Lagoon Blog Hop

Welcome to the Lagoon Blog Hop brought to you by Club Scrap.  Each month the talented Club Scrap owner, employees and members present a project, card or layout using the monthly featured collection. The  purpose of the blog hop is to demonstrate the beauty of paper and digital crafts.
 
If you just happened on the blog hop today because you're a regular reader of my blog, and you'd like to view the entire hop, you can  start back at Club Scrap. If you're already hopping and linked to me from the talented Kelly, you're in the right spot. 
 
Today each member is pulling inspiration from the Lagoon collection. The rich cool colors and gorgeous artwork of this kit is a perfect escape for those of us living in 100+ degree weather.

Remember the leather pencil roll we received as a parting gift before leaving retreat in October 2015? The Lagoon images and colors gave me the inspiration to complete a Treasure Map Journal. Tricia does an excellent job of detailed instructions in the Map Journal blog post and has a quick overview video on YouTube.  Please refer to those if you want to complete this project. I only give a brief description below.
1. Gather your papers, score according to the directions.
2. Stack them into groups of 5 and pierce holes using a piercing cradle.
3. Remove leather flap with a craft knife. Pierce holes into leather pouch along the spine.
4. Stitch your signatures into the leather cover starting with the back and working your way forward.
Be extra careful sewing through the leather.  Getting blood on your project almost always insures that it's yours to keep :)
5. Add pockets to some of the pages. To create a pocket I use my cutting board to make perfect 45 degree angles. Just line up your paper along the lines of your cutting mat with the 45 degree angle running through were you'd like to cut. 
6. Use a ruler and cutting knife to slice off that portion. Repeat for the other side.
7. Glue the folded flaps onto the bottom edge of your page.
 
 
Thank you for hopping with us today! Please continue on to see what the amazing Tina has created with this fabulous collection.
 

Comments

  1. Awesome journal, perfect papers and cover. Perfect plaster too.
    Go Packers go!

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  2. Aye matey! Ya know, a treasure map isn't authentic unless it has a drop or two of blood on it! What a great project to go with this theme!

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    1. That totally made me giggle, Wendy! thank you.

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  3. Lisa this is just wonderful - great use of the pencil roll and what a delightful project with protein!

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    1. ...with protein! You gals are cracking me up! Thank you Annette.

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  4. Wow--beautiful! Fantastic work. Love the Band-Aid, but wish you didn't need to use it. Go, Pack. Go, handmade book.

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    1. I buy those band aids in bulk at the Pro Shop. I'm always having a crafting accident.

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  5. LOVE THIS! Absolutely perfect paper for your project.

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  6. Wow, such a great idea for this month Lisa. Of course it's all well thought out as always with you! That cool leather cover is so great with these papers. No biggie leaving a little DNA on each project haha!

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    1. A little DNA...hahaha. I'm so glad I found that leather case in my project bin. I need to look in there more often.

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  7. LOVE your Map Journal its absolutely amazing, beautiful job!
    hugs
    Cheryl

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  8. What a sumptuous gift this would be! A leather cover and hand stitched, too. Awesome!

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    1. Thank you Kelly. I love how sturdy it is.

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  9. Lisa, I do remember getting this awesome goodie/gift at Retreat and LOVED it! I am so glad you thought to turn it into a journal paired with these papers. It came out amazing, the perfect pair!

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    1. Thank you Julie. I'm so glad Tricia posted the project, I didn't know what to do with it for the longest time.

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  10. I LOVE THIS!!! What a great idea-perfect for this kit!

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    1. Thank you Pam! I couldn't think of a better kit to coordinate it with.

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