Tag Archives: Journal

Creepy Horse Drawn Hearse Journal

I had to share this creepy journal that I made using a half composition notebook.  I loved this victorian funeral themed paper.  It is from the Midnight Dreary line from Got Moxie.  I’ve discussed how to make these so often that I am not going to repeat myself. 🙂 You can always visit my previous post for detailed directions.  And, if you want one for yourself but don’t want to make it yourself, you can alwasy visit my Etsy shop and purchase this one. 

Dracula Forever Journal

I have decided that I will feature Halloween projects and finds from now till Halloween.  This is a journal I made using a large composition notebook and covering it with vampire cardstock from Martha Stewart.  I love Martha Stewart’s Halloween style and I look forward to buying her new stuff every fall.  I wish I could be on her show making these journals using her cardstock!  🙂  If anybody out there knows her and loves my stuff, give her a call and set me up!!  🙂 

On to how I made the journal… As I was saying, I used a large composition notebook and covered it in cardstock.  I used Zip Dry Paper Glue to adhere the cardstock.  It is fast drying and doesn’t wrinkle your paper.  I then stamped the word forever  and tied a black ribbon onto the front cover near the spine.  The inside covers are also covered in black cardstock.  And lastly, I used walnut ink to stain all three edges of both covers to give it a finished, polished look.  It is a simple project, but it does take time and steps to complete.  If you don’t have the time but would still like the journal you can purchase this one from my Etsy shop.  This last photo is the back of the journal…

Nevermore Journal Notebook

Nevermore Journal Notebook

I wanted to share one of my latest Halloween journals that I made recently.  This is an altered HALF composition notebook.  I take the full size notebooks down to my local printer, Minute Print It and I have them chop a stack of composition notebooks in half.  It doesn’t take them very long, just a couple of minutes.  Then I take them home and make them pretty… or in this case, spooky. 🙂  

This is a very easy project.  Just cover the front and back covers inside and out in whatever material you prefer.  I used cardstock on this one.  (I have used fabric.  I will have to post one of those next time.)  Just cut the cardstock down to fit your size of notebook and adhere.  I use one of 2 adhesives… YES paste, which is a book binding glue that is slow to dry so you have time to work with it when placing paper pieces.  Or, Quick Dry Paper Glue which dries quickly and doesn’t wrinkle your paper. 

I always dye the edges of the covers with coordinating Walnut Ink.  It makes them look nice and neat and gives them a “finished” look.  You can then embellish as you like.  I used ribbon on this one and stamped the words “Nevermore” near the crows. 

This process is easy.  Just about anyone can do it.  But is does take a bit of time.  If you’d rather not make one yourself you can always visit my Etsy store to purchase it completed.  Also, if you would like a particular design just email or convo me and I would be happy to make a special one just for you.

Pain in the Neck Journal

I have been in the Halloween mood.  I know, I know.  It is still August.  I just can’t help it.  I love autumn and all that comes with it… specially Halloween.  I went shopping a couple of weeks ago and found all kinds of new cardstocks from DCWV and the Martha Stewart lines.  I’ve made several cards, journals and notebooks and listed them in my Etsy store.   This one was super quick to make.  It is a blank gray, fabric covered journal that has silver accents in the fabric.  I embellished it by adding the vampire, gate, moon and tombstone diecuts from Martha Stewart.  They were self-adhesive so it made it even easier.  I thought it turned out great?  What do you think?

Book of Potions Journal

I found some awesome Halloween scrapbook paper and just had to make a few new journals.  For this “Book of Potions” journal I used a full size composition notebook and covered it with the spooky cardstock and embellished it with ribbon and clear glazed the spiders.

I lined the inside covers with coordinating cardstock.  So it is ready to go to be used for anything… a journal, a place to keep personal or school notes, a “recipe” book or just a Halloween decoration.  You decide! 🙂  Book of Potions on Etsy.

Flying Witch Notebook Journal Diary

I’ve been creating all kinds of Halloween goodies and listing them on my Etsy website.  This is a mini composition notebook covered with Halloween cardstock, papers and die cuts.  Click on over and take a look…  www.kandyskeepsakes.etsy.com… Halloween is just three weeks away.  It’s time to get all your goodies lined up for all your trick or treaters… young and old.

Keep Stamping!!

Angelee Mini Notebook, Journal, or Diary

I’ve had the Angelee Collection from The Angel Company for a month now.  I’ve been wanting to create something with it, but hadn’t found the time until today.  This notebook was originally a boring, mini composition book.  It measures 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.  It’s the perfect size for your purse or hand bag.  I turned it into the darling notebook you see pictured here using the Angelee 12×12 cardstock collection, the Angelee Ribbon and a green Princess brad.  That’s it!  Oh, of course, I used YES paste to glue it all together and Pop Dots to adhere the tag to the front.  I covered the front and back in the striped cardstock and the inside front and back cover in the lavender cardstock.  The tag is from the coordinating tag sheet in the Angelee Cardstock Collection.  The Angel Company makes it so easy for you… all the cardstocks, ribbons, tags, etc. coordinates with each other (all at an affordable price).  The word ” Notes” was stamped with a retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This was a super easy project.  The only time spent really was the wait for the glue to dry. 

If you’d like to own it or know someone who’d love it as a gift, but you don’t have the time to make it yourself, I’ve listed it for sale on my Etsy site.  I’ve also listed other notebooks and new greeting cards.  Here is the link… www.kandyskeepsakes.etsy.com  Pop over and take a look at what’s new. 

Supplies:

Stamp Set: (Retired Stampin’ Up! set)

Cardstock: Angelee 12×12 Cardstock Collection (The Angel Company)

Ink: Noir Palette Ink (The Angel Company)

Accessories: Angelee Ribbon, Princess Brads, Pop Dots (The Angel Company)