Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Ginger Blossom Journal

Monday, June 30, 2008

Ginger Blossom Journal

I will be doing this journal at an upcoming Teen Craft Program at a local library. It was relatively easy to do, with the hardest part being the dyed flowers from the Pretties Kit. I bought the journals for $1.00 at Michaels and the Stampin' Up! (SU) Spiral Punch works perfectly with them! Yeah! I would have purchased our SU Chipboard journals however that would have made the workshop too expensive and I really wanted to continue doing the programs there, so I had to purchase an alternative this time around. I have done/made other SU journals and love them!


  • Baroque Motifs (Item #109403, Pg. 120, $25.95)
  • Blush Blossom Refill Ink (Item #100614, Pg. 165, $2.75)
  • River Rock Classic Ink (Item #109010, Pg. 163, $5.25)
  • Ruby Red Classic Ink (Item #102259, Pg. 164, $5.25)
  • Ginger Blossom Designer Series Paper (Item #110697, Pg. 169, $9.95)
  • Blush Blossom (Item #103318, Pg. 165, $5.5.0)
Stampin' Up! Accessories
  • Pretties Kit (Item #109114, Pg. 188, $29.95)
  • Rectangle Handheld Punch (Item #102686, Pg. 180, $8.95)
  • 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch (Item #101227, Pg. 180, $8.95)
  • Boho Blossoms Punch (Item #110711, Pg. 180, $15.95)
  • Spiral Punch (Item #108341, Pg. 180, $10.95)
  • Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon (Item #109063, Pg. 163, $8.95)
  • Earth Elements Brads (Item #106995, Pg. 189, $8.95)
  • Pop-Up Dots (Item #104183, Pg. 186, $3.95)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (Item #104439, Pg. 186, $3.95)
  • SNAIL Adhesive (Item #104332, Pg. 186, $6.95)
  • Cutter's Kit (Item #106958, Pg. 184, $16.95)
Non-Stampin' Up! Accessories
  • 5x7 Journals from Michael's for $1.00.
Instructions: Cutting and Punching Paper
  1. Cut 4 pieces of 4 15/16" x 7" designer series paper (Ginger Blossom). I used the striped Ruby Red for the front, and the Dotted Ruby Red for the back, and then the large flowers for the inner covers.
  2. On the front cover, I used Baroque Motifs' large swirl/floral stamp around the edges in Ruby Red. Then cleaned the stamp.
  3. Cut a 4 15/16" x 4" piece of River Rock designer series paper (as part of the Ginger Blossom pack), and again use the floral stamp from Baroque Motifs on the edges in River Rock ink.
  4. Stamp a desired greeting in River Rock as well.
  5. Cut a 4 15/16" x 3 1/4" piece of Blush Blossom and use Distressor Tool (Cutter's Kit) to rough the edges.
  6. Cut a 4 15/16" x 2 1/4" piece of designer series paper (I use the small flowers piece).
  7. Use Boho Blossoms Punch with peach designer series paper and fit a Ruby Red brad in the center (punching it with a 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch).

Instructions: Assembling the Project

  1. For the inner covers (2) and back cover, quickly and easily use the Stampin' Up! Spiral Punch on one of the long sides and then adhere using SNAIL adhesive.
  2. For the front cover, first adhere the River Rock designer series paper (DSP) to the Ruby Red striped DSP. Use the Spiral punch all the way down the long side.
  3. Adhere the floral DSP and Blush Blossom cardstock together.
  4. Then adhere them to the others (unpunched).
  5. Then, using the Rectangle Handheld Punch (since the Spiral cannot go through this depth), punch holes where the spiral will be. Notice in the picture, you cannot really tell.
  6. Now, adhere all the pieces (which are now adhered together and punched) to the font cover using SNAIL adhesive.
  7. Lastly, tie a ribbon around the middle to "close" the journal (use SNAIL adhesive if desired to hold ribbon in place).

Instructions: Adhering the Flowers

  1. Lastly, using a Blush Blossom refill ink, ink the small flower from the Pretties Kit.
  2. For the large flower, use the stick from the Rub-on or other popsicle stick (or other source) and rub Groovy Guava ink in the middle of the flower petals. Then rub Ruby Red towards the middle up toward the edges of all the petals. Then use the Blush Blossom refill ink on the rest of the large flower.
  3. Allow all flowers to dry completely.
  4. Then assemble all the flowers with a clear brad through the middle (from the Pretties Kit).
  5. Adhere to the cover using Pop-Up dots.
  6. Adhere the punched flowers from DSP to the cover using Stampin' Dimensionals.
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