Chipboard Friendship Journal

Materials

  • Class Act Collection Chipboard AlbumKit*
  • Cardstock*: White; Golden Luster
  • Boho Blooms Collection 12”x12” papers*: Blue Paisley; Pink Passion Flourish; Lemon Love; Pink Passion Border; Rainbow Stripe; Blue Script; Orange Delight Stripe
  • Boho Blooms Collection embellishments*: Chipboard Stickers; Rub-Ons with Jewels; Shaped Jewels; Dome Stickers; Fabric Buttons; Ribbon Trim
  • Beige ribbon, 18” lengths: 1/4”; 3/8”
  • Beige wood beads, 8mm (with holes large enough for rings), 12
  • Binder rings, 1-1/2”, two
  • Photos

Tools

  • X-Acto tools**: 12” Rotary Paper Trimmer; Zig Zag 4-Pack Decorative Edge Scissors; 6” Precision Tip Scissors; Corner Rounder Punch; Retractable #1 Knife; 12” Metal Ruler; 12”x12” Self-Healing Cutting Mat
  • CraftBond adhesives**: Extra-Strength Glue Stick; Permanent Glue Tape Runner; Foam Mounting Tape
  • Hole punch, 1/4”
  • Computer and printer
  • Post-it Notes (3M)
  • *Products by The Paper Company/TPC Studio
  • **Products by Elmer’s

Directions

STEP 1

  • Plan journal message, reviewing photos and considering “story” to be told. Consider layout in terms of front, back and two-page spreads. Decide placement of papers first, then photos and journaling, ending with embellishments. Jot journaling notes on Post-It notes and place on photos as reminders.

STEP 2

  • Cut four 6” paper squares for both sides of journal covers. Adhere one paper square to front cover using glue stick; punch holes. Adhere second paper square to front cover; punch holes. Repeat for back cover.

STEP 3

  • Cut fourteen 5-3/4” paper squares for both sides of journal pages. Plan desired placement within journal, then adhere paper and punch holes for each page in same way as covers.

STEP 4

  • Mat photos on Golden Luster cardstock or printed papers. Trim some mats and photos with decorative-edge scissors or use corner rounder punch. Adhere with glue tape runner or foam mounting tape for dimension.

STEP 5

  • Print journaling onto White cardstock. Trim and adhere to journal pages. Add embellishments.

STEP 6

  • Assemble album into tidy stack; insert binder rings. Thread six beads onto each ring and snap closed. Wrap and tie both ribbons around left side of front cover; trim ribbon ends on an angle.
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Chipboard Friendship Journal
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