Today’s project uses the beautiful Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Journaling & Ephemera 4×6 cards. I think the entire collection of the Time to Flourish is so beautiful! I made a pocket mini album book, which holds the 4×6 journal cards perfectly. I used a Lori Whitlock cut from the on-line Silhouette store (design # below).
After cutting out all my pieces from my Silhouette Cameo, I simply put it all together, following the score-lines that were pre-scored. I then attached all my pockets together, there are 6 in total. After adding them to my book covers, I then matted all of them with my patterned paper. I’ve used Prima’s Tea Tyme collection, which is a beautiful collection. I would have chosen to use the Time to Flourish 12×12 instead, if I had it on hand. It is a gorgeous collection, and they coordinate with the Journaling & Ephemera cards. I did edge all my papers with Tim Holtz’s Black Soot Distress Ink.
I then added all my cards to the pockets, adding two per pocket. This book will also hold 4×6 photos perfectly. I finished off my cover with some beautiful flowers, a little lace, and pearls. I also used a beautiful stamp from JustRite Stampers, that says “Soar”. I just love the font. I stamped it onto a piece of scrap paper I had in my stash, and attached that to a piece of light-weight chipboard. Using my Sizzix Big Shot machine, I cut out a die from Spellbinders Fleur De Elegance. This is a beautiful die & it went perfectly on this cover.
My plan with this album, is to take a photo or two for each month of the year and using the Journaling cards, I will jot down special dates, or journal about day to day activities…occasions that are important to me, that I do not want to forget.
If you do not own a Cameo, I do have instructions on how to make a book very similar by hand. I also show this on my video as well.
Here is what you will need to cut your own book by hand:
Cardstock cut to:
(6) 8 1/4 x 7 1/8 pocket pages. Score at 4 1/8″ (on the 8 1/4 side) score at 1/2″ left and right side of the page (on the 7 1/8″ side). Cut out two of the bottom tabs, fold & glue down tabs.
(1) 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 1 of 2 book cover. Score at 6 3/16″ & 6 11/16″ (score out from the left side on the 8 1/2″)
(1) 7 1/8 x 4 1/4 2 of 2 book cover. Score at 1/2″ & 1″ on the 7 1/8″ side.
(6) 1 x 4 tab’s for all 6 pages. Score at 1/2″
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 tab for last page. Score at 3/4″
**I demonstrate how to do this step by step in my video tutorial below**
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Journal & Ephemera cards 4×6 (SKU: 4501063)
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 12×12 paper pad (SKU: 4501055)
Silhouette America Cameo (SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-2-3T)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot (SKU: TIM19541)
Tim Holtz Blending Mini Ink Blending tool (SKU: IBT40965)
Sizzix Big Shot Machine (SKU: 657900)
Sizzix Cutting Pads Standard Mint (SKU: 660522)
JustRite Stamps Whisper of Wings (SKU: CR-02149)
Tape 1/2″ (SKU: ACT1412)
Tape 1/4″ (SKU: ACT1414)
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit (SKU:HCST1-401)
Silhouette on-line designs:
Products from my stash: flowers, glue, lace, pearls, patterned paper.
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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ve enjoyed the project! ~Corene~