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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 6B – Sweet Pea Journal Surprises

I’m hoping dear Ingeborg will want to USE the Journal I made for her, and add lots and lots and lots of notes & scraps herself! May it BURST with creativity 🙂 But I also wanted to include a few surprises for her, to not make turning every page too predictable 🙂 Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Cherub Heart pocket for personal note Cherub Heart pockets, with a personal note and some bookmarks inserted Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Cherub Heart pocket for extra bookmarks and sewn pocket for scraps and notecards Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Sewn pocket for scraps and notecards Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Sewn pocket for scraps and note cards Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Sewn pocket for scraps and notecards Sewn pockets with paper buttons, inside I put some scraps and note cards for Ingeborg to utilize Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Unaltered original page with b&w photos An original book page with old B&W images was left unalteredWings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Unaltered original page with b&w photos and sewn garland A sewn JOY garland with my French Embroidery patterns Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal Some of the “plain” journaling pages has my Vintage Celebrities for added interest Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Decoupaged napkin Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Decoupaged napkin Decoupaged napkins directly in the book Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Punched paper lace frame Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Punched paper lace frame Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Punched paper lace frame Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Punched paper lace frame Victorian Ladies in Paper Lace frames (punched out with my Martha Stewart edge punches) Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Wrapped Heart Garland Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Wrapped Heart Garland A Heart Garland wrapped directly into the book.

Remember the left over debris from making the Heart Garlands (Old Book Craft No 1)?

Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal  Surprises - Glitter ConfettiWings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6B - Sweet Pea Journal - Glitter Confetti I glued it directly into the book with mod podge for a Glitter Confetti page 🙂

That summarizes the content of the journal. 🙂 Check out Part A for the basic content of the journal, and in part C I will share how I did the outside of the journal, and some final touches 🙂 Check out Old Book Craft No 1 for instructions on making the Heart Garland and the confetti.

I used the following Wings of Whimsy-ephemera to create surprises:

Cherub Hearts

Vintage Celebrities

Cherub Love Bookmark

Frnech Embroidery Garland

Victorian Ladies

Rose Doily Paper

I will be adding all the high quality images of the finished journal in a special album below, so you can view the images page by page (click on the button to see the album):

Sweet Pea Journal Album
Sweet Pea Journal Album

If you want to create a scrap journal of your own, and are looking for imagery on a particular vintage theme, why not try my Pinterest boards? I have many different themes, including two garden themes. The Sweet Pea images are gathered on the DIY Vintage Garden board: Wings of Whimsy: Some Vintage Themed Pinterest Boards Did you enjoy this post? If you are not already a confirmed follower of Wings of Whimsy, please click “Follow”  to register and make sure you don’t miss future posts on WoW:

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8 thoughts on “DIY Old Book Crafts – No 6B – Sweet Pea Journal Surprises

    1. Thank you 🙂 I’m hoping to inspire others to repurpose an old book into a journal! I will make one for my poetry next, and I was also thinking to make one for special recipes, even though I’m not much of a cook…lol!

      If anyone makes a journal like this for themselves, you don’t have to complete all pages from the start. You can make up a few pages to start with, and then do a few more every once in a while, when you find the pictures/scraps you want to use 🙂 xoxoxo

  1. Oh my gosh, this is sooooooo beautiful Gunnvor. I´m totally gobsmacked with this journal soooooooooo sooo beautiful. Boy I wish I had unlimited time and not a very busy schedule ahead of me here, so I could just sit and play with all these great idea, as you´ve just popped my head full of great new ideas here again now ha ha ha. It´s “almost” before I´m looking forward to winter and more playtime now, but also “only almost” ha ha ha.
    Have a wonderful day sweet friend and lots of funwith all your beautiful things.

    1. Hello Sweetie 🙂 I was so sure I wrote a reply to you this morning, but the big Internet ate it…:-O Don’t worry about the time, if the idea is good enough, it will stick and emerge when you are ready for new projects 😉 xoxoxo

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