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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!

6 comments:

Love That Bug said...

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

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!!!!