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Gift presents for kids: Travel Journal Tutorial

Cards, Origami, Paper crafts  |  August 28th 2011  |  0 Comment

Travel-Journal

Gift presents for kids: Travel Journal Tutorial

Paper craft for kids

Here’s how you can make your own journaling book:”

1) Trim four sheets of earth-toned cardstock to 6 x 12″, stack them together and fold them in half, open the papers then stitch or staple them together down the center. Trim the pages to 6 x 4 1/4″.

Travel-Journal-Steps-Pic-12) Trim a piece of wool felt, leather, or upholstery fabric (something that will be sturdy) to 6 1/4 x 11 1/4″. Trace a shaped journaling card along the edge of the felt and trim.

Travel-Journal-Steps-Pic-23) Machine or hand-stitch – to add detail to your cover – 1/4 inch from the edge, all the way around the felt. Cut a button hole and add a button to the felt. Secure the pages to the cover by tying with twine as shown.

Travel-Journal-Steps-Pic-44) Add journaling cards with removable adhesive (so they are easy to remove later) to the pages. Add some small tags with twine and staples for smaller amounts of journaling.

Travel-Journal-Steps-Pic-55) Add some mini paper bags and pockets for ephemera collected on your vacation. I created some library style pockets with cardstock. You can easily make these in any size you want. For mini paper bags, if you don’t have any premade ones, you could make your own from larger paper bags. 
Travel-Journal-Steps-Pic-66) Decorate the cover as desired, I chose ribbons and a cute Patchem.

Travel-JournalThat’s it! Your little journaling book is ready to take on your next getaway!

 

Source: americancrafts.typepad.com