Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Memories Journal

Hello everyone... Tammy Roberts here with you! I have a Memories Journal tutorial to share with you today. This little journal is made out of corrugated cardboard with felt and cardstock pages inside for journaling, photos, etc.

The book is made using the Scalloped Rectangle #2 Album Die and I must say, it is the perfect size with so many possibilities! 

Using the Scalloped Rectangle #2 Album Die, die-cut two pages from corrugated cardboard for the front and back of album, four pages from felt (I used berry & green colors) and as many pages as you would like out of cardstock for the journaling pages.

Apply a thin (almost dry brush) layer of paint along the sides, top and bottom of cardboard pieces then, sand and ink edges. 

Die cut a butterfly from fabric, using the Movers & Shapers Mini Butterflies Set.

Using the Movers & Shapers Styled Labels, die-cut the label shown in photo out of corrugated cardboard and then run back thru the machine, using the Movers & Shapers Mini Hearts Set, centering the heart in the middle of the label. 

To expose the corrugated part of the cardboard, peel back the paper layer and sand to remove the excess paper. Apply a small amount of paint to label.

Use pinking shears to cut a 7 1/2 X 3/ 1/2 piece of fabric and machine stitch around outer edge. Adhere a piece of ribbon or seam binding in the center of front cover (I wrap it completely around the page and adhere in the center). Spray the back of fabric piece with spray adhesive and adhere to the front cover. Cut a 4 1/2 X 3 1/4 piece from Tim Holtz Tissue Paper (using pinking shears), machine stitch and adhere to fabric piece as shown in photo (about 1/2" from the top of the fabric piece).

Tie a bow from ribbon or seam binding and adhere just above the label as shown in photo. Thread button and adhere in center of bow, adhere silver crown just below the bow.

Using the Flowers, 3-D die, die cut from felt, the smaller flower and assemble following the instructions  on packaging.  Place a rhinestone in the center of the flower.  Die cut two leaves from fabric using the Flowers & Leaf die and adhere behind the flower. Adhere the heart frame to the book cover.  Adhere the flower in the heart as shown in photo

Die cut a butterfly from fabric, using the Movers & Shapers Mini Butterflies Set. Adhere the "memories" Chit Chat sticker in center of butterfly and attach the paper clip, adhere the butterfly to the bottom edge of the label.

Stamp sentiment at the bottom of fabric. Cut a piece of Washi Tape to fit the width of fabric, adhere along the bottom edge of tissue paper. Adhere lace and then adhere the "journal" Chit Chat sticker. Assemble the pages in album and secure with binder rings... all done! Enjoy your journal!

Have a lovely day!


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  1. Such a lovely album Tammy! Great idea to use the mini label and heart together. TFS!

  2. I so love your style!! Gorgeous journal.

  3. tammy, what a beauty of a journal. tfs.

    on another note i just received my giveaway from the dt event. thanks so much. they sent me the beautiful doilie die, even my hubby is in love with it :P -------i am very grateful for it.

  4. What a fabulous project, Tammy! Thank you so much for sharing it!...Nancy :o)

  5. Tammy, I Love this!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Shabby Chic perfection, love it


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