Just take a $2 journal

Nov 30, 2023

just take a $2 journal

Just take a $2 journal from your local K-Mart or Walmart and let’s step this plain old thing up!

And it’s such an easy project to make and then present as a gorgeous gift to someone.

Ready to learn how to do this?

For my project, I decided to use some brand new product that arrived this week.

It’s called Natures Sweetness -and it comes as a Suite of products.

When I saw it in the pre-pre order for demonstrators that attended On Stage a few weeks ago, I fell in love.

I LOVE all things with a vintage/artsy/journal/botanical kind of feel.

So, I added the whole suite into my cart.

What I used to step up my $2 journal

For this $2 journal project, I used some of the Natures Sweetness DSP.

There are 12 sheets of back-to back paper.

I stamped a floral image using the Notes of Nature stampset in Pecan Pie over the DSP.

The white lines needed to break up just a tad.

I then cut two contrasting papers ( because they all work together…another reason why I LOVE Stampin’Up! papers) in rectangle shapes.

Then I glued these down over each other.

The floral focal point is actually on a piece of DSP -which I fussy cut and then coloured in using my water colour pencils.

just take a $2 journal

I chose Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Garden Green as my colours.

It needed to pop against the neutral background.

Then I adhered it using dimensionals onto Vellum cut out using a Deckled Circle die.

This went onto the section where the rectangles met.

I then stamped a sentiment from the Notes of Nature stampset in Pebbled Path.

Lastly, I thread through some Faux Leather trim and my $2 journal was all done.

So, next time you’re stuck for an idea for a friend -just take a $2 journal!

If you’d like to be on my list to notify when these products go live in January – be sure to sign up here.

Those journals were purchased from K-Mart in NZ. Here’s the link to grab yours.

Happy crafting!

just take a $2 journal

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