Peppy Preppy Handmade Journals

Hey there!

Are you back for some Craft Smith Crafting?? Good, you are in the right place. I have been busy in my craft room playing with the Hot Buy paper pads that are still at Michaels. I popped into my store today and they were all $5! What a steal. Make sure you stock up, especially on the cardstock packs. Those are trusty favorites that you always need laying around. Next on my list of paper pads to play with is definitely Indigo Gold & Terranova. Those two are in the paper aisle along with Blush Glam. It is so fun seeing our new fans FLOCK to our paper at Michaels. So so so fun.

I love these little journals. First of all, they are pennies to make! I love the idea of making a set of 5 journals and giving them as a special gift. You can decorate the covers but with our cute printed papers, leaving them plain is just as fun! I love the bright colors in the Craft Smith Peppy Preppy paper pad. But you could use any of your favorite papers for the covers of your journals. 

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For the covers, I cut my patterned paper down to 6 x 9 . (You could get two journal covers out of 1 sheet of 12x12 paper.) For the inside pages, I used regular printer/copy paper (8.5 x 11) and cut it in half so they are 5.5 x 8.5. You can use as many sheets as you want, my journals have 14 sheets of paper in them. I scored & folded the cover in half and then laid the inside pages on top. Using my Crop-a-dile, I punched two holes in the papers, one from the top on the center and one from the bottom. Then I tied some bakers twine in-between and that's it. Finished journal!

I am helping with our church's youth girls camp this summer and they already asked me if I could come up with a handmade journal for the girls to make the first day. These will be PERFECT and super inexpensive! I think I will take my Fuji Instax Camera with me to camp to get a cute photo for the fronts of their journals. They will love it!

I hope you enjoyed this simple project and may you have a fabulous weekend! I will see you back here next week with more Craft Smith inspiration!