f The Bugbytes: A Quick Journal Project

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January 3, 2011

A Quick Journal Project

Good morning fellow crafters!  This is Amanda again from Creations of a Paper Addict.  Thank you Pam for having me back to share with everyone this hobby that I love so much.  Crafting is a such a release in  my crazy life.

For this project, I have been wanting a new journal.  I am getting close to filling my current one and since we have begun a new year, I wanted to start it off with a new journal.  I am not making many resolutions this year, but the few I am making I want to put a lot of effort into.  With that said, I made a journal with my Bind It All tool that I acquired several months ago but haven't gotten to use yet.

I used the Graphically Speaking cartridge and my Gypsy to design the cover.  I kept it very simple and with the exception of the Stickles drying time, this only took about 30 minutes to make.  I used my big Carl cutter, O wire, Bind it All, wire cutters, adhesive, plain white paper, and colored cardstock from Papertrey Ink.  Later I added some stickles and glitter for embellishments.

I believe the Papertrey Ink colors were Simply Charteuse, Aqua Mist, Plum Pudding, Pinefeather, Linen.....and I can't remember the others :)  Getting old...the memory is going.  I started by laying out the cuts in my Gypsy and cutting all of my paper to size.

While the cricut was working on the cutting, I punched holes in my cover and in my pages.  I need some more practice at this though.  I didn't exactly end up with them all lined up correctly.
Also, when it comes to cutting the Papertrey Ink cardstock, because it is thicker, using the multi cut function is a good idea.  I also find that this type of cardstock is good for cutting more intricate designs...at least for me, because it doesn't tear as easily.  I don't usually have good luck with thinner cardstock or paper when it comes to making detailed cuts.

Once the cuts were done, I put everything together.  The cuts I used were all from the Graphically Speaking cartridge.  The flower was on the "icon" creative feature and the enjoy life was from the "phrase" creative feature.  I cut the "enjoy life" twice in two colors and pieced them together.  The background was also from this cartridge.  I used my ATG to put adhesive on the background piece and completely covered the holes with adhesive.  After sticking the background to the cover, I poured gold glitter over the holes and it stuck to the adhesive.

Next I glued my other elements to the cover.
After everything was assembled, I followed the instructions that came with the Bind It All and bound my book.  My O wire didn't exactly come out "O" shaped since I'm not very practiced but hopefully it will get better if I try to make another one.  :)

I hope that you enjoyed my project for today.  I'm so thankful that Pam has allowed me to share with you all.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!


papillon digital design said...

This is beautiful. I love the sentiment, flower and the background. What a great idea. I have to make myself a journal. TFS

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

I love your journal!!! it is fabulous You make it look sooo easy peasy!!! I may have to give it a try!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great little book, you make it look so easy! TFS

TR said...

It almost makes me want to go out and get a Bind it All!
I love to make journals and book.

:) TR

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