4 different colors cardstock-Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Tangerine Tango classic ink
Sponge dauber (#102892)
various button from the Brights Button Collection (#119747)
several ribbons or pieces of ribbon that coordinate with your colors
1/2" long screw and nut (my dh tells me I don't call these by the right names but I hope you get the idea.
hole punch or Crop-a-Dile (#108362)
- Start with the petal pattern that I've put on my pattern page or you can free hand draw your own. Print it out and then trace it on a sheet of 12 x 12" chipboard. Another item that can work is the cardboard pieces that come at the back of a pack of SU! patterned papers. It's not quite as heavy as chipboard but still will work. You can trace 4 of my patterns on one 12 x 12" sheet of chipboard or patterned paper.
2.With the 2 1/2" circle punch, punch one circle from the chipboard.
3. Trace 4 petals onto each of 2 diferent double sided 12x 12" patterned papers and 2 petals on a third sheet. Cut out all of the petals, both the chipboard and the patterned paper ones.
6. You will be covering both sides of the chipboard. If you use my pattern, it is not exactly symmetrical so you will want to lay the patterned paper down on the chipboard first to see which side fits best. Place adhesive on the back of one petal, getting close to the edges and some in the middle.
For me, the paper seemed to line up easier if I placed it at the end of the petal first and then smoothed it down.
7. Cover both sides of all of your petals, using the different sides of the double sided paper. Also, cover one side of the circle chipboard.
8. Use the sponge dauber to color around the edges of the petals. The sponge dauber fits on your finger and you daub it on the ink pad to pick up ink. Use Tangerine Tango classic ink for this step.
9. You may not be able to tell from this picture but I'm trying to show the edge of the petal. Daub the ink all around the edge so that the chipboard in the center blends in with the colors of the patterned paper.
10. Daub the edge of the circle also. I used the sponge dauber to make the circles on this circle piece. I thought it gave it a fun look. Now punch a hole in the center of the circle. If you have a paper piercer it will work well. If not, the tip of pointed scissors will work.
12. Punch holes at the end of each petal about 1/2" from the edge and near the center. I find that a Crop-A-Dile punches holes through thick materials much easier than a regular hole punch.
13. Put the screw through the holes you just punched in the petals and add the nut on the back of the screw. Do not tighten it to tight because you want the petals and circle to be able to rotate.
You need to make pockets for your hidden journaling now. For side pockets, place a strip of Sticky Strip on the two short side.
15. For top pockets, place a strip of Sticky Strip on each of the long sides and the bottom of the mat. Be sure to check which direction the picture is going. Pull the red covering off and stick it to the petal, watching the edges so they don't go off the petal.
16. Make your journal box with cardstock cut at 2 1/2 x 2 1/2" for the side pockets. Cut the cardstock at 2 x 2 1/2" for top pockets. Cut patterned paper to 2 1/4 x 2 1/4" for side pockets and 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" for top pockets. Put the journal boxes together and decorate with ribbon, cut outs, stamps, etc.
17. Each journal box will need a tab or ribbon so the person looking at your work will know there is something there to pull. On this picture, I stapled a piece of Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon on the edge.
18. To make tabs, punch out a small oval with your punch (#119863) out of coordinating patterned paper.
22.Next, I fold a piece of tape and place it on the back of my flower. Double sided repositionable tape works best but I don't have any so this will do the job too. Do not close the computer program. Leave your typed title there!