Happy Tuesday friends! In addition to the sneak peeks we are showcasing this week, we just had to share this sweet DIY project from one of our favourite bloggers Virginia Nebel!
"2013 greetings! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season spending it with friends and family. CHA is just around the corner and I am glad to see the trend of journal cards still going strong.
I love it when a paper line includes a set of 3 x 4 journal cards printed on a 12 x 12 sheet because you can do so much with these on both your scrapbook pages and cards. There are also oodles of free 3 x 4 download printables from the internet which you can resize up or down to fit your craft projects!
My inspiration for today’s project is the 3 x 4 format. I created a super easy score and fold template to make a cute little 3 x 4 journal booklet (with pockets) with plenty of room for photos and journaling.
For those who are using the mulit-sized page protectors in their scrapbook albums you could tuck this into the little 3 x 4 pocket for some fun inter-active detail! Also,If you are looking at ways to present gift cards, this would make a great little gift card holder too.
Here’s how to make your 3x4 journal booklet:
Take a 10 x 8 sheet of cardstock and score at 1, 4, and 7 inches. Rotate 90 degrees left and score at 4 inches.
Cut along the vertical centre scored line from the bottom until you reach the intersection of the scored lines 3 inches from the top.
Trim and discard the bottom right hand piece measuring 4 x 1 inches.
- To fold your booklet (using the ‘meandering book’ folding technique), start from the left side: skip the 1 inch scored line from the bottom and make your first mountain fold on the 2nd score line, then valley fold, mountain fold as you go to right side, valley fold and then a final mountain fold. (Each time you fold you should be keeping all the previous folded sections together along the way)
- Once you have the panels folded, wrap the 1 inch width panel around the pages and secure the last opposite flap to close the booklet for a seamless bind.
- For pages 1 and 3 seal the bottom edges and on page 2 seal the side edges to create the pockets.
If you wish to pre apply tape and seal as you fold the booklet, I have shown where you need thin double-sided tape in the last photo below.
Hope you have fun making your journal booklet!" -Virginia Nebel
We'll see you later today with more sneak peeks! You won't want to miss it!