Inspiration Unleashed! Journal and Key Fob

By  Keri Lee Sereika 

size: card, 6"x7"; key fob, 2"x2"

  • Floral Chipboard Journal
  • Monogrammed Key Fob


  • Recycled chipboard packaging material
  • Cardstock (Prism Papers): Suede Brown Medium Prismatics; Simply Smooth Ivory
  • Flora Collection papers (Anna Griffin)
  • Chipboard flowers (Maya Road)
  • Pale brown adhesive pearls (Prima)
  • Chesapeake Ultrafine Transparent Glitter (Art Institute Glitter)
  • KEY FOB:
  • Designer’s Collection Pendant Blank, 47.5x2mm (Amate Studios)
  • Flora Collection papers (Anna Griffin)
  • Flora Collection Chipboard Alpha Stickers (Anna Griffin)
  • Glass beads (Blue Moon Beads): five crystal; six large seed


  • Stamps (JustRiteStampers): Seeds of Kindness Borders & Centers; 2” Square Decorative Frames
  • ColorBox Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Inkpad (Clearsnap)
  • Americana Butter acrylic paint (DecoArt)
  • Copper Leafing Pen (Krylon)
  • Nestabilities Labels Three Nesties dies (Spellbinders)
  • The Wizard Embossing and Die-Cutting System (Spellbinders)
  • Bind It All Machine V2.0 with 3/4” Brown Coil (Zutter)
  • Adhesives: Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3-D Foam Squares (3L)
  • KEY FOB:
  • Crackle Accents (Ranger)
  • Gem Tac Embellishing Glue (Beacon)
  • Split key ring
  • Bright Stringing Wire*, .018” M
  • Silver Base Metal-Plated Crimp Tubes*, size 2, two
  • Designer Crimper Tool*
  • *Products by Beadalon
  • Floral Chipboard Journal
  • 1. Paint chipboard flowers Butter; while wet, sprinkle liberally with glitter. Shake off excess; let dry.
  • 2. Cut two 6"x7" covers from chipboard packaging material. Use paper glue to adhere patterned papers to both sides of each cover; trim excess. Cut coordinating paper strip and mat on brown cardstock; adhere across front cover.
  • 3. Stamp Dark Brown sentiment and frame on ivory cardstock; die cut into label shape. Edge journal cover and die-cut shape with Copper paint pen; let dry.
  • 4. Adhere sentiment to cover with foam squares. Adhere pearls to flower centers, and flowers to cover, as shown.
  • 5. Cut 25 ivory cardstock pages for inside of journal, approximately 5-3/4"x6-7/8". Following manufacturer's instructions for 6" journal, bind covers and pages together.
  • Monogrammed Key Fob
  • 1. Cut 6" length of stringing wire. Thread one crimp tube onto wire, insert wire through pendant loop and then insert back through crimp tube. Follow crimp tool manufacturer's instructions to secure crimp tube.
  • 2. Place alternating seed and crystal beads onto wire end. Place second crimp tube onto wire, loop through key ring and then insert back through crimp tube; crimp.
  • 3. Cut paper scrap to fit bottom of pendant; adhere with Gem Tac. Adhere letter sticker to center of pendant. Fill pendant with Crackle Accents, but do not cover chipboard letter. Let dry completely, overnight, for full crackle effect to appear.