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I just adore April's Botanicals kit! The soft pastel colors and fun floral designs are a great way to welcome warmer weather. The wooden embellishments can be painted, stamped, inked or left just as is. This kit really got me thinking about my backyard. It's so peaceful and filled with beautiful colors this time of year.
Photo by Jeff Wells
I had actually already planned what I wanted to create with this kit before receiving it. I needed a garden journal. Although, I didn't want a full size notebook which got me thinking about a project that Karen did for the Cinema Blog Hop. I have several graph composition notebooks from Retreat 2013. I love the grid notebook vs the horizontal lined ones. You can actually sketch with reasonably accurate sizing.
I started out by cutting the notebook in half. A strong hold and sharp industrial craft knife are a must! You have to make several passes front and back to get through all the pages.
I then covered the front and back with a print and the insides with a solid cardstock.
The next step was to decorate the front. I just had to use the bird from the kit. I wanted to give it a little dimension so I stamped an image from Equestrian in a light shade. I then stumbled upon the wooden sticks from Down to Earth. This was coming together better than I thought! What's a garden journal without flowers and feathers?!
You can't have is a garden journal without seed packets. These beauties can be used to store seeds or gift extra seeds. I was able to whip these little dudes out fairly quickly with my handy dandy Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. Punching and scoring a 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 piece of patterned paper at 3.
I folded the sides a little different and trimmed one of the long sides to make a vertical envelope.
I then stamped the fronts and cutout tags included in the kit.
Well now what?! I have another half that needs some attention. A girl can't have enough wine journals, right?! I usually remove the labels off a good bottle (or even a terrible one), adhere it to a page and then journal about who, what and where of that wine.
Products used: Doily (Hydrangeas), wineglass and title (Uncorked), ring stamp (Mocha Java). Unknown cork tag.
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