Thursday, 2 February 2012

Just Cruising

Evening all, thought you might like to see what I made to give my friend for her 40th tomorrow. She's going on  a cruise with her husband in a few months. So I thought this would be a good place for her to record her trip. 

I found some K&Co papers in my stash, remnants from a pad used in a class project the other year at Scrapbook Sisters.

I covered a hard backed note book, made a wallet using a tag cut on the Cricut using Plantin's Schoolbook. I added a couple of strips of folded paper to the back of the wallet and added eyelets which I managed to add into the ring binder.

I wish I'd added some stitching to make it show up better in the photo but IRL it doesn't need them. I found a cute little "Ship's wheel" charm after I'd finished the book so I thought I'd add it to the flap

I stapled the velcro tab to make sure that and keepsakes are kept secure in the pocket.

I used the neglected Cropodile to punch holes to thread the elastic closure through, and cut the book plate using a Cricut Calligraphy Cartridge. After a lot of fiddling around with the uber thin Cricut lettering, I gave up and used my Quickutz Moxi alphabet dies through the Cuttlebug. I don't know if you can tell from the photo but when I covered the plate with Glossy Accents, prior to adding it to the book, it became domed. Loved the look so added it to the front with a generous squirt of Pinflair Gel to the centre and glue around the edge.

I'm using this project for the following challenges:-
DBD20, Anything goes,
Exploring Cricut, 123,
Lollipop Crafts, Anything goes,
MIM74, Anything goes,
Come and Get It, Anything but a card,
Little Claires 17, Anything but a card.
Thanks for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

What a great idea. It reminded me of the "Smash" books....quick journalling. Thanks so much for taking the time to post on Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what a fabulous gift - they will love it ! THe papers are brilliant
Lisa x

Cheryl said...

this is one gorgeous Journal,just love the detail saw you on make it Monday so thought I would pop over hugs cherylxxx

Linda R said...

Oh WOW.. She is going to love this. What a sweet thing to make for her..

Hugs, Linda

laney said...

Super gift and keepsake !! thanks for joining us this time at Diva's would love to see you next week too

Eskimo Frosting said...

Fantastic project. I love the papers.

Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this week.


Chrissy said...

Fabulous, just love your covered journal and so will your friend, what a fabulous idea, love your papers, they are perfect for this.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


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Rene said...

Great project! I love altered journals!
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Helen said...

What a great journal and such a lovely, thoughtful present too.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x

Mary J said...

That is gorgeous Julie! Brilloiant envelope!

Thanks for linking up to the Make It Monday party too honey!

Mary xxx

maxine said...

This is great thanks for joining us at little claire x