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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Handmade Butterfly Journal with Brown envelope base

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I have been working on this project for a little while-a journal to collect the photos of butterflies I took this year to look at when I need a lift! It was really lovely to create and I really love how it came out :-)
It was made with Brown paper envelopes from poundland, Patio Party papers from Stampin' Up, Matching ribbons, Stampin' Up inks and cardstock which match with the Patio Party set, gems, die cutters and assorted stamp sets. 
I created each page inside with at least three envelopes for pockets, the base and for the panel for binding. On each journalling panel I had photos of butterflies and on the reverse an explanation of which species, where they were photographed and any other information I wanted to share.
Only one pocket in my first page, to hold a panel explaining the story behind the journal
This page has two pockets, and two pull out journalling panels with photos of butterflies, decorated with Papermania capsule collection bow, and a wooden heart. The sentiment is a clear stamp by TPC studios.
This page has three pockets with journalling panels with photos of butterflies stored in each. The stamps are Stampin' Up butterflies and the sentiment from Sarah Hurley's butterflies clear stamp set. 
This page has two pockets with a large removable pocket which holds the journalling panel. The sentiment is by TPC studios. I decorated the removable pocket with stamped butterflies and polka dot ribbon. The bottom pocket I decorated with pearls.
This page has two pockets, and three journalling pages-two of which were on tags decorated with polka dot ribbon.
This page has two pockets and two journalling panels decorated with stamped butterflies, and a sentiment from Sarah Hurley's butterflies clear stamp set.
This page has two pockets with two journalling panels. The sentiment is also from Sarah Hurley's butterflies stamp set.
This page has two pockets and two journalling panels. I decorated with a die cut panel with a stamped butterfly on. The little butterfly on the top journalling panel is a stampin up butterfly cut with the matching butterfly punch.
The back page of the journal. I punched the side panels of each page and threaded with a ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to bind the journal together. This page is decorated with stamped butterflies and gems in flying trails.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!


  1. Hi Elaine this is amazing and what a fantastic tutorial so clear and easy to follow.

  2. This is fabulous Elaine, I love the beautiful papers and butterflies.

    Linda xxx

  3. Elaine,
    I am pleased to see your journal. I cans see why it cheers you up. It is so pretty. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Advent Blessings of Hope and Peace,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  4. that s a real wow Elaine hun love it - it s fabuuuuulous hun x

  5. What a fabulous journal and such a lovely way to keep your photo`s. Chris xx

  6. Beautiful project thanks for joining the fun at The Stamping Chef ..goodluck ..Anita DT :)

  7. What an awesome project! Thank you for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' pocket Challenge.

  8. A wonderful creation, so much work and well worth the effort, it looks great. xxxx

  9. Such a colourful and beautiful project x

  10. Beautiful journal, love the bright papers and butterflies, great tutorial.

    Sylv xx

  11. Wow stunning work, sooooooooooo beautiful xxx

  12. So different, do like it, hopped from Docraft

  13. WOW Elaine!! stunning journal, love the butterfly theme, beautiful photographs, stamped images and papers, a labour of love, fi x

  14. Gorgeous, what a wonderful way to archive your beautiful photos and memories, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and Divas by Design this week, Jac x

  15. What a beautiful piece of work!!

  16. Ok, wow this is beautiful. What a really good idea and its decorated perfectly for butterflies

  17. A brilliant idea and love the papers and gorgeous photos of butterflies
    carol x

  18. This is SO cool. I love all the pockets, and it's decorated just beautifully. Thanks SO much for sharing with us in this week's challenge. Please stop by and join us again soon - I'd LOVE to see more of your lovely work.
    Have a blessed week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  19. Beautiful Journal, love the Butterflies and the bright paper.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  20. Love the vivid colors on this! What a wonderful project! Thanks for blessing us with your talents at Word Art Wednesday! {{hugs}}


Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them all :-) Elaine-xxx-

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