Camden & Family
By LeNae Gerig
- Use the burgundy floral paper as the background. Cut a 5 1/2” wide piece of burgundy/blue stripe paper with the stripes running horizontally. Mat the long edges on burgundy cardstock, trimming the mat to 1/8”, then glue 1/2” in from the right edge of the page.
- Mat a vertical photo on black glimmer paper, trimming the mat to 1/16”. Mat again on plum cardstock, trimming the top, left and right sides of the mat to 1/4” and the bottom side to 1”. Glue the photo centered on the burgundy/blue stripe paper. Add one black mini brad to each corner of the photo and add three evenly spaced black embossed brads along the bottom edge of the photo mat. Cut a 9” length of black grosgrain ribbon and trim the tails at an angle. Tie the ribbon into a shoestring bow, then use a Glue Dot™ to secure the bow in the top right corner of the photo.
- Mat a 3 1/2” square photo on plum cardstock, trimming the mat to 1/16”. Mat again on burgundy geometric lines paper, trimming the left and right sides of the mat to 3/8” and the top and bottom sides to 5/8”. Mat again on black glimmer paper, trimming the mat to 1/16”. Computer journal the name onto blue cardstock, then tear the journaling into a small rectangle. Cut out the small polka dot tag and glue the journaling across the tag. Attach the tag at an angle with a black mini brad in the bottom left corner of the photo, then add one black mini brad to each of the remaining corners of the photo. Cut a 4” length of black grosgrain ribbon and trim the tails at an angle. Tie a knot in the center of the ribbon and use a Glue Dot™ to secure the knot centered on the top edge of the burgundy geometric lines mat. Glue the matted photo 1/2” in from the left edge and 1 3/4” up from the bottom edge of the page, gluing only the left, right and bottom edges to create a pocket.
- Computer journal in black ink onto burgundy and blue cardstock, then crop into long strips. Cut one 1” length of black grosgrain ribbon for each journaling strip. Fold each ribbon length in half, then staple the loose ends to the top of each journaling strip to create pull tabs. Place the journaling strips in the pocket with the tabs at the top.
A tip from LeNae: Want to try a unique journaling style? Create a pocket out of your favorite patterned paper by gluing only the left, right and bottom edges of the paper to your project. Finally, just cut your journaling into strips and slip them into the pocket for journaling that the viewer can interact with! In a hurry? Use a real fabric pocket instead!
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