Thursday, January 14, 2010

Simple Journal

I wanted to show a simple gift idea with you. I kreated this journal and matching RSVP pen for my nephew who is 10 and has a creative mind for story telling and drawing. Along with a small artist easel and sketch pad, I decided to use an SU Art Journal to make him a small book that he could doodle in or jot down his stories. I used two different patterns from To the Nines Specialty paper to decorate the cover.
* The polka dot pattern I used the Spiral Punch to get every nook of the chipboard covered (you could make it easier and just edge your paper to the spirals).
* I measured where I wanted the next pattern and butted them right next to each other. TIP: Sticky Strip has the ultimate bond, so for projects that are going to get a lot of 'use' or that you want to make sure stay together, you won't go wrong with it!
* My Choc Chip letters came from the Big Shot and the Go Go Boots Alphabet set. The Big Shot made personalizing it with his name a breeze!
* It needed something else... no frills though... I thought the Pewter Jumbo brads would add just enough without compromising the masculine lines. TIP: For more precise placements of eyelets and brads, I use the Mat Pack with a wonderfully handy little template included to mark out exactly were you want your embellishments to go.
* After using my template and mapping out where I wanted my eyelets, I used my Crop-a-dile to punch out the circles and then set the eyelets.

Within minutes my nephew was using his gift and drawing. I thought that was confirmation enough that this was perfect for him - although the huge smile and thank you spoke volumes too!! These chipboard journals would be great for a diary/journal; to affix momentos and special dates; to keep those special photos, scrapbook style; a recipe book... lots of options. Hope you like this quick and easy gift idea! Click HERE for some other ideas I have kreated with SU journals.

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Carla Bazhenow said...

What a wonderful gift for your nephew. Love the design. Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

Clean and crisp. Excellent gift for your nephew. Hugs, M

Tiffany said...

What a great way to inspire an artist! Journals make wonderful gifts and keepsakes. Gorgeous job Kim!

Patti MacLeith said...

What a special gift for your nephew. I love the idea of journals. It's so nicely done and personal.

Jessica said...

I forgot, I love the journal. I didn't know SU had them!

Ann Schach said...

What a sweet aunt you are! Great idea for a budding write!

....Linda.... said...

Very classy cover on the journal!

Anonymous said...

Very nice..I haven't figured out how to cover the journal by the spine.

Sonia said...

Great idea gift for your nephew. Wonderful job.