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Friday, October 29, 2010

Stitched journaling spots

When I saw the Cherish punch around the page set by Martha Stewart I immediately had an idea. I didn't know if I would actually get the punch, but I did! The border punch in combination with the corner punch allows you to make squares or rectangles with a bracket shaped edge. The punched holes make it so easy to add stitching. You can stitch around the outside, inside, or both! This punch set makes great journaling boxes - the guide insert tells you what size paper you need for the border punch to work with the corner.

I made these journaling spots in a few sizes using the punch set and stitching the inside border holes. To cut the journaling area to fit, I measured the size of the area inside the inner border holes and took off a 1/4 inch from the length and the width. With the Martha Stewart scoring board, I scored lines 1/4 inch apart. Flip the paper over, and you will have embossed lines. I then used distress inks and/or pigment inks to blend ink over the paper giving it some color and highlighting the embossed lines. Then adhere the inked paper inside your stitched area.

Have fun!


Love That Bug said...

These are so cute. I love this idea.
Thanks for sharing

Catherine1216 said...

You did a great job on these.

Chris said...

These journaling spots are so nifty! Maybe I'll try some by hand then scan and use for my digital pages :)

Josie0602 said...

I like that punch! Thanks for sharing your idea!!

scrappinbutterflies said...

TFS i love this i will be making some ... thank you again

Tink said...

Now I want to track down that punch just to make these journaling cards! They are just beautiful!!!!