The cover is created from a 12"x12" Kraft envelope. I scored five inches in on either end of the envelope and folded which gives it a spine approximate two inches wide. I adhered cardstock to the cover both on the outside and inside along with covering the spine on the outside.
I found this Jane printable on Land of Nod Studio's site. I printed and fussy cut her out and adhered to the cover along with some scraps of patterned cardstock that I cut into banners. I printed the word "Journal" from the computer, added that and then framed with a metal bookplate. I adhered a butterfly diecut in the center and added next to the bookplate and finished off with a Dew Drop.
I almost forgot to mention that before I added cardstock to the inside I added clasps midway to both sides of the cover. The cardstock covered up the brads that I had to use to secure the clasps. Next I cut and tied off twine and seam binding to the back clasp.
The best part of the signatures is you can take them out and work on them without having the bulk of the journal...makes it a lot easier. I left the thread hanging from where I sewed the signatures together. I might add a heart or butterfly punch to each...might...still pondering on that. :-) Also if I want to I can add more signatures to this journal too. :-)
The back of the journal is a pocket to add loose bits and pieces ephemera.
I covered the inside of the flap with some patterned cardstock since if it got wet it could close and possibly seal itself which would be a bad thing. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I would like to submit this journal for the following:
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