Prettified Journals

We had a BIT of snow here this weekend….so after shoveling and plowing…
winter
sledding with the kiddos
sledding sign
cocoa makin
cocoa
and cookie bakin
cookies ms
image: martha stewart
We did some crafting…..
I ended up making some
DECORATED EMBELLISHED BEAUTIFIED JOURNALS
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Here’s the back to this one:
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Here’s how…
Taking some inexpensive notebooks (a la Target – some picked up after back to school for only 12 cents each!)
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cut scrapbook paper to framecover the front
round the corners
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punch holes through the front and back cover
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string pretty ribbon through the hole and knot in the front to make the ‘handles’
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Embellish…
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Embellish….
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Embellish….
(here’s the back of this one)
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Another journal:
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check out the ‘handles’
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do you like how the journal traveled all around the house to for its photoshoot?
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and another version (brighter and more colorful!)
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I’m making a bunch for the kids teachers – great personalized teacher gifts!
I’m also gonna  make more for the kids to keep their own journals during the winter break ahead
and
some for me {just cuz they’re pretty and fun to keep you to-do lists in!}
Chat soon -
NORTHERN COTTAGE

Linking to:
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9 comments:

  1. Whatta great idea for a Christmas gift ... Thanks
    : )

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  2. I love this project. Thanks so much for showing us how to do it. I have a three girls that would love to give it a try.

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  3. Very cool and creative!
    And the snow pics are pretty even though I am up to my neck in it too!
    lol.
    Have a great week!
    Cindy

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  4. Journals are one of our favorite presents to make and receive. Thanks for sharing yours. They are super cute!

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  5. Great work. Congrats!
    Greetings from Germany.

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  6. Oh Boy! What a joy stopping by to meet you and view your lovely blog! I have perused several of your posts and enjoyed each one.

    Your journals are fantastic ~ so creative.

    Thank you for visiting with me and leaving your comment!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  7. Love it! I want to make one for myself!

    I found you through Tutorial Tuesday. I'm your new follower! :)

    Kelly

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  8. Such a neat idea! my daughter was looking over my shoulder while I was looking at this post and she demanded that I make her something similar! We used a bunch of stuff we already had and prettied up her math notebook! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thank-you for visiting my blog and commenting on my pillow! It's hard to part with my children's things. just another reminder that they are getting older! Happy Holidays!

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