Welcome to the Your Story Photo Blog Hop! If you don't have a Your Story yet, be sure to watch "YourStory Photo" on HSN, Dec. 13th, at 2 AM EST to learn more.
I ordered my Your Story Photo during the HSN launch last month, and it is so much fun and easy to use! It only take a couple of minutes to bind a book! I made my first project with it, a Holiday Planner, earlier this week. Today I'm sharing a fun journal that I put together for a fifth grader who has been helping me out in my classroom during recess. She is very girly, so I think this will be a perfect little Christmas gift for her.
I used one of the 5" x 7" covers that came in my Your Story Photo bundle. The black layer is 5" x 6 3/4", and the patterned paper is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2". I cut the name at 2" from Feeling Groovy, welding together the shadowed letters on my Gypsy. Using Create a Critter, I cut the cat at 2.5" and the pillow at 1.35".
For the inside of the journal, I cut about 20 sheets of 5" x 6 7/8" lavender cardstock, from a paper pack from Joann's. I was sure to score the paper at 1/4" before binding it, so the pages open more easily (I missed this small print in the Your Story directions when making my first book).
Bazzill Basics Black Cardstock
DCWV Pocket Full of Posies Stack
Core'dinations So Mod! Cardstock
Martha Stewart Ribbon Loop Punch
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Studio 18 Rhinestone
Here's a giveaway for you: all of these fun goodies from the Imaginisce B-Day Bash Collection! You just need to be a follower (or become one now) and leave a comment here this weekend. I'll randomly pick the winner on Monday.
Also, be sure to visit all of the talented ladies in this hop and leave comments on their blogs too, for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE of a Cuttlebug, sponsored by Provocraft!!! Here is the lineup:
www.craftingwithkatie.com (you are here)