if you read my review of the book Letterpress, you might remember my crazy love for stationery and paper stuff. These are a few things I've been making with my paper, washi tape and other craft stash.
The notebooks on the left are a very good size for sticking in any bag, they are A6 size (about that of a postcard). I made a lot of those and gave them all away. The one above on the right is very small, I think less than 10cm (3-4 inches), I sent that to my blog friend Lynn. It has a lot of different types of paper inside, including some cute Japanese paper.
|handmade journal with prompts|
|variety of paper inside prompt journal|
I also made a couple of journals like this one, which was also sent to Lynn. I put a lot of different papers of about A5 size inside: craft and scrapbooking papers; free patterns printed from the Internet and Reprodepot Pattern Book (Flora); some sheets I designed with text or visual prompts for journaling; other papers I decorated with washi tape and homemade tapes and stickers. I also sewed some envelopes from patterned paper like the burgundy one with the leaf design at the top of the pile. Inside the envelopes, I enclosed small surprises and gifts like stickers, tags, postcards and more paper that can be used to embellish the journal.
I really enjoyed making these journals. I loved making up the prompts, which included some quotes I like and that I find inspirational. It was also fun playing with different ideas to come up with designs for my own prompt sheets. I left the papers mostly plain so their owners can fill the journals with their own thoughts and creative works. I don't text journal regularly anymore but I use a journal like this as my own mood board and visual diary, where I paste photos of things I like or stuff I find in my journey through life.
I've been pretty obsessed with washi tape since joining a card swap in June. I ended up buying a whole lot of Japanese and other masking tape, and even made some of my own! I posted the masking tape cards I made for the swap earlier, here are a couple other things I've been making with washi tape.
|washi tape-decorated gift bags|
|cards made with washi tape|
|card decorated with washi tape|
|butterfly playground card made with washi tape|
I like this card, too. I made it over the weekend with my new butterfly punch and an old tree punch I have from Daiso. The card puts me in a very lght and happy mood. I'm going to replicate it with different tapes and in slightly different styles and make a set of butterfly cards. Wouldn't that be cool?
And finally, here are the cards I received in the masking tape swap:
|card with washi tape decoration from Cheryl|
|stamps on envelope|
|washi tape card from Lay Hoon|
|another card from Lay Hoon|
|stamps on envelope|
|washi tape card from Nicole|
|mixed-media card from Wendy|
[ check out my other handmade things ]
[ check out my posts on paper crafts ]
I'm sharing this post at
please leave me a message if you enjoyed this.
You can follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, or get updates from this blog by
♥ following me (click on the Google Friend Connect "follow this blog" button at the top of my sidebar) or
♥ subscribing by email through this form
by liberal sprinkles