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« on: May 07, 2008 02:15:28 PM »

I used this tutorial to make two journals from recycled paper using 4x6 pictures as the covers.  They went together really quickly, and I'm happy with how they turned out!  I took the pictures on a trip to Washington and Oregon.

I have a stack of printer cover sheets from all of my print jobs from four years of college, and I decided I need to start using them.

The pages are identical except for the print id number.  I love how uniform it makes the pages.

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008 02:35:47 PM »

I love that tutorial. Your journals turned out really great!

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008 03:18:00 PM »

Sweet! Can't wait to try this!

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008 03:20:38 PM »

Brilliant use of cover sheets!  I once had a 3" stack of them from a 4 month temp job and it killed me how wasteful it was... even though they were recycled by most of the office, I decided to take them home and reuse them through my own printer for things that I could before recycling them.  But your idea is much more attractive and fun!

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008 03:31:42 PM »

That's great! Thanks for the link.

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008 04:43:34 PM »

They're beautiful, you did a great job.  And the photos are great, too. 
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008 08:02:06 AM »

I just watched the video and thought...does the glue really hold up? I imagined breaking the journal just from opening it too much.
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2008 08:56:36 AM »

thanks for this link ,my 15 ds and i are going to make these today but with pictures that are 8x10. what about decoupage glue? or does the elmers stand up pretty good? she wants a twilight or orlando one. i haven't decided on mine yet. anybody else made these yet? i'm hoping the glue stands up. jenifer
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2008 05:40:34 PM »

The glue holds surprisingly well. I was skeptical, but I can pull on the pages pretty firmly and they don't come out. If you pushed the journal flat open several times, they would probably start to come loose. Overall, though, it holds together well.

I used pictures I had printed at home with an inkjet photo printer, and I would not recommend doing that. The wetness of the glue discolored the pictures in a few places, and the pictures scratch easily.
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008 02:32:33 PM »

well I made mine, but ended up using 4x6 prints off my computer. Copies  at wal-mart were too expensive ,(4.94 for 8x10) It came out pretty good, the glue seems to be holding  up ,of course I haven't cracked the spine too hard. It's really cute, I  put raggedy ann on the front and back. I would say this was pretty easy and i'll probably make a bigger one.Maybe use something else instead of a picture. Maybe an old folder torn in two.  (a paper one )jenifer
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