Every year I try to make a few non-traditional Halloween cards that I can share with family and friends. You can see the Halloween tag card I made this year here and a few of the past years cards here and here. This year I wanted to make a little "mini art journal cards" to pass out and thought you might enjoy making some too, so I am sharing the process here today. They are so easy and cute!
1. Gather a fun assortment of collage papers that remind you of fall. You will also need an oversized tag for the cover. My tag measures approximately 8.5 x 4.25. Fold your tag in half.
2. Tear larger papers into small pieces and then fold them all in half. I like some of my pages to overhang the edges of my cover so I left some a bit larger than my folded tag cover.
3. Stack them into little folded signatures.
4. Place your stack of pages into your folded tag cover. Tear edges of any that block the tag's "reinforced hole."
5. Open up the entire stack and stitch it down the middle. Staples would work as well if your pages are not too thick.
6. Open up to the front cover of your journal and add a stitched design to the cover.
7. Line the front cover "reinforced hole" with the back cover and mark a point. Punch a hole in back cover so it will line up with the hole on the front cover.
8. Add an oversized brad to the hole on the front cover of your mini journal.
9. Gather some fun ribbons and yarns to use for your closure. I used a mixture of natural colored raffia, black and white bakers twine and off white silk ribbon.
10. Slip knot your collection of ribbons through the hole on the back cover of your mini journal.
11. Wrap one or more ribbons around the brad on front cover to secure.
These are so cute and simple on their own. I am loving the soft organic feel an colors. Now the recipient can doodle or paint on the cover and pages of their little mini art journal. I thought it would be fun to make some more and dress them up with a bit more too! I added some fabric tape to the spine and stitched some pretty ribbons to the cover.