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Topic: First completed project: Decorated Journal and pen!  (Read 1319 times)
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« on: November 16, 2008 02:48:54 PM »

I wanted to make something that wasn't too expensive,  (since the paper isn't replaceable)yet elegant looking.  I used embossed felt and spray adhesive for the covers, cording for the sides of the "binding", and embroidery floss for the stitching, then added a small clasp to keep it all shut together.  I may add a little butterfly on the corner (this is for my sister and butterflies are her favorite.)  If I do I'll upload that picture too Smiley

The pen was made using the tutorial here on craftster.  I didn't have any double adhesive tape so I used spray adhesive for that as well, though I wouldn't recommend it, it was rather messy.  (I was trying to cut cost though and that is what I had on hand lol)

Sorry for the picture quality, I was hoping they would come out a little better, but I don't have very good lighting hehe.  Anyway, let me know what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008 05:51:55 PM »

Gorgeous and what a brilliant idea to use the elastic belt closure like that!!! Someone gave me like 10 sets of them and I was considering donating them in my next craft room purge, now I know what to use them for!


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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008 06:05:05 PM »

Thanks Smiley I sewed the little "belt" part with just scraps of the embossed felt that I had left over.  All in all it probably cost me about five bucks for the entire project. Smiley

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