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How to Make a Buckle Front Fastening Travel Journal

Welcome to today’s blog post on how to make a Buckle Front Fastening Travel Journal

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today’s project was thoroughly enjoyable to make. Let me show you how to make a Buckle Front Fastening Travel Journal from a basic notebook.

For today’s project I used a supermarket store bought pack of three small notebooks. They are only £1 per pack and measure 4-1/4″ x 5-5/8″ appx.

On both the front and rear of the book I used memories and more cards from the World of Good Suite.

Personally, I have the full World of Good Suite, however, I only used some elements today on top of the memories and more card pack. I used the Faux Suede Trim, the Brass Foil Sheets, the Antique Corners and Slide Elements and also the World Map Dies. I also used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners of both the notebook and the pages.

Here you can see clearer, some of the words that I fussy cut from one of the cards in the memories and more pack. There are over 100+ full words on one Card! Those antique corners and the slides are just stunning. Look at the little buckle fastener to keep this journal closed.

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  • Round the top right and bottom right corners of the covers and pages within the notebook for a smoother look using the Detailed Trio Punch
  • Pick a Memories & More Card for the front and round the top right and bottom right corners.
  • Adhere this to front of notebook.
  • Measure out and adhere the Faux Suede Trim around the back of the book and half way across the front – not all the way as from the buckle centre section and towards the right, needs to be able to open up.
  • Tuck in the remaining piece of trim in to the buckle and cut it down to a suitable length.
  • For the back, pick another card and round the top left and bottom left corners. Adhere to back of notebook with both tear and tape.
  • On the front of the notebook, using glue dots, stick down the two corners on the top left and bottom left section.
  • Add stickers and die cut words from the card pack.
  • Add your die cut swirls in desired location.

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YouTube Tutorial: Buckle Front Travel Journal made from a basic notepad

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