How to make a beautiful and simple journal with a free gift!

Happy Thursday everyone!  I've been working on building my pantry, cooking and fermenting lately.  I've had to read lots of cookbooks, books on nutrition and instruction manuals for new appliances.  Now you may be wondering what that has to do with paper crafting? Well, leading a balanced life is very important and good nutrition is a foundation of life, plus I love cooking, it is another craft to me.
I decided to put together a little notebook using The Best Glue Ever to hold all my notes:

The sweet little butterfly is from Garciellie Designs , from a set with terrific sentiments!

I'm a big note taker and I use paper I have precut for stamping, nice 80# paper from Paper Temptress

I punched holes in all my paper and then used a 100# card base for the cover

I pulled  some pretty paper from my stash

Punched new papers

Next, doing the pretty part:

I attached my cover onto metal chipboard, the Best Glue ever holds all types of textures beautifully, I no longer need my Score Tap, ATG  or any other glue.

BGE even hold buttons!

My buttons took about 10 minutes to dry firmly, while I waited for them to setup set Up I went ahead and bound the journal.  

Next week I will show you the pretty label I created for this journal and how you can make one!

Here is the little gift I have for your paper crafting:

Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M


What a pretty journal Ginny - and thank you for that marvelous butterfly freebie.
Crystal Komara said…
This is really pretty, Ginny! I love those buttons and I'm already heading over to Amazon next for the BGE! Hope you are doing well! Miss you lots, Crystal
Maria Pilar said…
Love so much your journal. Really beautiful Ginny with the butterfly and the buttons.
Grammy Pammy said…
I love gathering info and putting in a notebook, think i will try journal much prettier
Shylaashree said…
gorgeous decoration ginny, the colours are so attractive
Unknown said…
Beautiful Journal Ginny!

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