Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mother's Day Craft Journal

Mother's Day will be here before you know it!  If there ever was a DIY holiday, Mother's Day would be it!  Mom's love handmade and thoughtful gifts...we really do!
This project uses the Kraft Grid Journals from the annual catalog on page 200.  They measure 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" but you could totally use the larger version in the Occasions Catalog on page 25.  Those measure 5" X 8 1/2" so they are significantly larger!  This journal lends itself to all kinds of uses, journaling, brag book, photos, to do lists, you could even personalize it for the mom by filling it with pages of things you love about them!  Get the kids involved, draw pictures, glue in photographs and write notes to mom!

The flower is stamped using Crumb Cake ink directly on the journal.  Then take your Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker and Calypso Coral Marker and color the coordinating stamp for the leaves and flowers.  Stamp off on your grid paper and then stamp onto the flower outline image.  This will create a much lighter effect.  The sentiment is heat embossed with Calypso Coral embossing powder to give this journal it's wow factor!  Add a pearl to the 'o' in mom for a little extra something!

I ran a strip of Sweet Dreams Designer Washi Tape down the side of my journal's spine.  You may want to put a little extra adhesive under it to keep it in place.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the small flower image with Crumb Cake ink twice.  Then stamp the inside of the flower image with Calypso Coral ink.  Punch both flowers out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  With a scrap piece of Pear Pizazz card stock, punch out two 1 3/8" Circle Punches.  Adhere the flower circle to the Pear Pizazz circle with SNAIL adhesive for both pieces.  On the back side of your Pear Pizazz circle put a strip of Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip down for the ribbon.  Place Dimensionals on either side of the Fast Fuse.  Fold an 18" piece of Pear Pizazz Cotton Ribbon in half and place it on top of your Fast Fuse.  Remove the Dimesional backs and place the other circle on top sandwiching your ribbon.  Put a pearl at the center of each flower and your bookmark portion is done!

If you like, sponge the edges of your journal with Crumb Cake ink for a little added effect.

I hope you guys enjoyed this project and will make one for a mom you love in your life!

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