Hello crafty friends, it’s Lucile! Today I am here with an easy DIY Valentine's Day journal! For this project, I used Amy Tangerine's new "Picnic in the Park" collection. I love the bright colors in this collection; it is perfect for Valentine's Day. There are several cute papers with little hearts I used.
First, choose a paper to use for your cover. Then, cut a rectangle of 20×25.5 cm. Fold it, and now you have your cover!
To decorate the cover, I cut out a square from a paper in the collection. Then, I added a yellow frame to make it stand out. I fussy cut my own peach and flower embellishments from papers in the collection. I stayed in the color tones of my background paper. I stuck a project life card in the center, and then I stuck my embellishments above and below. I used 3D foam squares to add volume. I added the word "Love" and some foam hearts surrounding that. Finally, I glued a strip of golden sequins down the side.
To create the journal, I used my crop-a-dile. If you do not have one, you can use a hole punch but it will be less resistant. On the edge, I punched two holes at the top, two holes at the bottom and one in the center. Then, with elastic thread, I connect the top and bottom holes. The hole in the center allows to close the journal if you create a loop with some elastic thread.
I created a little accessory to the spine by stringing together wooden beads, buttons, and a heart foam embellishment to a string.
Inside the journal I created two pockets to put my stickers on. To do this, I cut two triangles and glued them on the sides.
Finally, I added my notebooks inside. I covered the notebooks using cardstock from the collection.
I hope you enjoyed this easy DIY journal using the collection "Picnic in the Park" by Amy Tangerine. I can't wait to see your creations for Valentine's Day. See you soon!
Picnic in the Park : Thickers – Phrase – Iridescent Glitter – Happy Hooray (ac-355383), Sticker Book – Alpha (ac-355379), Papers : Whole Lotta Love (ac-355370), You're Peachy (ac-355368), Aloha Leilani (ac-355366), You Are My Happy (ac-355361), Feel the Love (ac-355354), Life's a Picnic (ac-355348)