Last week we teamed up with Robert’s Arts and Crafts for their Family Night Craft. If you didn’t get a chance to make one, or if you don’t live near a Robert’s store, well here is the tutorial for you today-You can make one at home! I bet you could even try out a Cinch Binding machine at Robert’s-to see if you like it, and believe me-You will LOVE it! I LOVE the idea that Robert’s Arts and Crafts have to gather families for a fun craft. I thought these journals would be a great thing for each member of a family to make. As a family, you could discuss goals or record keeping and then make these little “inspirational journals.”
Supplies you need to make the “Inspiration Journal”:
-the Cinch Machine (Robert’s will have some out ready for you to try out) they are amazing and so easy and fun to use!!
-the Cinch binding rings (1/2 inch)
-Bo Bunny chip board 6×6 book fillers (or you can use super heavy card stock or any thin cardboard-like the sturdy cardboard that Costco photo center uses)
-1 12×12 sheet for the front and back
-4 12×12 white or cream card stock (you can do more or less depending on how thick you want to make your journal)
-ink for inking the edges
-cute ribbon that coordinates with your cover
-paper cutter or scissors, and wire cutter
-inspirational word art
You can download the word art I created HERE: http://www.4shared.com/photo/jtAWZKPe/inspiration_journal_word_art_8.html (Personal Use Only Please)
Cut all of your cardstock in 6×6 inch squares. Then take your card stock for the cover and glue it to the front and back of the bo bunny (or cardboard) square. Save the plain white or cream card stock for the middle. Cut our your word art a as well-approx. 3 in x 3 in.
Put your book together how you would like it and get ready to bind the book.
Use the Cinch machine to punch holes in your cover and pages. I LOVED using this machine. I could punch holes in several pieces and and through the chipboard. For this 6×6 book, I lined up my paper at 1/2 cm mark to make the evenly spaced circles. Punch holes in your covers and all of the card stock. (You may want to get a feel for the machine by just practicing with pieces of paper before your journal).