Have I mentioned how much I love my middle daughter, Emily, lately? She is seventeen and a Senior in high school this year. Such a joy and gift and I love her to pieces. This little journal was just for her! (That’s what the “E” is for!)
I altered a mini composition book like the ones pictured here. They are usually sold in packs of 4 at places like Office Depot or Staples. The one I covered is about 4-1/2” by 3-1/4” so it makes the cutest little journal!
I covered this one in some Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini Occasions Catalog, “Island Oasis” using a glue stick. The binding is Rose Red card stock that I stamped with the flowers from the “Tropical Party” stamp set that I KEEP showing you on here! (Smile.) I then sponged all the edges and added another strip of Designer paper from the same pack to coordinate. I stamped the palm tree from the same stamp set onto the little piece of Whisper White that is matted with Pumpkin Pie card stock that has been punched with a scallop border. I stamped the tree image again onto a small scrap of Old Olive card stock, cut it out and layered onto the image to give it dimension.
Added a covered (with more designer paper from Island Oasis pack) chipboard letter “e” (for Emily) and a pretty button from the Designer Buttons package. The ribbon is retired but I think this little project turned out awfully cute. And it was done in like thirty minutes……Perfect for party favors, little appreciation gifts, etc.
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