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Altered journals


I had so much fun working with the Tattered Angels products that I couldn’t stop! I’ve used it on some more ribbon for a fun gift idea!

So let’s get to it- I started out using Key Lime Pie mist on the ivory sheer box pleat ribbon. This ribbon is delicious on its own, but it takes the spray mist beautifully! (I usually try to mist in a tissue filled box- I *might* have learned the hard way on that…)



While I waited for that to dry, I mod-podged some (My Mind’s Eye) patterned paper onto a composition book.



Once everything was dry, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on the front of the journal. Then I sanded the edges. (Unity sentiment)



I gave the journal glamour by adhering satin pleats, the sheer box pleat that had been dyed, and finished it with olive burlap string



I was having a great time making that journal, so I put another one together.



I mod-podged more patterned paper onto a composition book, sanding the edges once dry. I stamped a sentiment (unity) and used fabri-tac to adhere crochet ribbon onto the spine of the book. A little sweet pink & white gradient ribbon finished it off!



Simple, but thoughtful gifts! Thank you for your time- I hope you’ve been inspired!


Blog post by: Jen Shears

  1. Kathy P

    These are great! So simple to make, so pretty and useful. Thanks for the tips!

  2. Jingle

    Very pretty journals!

  3. erin

    Fabulous and the ribbon is seriously the best touch!

  4. Kristie Maynard

    Very pretty! I especially like that crochet lace on the binding.

  5. Tanya P

    so cool, I want to try one!

  6. Kim H

    wonderful journals, love how the ribbon dyes to match your needs. thank you for sharing.

  7. Annette A.

    fun journals..

  8. Kelly massman

    Oh, these are very gorgeous! TFS!

  9. {vicki}


    These journals!


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