Thanksgiving Memories Journal

Materials

  • Spiral-bound blank journal
  • Cardstock: ivory, brown
  • Cosmo Cricket Wanted Collection 6”x6” Paper Pad
  • Brown buttons
  • Prima Marketing Inc. Roses: Yellow Sugar Plum, Gwenlyn Camelot
  • Trims: ivory silk ribbon, gold tulle, brown twine, ivory lace doily
  • Photos

Tools

  • Die-cutting system and Spellbinders Paper Arts Nestabilities Dies: Labels Eighteen, Fleur De Lis Squares
  • Stamps: Hero Arts Thank You Definition, Moments Definition, Ledger, Old Letter Writing, Leaf Prints Set, Large Happy Thanksgiving; Inkadinkado Thanksgiving Turkey; TPC Studio Autumn Harvest Set; Penny Black Inc. Snow Dust; Verses Rubber Stamps Bright Hopes Anniversary
  • Ink pads: brown pigment; brown, red, light orange, yellow, and gold dye
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Tuscany Sun, Daffodil
  • Watercolor pencils to match dye inks
  • Crystal ultra-fine glitter
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, clear dots, foam dots, liquid glue, glue pen

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, newspapers, hole punch, waterbrush, sponge daubers

Directions

Note

  • 1. Remove spiral binding. Trace album covers and inside pages onto cardstock or paper and cut out. Before decorating pages, use album cover as a template to punch binding holes. Decorate pages, avoiding holes, and adhere to album pages. Bind album.

Front Cover

  • 1. Cover front with ivory cardstock and back with desired paper.
  • 2. Stamp brown pigment Thank You Definition over front; let dry.
  • 3. Ink leaf stamp using a variety of dye inks, working from light to dark tones, and stamp leaves over front. Ink stamps “unevenly” for added interest. Outline leaves with glue pen; sprinkle with glitter and let dry.
  • 4. Stamp additional leaves onto cardstock scraps; glitter and detail cut leaves.
  • 5. Die cut label for sentiment. Before removing die, sponge inside edge with yellow and light orange dye inks; remove die. Stamp brown pigment sentiment. Outline inked area with glue pen and glitter; let dry. Tie tulle around cover; adhere label with foam dots.
  • 6. Spritz flowers with color mists; let dry. Dab petals with liquid glue; sprinkle with glitter and let dry. Adhere flower and leaves with clear dots.

Inside Pages

  • 1. Cover pages, front and back, with either paper or ivory cardstock.
  • 2. Use brown pigment ink to stamp each right-hand journaling page with ledger image and desired sentiment.
  • 3. Turkey image is stamped with brown pigment ink and colored with watercolor pencils and waterbrush. Trees image is stamped with assorted dye inks, except gold; apply inks lightest to darkest. Sponge page edges with brown and gold dye inks.
  • 4. Use photos as a guide to create left-hand album pages, adding photos, stamped backgrounds, and embellishments, including die-cut cardstock frame. Stamp and watercolor leaf image. Spritz flowers with mists; glitter petals.
by Suzanne Czosek
Thanksgiving Memories Journal
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