Free & easy tutorial for making a handmade Wine junk journal

I have made this wine journal for my dear sister Cathie for her birthday.  She and her husband love to wine taste and I thought that this handmade diary would be a perfect gift.

I covered a 5×7 paper notebook with maroon designer paper.  Before covering I had used clear heavy gel through a stencil to embellish the front cover and rubbed gold acrylic paint to highlight the design.  I also purchase some wine dimensional stickers from Michaels and glued them on to the cover.  Finally, I used some silver holographic duct tape that I got at the Dollar tree to cover the spine of the book.

wine journal CathieHere is a close up of the journal with the elastic tie and a journal charm that I made to keep it together.wine journal Cathie 1I made the Wine tasting notes on my computer and resized the image down so that it would fit the pages in the journal.  Behind each tasting page is a page envelop to keep any information behind the form.

wine journal Cathie 3 I stamped and cut out some wine embellishment to put inside the notebook and added some journal stickers to dress up the pages.wine journal Cathie 2journal add onsThis wine journal is simple and not hard to make but it is a heartfelt handmade gift for a dear sister.

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Pocket Letters, link free tutorial; see my DIY kits to get you started; thrill your penpal !

What are they?  Here is a link that explains them.

http://janettelane.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-are-pocket-letters.html

Now that you know about them….they are so much fun to get and receive.  Your art friends and even your non art friends will be thrilled to open the mail box and find a stuffed #10 envelop with their name on it.  When they open it up and see all the clever things you have enclosed for them to enjoy and use in their own pocket letters they will love you.  There is also the letter that is tucked into one of the pockets , that expresses your personal greetings.

I have been doing swaps like these fb pages;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/pocketletterpals/902454986503639/?notif_t=group_comment_reply

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PocketLetterInspirationAndIdeas/

thee are closed group but just request joining and they will let you in.

I am also cleaning out my craft studio and I have lots of art cards ( 2.5 x 3.5 inches) and pocket holders that I am selling in my etsy store.  I decided to put together DIY kits for beginners with everything you need to get started for only $5.99.  I would like to share the fun and make it easy to play.  Here is the link;

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LDphotography?section_id=17672510&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

pocket letter wine 3stampunk halloween pocket letter kitpocket letter halloween 2 bpocket letter gold flowers 3  Happy creating and mailing!