Pretty journals in a hurry

Most crafters have some pretty scrapbooking cardstock paper hanging around and that makes the cover of these journals.
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I did a tutorial on this at one time. There’s nothing to it. You take pretty cardstock 81/2 inch x 11 inch paper and fold it in half. Then I take about 5 or 6 sheets of regular printer paper and fold them in half. Tuck them into the pretty folded paper. Open them up and stitch them down the middle on the sewing machine. That’s it. Of course, you could decorate the front and hang beads and such but I give them to the grandkids to write and draw in so I don’t want to spend too much time on them.
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See the stitching? it’s really fast and easy. When I make these I watch TV and just put lots of them together on the floor. Then I stack them up and sew them up at a later time.
I did decorate some for the blog. Here they are…
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I sewed on some lace for Valentine’s Day.
I like this one with kisses. Love the paper..
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Best wishes.



  1. Happy Valentine's Day!

    I just wanted to swing by and let you know that you've been nominated for the Best in Show award on my blog! Congrats and good luck :)

  2. So pretty, those would be perfect for Bible Study group. Thanks for coming by The Messy Roost.


  3. Very cute--I bet the kids love them. Great idea.
    I will send you an e-mail next year when we do the card shower again, would love to have you join us. Thanks!


  4. Those journals are so cute!! I love it! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  5. genius I say! TFS

  6. You had me with "in a hurry"! Love quick and easy projects that look so spectacular! I would love it if you would come link up with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!

  7. Thanks for linking up at Sunday Blog Love. How fun to make these and give to friends or kids to use as they like..great idea and very inexpensive!


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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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