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Using Journaling cards for making cards

Using journaling cards for making handmade greeting cards (sounds like a mouthful, eh?) is one of my favorite techniques to go for. Journaling cards or Project Life cards are like colorful patterned papers that are perfect for using as focal points on cards. Today’s card using one such journaling card from Authentique’s Classique Beauty collection.

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For this card, I primarily worked only on the journaling card and then layered it against another journaling card from the same collection while mounting on the main card base.

To enhance the journaling card, I did three things:

  1. added a die cut word “because” from My Favorite Thing’s “because” stamp and die set.

  2. stamped the words “you are the best” from the same “because” set, using Black Archival ink

  3. added a cluster of punched flowers and leaves and an enamel dot in matching yellow color. The leaf punches are from Martha Stewart and the papers are from my stash. The flower punch is an old one, again from my stash. I will link to similar ones below.

To tie the whole design together, I layered this top focal point with another journaling card from the same set. I also stamped a few round spots in Tsukineko Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink and added a few spots of gold stickles.

Absolutely love how this one turned out. I hope I am inspiring you to give this idea a try.

Supplies List

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!


To celebrate STAMPtember 2017, I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog! This giveaway is sponsored by me. For your chance to win a $20 gift card to Simon Says Stamp, leave a comment here by 11:59pm CST on 09/15/2017. :-) (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and emailed after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

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