Both journals started out as a composition book that I bought at Walmart for 50 cents. The front and back are covered with scrapbook paper and the inside covers are lined with cardstock. For the one on the left I stamped text on a piece of cream CS and distressed the edges with tea dye distress ink pad from Ranger. The 3D flower is from a sheet I found on the net.
For the one on the right I cut out the picture from a thank you card set I bought at Dollar Tree for $1 for 8 cards and envelopes. I cut the dark mat with a Nesties curved rectangle and the larger mat from a scrapbook sheet of a map. I cut the frame for the sentiment using 2 curved rectangles at the same time.
Here are the sizes to cut the paper to cover the journal. From scrapbook paper or other paper cut 2 pieces 8" x 11.5".
Leave some of the spine showing and cut notches around the curves before gluing to the inside of the cover.
For the liner cut 2 pieces of paper or CS 7.25" x 9.5". Round 2 corners of a long side and glue to the inside of the covers.
If you would like to join in and make a journal to be given to a cancer patient contact Shirley Nagel at firstname.lastname@example.org This is an ongoing project so there is no time limit. I would like to thank those of my reader who have contacted Shirley already. We can make a little difference in a cancer patients life through our art.