Wednesday, 13 December 2017


I've been making journals for craft fairs and this 6x4 inch size seems to be the most popular.
The covers are made from any old cardstock or manila folder covered in brown paper that has been given the faux leather-look treatment with ink and sprays, then given a coating or two of Mod Podge to seal.  

This journal cover has pretty paper added onto the front before sealing, then a label and metal corners to finish it off.

The inside cover has patterned paper and a double pocket for tags or whatever else might fit.
The pages are coffee dyed printer/copy paper, stamped with a rose image and sewn in with a very simple pamphlet stitch using cream crochet thread.

Sewn at the centre of each signature is an envelope which is glued after stitching to hide the thread knot.

The journal contains 6 signatures, each with 5 pages folded in half plus an envelope, making 10 pages or 20 pages front and back, a total of 120 pages and 6 envelopes.

Cardstock - manilla folder, kraft
Paper - Stamperia Roses &Laces (front cover), Kaisercraft Expressions (inside cover), brown paper roll, A4 premium digital copy paper
Inks - Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo, Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Spun suger
Die - Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 2
Stamp - no-name single rose
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, Tonic Tim Holtz guillotine paper trimmer, hole piercer, tapestry needle, ink blending tool, paint brushes
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, Ranger Glossy Accents, Plaid Mod Podge Matte
Other - metal corner protectors, cream crochet thread, really cheap instant coffee


Thanks for looking, comments welcome.



  1. How awesome is this Jenny! And so useful. A great size and beautiful design. We're so thrilled you shared with us at Mini Album Makers. Merry Christmas, Autumn

  2. This is such a sweet project. It is a useful thing to make, but also very pretty! Win win!!! Thanks for joining us at Mini Album Makers Challenge!

  3. Beautiful journal. Love that you added the envelopes! Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers.

  4. What a lovely idea. Love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  5. This will be such a lovely journal to work in - beautifully made. Thanks so much for playing along at Mini Album Makers.
    Alison x

  6. Your work is beautiful! Thank you for becoming a new blog follower - I'm here today to follow your blog in return! Happy New Year!

  7. I love it, Jenny, it is made to perfection, no wonder is a best selling, the cover is amazing!

  8. Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Mini Album Makers Challenge!