Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday Trigger: Anything Goes Challenge with Guest Designer Shellye McDaniel

For the ANYTHING GOES Challenge, Shellye wanted to dress up the Small Kraft Journal and have it on hand to keep notes in: upcoming projects, wish lists, things-to-do, etc.

Shellye McDaniel:  Notes Kraft Journal
 In preparing, she took a Small Kraft Tag and glued it behind the front cover, leaving the top portion of the tag showing.  Next, she took a Vintage Black Journaling Tag and distressed it with a spritz of walnut ink.  After the ink dried, Shellye added a strip of Headings Rubons along the left hand side of the tag and then embellished with an Office Chipboard Button and letter stickers to spell out NOTES.  Wanting to add a little color, she watercolored and hand-cut the bird with flowers motif from the Vintage Black Journaling Tag and attached to the journal with foam dots.  Digging way back in her stash, Shellye brought out a few cute pink Prima flowers and added a pearl accent to the center of each before gluing.  She also hand-cut a trio of leaves from a scratch piece of patterned paper. Using Martha Stewart Glue Pen, she added a border of baker's twine around the perimeter of the Journaling Tag.  As a finishing touch, she looped a bit of shabby seam binding (you could also use Nottinghill Seam Binding), along with a Natural Hemp bow through the hole of the Kraft Tag.  A Tiny Wooden Clothespin clipped to the seam binding completes the project.

Shellye McDaniel: Notes Kraft Journal
Shellye McDaniel: Notes Kraft Journal

Stop by and visit Shellye at The Papered Cottage!


  1. Gorgeous project, thanks for the inspiration.

  2. beautiful! Just altered a pair of these myself. They are neat little journals!

  3. Stunning altered notebook, Shellye xx


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