Today we are featuring Emeline Seet on the blog today, she inspires us with this beautiful kraft journal. She shows us how to make and customize a book that can be used to collect notes, quotes, to-do lists or memories. She choose a common thread and hand picked items from the Canvas Corp’s The Watering Can collection and 7gypsies’ Gypsy Moments collection, along with other crafty pieces that all work so amazing together.  

Having journal to write in is essential for crafters like me. I get inspired by quotes I come across, thoughts etc. and I jot them down into this handy midori. The kraft base is a great platform to embellish and I did so with tags and ivory base pattern papers from 7 Gypsies and Canvas Corp.

These are the materials I used:

– Canvas Corp The Watering Can: Bikes and Baskets on Ivory
– Canvas Corp Black & Kraft Big Stripe
– Canvas Corp Decorative Clothespins – Black
– 7 Gypsies Large Ephemera: Gypsy Chronicles
– 7 Gypsies Mini Ephemera: Receipts
– 7 Gypsies Paper Tape – Global
– Kraft Booklet
– Leather Bound Journal

These are the tools I used: Scissors, Adhesive, Kraft Booklet

Step 1: Adhere a vertical strip of fabric tape onto the front page of the kraft booklet. Then trim 2 stripes of pattern paper (Black& Kraft Big Strip) 4.25″ x 1″ and another 3″ x 1″ and adhere the larger strip onto the bottom of the booklet.


Step 2: Align slightly to the right and adhere manila tag onto the booklet. Then, embellish the booklet with 7 Gypsies’ tags & ephemeras as you wish. To complete your cover, cut Bicycle motif from pattern paper (The Watering Can: Bikes and Baskets) and secure tag, paper strip and die cut title with black clothespin.

compe3Step 3: Design the inside of your booklet. I used bits and pieces from the Canvas papers and 7gypsies tags and ephemeras to create my booklet. Depending on what you’re using it for, you can either leave ample space to write or fill it with inspirational quotes and pictures. It’s up to you!

Thank you Emeline for reminding us to be inspired everyday! We love the idea of creating an inspiration and note booklet unique to ourselves.

Check out Emeline’s blog here!

Happy Creating!



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This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.