My son went to the supermarket for me the other day and bought home the wrong size cereal lol. I then decided to use the empty box to make a “squishy journal with it! Well, what else would you do 😉
I have been making a few hard book cover journals, so I thought a nice soft covered one would be nice. I set about strengthening the spine and corner of the box when I cut it apart and then decided to gesso over it and add some lovely floral napkin that my sister swapped with me 🙂
I loved this large Camellia on the tissue paper, as they reminded me of the gorgeous Camellias that mum had in her garden. I am thinking I will put photos and memories of mum in this journal. I collaged them with some other pink tissue paper packaging that I rec in some happy mail.
As you can see in my slideshow I have put together for you, I have made a lot of places to journal and add photos if I want to. I made some tuck sports, pockets and used a few small envelopes and added tags and journaling cards to them. A few of the papers I chose had good journaling space on one side and not so much on the other so I added space to them on top.
As you can see, I just used a Prima Journaling card for the focal point and off white sari silk for my binding and closure. I just added some lacey butterflies for embellishment. I had room for two nice sized signatures for it and the closure I made by attaching the sari silk on the spine, inside and then threading it through the eyelets.
With the softcover which I never reinforced with any chipboard, it gives it a lovely texture to the napkin, glued on to the cover. I am really pleased with the way my ‘squishy bloom journal ” came together and now to play with it and fill it up with memories of my mum 🙂
I hope I may have inspired you to make your own squishy journal and I would love to see it if you do 🙂 Have great weekend friends!
When I am making my journals and cutting down 12×12 paper etc for them I get lots of leftovers and I have a box full of them. I was inspired by a couple of lovely clever ladies on YouTube with what they create using their scraps and I decided to give making some journal embellishments ago. I hold on to scrap papers etc, about 3″ square and above, anything else I don’t usually bother with so some of these scraps were lucky!!
All I did to make them was to grab some music paper, book page, scrapbook paper scraps, die cuts, trims, stickers, small ephemera, lace, muslin, stickers, etc and just put them together in layers. I think I made about 50 all up so I have a nice supply for my Vintage style journals to use as paper clips, tuck spots for photos and journaling. Just some pretties for the pages.
This was fun and very relaxing as I didn’t need to really think about it I just played 🙂 “Nic The Booksmith” and “Gayle Agostinelli” are a couple of my fave crafters on YouTube if you would like to have a look at all their wonderful Tutorials 🙂
Thanks, for stopping by and any questions, feel free to leave me a comment and I will get back to you 🙂