I really enjoyed making my Gardeners Journal and loved the challenge of creating a Nature themed journal from a non journal die.
I used a mixture of Eileens new stamp sets and a selection of paper downloaded from various companies, and odd sheets left over from previous journals.
I created my journal using Eileen's Gift Box Die, I love the scalloped lid and it makes such a pretty, decorative edge for the book cover.
This is the die used to create the Gift Box as intended. And below are the die cut pieces needed to create a mini journal.
First of all I cut out all of the pices I needed, trimmed the edges, so I had a scored line on one side only and also cut out a 1" strip the height of the journal.
I butted up the two scored sides together and adhered the 1" strip over the top of them for support.
Next I layered up the scalloped edges and glued them to the outer edge of the front and back cover.
To strengthen the spine even more I then glued a piece of muslin the entire way around and left it to dry completely before adding decoration to the cover.
You can take a closer peep at the inside of the journal over on my YouTube channel HERE. Aplogies as I had to add music to the video to drown out the noise of workmen digging the road up!!