Friday, June 13, 2014

Journaling Cards Are Fun for Everyone

Over at Moxie Fab, they have a challenge to use journaling cards in a layout or project, so I took the Simple Stories Snap Collection Insta Squares and 4x6 journaling cards (Homespun) and turned them into some projects. I had fun making them and each project came together quickly. 

The first is this mini album I made. You can tell its size from the sequin size. It holds wallet-size pics. I folded the little cards and stapled them together and then added some pics and paraphernalia to the album. I added pockets by folding some pages and cutting and gluing others and made one page look like a file folder. I tied on some baker's twine and added some star sequins from Pretty Little Studio. I love their vintage die cuts and now I love their sequins!

For my second project, I used the same collections and made a banner for the house. I layered journaling cards and squares and popped the last layer with pop dots after I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to distress the edges of the little squares. I also used a corner rounder for the bottom edges of each flag. I added some flower brads to the flowers on the bike and house art to give it a little dimension.

You have until June 22nd to enter, so join me in finding fun and quick projects for your journaling cards! 

Found the NBUS challenge site and am entering this there since these journaling cards are new and virginal :) I love the idea behind this challenge. I didn't think I'd ever be someone with schtuff I'd never used, but it's official. I am. Time to use it!

Happy Friday!


  1. I love them both, the mini book is super-cute and the banner is so much fun!

  2. Love the banner - a really creative way to use journaling cards and such a fun project for the house! Congrats as well on joining the DT at A2Z Scrapbooking - I am looking forward to seeing your designs :)

  3. Hi Char, Great projects! I really like your mini album! Such a cute size! :-)

    Thank you so much for entering the giveaway on my blog!

    xo Tone

  4. Congrats on your new DT spot at a2z Scrapbooking! It was so fun to learn more about you, and I really look forward to working with you in the future, Chark!

    Love your mini album...such a fun size, and your banner is fabulous! Such a clever way to use your journaling cards, too!

  5. Congrats on your shout out at Moxie Fab! Awesome project!

  6. You are so clever with your designs, Chark! These are both brilliant projects! Thank you so much for editing your post to join in my NBUS Challenge and for acknowledging that you are "one of us!" lol! Hugs, Darnell


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