Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tall Vintage Journal

Hello there!  I've got a really cool journal to share today.  I was completely inspired by Creative Café Girl's utube project 

So much fun!  I used manilla file folders for the pages since I didn't have any time cards.  I sewed the binding fabric to each side of the pages.  I've never done anything like this before.  I loved doing the collage on each page!

I'm entering this journal into the June challenge over on Mini Album Maker's Challenge.

Front cover.

pages 1-2

pages 3-4

pages 5-6

This is the journal opened all the way out. 

This is the back of the journal (and the front cover again).  I used two Tim Holtz stencils and Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick to jazz the pages up.  They can still be used for journaling.

File Folder - cut to 2 1/2" x 7"  (6 pages)
Distress Ink - Tattered rose, Distress Oxide  - Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz - mini Scribbles stencil, floral
fabric scraps
Singer sewing machine - Zig zag stitch
Prima - Cherry Blossom papers
Tim Holtz -ephemera, paper dolls
Art C -kit -clear acetate sentiments, cork embellishments
pink buttons
Tim Holtz - Noted die (tag shape for closure)
pink organza ribbon, pink velvet ribbon
cream lace
white lace roses, pink lace roses
Tim Holtz -Distress Crayon - spun sugar - color paper dolls dresses
pink pleated ribbon
white doily (cover)
heart shaped eyelet
3 Girls Jam - crinkle ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!



  1. How wonderful to have been inspired by another Cindy and I would never have guessed you had not created in this way before. What a lovely and unique design what a pleasure it must be to open it all out and see all your collage and embellishments. A fabulous way to display, i'm so glad you shared it with us over at Mini Album Makers.
    Creative wishes Tracey (DT)

  2. Such a great way to use file folders, I love the design of the album and each page is beautifully collaged! Thanks so much for joining in with us this month at Mini Album Makers. Anne x

  3. How fun!! I'm with Anne - your design is great, and the collaging is perfect! Love how you jazzed up the covers, but still honor the ability to journal. Best, Lynn