The Summer of Fun


Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - COVER
This summer Katie is planning a series of adventures with family, friends, and Girl Scouts — I decided to make her a journal to keep a record of her adventures in! This album needed to be trendy and fun to fit her personality and not embarrass her (let’s face it, she’s a teen!!) and also be functional and hold up to plane, car, and foot travel. Yes, she will be hiking and zip-lining through the mountains and I want to see journaling from that! LOL
Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - detail 3
To create a festive look, I made “flowers” from twine and card stock circles.  I used some of my fave products from Epiphany Crafts and Tombow to make these easy peasy flowers. Here’s how:
Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Supplies
Punch one circle per flower. Apply Tombow’s Mono Power Bond Adhesive Runner to cover each of the paper circles.
Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Adhesive Runner
Add a button or round embellishment to the center of each flower. I used the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Shape Studio to create custom round epoxy style embellishments.
Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Circles
Next, wind colored twine around the embellishment and continue winding until the twine coil covers the paper circle. Adhere the end of the twine to the back of the circle and add to the book cover.
Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Wrapping 1
Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Wrapping 3
Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - detail 1
To adhere the transparency die cut, I applied two Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs to the back. The clear tabs won’t be visible once the typewriter die cut is in place and they will surely hold up to all of the handling this journal will receive in the coming months.
Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo -  Tabs on tarsns back
Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - Tabs on Transparency
Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - detail 2
Katie has been actually using this journal to record her memories of our trip to Texas last month as well as her Girl Scout camping trip to Pali Mountain, ticket stubs from seeing Me in In Black 3, and more!! She'll be a scrapper yet :)
 Supplies:
  • Tombow Mono Power Bond Adhesive Runner
  • Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs
  • Paper, Sticker by Lily Bee
  • Chipboard Stickers by American Crafts
  • Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 14 & Bubble Caps
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink
  • Zutter Bind-It-All Machine and O-Wires
  • Ribbon, Chipboard, Trim by hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
  • Transparency by Hambly
  • Diecut by Sizzix
  • Punches by Marvy Uchida, EK Success
  • Doily by Martha Stewart
  • Twine by The Twinery
Want a journal like this for yourself? I made a few kits by request for a similar journal in my etsy shop–it's not too late to start making your own “Summer of Fun” journal!!!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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7 thoughts on “The Summer of Fun

  1. This is so cute! LOVE it!

    Posted on June 14, 2012 at 8:49 pm
  2. Love this journal! Nice job for a teenage girl!!

    Posted on June 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm
  3. Wow Jenn. I love the tutorial on the flowers. What a fun journal this is. TFS, Mary M
    http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

    Posted on June 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm
  4. I love to make albums,this is so cute!Love the circle idea I’ll have to use that on my next one!

    Posted on June 15, 2012 at 12:57 am
  5. This is so pretty!!! Now I have to play with the twine I have…

    Posted on June 15, 2012 at 2:27 am
  6. Love the twine wrapped around the Epiphany bubble.

    Posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm