Print out the pages. They should be 2-sided (so you might need to run them through your printer twice if it can't print two sides at once!). Go ahead and trim them down to the crop marks. The size will be 8 x 6. Then trim your cover. Make it a little larger than the inside pages. For this, I made the size 8.5 x 6.5. Score the cover and the pages you printed down the middle and lay them together.
I added a little bit of adhesive to the inside by the score lines, just to hold the book together temporarily. Now, open your book to the center and get ready to sew! If you don't have a sewing machine, you can sew by hand instead or really lay on the adhesive to keep it together.
Now, don't freak if your sewing isn't perfect! We are going to cover the outside. I chose to use some tissue tape, but you can use anything you want.
I used some stamps from Stitchery Doo Banners in the upper corner and I trimmed a few different patterns and placed them together towards the bottom.
I used some opaque spray mist, too. I think it looks pretty cool on the Kraft stock!
I use an old shoebox for my ''spraying command center." This way, I don't have splatters all over the place!
Here is the finished product:
Making your own journals like this is sooo easy. You can combine tags, papers, envelopes, anything and just sew it together!!! Thanks for stopping by and if you create a journal like this one, please link it up so I can see it!
Stamps: SP & Company
Stock: Echo Park, Recollections (Kraft)
Spray: Studio Calico
Stickers: Echo Park
Twine: Divine Twine
Other: Singer Sewing Machine, ATG Gun, Supplied PDF