Monday, April 23, 2012

Envelope Journal

Ideas pop into my head all the time. About a month ago the idea of creating a journal that wasn't for writing but storing things came to mind. I searched through books and online but couldn't find what I had envisioned so yesterday I decided to give it a go. I wanted lots of different ways and sizes for storage. I made a lot of mistakes but as I tell my students, you can either embrace the learning or try for perfection, but you can't do both. I decided to make 10 different storage units (7-1/4" x 5-1/4"). I also wanted to be able to include some embossed envelopes. I made the cover out of fabric and Timex. I thought I would share what I have accomplished so far. My next challenge will be sewing them into the cover. I also think I would like to add more embellishments. This has been a little stressful but very satisfying. So what do you think?
envelope holder with embossed envelope

back of envelope with small envelope attached

envelope that opens at the right

Fabric cover


  1. I love the soft colors and patterns you chose. The extra little pockets are a great idea.

  2. Love the colors on this book and what a great idea. So pretty.

    Bonnie J. Smith

  3. Beautiful. The second from the top is my favorite.


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