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Mommy and Me Travel Journal

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Mommy and Me Travel Journal Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Our travel journal is a wonderful keepsake and a fun Mommy and Me project. Make one before a vacation to take along with you, or afterwards to document your special moments. Adding charms and beads to match your theme make it one of a kind.

Step one: Cut three pieces of cardstock, to a size you would like your journal to be. Ours is approximately 6x3 inches. You can do more pages if you wish. We used pre-cut tags that we found at our local craft store. We used decorative paper to cover each side of the card stock using 1/8 inch Terrifically Tacky Tape. Stack your pages and punch a hole on the left side for tying the book together later and clip the left hand corners.

Step two: We named our journal Summer 2008 and on the inside cover and made a place for journaling our events using a felt tip marker. On the following pages, lay out your photographs.

Step three: Decorate your journal with charms, colorful beads and fun fibers and ribbons. We chose a cute frog, dragonfly and shell charm for the front cover along with Swarovski flatbacks. And more charms, beads and hotfix rhinestones for the inside cover; Quick Hold Craft glue works well for this. For the inside of the cover we used 1/8 inch Terrifically Tacky Tape and then placed the rhinestones and beads along the tape. For the photo pages we chose embellishment fibers and more rhinestones to add color and detail.
Approximate size: 6x3 inches
Estimated time: Under 3 hours
Difficulty: Beginner

Tools Used:
BeJeweler1/2 (BEJEWELER, qty 1)
Jewel setter 2 pack (TOOL-170, qty 1)
Terrifically Tacky Tape 1/8 inch (TAPE05)
Quick hold craft 2oz tube (GLUE-002)
Rich earth tones embellishment fibers mixed card (FIBER07)
List of Components:
Antique silver leap frog charm (SA-2123, qty 1)
Sterling silver small dragonfly charm (CHARM678, qty 1)
Antique gold small spindle shell charm (GA-2234, qty 1)
Sterling silver small seashell charm (CHARM799, qty 1)
Sterling silver dolphin charm (ISCH-0006, qty 3)
Sterling silver sand dollar charm (CHARM682, qty 1)
Sterling silver small sand dollar charm (CHARM793, qty 1)
2028 Flatback SS7 palace green opal (2028-PGO7, qty 59)
2028 Flatback SS9 palace green opal (2028-PGO9, qty 7)
2058 Flatback SS7 mocca (2058-MOC7, qty 34)
H2028 Hotfix flatbacks ss12 capri blue (H2028-BLU12, qty 55)
H2028 Hotfix flatbacks ss12 crystal (H2028-CRYS12, qty 44)
H2028 Hotfix flatback-ss12 peridot ab (H2028-PERAB12, qty 17)
H2028 Hotfix flatbacks ss12 fire opal (H2028-FIRE12, qty 3)
Czech glass large flat flower burgundy blue (CR-FL125, qty 2)
Czech glass large flat flower matte montana with gold (CR-FL114, qty 1)
Toho bead triangle 11/0 transparent lustered lemon lime (TBTR11-105, qty 1)
Toho bead round 11/0 silver-lined lime ab (TBRD11-2024, qty 1)
Toho bead bugle 9mm silver-lined lemon lime (TBBG9-24, qty 1)
3/8-Inch organza ribbon-sky blue by the foot (R38-SKYBL, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver Leap Frog Charm
Code: SA-2123
Height 20mm, Width 16mm 
$1.20 $0.95$1.10 $0.88$1.01 $0.80
Sterling Silver Small Dragonfly Charm
Code: CHARM678
Height 15.5mm, Width 14.5mm 
$6.88 $5.50$6.40 $5.12$5.95 $4.76
TierraCast Antique Gold Small Spindle Shell Charm
Code: GA-2234
Height 14.5mm, Width 4.5mm 
Sterling Silver Small Seashell Charm
Code: CHARM799
Height 7.5mm, Width 5.5mm 
$1.00 $0.80$0.91 $0.72$0.84 $0.67
JBB Sterling Silver Dolphin Charm
Code: ISCH-0006
Height 9.5mm, Width 5.5mm 
Sterling Silver Sand Dollar Charm
Code: CHARM682
Height 12mm, Width 9.5mm 
$5.45 $4.36$5.07 $4.05$4.71 $3.76
Sterling Silver Small Sand Dollar Charm
Code: CHARM793
Height 13.5mm, Width 11mm 
Swarovski 2028 SS9 XILION Rose Flatback Palace Green Opal
Code: 2028-PGO9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Mocca
Code: 2058-MOC7
Diameter 2.1-2.3mm, Total Height 1mm 
Sale Price: $0.05
Price: $0.08
Swarovski H2028 SS12 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Fire Opal
Code: H2028-FIRE12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
TOHO Bead Triangle 11/0 Transparent Lustered Lemon Lime
Code: TBTR11-105
Size 11/0, 8 gram bag 
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Lime AB
Code: TBRD11-2024
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$1.61 $1.28$1.49 $1.19$1.37 $1.09

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Quick Hold Craft Glue - 2oz Tube
Code: GLUE-002
Price: $3.99
Terrifically Tacky Tape 1/8 Inch
Code: TAPE05
Width 1/8 inches, Length 5 yards 

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