a Canvas Corp Crew project
Many of you are still just getting familiar with Canvas Corp Brands. They have 3 separate stores, Canvas Home Basics, 7 Gypsies and Tattered Angels. All three companies intermingle and play extremely well together. A few months back I took one of the Canvas Home Basics journal, altereing it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and 7 Gypsies Architextures Parchment Rub Ons. Then it went back in my crafty space, patiently waiting for me to say, ok let's finish you up.
I ran across it a couple of weeks ago and thought, oh I want to play again. So using the 7 Gypsies 8x8" paper pad, Wanderlust, I created this canvas bound mini - journal. I'm so happy with how it turned out. It's being featured on the Canvas Corp blog so I hope you'll check out the full story here.
The journal innards are constructed with the bulk Kraft cardstock available in the store (all links to supplies will be at the bottom of this post. I used 4 sheets, cutting them to fit the 5"x7" outer cover and stitching them though the middle. You can see how chunky they got and how the outer edges of the journal expanded. Typical for things I create, I always want to add just one more thing.
To keep the mini securely closed I made a belly band that closes with velcro strips, that way it can expand as the mini expands. I adorned it with flowers cut from the collection (I used Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die for the flowers, one of my favs).
I hope you'll check out the video, it will share how and why I did what in the construction and then offer you many more still photos to inspire you to create your own canvas bound mini-journal Don't forget when shopping in the store, if you live in the USA and place a $5 order your items are shipped for free. WOW unheard of in this day and age. Be sure to have a cuppa of something near by, once you start browsing the store it's really hard to leave, there are so many fantastic items just waiting for your crafty hands to get ahold of them!