I am writing to you, little children, because for his name’s sake your sins are forgiven.
I John 2 : 12
Hello and Welcome to the Tuesday Challenge connected with CookingWithCricut.com / PaperCraftingWorld.com !! This week we were to make an Altered Journal or Notebook. I decided to make one for each of my two grandchildren. With school beginning , I thought they might be able to use them. Avi loves to read and write – and I know she’ll enjoy using hers. Cyrus hates to do both, but might be more inclined if he has a personalized journal to use.
I used inexpensive Composition Books and decorated them to depict each of their personalities. Once I had each designed and the pieces assembled, I adhered everything – and then coated all of it with – my ‘homemade Mod Podge’ which I learned about on Pinterest - ;-} – to protect the covers as they are used.
Avi is in Middle School and for her journal, I used a vintage ‘handwritten’ paper to cover the front. I used a CWC/PCW cutting file for the side border (Flourish92011). I cut her name from a font on my laptop with my Cricut/SCAL2. I used another font to make and cut the guitar and treble clef. The scraps of music are from a vintage piece that I scanned and printed. The flowers and gems are from Recollections.
Cyrus is my Little Fireball, is in grade-school and he and his father have great interest in ‘all things Karate.’ I used a red/cream/blue printed paper for the cover. I used the CWC/PCW cutting file (Flourish Bar) for the side border, adding buttons to where holes were. I used a Bracket Frame that I’ve had for quite a while for the two ‘background’ frames. I used Scrabble Tiles from a free online printable to spell out his name. From a font on my laptop (Karate Chop), I made the three figures in SCAL2 and cut them on my Cricut.
I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the other blogs participating in this challenge! Be sure to link up your project for this week over at CWC/PCW. You can make ANY KIND of an Altered Journal/Notebook and we’d Love to see your creative endeavors! See you later - ;-]