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Cherish Journal

Cherish Journal:

Size of paper needed to make the project: 12” x 12”
Approximate Crafting Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour 

This project is a great way to spruce up your own journal or make one for a friend!

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  • DCWV Stack: Mercury Glass
  • 1” Ribbon
  • Journal
  • Resin or metal icons
  • Flowers
  • Pearl Pins
  • Wooden Word
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Gesso
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors
  • Paper crafting adhesive (including Xyron Adhesive, Hot Glue, and E6000)
  1. Trim paper to fit around the outside of the journal.  Put it through the Xyron New Creative Station and adhere in place. 
  2. Add ribbon to the journal and tie a bow.
  3. Arrange flowers as desired, then secure in place with hot glue.
  4. Embellish with wooden shapes and metal icons, adhering them in place with E6000 adhesive and embellishing with gesso.
  5. Add pearl pins and continue embellishing as desired.
  6. Share with the lucky recipient. 
  • When adhering the paper to the journal, begin on one side, wrap it around the binding and then go to the opposite side.