Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Custom Journaling Spots for H2H

I just can't get enough of the new AP cartridge! This idea came to me while I was at work and I just had to try it out when I got home.

It's pretty easy to do, but a little complicated to explain and unfortunately I didn't think to take pictures during the creative process. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

- I cut a 4 1/2" pillow box from some Dreamin' paper (LOVE those prints!) and folded the box following the vertical lines so that it lay flat.

- Then I trimmed the curved ends on the side of the box that does not have the skinny flap you use to adhere it together.

- On one end I scored the remaining flap so that I could fold it over for one end of the journaling spot.

- On the other end, the open end, I cut a small piece of Pacifica cardstock to the width of the box and about 1 1/2" deep and traced the curve of the flap. Cut the piece along your traced line.

- Use this piece to trace a curve on the other side of the opening.

- Cut the box along the line you just traced and then adhere the other piece (Pacifica) to the inside of the box as a liner.

- Adhere the envelope for the journaling spot along the long end and bottom.

- Cut a 4" tag. I used White Daisy and cut a Chocolate tag also. I trimmed the top piece off for an accent and adhered it to the base tag.

- Stamp your sentiment on the tag.

- The envelopes can be decorated or left plain, it's up to you. I used the AP cartridge to cut the branch with leaves in Chocolate at 2" and White Daisy at 1 3/4". The White piece I 'painted' using the blending pen and chocolate stamp pad. These are so cute and now you can create them in whatever size you'd like to perfectly complement your layouts/cards!

CTMH Products Used:
Ink: Chocolate
Paper: Dreamin, White Daisy, Chocolate, Pacifica
Stamps: Notice the Details
Other: Blending Pen, AP Cricut Cartridge, Bonding Memories Adhesive


  1. Miriam, this is such a great idea!! It looks just like the regular Journaling Spots. I am definitely going to try this. :-) Good job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at H2H this week....

  2. I was just wondering today--if there was a way to create an envelope/pocket with the AP. Thank you for doin' the thinkin' AND sharin'!!!

  3. such a cute tag and holder, miriam:) happy wcmd!