Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing the new scrapbook collection. If you arrived here from the talented Nathalie DeSousa blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Scrapbook Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!
Take a look at my DIY Traveler’s Journal Cover:
Live Your Dream Scrapbook collection is full of fun vibrant colors! I’m tickled pink by these traveler’s journal covers. Super cute and easy to make.
Here’s how I created them:
Cut a sheet of patterned paper to 8 x 5, scored at 3.5, 4 and 4.5.
Run the patterned paper through a laminator.
Choose the die-cut embellishments you wan to use on the front cover and run those through the laminator.
Trim the laminated sheet and round the corners.
Rescore the score line, so that the plastic will fold nicely.
Use a 1/8 hole punch, punch 3 holes (on the score lines) 1/8 from the bottom and top of the traveler journal cover.
Measure 2.5 on the middle line and punch a hole.
Cut a 24 in piece of what elastic cording.
Now its time to string the elastic cord.
String the elastic from the front to the back of the cover, leaving a tail to tie at the end. I measured it for the hole its in to the middle hole in the center of the cover.
Now just go up, over and back down.
Now that you gone though each hole, your tails are opposite of each other.
The tail on the right will pass back through the hole below it so that its now on the inside of the cover.
The tail on the left will pass through the hole above it, so that it’s on the inside as well.
Tie a knot nice and tight. Clip the ends.
Now you have four bands for four books!
Now cut another piece of elastic to 10in and string it though the middle hole from the inside out, to create the band that closes the journal.
Now its time to add your books.
Cut out the laminated die-cut embellishments and adhere them to the front of the book.
I added only two books but four fit beautifully.
I’ll teach you how to make the books soon! Stay tune for those.
What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!
- Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday February 28th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019.
- In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Thursday, February 28th, 2019.
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You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!
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66 thoughts on “Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”
Wowzers girl. You always have great ideas, but you outdid yourself this time! Creative, cute and practical!
I love seeing your projects. 🙂
First, many thanks for showing us the specifics on making the books. They turned out so fabulous that I hope to try one myself soon.
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This is a very cool project Kymona. I would not have thought of laminating the covers and the die cuts and the way you put the elastic in, yep it’s genius!! Thank you for sharing this and for the awesome inspiration. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wow. What a great project! Your covers are beautiful!!
Love this gorgeous project! I don’t know if I could bring myself to cut these awesome papers at all! I might have to frame each one!
Boy, this is a great idea and one I’ve needed!! LOVE these vibrant graphics especially!!! LOVE Live Your Dream collection for the vibrant colors and images! Great project and thank you so much for the tutorial which I’ve pinned to make my own!!!
Thank you so much for this tutorial!
Love these covers! They must be durable, too! You gave us great instructions….I followed them easily. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hi Kymona 🙂 You are sooooooo creative! Your new use(es) for the new release materials never cease to amaze me! You’re a great instructor too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!!
Wow! You come up with some really cool projects! These papers look like so much fun to play with- love your covers!
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