cover was colored with more Distress Stain in Antique Linen. I thread some twine through my cover and pages to hold it all together. Likewise, I used the twine to attach to the tag hole and wrap around the book to close it. A few Tim Holtz embellishments, some copper nail heads and my book is complete.
I finished two of these day and below is a pic of the other one I completed.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Thursday!!!