Thursday, November 06, 2008

Homemade Journal~Paper Crafting Thursday!

The winners of last week's paper crafting are Kayla and Krissie. Please email me your addresses and I'll get your prizes in the mail!

Little Women
Today I am sharing the step-by-step instructions for the Little Women journal I made last month. You could easily turn it into a card instead, though.

Little Women

I use a cardboard template that I found at Michaels awhile back, but the main size is 9" x 6"

Cut a 9" x 6 " rectangle from cardstock.

Fold in half.

Cover with a 5 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of scrapbook paper.

Photocopy a picture and quote from a favorite book.

I add a paper frame around the picture, but this is optional.

Little Women
Glue to front of journal.

Tear around quote.

Dab edges with matching ink pad.

Glue to front of journal.

Cut a 4 1/2" x 1" strip of matching scrapbook paper. Trim top and bottom edges with decorative scissors.

Make small pencil marks at the following measurements (from left to right): 1/4", 1/2", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 1/4", 3 1/2", 4 1/4"

With a craft knife, make small slits at the pencil marks.

Thread a 28" length of ribbon through slits, as shown.

Glue ribbon strip to front of journal.

Add stickers or other embellishments.

Bring ribbon around the back of journal and tie a bow on the right side.

Tuck folded sheets of cardstock inside journal for pages to write on. They are not attached in any way, just held in by the ribbon.

I also made a Secret Garden version.

Recipe book
And a recipe journal.

Here are a few other things I made this week:
Christmas tags
Toile Christmas tags

Christmas bookmark
Christmas Lace Bookmarks.

Items can be found in my Etsy Shop.

Thank you for taking a look!

~More Homemade Cards~

Paper Craft Fun: Post any kind of paper craft (card, bookmark, tag, banner, journal, etc.) on your blog between now and next week and come sign Mr. Linky. Next Thursday, I will draw two of the names and the winners will receive supplies for a homemade card: blank notecard, envelope, and an assortment of scrapbook paper, stickers (or stamped images), and ribbon. Link back here in your post, so that others will know where to join in the fun, too!

Thank you for stopping by!


Unknown said...

I really love your work. You`re an artist.:)

Lisa Cobler said...

You always blow me away with your work. You are very talented.

Tami said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! Glad I happened upon your blog sooo cute!

Pink Princess said...

Oh my goodness, I love those! WOW you have given me SO many ideas for things to make. lol
Now I just need more hours in the day to make them.

Hugs from Marian from the Netherlands

Tori Leslie said...

So pretty, very nice work!

Anonymous said...

I think I just fainted from all the excitment of being chosen as one of your winner this week! thank you so much Kelli, for a great blog and all your so inspiring ideas! cheers Krissie

Anonymous said...

Love the toile Christmas tags! Thank you for the tutorial - That's one of my favorite books!


Becky W said...

I found you through a friend and am so excited!!! You do great work with so many things! I can't wait to be inspired by you!

Heather said...

this is the prettiest thing i've ever seen! you are very talented.

cryssi said...

You are talented. I really enjoy coming to look at your site..Inspiring..


Anonymous said...

What a feast for the eyes. These are all just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Kelli, thank you for sharing the journal tutorial. But I think I am missing something or you are missing something from the instructions? How do you add the pages inside the joournal? Do you glue them in or sew them in or what? I don't believe you mentioned that in the instructions.

Anonymous said...

Such a nice idea! I think that I'll make one today.
~Rural Canadian

Tracy said...

They are beautiful, Kelli!

Karen Sherrill said...

Yes, I was wondering about the pages as well... I guess we could just hot glue a tablet to one side.

Kelli said...

I don't attach the pages to the inside, but I'm sure there is a way to do it. I fold 4 sheets of cardstock (making 8 pages) and tuck them inside.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful job!!! The idea and themes are wonderful.

Adrienne said...

Hi Kelli -
Your paper crafts are always gorgeous! You have such a creative way of putting them together. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Love Bears All Things said...

It is always fun to see what new card you have to show us.
What happened to your magazine? Seasonal Delights? I haven't seen anything about it lately. I guess my subscription was up because you sent me back issues.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

Wow, those are beautiful! God has blessed you with such talent :)

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Kelli, you are gifted by God with all these lovely creations! He must delight in your creativity! It is beautiful. I enjoy making things, and having projects. Nothing like having glue and paper and scissors everywhere to make my day! Hahaha.

Kathi said...

Kelli, I'm in awe over your lovely creations.


Simply Heart And Home said...

Thank you for the tutorial, Kelli. Your work is always so lovely.

Have a wonderful day!


Nelly said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I'm definitely going to try making one.

Anonymous said...

I apologize for asking dumb questions but if you tuck the 4 folded pages into the journal, don't they fall out? I will sew mine in the center of the fold.

GlorV1 said...

Thank you so much Kelli. I really love your paper crafting.

Unknown said...

You always have the cutest cards. I am planning on using your tutorials to make some invites for my family for Thanksgiving. I have a feeling though that you make it look easier than it is! I'll let you know how they turn out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

Oh Kelli, they're all beautiful. I especially love the recipe book!


Pink Slippers said...

I love looking at your pictures. I can't wait for 'Show & Tell'. We did your Thanksgiving tree and I included it in my Show & Tell.

Kelli said...

I think the heavy cardstock helps the pages stay in place. They don't slip at all. I like your idea of sewing them in though.

Suzie Button said...

I just found you through Storybook Journal, you have lovely ideas and crafts! Great to meet you! Suzie

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Kelli - oh boy...I hate blogger and these perma links. I am sorry, but the first Ceekay is an error and please omit.
You are amazing with your paper crafts!

Sweetie said...

Hi Kelli - I was visiting Mama Bear and admired her work so decided to pay you a visit. Your work is lovely also.

Clare said...

Wonderful design and crafting skills. Makes for a beautiful end product.
Thankyou for sharing and inspiring me.

Christine said...

I am always amazed at all your detail on some of these projects! Very pretty!

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) These are so pretty! Miss M will LOVE making a journal like yours will all of the lovely detail. Thanks for sharing! Love, Q

Anonymous said...

These are absolutely beautiful, Kelli. I especially like the Little Women one. Maybe it's because my name is Jo. (That's what my family has always called me.)
Charlotte Jo

Jeanie said...

This is my first visit (of MANY to come!) to your site. It's simply beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial and sharing your beautiful work with us. I'll be back!

Lindsay-ann said...

Beautiful ideas Kelli. I love the threaded ribbon technique. My favorite is the recipe book. Thanks for the clear instructions and inspiration.

Mindy said...

I love seeing your stuff, you are very talented. I always come away from your blog inspired in my homemaking and crafting.

Ms. Tee said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial - how wonderful! :)

Lady Katherine said...

Kelli, I love the Little Women, How many times have I said that? I love the receipe journal, what a nice Idea!! I want so to do some of this if I can. But got to get to Hobby lobby first. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Step by step instructions for one way of binding books.

ROXY said...

Very cute!!!

Val R said...

Great project!

I linked to a paper project I just completed tonight...a leaf 'Gratitude Garland.'

Linda C said...

Sorry, Kelli-- I accidentally linked my show and tell here first. Yikes. If you can delete it here, please do. Thanks:)
Linda C

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

What a sweet idea, Kelli.

Anonymous said...

I love this! It is so beutiful!! You make me want to be a better artist. I love it. We tryed you valentine (2008) goody bags, and we loved them!

Tessa Voccola said...

Wow! I think I am going to try that. In fact I'm workings on it right now! LOL Thanks for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

She is a true artist of what she does :)