Welcome to the June Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, National Parks. If you arrived here from The Crafty Colonel, Donna's Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, check out Karen's post over at the Club Scrap Blog for a complete list of participating blogs.
When Tricia first showed us her idea for this project it blew me away. I knew immediately that I wanted to make one for myself. As an attendee at the Annual Club Scrap Retreat in Wisconsin last year, we received these awesome leather pencil tool roll as a gift. I wasn't sure I wanted to use it for this purpose, and was so excited when Tricia came up with this alternative. So clever!!
Check out Tricia's Treasure Map Journal Tutorial blog post to create one of these amazing hand stitched books.
I chose to use plain papers from the National Parks kit combined with London Calling Green and text weight Floral prints.
All the colors worked so nicely and complimented the gorgeous vintage look of the print papers.
|Love the pocket pages to hold lots of goodies!|
To create an embellishment for the front cover, I stamp the leather flap leftover with icon images from National Parks UM Borders and Backgrounds set.
Fussy cut the shapes to add to the cover.
The quote, stamped in India ink as well, came from the same set. Layer with canvas panel and additional papers from the collection.
It is always so much fun and rewarding to make a journal or album from scratch. Hope you will give it a try!
Next up on the hop is Debby's Masculine Inspirations in Paper Crafts Blog!