Enjoy the Moments Journal & Pen

Materials

  • Blank journal (Michaels)
  • RSVP Pen (Pentel)
  • Pure Luxury cardstock (Gina K. Designs): White; Ivory; Red
  • Papers: Nightlight Collection Charles (October Afternoon); Early Bird Collection Brunch (Cosmo Cricket)
  • Ribbon: sheer satin-edged white (Offray); Olive, Soft Sky, Red Double Stitched (Stampin' Up!)
  • White button (Gina K. Designs)
  • Red jewelry thread

Tools

  • Stamps: Friendship Set (JustRite Stampers); Best Friends Forever (Sarah Kay/Stampavie)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad (Tsukineko)
  • Markers: COPIC (Imagination International); Stampin' Write Red, Black (Stampin' Up!)
  • Cuttlebug Die Cutter & Embosser (ProvoCraft)
  • Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders): Labels Four; Standard Circles Small
  • Foam mounting tape

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cover bottom half of journal cover with striped paper. Cut red cardstock panel to fit journal cover. Wrap sheer ribbon around front of panel, adhering ends at back; adhere to journal cover.

STEP 2

  • Stamp girl image on white cardstock, color with COPIC markers and cut out.

STEP 3

  • Die cut frame from Brunch paper; adhere stamped image with foam tape. Adhere label to journal.

STEP 4

  • Using Stampin' Write markers, ink sentiment and stamp onto ivory cardstock. Use circle die to cut out sentiment; trim sentiment ends as shown. Adhere sentiment below image.

STEP 5

  • Tie button to sheer ribbon using red jewelry thread. Tie various ribbons to journal binding.

STEP 6

  • To create matching pen, cut strip of striped paper to fit length of pen barrel and roll into tight cylinder; insert paper into body of pen.

Tip

  • 1. If your gift recipient has little boys in her life, look for a fitting boy-and-his-dog image.
  • 2. For a fun home-office or craft-space makeover, create coordinating desk accessories. All that color is sure to get your juices flowing!
  • 3. Easily transform this design into a card using kraft cardstock as a base.
by Carolyn King
Enjoy the Moments Journal & Pen
Enjoy the Moments Journal & Pen