Friday, December 19, 2014

Gift Journal Is Now Complete

Finally!!! I have completed "The Journal"!!! And none too soon either, as the exchange is tomorrow.... phew!!!

There are five signatures with 5 or 6 full pages for a total of 10 to 12 actual pages per signature. I left alot of space between the signatures because I knew the journal would expand with items. I found a beautiful lime green satin ribbon I just knew would look great with those LSG Magicals as a tie for the Journal closure.



Here are some more pictures of the Journal showing the spine. I did a macrame knot on the signature strings, adding a few silver beads. The knot is one that curls up upon itself, which I rather liked.




Here is that yummy lime green ribbon!!! I just punched a hole in the front and back covers with my Crop-A-Dile, tied the ribbon on each cover then made the cute bow to hold it together.



You can see all the signatures inside. I used designer paper from my stash in every color in the rainbow, trying to put some blue/purple/green papers in each signature. I also added parchment paper, manilla folders, and deli-wrap in most signatures just for kicks. On most of the pages, I folded up a 3 inch edge for pockets and added tags, journalling blocks, photo mounts, photo frames and what ever I thought she might need/use along with paper clips, printed words and other embellies.

Here's a final picture. I just love how it turned out and I can't wait to see the expression on her face!!


Thanks for stopping bye and taking the time to read my blog. I truly appreciate you doing so!!



20 comments:

  1. Sylvia, this is just stunning - lucky, lucky recipient! Love your colour combination and you've done a gorgeous job with embellishments.

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    1. Thank you, Win! !! It was a fun project, but I am glad it is done. No more stewing and fretting, thinking I should do more. ..

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  2. Yes you should do more they are beautiful

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    1. Thanks, Peg. Right now I'm thinking of another I want yo do, but I won't make it as thick as this one. This one has 50+ pages!!!

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  3. The binding looks perfect! I love these photos!

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    1. I kept drawing different binding patterns and finally settled on this one. I wanted it simple, just five holes. I made a die from cardboard which really worked good for getting the holes aligned.. Thanks, Zsuzsa

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  4. Wow that is so gorgeous Sylvia! You know I only live 2 hours away..you could bring it to me :P I bet she will be so pleased with your thoughtful gift from your hands and heart :)

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    1. Thanks, Shel !!! We could establish a "trade route" between our two locations -- how fun!!!

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  5. Gorgeous Sylvia, who wouldn't be pleased to receive this.
    I read what you said to Zsuzsa about the cardboard die for aligning the holes which is a great idea. Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. Thank you, Angela!!! I found playing on cardboard the size of the spine, allowed me to experiment with the placement of holes and a pattern I wanted. Then it was easy to transfer and now I also have several for later usage

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  6. Those colors! Make Wicki DROOL! Fabulous job.

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  7. It is gorgeous Sylvia, qua colours and textures both!

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    1. Thank you, Ruth. Those colors were "speaking" to me when I was trying to decide what combo

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    1. Thanks Linda. I do enjoy making these

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  9. Hi Sylvia!!! I just wanted to stop on over to see your blog!! I love your journals!!!! I have made some in the past but as beautiful as yours. Do you have any tutorials?

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    1. Hey, Gwen!!! Thanks for stopping by. On my YouTube Channel, taboriginal, I ran a series called KISS, which stands for Keep It Simple Sylvia, where I did a couple pf journals, but they are truly what I call "Junk Journals" because they are made out of paper junk you would normally throw away. It can be found here https://youtu.be/VVGqE2_lDlg

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