Hello all my crafty buddies,
I was thinking about doing a friendship journal and was wondering if any of you would be interested in joining me. It would work basically like a tag or card swap but will be a altered journal page about yourself. Here’s how it would work…
Using a 5x7 piece of card stock score a 1 ½” margin down the left hand side of the card stock. This margin will be how you hold your book together. You can 3 hole punch, spiral bind, glue or whatever way you choose to do it. That 1 1/2" should leave you plenty of room.
Decorate the front side only with whatever you like to work with, stamping, painting, drawing, fabric, paper, mixed media, write a poem, tell a story etc. What ever you choose to do it must represent you and your style. It can be flat, 3 dimensional, textured or what ever. If your a quilter or if you crochet make a small 5 x 5 square and attach it to the card stock. If you ccross stitch, needlepoint or felt pierce you can attach your to the cardstock as well. If your a jewelery maker you can add a piece that you made as well. It just has to be mounted on the 5x7 cardstock and represent your style of creativity as listed in the rules above.
On the back side you will do a journal page about yourself. Put your name, your blog, your likes, dislikes, interests, favorite vacation spots ect. Nothing to personal as you will be sharing your journal pages with others. ( We will limit the participants to 6 for this time around - that's you and five others )
You will make one journal page for each person who has signed up and one for yourself and in return they will be making one for you.
Once you get all your journal pages you can then make yourself a front and back cover and put it together however you would like or you can just attache the pages with out a front and back cover. I would like to keep adding more pages from additional swaps that I host or some that I might join, so when I put mine together I will use something I can add more pages to like the binder rings or ribbon.
I think this is a great way to get to see in person everyones unique style, learn a little about each other, and have a really really cool book at the end.
If you are interested in participating please respond below.
I will close the date for signing up on Jan 31st. I will then let everyone know how many participants we have so you know how many journal pages to make. (Max pages you will have to make is 6)
All journal pages should then be mailed to me no later than March 1st. Please send a large self addressed stamped envelope so I can send your journal pages back to you..
Let me know if you have any questions.
Hope you can participate!