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Hi, it's Joan and today I'm sharing a Camping Journal I decorated for a friend of mine.
She and her husband go camping almost every week- end. I thought this would be a great way for them to document their trips. I used the Happy Camper and Busy Boy collections for this journal.
Composition books (like the one pictured below) are easy to decorate. I cut the orange paper from the B side of the Little Monster paper to fit the cover, up to, but not including, the black binding. I adhered the paper with adhesive squares. You could also use a glue stick or Elmer's glue - just be sure to smooth out the paper if glueing.
Next, I used washi tape from my stash and covered the black binding. I also ran washi tape around all the edges, partway on the paper and then tucking the rest behind the cover. The rope border punchout was added over the seam of the washi tape.
The embellishments (punchouts: owl, around the fire, frame and sticker: Camp Out) were added to the cover - some with adhesive squares and some with pop dots. Then I used punchouts and a sticker to make tabs for the book. I divided the book into three sections and added a tab at the beginning of each one.
The Back to Nature sticker was backed with cardstock to make it sturdier. That section of the journal can be used for birds, insects, animals, flowers, etc. seen while camping.
The marshmallow on a stick tab is for camp recipes. The Hiking tab is to document campgrounds, trails walked and even favorite campsites.
I made a bookmark for the journal, using a section of the pine trees from the Gone Camping paper. I inked the edges of the paper and mounted it to brown cardstock.
It's fun to personalize journals for friends and yourself!