Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Journal w/ Kraft Cardstock Flowers

Hello, Crafty Friends!
I'm back with Eileen Hull Designs with another journal project! Now, it's no secret that I've been bitten by the journal making bug. And today I wanted to share with you all this gorgeous flower covered journal using Eileen's Stitchy Flowers & Leaf Dies, Spring Leaves, & of course... Eileen's Heartfelt Journal die!

Supplies Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Patterned Paper- Happy Day Stack  (DCWV)
Kraft Cardstock (DCWV)
Believe Script (Pink and Main)
VersFine Onyx Black (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
White Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn (Ranger)
Mixed Media Glue (Beacon)

One of the reasons I love making these journals so much is that they are so easy to put together!

Just cut your 12"x 12" cardstock and Chipboard in half to make 6" x 12" pieces. I used 1- 12" sheet of chipboard and 2 -  12" sheets of patterned paper. 

Once sheets are cut in half, I ran the pieces of patterned paper through the Xyron Creative Station (pattern side up).  

Then, I attached them to the chipboard pieces. Each piece of chipboard had patterned paper of both side (back and front) with a different pattern on each side.

Then, I used the journal die to die cut both pieces of covered chipboard. I made sure that the pattern I wanted on the outside was face down on the die.

 I used mixed media glue to attach the spines together, making sure to line up the pre-cut holes. Then set it aside to dry.

 While the glue was drying, I die cut several flowers from the Stitchy Flowers & Leaf dies from Kraft cardstock. 

To make the large flower, I used 3 large flower die-cuts & 2 stamen/ starburst die-cuts.

For the medium sized roses, I used 2 medium in each.

and for the rosebuds, I used 1 small flower and a leafy stem for each.

I die cut a total of 6 large leaves and 7 leafy stems.

I also die cut a doily and a couple of wildflowers from more Kraft cardstock and more wildflowers from White cardstock. Then lightly inked the edges using Vintage Photo Distress ink.

For color, I shaded all the flowers with Worn Lipstick Distress ink and all the leaves with Mowed Lawn Distress then with Vintage Photo.

I added micro beads to the center of my large flower.

I die-cut label from the Tim Holtz Labels die, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink, then stamped a sentiment from the Pink and Main Beliee Script stamp set.

I  attached all my die cuts onto the cover using more mixed media glue.

And here is the finished project...

And a couple of  close-ups...

I really love this sentiment! I think it's very empowering and great state of mind to keep one's self in!

I hope you enjoyed this journal idea and that inspires you to make one of your own!

Until next time...
~ Mitsy

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  1. Simply beautiful! Love that quote and those flowers!!

    1. Thank you so much, Jean!! **HUGS** Hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

  2. Just beautiful Mitsyana- I always love the colors and papers you use- great minds :-) Those flowers are just amazing!

  3. Love your journal. Im new to this and am wondering what type of chipboard you used? There seems to be so many different weights that Im not sure what to use --