Discover how easy it is to make your own embellished journal cards using fabric, stitches, button and charms.
Journal cards are ideal for capturing important moments or personal thoughts in a creative and visual way. The cards can then be tucked into your junk journals or other types of creative journals as a personal remembrance.
While ordinary journal cards are plain and simple, embellished journal cards are fun and easy to make and will turn your journal cards into something quite special.
Learn just how easy it is to take your journal cards to the next level using fabric and thread.
How to Make Embellished Journal Cards
Your embellished journal cards can be made from plain cardstock or scrapbooking paper, or you can use these free printable pages which have a slightly distressed surface.
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Journal cards can be made either as a single card, or you can make them as a double card that can be folded over. Folded cards are useful for times when you want to write more than what will fit on a single card.
You can make your journal cards in any size. I like to make my journal cards about 3-4 inches wide by about 4-5 inches high.
You can tear or cut the paper to size. I like torn edges and you can do this easily by tearing the paper along the edge of a ruler.
To begin embellishing your journal cards, start by selecting some fabric. You can use fabric that complements the theme or color scheme of your journal. Or you can use random fabric scraps that you may have in your fabric stash.
Cut or tear some fabric pieces slightly larger than your journal card with a little bit extra on the top or the side so that you can flip it over onto the front of the card. You can use this flip over section to add some stitches or other small buttons or embellishments.
Use a gluestick to adhere the card on top of the fabric.
Then sew around the edges either by hand or on a sewing machine.
After the fabric backing has been sewn on, you can embellish the cards using hand stitches, metal charms, and fabric and lace scraps.
You can either sew these embellishments directly through the card, or attach them to the fabric side strip, and then glue the fabric to the card once everything’s completed.
Using creative stitching, fabric manipulation and other embellishments, you can transform your journal cards into beautiful and unique keepsakes that you’ll treasure for years to come.
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