Monday, November 12, 2012

How to cut 27 pages for your journal book with tutorial by Cheri Piles

I am so excited to finally show you the inside of this journal book, Yes, I am going to be using it as a journal. If you missed the tutorial on how to create the binding on the spine you can see it HERE --> BOOK BINDING TUTORIAL.

I love this collage paper, I can just imagine writing in this journal with a nice black pen, I'm on that mission to find the PERFECT pen :)

This page folds out! I will show you in this tutorial how to create this so the tab will lay flat so you can open your page! I love that diamond stamp, I stamped it onto the top and bottom of each of the long narrow journaling cards. 

These papers are all sooo soo pretty and fun! I love all of the colors!!

You know it's true!! You make my heart sing!! This could be about anyone... or in my case - Chocolate, coffee... whatever works right?!?

I used this stamp in the center of each of the tags, I just thought it was so sweet!


Essentially you will end up with 54 journal pages front and back! Here is a little template on how I cut them.

I used the following sheets of paper from the Now & Then collection 9 sheets one of each paper for my inside pages from the collection:  Floral, Newsprint, Damask, Collage, Red Flowers, Clocks, Bee, Wood Grain & Words.

Your going to cut 7 inches from the top on all 9 sheets.
Then with all of your 7 x 12 sheets:
Cut off 3 1/2 strips - These will be your 9 journal cards.
Fold the remaining side in half. - These are your 9 folded pages.
With your 5 x 12 sheets:
You need pull out the following four papers: Floral, Clocks, Wood Grain & Words papers - These will become your 4 tags {See the below Diagram.)
With the remaining pages you will create "fold out" pages as shown in the diagram above. 

To make your tabs on the pages that fold out: Score your tabs 1/2" and only apply adhesive to the bottom part that will be on the page itself. That gives the tag enough wiggle room when you open the page so it will open flat enough for you to write on. :) :) :)

You are looking at the page all folded out, the tab is on the fold on the left on the other side of the paper. I love all of the room to journal and add things.

Here are some other ideas on how you could use this book:

  • Document "highlights" from each month next year and include instagram photo's from your phone!
  • Keep track of special events - birthdays, anniversary's etc. You could use this Year After Year!
  • A mini "Smash" book - This collection offers Decorative Washi tape - a great way to start out with something a little smaller and unique!

I hope this inspires you to create a fun new little book! For a little more fun in getting you started in creating a new little journal book I am having a give a way on my personal blog so please stop by and visit me --->


  1. What a fun and creative little book! Thanks for the instructions :) looks awesome!

  2. Oh my gosh....I don't know what else to say about this fabulous inspiration!

  3. This is very nice. I'm thinking about making some for Christmas gifts.

  4. Love this book, the colors, the papers...Great Design!

  5. This is a gorgeous mini and just caused me to order the collection and several of the embellies. You have done a great job on this!!

  6. you are amazing miss cheri. :)


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