Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blank Journals Free Paper Craft Project By Shelley Of Abundant Blessings Blog

If you like to recycle and like little journals then Shelley of Abundant Blessings Blog has a wonderful free papercraft project on her blog.

To make these great little journals I first took a paper bag and permanently adhered two layers together to make a nice heavy material for the cover. I then took the image portion of a soda carton and included it on the cover (same images appear on both the front and back covers of the journal). On the inside I included two signatures with a total of 40 double sided pages. Some of the pages are red to match the colors of the cover and ribbon. On a couple of the pages I added a few of the images and words from the soda carton.

These are perfect for little notes or dropping in your purse for when you need to jot something down.

Please keep in mind, this journal was made from repurposed materials. Please don't expect it to be without imperfections, that is the beauty of repurposed materials.

For example, if you look at the image which shows the inside back cover you can see the neat wrinkled effect created by the paper bag which was used to fashion the cover, the wrinkling is part of the fun. So, although I would never use anything in my creating which was obviously stained etc, many of my materials did have a prior life.


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