A while back, I hit the mother lode in a Michael's clearance bin...oodles of hardcover journals for 50 cents each! The catch? The covers were garishly circus themed. I bought several knowing that a little decorative paper would fix them right up.
For my "For the Girls" DT project, I decided to make a pretty journal as a hostess gift.
I found the lovely corseted lady that had once adorned a hand-decorated gift bag in my stash. She became my muse and I gathered papers and embellishments to coordinate with her.
My favorite embellishments are the paper roses. I used The Creative Pointe's "Rolled Roses" SVG set to create them from scrap paper. They are so easy. Well...once I retrained myself on how to roll them...I swear I don't know why it won't stick in my head that you roll them from the outside in! Once you figure that out...they are so EASY!
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|Patterned Paper:||K&Co. ‘Engraved Garden’ 12x12, scraps, Graphic 45|
|SVG:||The Creative Pointe ‘Rolled Roses’, ‘Fancy Flourishes-Two’|
|Inks:||Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’, ‘Tattered Rose’, ‘Iced Spruce’; Distress Stain ‘Worn Lipstick’|
|Embellishments:||Hobby Lobby ribbon, twill tape; My Mind’s Eye Fine & Dandy ‘Tickled Pink’ chipboard sticker; Bo Bunny ‘Welcome Home’ combo stickers; Liquid Pearls ‘Petal Pink’|
|Tools:||SCAL; Cricut Expression; tweezers; Glue Dots; Glossy Accents; Mod Podge Matte; Wondertape; foam ink blending tool; make-up sponge; water pen|
|Misc:||Michael’s hardcover journal|