The article was actually about the bookmark, but there was a journal in the photo, and I am in the market for a new journal. While shopping at Target I saw that they had marked the school supplies down to next to nothing. These composition notebooks were $0.10!! So, of course I bought a dozen. I thought maybe this project would make a good stamp camp. I covered the front and back with Pool Party card stock, using a glue stick. A glue stick is good for this because you can get a nice thin even coating, all the way to the edge. I used an Exacto knife to cut the paper around the odd corners that the book has. I also covered the inside of the
front and back cover, since there was writing on them. Once I had the journal nicely covered, I sponged the edges first with Pool Party ink, then lightly with Soft Suede. This gives the journal a nice distressed look. I used a strip of paper from the new Spice Cake designer paper. I love this new paper! I love the patterns and the colors. Love it! Anyway, back to the project. I punched the strip of paper with my scallop border punch, then attached it with sticky strip. I used sticky strip this time because the spine gets opened and closed a lot, and I wanted the center to not have glue on it so that it is more flexible, but I wanted a good and strong bond to the edges, so sticky strip.
loop the ends around the hairband. Make sure it fits snugly, but not crazy tight. Use something really strong to attach the ribbon. You guessed it, I used sticky strip! Now you want to cover the hairband with something. This is were my flowers come in. I played around with all my paper flowers until I liked the look, then fixed them all together with an antique brad. I also make a big loop of the Crochet Trim, to use sort of like leaves behind the flower. I punched a 2 1/2 inch circle to
use as a cover for the messy layers. Place the flower on one side of the hairband, and the circle on the other. Since I used a brad to fasten my flowers together, I decided to go ahead and have it go all the way through the circle too. I figured the added strength couldn't hurt. I also used sticky strip : )
So, this was a really long post! WOW, thanks for hanging in there. I hope you found it inpirering. Enjoy your long weekend! I probably wont be back until Tuesday, the kids have a 4 day school holiday for Columbus day! We are going to enjoy the great weather we're having here in Illinois!
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