So I love doing swaps on Swap-Bot. I have been a member of this site since September 2008. From my cross stitching small projects where it all began. Now for swapping thimbles with others worldwide and sometimes in my own home state. To scrapbook supply swaps, spoiling swappers, post card swaps, card making, recycled projects and so much more ... for this one is a
Paperbag (lunch size) Photo Journal Book!
I wanted to share my finish look - but for basic instruction to get you started there are many resources . So let me share them with you to get you started.
Basic project how to from Scrapbook Crazy
You can punch holes as shown, but to reinforce the pages - used 4 rivets. 2 each side of layers. Then fold in half and use hemp - ribbon to tie the book in half. as shown to the left side of below picture.
*Peel off paper and apply to front cover. Fold upward bottom 1/3 glue the 2 outside ends to bottom of dollie - right where the bottom stars are located. Take paper luggage tag and write what you want on the tag. Used another leather start and with hemp put through the tag hole. Now, glue the leather stars with buttons attached by floss. Finished cover.
Inside page 1-2, Travel page
* Page 1 - decorative paper, stickers, trim the edge with rick rack glued in place.
*Using a 1" card stock under the Travel words. Coordinating checker or strip paper for journaling on. This will be used to cover the next page strip in place.
* This is a pocket page using the bag to store pictures - postcards - shells - etc.
* Pg 3 - Take a 2" card stock strip and score for even bending on the left side, this will actually be covered by the paper on the previous page. As shown you want to make sure that when gluing the pocket on to leave so that you can tuck the flap under as shown. Create a pocket and inserted a journal tag.
pg 4 - finish this page as page 2, adding stickers and this can be used for journaling or picture.
*page 6, This can be use to notate a camping or hiking event - see that this is a pocket page that can store pictures of the day.
The water can mount a picture to it.
* More photo space. Can use the center to enter in date of trip.
Another pocket page created by trimming the edge about 1/8" to open up. Will have to glue the inside look flaps. You will know when you cut it open. Attach a piece of yarn, rick rack or hemped under the paper before applying to hold it in place.
Page 9 - 10
* Post card page - for journaling - put in the address of the event. Apply stamp and postmark stickers for effect.
* On pg 9, stitch button to use for wrapping string around to close pocket. see left side of picture. Make sure use a piece of card stock on inside for added secure so stitching does not break through page.
* Memorial day, 4th or Labor day page.
Adhesive coordinating paper for journaling and pictures of the days events.
* Note: I have filled the pockets with added embellishments - left over pieces of papers used - so that the reciever of this book has them for making photo corners or other future books.
Page 13 - 14
* This is the end of the journal. Final notes corkboard paper - for additional summer event notes on page 13.
* Pg 14, a vellum pocket to put in a treasure with a coordinating bear on the page, on the inside of the flap.
See as picture to the right note the 2 small holes - this is through the 2 layers of card stock back to back, using a hole punch so that when sewing on the cardboard or real button for the hemp used to create braid for book closure. Repeat on the front cover as well.
* This is the final pocket of the book.
* Using a battenburg lace dollie, same procedure passing the entire dollie through adhesive machine. Apply as shown. Glue a leather star with button attached as shown using floss.
* Place 2" strip on outside of flap to extend out the bag even with the previous page, you will see that when you start the construction. This is the first actual step to the book construction.
So I do hope you enjoy this journey through My Photo Journal construction and that I have inspired you to make your own Photo Journal Book. Expected for beginners maybe 2 days to feel comfortable doing this project from start to finish. With expected results. Expert level in about 5 - 6 hours.
Hugs and Stitches