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Monday, February 13, 2012

Recycled Greeting Card Journal

I found the coolest tutorial from Jennibellie here, on YouTube, and I just had to do it.  She makes the most awesome journals for art journaling.  I love this!
 I used some page kits I bought from DCWV, called "A Colorful Life".  I thought it was super appropriate for this project.
 The binding can either be beaded or not, and I decided to raid my stash and use up A BUNCH of my funky cool beads.
I layered some images from the paper line on the cover, and added some of the epoxy stickers to it.
 Some of the cards make pages, and some create pockets.  She shows some of her pages painted, some covered with paint.  I chose to make them all covered  with this delicious paper.

 In the pockets she puts mini journals. She did tutorials on several different ways to make a mini journal.  I did paint the pages for this one.  I totally just experimented.  These turned out cool. These are also made out of greeting cards.
 Some of the pages.

I need to make the rest of the mini journals to go in the pockets, but you get the idea.  I love how this turned out.  My first thought is to put my favorite quotes into this journal.  Your thoughts?

Stay Crafty!!


  1. Absolutely beautiful! It turned out superb :) I can't help it I just love beaded spines soooooo much, yours is just gorgeous! As you could probably tell from the journals I made in the tutorial I love colour so I think the stack you chose is perfect :) I love the idea of a quotes book too, I did one years ago but now I have a whole new bunch of favourites so have been contemplating another, thank you for showing your beautiful creation & for the shout out :) x

  2. Wow!!! This is just AWESOME!!! Very beautiful, my friend!

  3. This is gorgeous! The colors are fantastic. Isn't Jennibellie such an inspiration! A quote for this bok....hm. Boy, how can you sum this up with words! Nicely done, I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

  4. so colorful!!! love it! Hi girly, hope your doing well...ready for MOnday??? lol I never am, I just love my weekends so much. Take care and keep in touch.

  5. Hi Jackie & Michelle,
    I loved this Art Journal post. It inspired a zentangle of my hand which I drew this weekend and posted to my blog. So thank you for the gem that initiated my version.
    I credited you and your blog for the inspiration. I hope you like it. See it at … www.inknpetals.wordpress.com
    Linda Paupst