Monday, March 26, 2012

Handmade Journal tutorial

Well I spent the majority of my Saturday working on a tutorial for how to make a handmade journal. Because of the large number of pictures I'm going to break this up in to three separate posts.
This is what we'll be making

OK, so are you ready to get started?
First you are going to need 32 sheets of paper. The type of paper you use is up to you. It can be all the same or a variety, your choice. I decided I wanted lined paper and I also wanted a picture on half of the pages. The first thing I did was to print out my pages. Since I'm going to be cutting my 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half I needed to print the same thing on the top and bottom, front and back. When my pages were printed I cut them all in half. This way instead of needing 32 sheets of paper I only needed 16.
 Top picture, the printed pages
Bottom picture, pages cut in half


The next thing you want to do is score and fold all your pages


Now you are going to stack them in to 8 sheet folios. Unfold the pages, stack 8 pages on top of each other and fold them all in half. 
I used a bone folder to make nice sharp creases in my folds. It's helpful but not necessary.

Come back tomorrow for part two.

29 comments:

  1. Wow--that is awesome, Creative Ann.... LOVE it! Can't wait to see more!!!

    I have journaled most of my adult life and have boxes of old completed journals put away... All of my journals were store-bought though.... Never thought about making my own.

    You are so talented!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Love your tutorial Ann!! I love my scoring thing! Mine's by Martha Stewart...I used one of the half off coupons at Michael's for it! Sure does come in handy though!! I have recently been doing alot of "crafty" type stuff...just trying to keep myself sane!! I look forward to seeing the other parts of your tutorial!

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  3. I'm already lost - what do you mean by "score" the pages?

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  4. This is beautiful, thanks so much for showing us how to make them!!!

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  5. Will be following this with great interest! Thanks for doing it xx

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  6. I guess you have to be crafty to do this. I am with Grace, what is scoring. Guess we could google it. It sure looks like so much fun and I would love to try to do it. Thanks for these great instructions. Take care.

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  7. Awesome... following each step and photo!

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  8. You have such a great, creative talent....ever think of joining some craft fair?----you could probably sell these in a flash.

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  9. Looking good Ann! I have a bone folder too. Very handy!
    Happy Monday!
    xo Catherine

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  10. I always wanted to make my own journal. You got me motivated :)
    I wonder where I can get a bone folder.

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  11. looks great so far, we are waiting for the next step... you know this talented crafty person is making one Now... LOL

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  12. Okay why do you have to score the paper? I love this so far. Thanks. sandie

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  13. Oh no, you did-int just leave me hanging!

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  14. Oh Wow Girl! You wouldn't want to see what I'd end up creating!!Hahaaa
    You're Good!
    hughugs

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  15. Very nice, I like to carry a small one when I am doing research.

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  16. I'll bet I could mess this project up on the first day. I never can wrap my mind around how to do crafts. What a shame because I'd love to be able to make things.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

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  17. Anxiously awaiting tomorrow!

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  18. You make it look so easy! Thanks for showing us how!

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  19. Thank you so much, Ann, for taking your birthday break to do this tutorial. I really appreciated. I can't wait to make one.

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  20. I'm going to bookmark these! Thank you so much for taking the time to do a tutorial for us!

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  21. It's just beautiful...I can tell ya truly took this great tutorial to heart.

    I'll have to make it back for the rest of the story! Heeeehehehe!

    God bless ya and have an excellent day sweetie!!! :o)

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  22. Looks good so far! Do you like your Scor-Pal? I think I need to get something like that.

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  23. This is a great tutorial! You make it sound so easy, that even I could do it :)

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  24. This is awesome Ann--something I will make with my daughter this holidays

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  25. I think these would make such sweet gifts! You could also sell them...hint...hint! :)

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  26. Really i appreciate the effort you made to share the knowledge.The topic here i found was really effective
    Cartoon coloring

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