Jan 02 2020

Traveler’s Notebook/Journal/Calendar – by Deb Felts

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Deb wanted to start her new year off with a new journal/calendar and she felt using some of our scriptural stamps that have to do with a clean heart and becoming a new creation are so perfect for this time of year.  I agree! Take a look:

Deb took a traveler’s notebook insert and fancied up the cover with pretty papers, stencils, inks, embossing paste, and splatters of gold. The project is textural but still very low profile to keep it easy to write in, and the cover layout would work just as easily as a card front, flat for mailing.

I love the printed papers that create Deb’s base layer. She began with a solid “grungy” sheet from the Grunge Dark pad and cut out and applied the hexagons from Eastern Influences. Both paper pads are by Craft Consortium. She then stenciled and splattered atop all.

And note the scored binding strip using the Pearlescent Metallic Cardstock in gold. It ties in perfectly with the gold embossing done randomly on the front.

Deb used Psalm 51:10 for her cover as it is the perfect verse to begin the new year.

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

It is found in our stamp set called Words of Encouragement.

Opening up the journal this is the first two-page spread, beginning with Happy New Year on top left and ending with another beautifully scripted verse from scripture on the bottom right,  Corinthians 5:17.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; all things have become new.”

This beautiful inside spread involved some smashing, smearing, stenciling, splashing and stamping.

I think this journal is just STUNNING and a great way to begin the new year!

Give one a try!

You can find Deb’s post on her blog here.

Deb used:

Stamps: Words of Encouragement by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Christmas Blessings by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Dies: Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts Dies by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Stencils: Tim Holtz Layering Stencils – Lace, MeshON SALE!

Paper: Eastern Influences by Craft Consortium

Grunge Dark by Craft Consortium

Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock – Gold

Ink/Accents: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Delicata– Golden Glitz

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – variety of colors – ON SALE!

(Applied with Mini Ink Blending Tool) – ON SALE!

Studio 490 Embossing Paste – Metallic Gold

Adhesives:  Tombow Mono-Multi Liquid Glue3D Foam Squares, Scor Tape

Fear Not and Words of Encouragement by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

These 2 coordinated stamp sets can be purchased individually or bundled.

Beautiful words from scripture included in these sets will offer encouragement and comfort.

Today Deb used the second set shown above, Words of Encouragement.

View ALL Stamp Simply scripture sets here.

Christmas Blessings by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Super versatile set with many of the individual words that can be used year around.

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Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts Dies by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

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Eastern Influences by Craft Consortium

This pad features lovely, lovely prints in a bit darker tones.

This will coordinate beautifully with either of the Grunge collections – light or dark.

Grunge Dark by Craft Consortium

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Tim Holtz Layering Stencils – Lace, Mesh

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