Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator 


Thank you for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it. This week as part of my Junk Journal series I  am making my first December Daily journal. This is a small A6 size journal that I intend to write in all through December.  I didn't want to make it too big so that it didn't overwhelm me. I really like making this little journal, it was quite quick to put together probably because there is not much embellishment. I intend on adding things as I write in it. I printed off all the Christmas freebie digitals I have accumulated over the last few months from Artymaze, Tracie Fox, Carol Tinson & Scrapbooking With Me Crafts. 

Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish




Measurements & Materials

  • I cut the digital print outs in half and backed them onto some very old flip chart paper that I have had for about 20-25 years so it has aged really nicely
  • Each page was folded in half and I arranged them in the order I wanted
  • I chose to make 2 signatures 
  • I stuck numbers 1-31 on each page, I got these from a free download from Scrapbooking With Me Crafts, I really like them
  • I have decided not to sew the signatures yet because I may want to add things between the pages
  • I have lots of tags and journalling spots printed to use once I start filling in my daily journal
  • I made a pocket on the inside of the cover
    • I measured the width and added 1" to this
    • I decided on how deep I wanted the pocket and added 1/2"
    • I scored 1/2' on 3 sides
    • I cut the corners off and applied glue to the flaps and stuck to the page
    • I like pockets done like this because you can put things in them that is the full width
  • I used scrapbook paper on the inside of the cover which I glued down after reinforcing the spine with some fabric
  • I stuck some lovely ribbon around the book and added the decoration on top of it
  • I used cheese cloth on the spine because I still wanted to see the gold lettering 
  • I added digitals to the front and back
  • I may add a title later
  • I finished it off with some old braid
  • Finally I have used some burlap string to tie the signatures to the cover in a travellers notebook style
  • I may change this but for now I like it

You can see how I made this in the tutorial :-) 


Video Tutorial




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I have created a play list for my December Daily so you can find them easily. Don't forget to check out the play lists on my YouTube channel that show me making my first junk journal, my second junk journal  and making tags and embellishments. 

Time for the closeups

Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish


Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish

Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish



Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish

Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish

Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish

Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish

Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish

Making My December Daily Journal From Start To Finish



I hope you like this project and will check out my Junk Journal series. To make sure you don't miss any of my projects why not subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow my blog and subscribe to my newsletter? I will be back tomorrow, until then ...

Happy Crafting!

Gez xxx 

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