I'm excited to show you some of the things I made for a recent Craftster swap. I tried this tutorial for hand-bound journals about a year ago, but then I forgot about it... Just rediscovered it for this swap, and it's so much fun!
I embroidered my partners initial on the cover fabric to personalize the journal. I used nice white paper for the signatures and a sparkly blue scrapbook paper for the end papers.
Since my partner likes to sew, I stamped some of the pages with a handmade button stamp.
I'm excited to try binding journals again, and I'm thinking about making a couple more journals as Christmas gifts. I think it would be fun to personalize them with different colors, applique and embroidery. I recently started planning out my hand made Christmas gifts, hoping to get some more done in advance and not have the usual last-minute scramble. Do you have any fun gift ideas?