Journaling Card by Katrina Thompson

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Hello everyone and thankyou for taking the time to see what crafty goodness we have for you today.
I am playing with the beautiful new C'est la Vie collection which is arriving into stores right now.
I have made a decorative card using the papers, ephemera, decoupage sheets and dies but I have also carried the theme through to the inside, using one of the great 12x12 patterned papers with writing lines, turning your project from a greeting card to a journal card. Fill it with a memory or gift it as a special letter to a friend.

As pictured below from the 6x6 paper pad, cut the floral piece 7.5 x 12.5cm.
Trim around the 'Life is Beautiful' sentiment.
Cut a base overlay from the 12x12 patterned paper bird print 15cm x 17.8cm. Score the left edge over at 2.3cm creating a spine overlap.
Ink all pieces in a coordinating colour. 

Cut the Rosy Frame from the pink card and the Baroque Background from the cream print in 12x12 patterned papers.

Pop a rose and leaf print from the Decoupage sheet. Ink around the edges in a coordinating colour and shape them slightly to give them some body.

Select the blue butterfly from your Ephemera pack. I have trimmed the edges to get a sharper look. Trim up between the wings also, this will allow you to give the wings some movement and makes them easier to shape.

Create a full base card cut from the Snow white, 25.5 x 17.8cm. Score and fold giving you a finished card front 12.7 x 17.8, (5x7 inches).
Cut the writing lines from the 12x12 patterned papers, 24.5 wide x 16.5cm high.
Cut a strip from the Battle Fatigue, 3.3x17.3cm and the patterned strip, 2.7x17.8cm.

Ink all the layers and attach as pictured below.

On the card front, overlay your printed piece cut in Step 1. Wrap the overlap around the spine and glue onto the back.
Pop 2 eyelets in as pictured then attach 3D foam or board behind each large layer.
Attach a layer of pink muslin behind the sentiment, then add a layer of 3D foam.  

For the focal piece - Centre and attach the Rosy frame to the floral piece.
Attach the Decoupage rose into the bottom left corner creating a larger bunch of flowers then attach the set of leaves so they overhang at the bottom. Attach the blue butterfly elevating the wings.
Attach the Baroque piece to the base, the floral focal on top then arrange the sentiment.
Thread the seam binding through the eyelets and tie off to complete.

C'est la Vie
Until next time, Happy Creating!! K x

Products used for this project

C'est laVie Collection:
Couture Creations:
Let Every Day Be Christmas:

Additions: Eyelets, muslin and seam binding.

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