Framed Spring Journal Cards

You might have noticed that most of our collections include a pack of journaling cards. We love how versatile these cards are and this week challenged some of our design team to come up with a project featuring the cards. We think you’ll love what they’ve come up with.
We’re kicking things off with an awesome piece of framed art for spring created by Designer Juliana Michaels using the Garden Party line.

Journal Card Projects
I love to challenge myself to think outside the box when it comes time to create using products that are designed with a particular use in mind. Take for example the Pebbles, Inc Journaling Cards. At first glance, you may think they are only for scrapbook pages – specifically the ever popular pocket style. However, if you step outside the box and look at them a little differently, you will see that they can be used for so much more than creating scrapbook pages.

Framed Spring Art Using Journaling Cards
I was inspired to use the Journaling Cards as part of a wall art piece when I saw a clip frame at Pier 1. The openings, which were initially intended for photos, were the perfect size for the 3×4 journaling cards.

I selected nine cards and matted them with a 1/8″ cardstock frame and then a 1/4″ patterned paper frame. This made the finished cards 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4.”

Framed Spring Art Using Journaling Cards
Next, I proceeded to embellish the cards with pieces from the Garden Party Cardstock Die Cuts, Garden Party Cardstock Die Cuts Flower Packet, Garden Party Bliss Thickers, Garden Party Cardstock Stickers and one of the Garden Party Self-Adhesive Dimensional Butterflies.

Many of the shapes I selected to decorate the journaling cards were based on the images already printed on the card.I then used American Crafts Foam Dots to attach the die cuts and stickers, which gives the images more depth and dimension.

Framed Spring Art Using Journaling Cards
Framed Spring Art Using Journaling Cards
The clip frame came with it’s own clothespins, but I knew the Pebbles Garden Party Mini Clothespins would be the perfect thing to hang the Journaling Cards. After I finished decorating the cards, I pinned them to the frame using the clothespins.

If you look closely, you will see that there are 2 green polka dot and 2 blue floral clothespins. The pack only comes with one of each color or pattern and it also comes with a black and white chevron pattern and yellow/orange pattern that did not match my piece.

To fix this problem, I took the green polka dot, blue floral, black and white chevron and yellow/orange clothespins apart. I then paired it so the back side of each clothespin would have the color/pattern that I didn’t want and the front would have the one wanted. I then put them all back together and finished them off by adhering a jute bow for added texture and fun.

Framed Spring Art Using Journaling Cards
Now that you’ve seen this spring themed project, head on over to my blog (17turtles) to see a patriotic themed piece using this same clip frame and the journaling cards from the new Americana collection.

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