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How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

Hello everyone! Genevive here from Thoughtful Crafts with a project requested by my friend for her son.  She wanted a small prayer/ personalized scrapbook journal where she can add photographs and personal prayers.

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

It's a very simple project which you can do with your child, using the Sizzix Bigshot Plus machine, Sizzix Thinlits Plus Die Set 53PK - Wood If I Could Alphabet and Sizzix Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder - Field of Diamonds. Here are the simple steps:

First I gathered the cardstocks in different colors and cut it in 6X6". You can make the book as thin or as thick as you want. So you decide how many pages you want to cut.

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

I then decided which among the colors will be the cover pages, because I wanted to add texture to it by doing the next step...

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

To make these textured cover, I simply placed the cardstock inside the embossing folder, layered the Sizzix "sandwich" in this order: Sizzix Big Shot Plus  Standard Platform,   Sizzix Big Shot Plus Standard Cutting Pad,  embossing folder with paper inside, second cutting pad. Roll the sandwich through the machine to have these beautiful texture in an instant!

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

Now it's time to bind the journal.

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

To add more interesting detail, I made reinforcements by  punching  small circles, and punch holes in it.

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

I then glued it to the cover as shown in the photo above.

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

After arranging the pages, and binding it with jump rings, the journal is now ready for the embellishments and the main embellishment for this journal is the name of the owner --- "Japheth".  For some reason, personalising things with our name makes special. A lot more special than any store-bought stuff.

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

I love that Sizzix thinlits can actually cut even thick foams! To do this, simply make the Sizzix "sandwich" again: Sizzix Big Shot Plus  Standard Platform,   Sizzix Big Shot Plus Standard Cutting Pad,  thinlits alphabet dies, second cutting pad. Roll the sandwich through the machine and you'll have the foam alphabets perfectly cut for you in seconds!

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

See that? The cut is so clean and perfect. Your friends won't believe you actually made this from home :)

How To Create A Unique and Personalized Scrapbook Journal

To complete the whole project, I added some of my favourite ingredients: washi tapes, wood chips, buttons and dewdrops. It's simple because I wanted the textured effect and the foam alphabet to be the main attraction. Hope you like it!

See you again soon!

XOXO, Genevive

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Other Items Used:

  • Card-stock
  • Washi tapes
  • Wood chips
  • Buttons
  • Dewdrops

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