Friday, October 7, 2022

Index Card Art Journal/Diary

Today I have the privilege of acting as Guest DT over at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog!  The challenge theme is always Anything Mixed Media Goes!  

Well, this was perfect for me since I had recently acquired these lovely vintage papers from Vectoria Designs and wanted to incorporate them into a 3-D type piece.  

I chose this Index Card Art Journal/Diary project after running across an idea like this for writers.  A writer shared she loved having access to index cards as one option for writing instead of books; she found it less intimidating for quick writings and such.  It got me thinking how fun it would be for ART journaling!  I could go grab an index card and just go from there.  Then all the cards could be housed in this box!

I have cut some cards from scrap pieces of mixed media papers and cardstocks for my box. 

In the video, I refer to a project I made before using this box cut/pattern.  Details can be found HERE.  Very different look!

Check out the video below for a tutorial on this little vintage box!  

   Material List:

Book Lover Paper Pack Vectoria Designs
Cereal Boxes
Leftover paper/cardstock for cards in box
Black Solid Cardstock and Blue Paper from Stash
Black Marker
Metal Title Plate from CTMH (retired)
Laces and Kitchen String from Stash
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; Double Score Tape

I'm sharing this box with the following challenges:
We Love 2 Create: AG Mixed Media
Crafty Friends: Use more than one die cut.

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  1. Wow, what an amazing make! I enjoyed watching your video, it all came together so beautifully. Those papers and images look perfect in the frames that you made and I love the finishing touches you created with the flowers and string bow - perfect 😊. Thanks so much for joining us as Guest Designer at Creative Artiste and wishing you a Happy October! Hugs Jo x

    1. Thanks so much, Jo! I enjoyed creating this for Creative Artiste!

  2. Thanks for entering your gorgeous project into our 'more than 1 die' challenge. Good luck and hope you can join us again next month.
    Diane Louise (Team leader at Crafty Friends) xx

  3. Beautiful layered box. Love all the details, colours and and design, Thank you for being our guest this month at Creative Artiste, Hope to see your art work here often, You are inspiring. Judy DT

  4. WOw, a beautiful box, thanks for participating in CULY, Hugs Michaela

  5. Love this!! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Crafters Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  6. A fabulous project. Thanks for joining Challenge Up Your Life. Elaine (Guest Designer)

  7. Katrina, it's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog

  8. Katrina this really is so beautiful and a labour of love creating it. What a super idea. Lovely to have you as our Guest at Creative Artiste and showing us your great MM skills.

    1. Thanks so much, Ina! I always enjoy the team's creations! You are all so talented and inspiring!

  9. A wonderful project Katrina and a fabulous tutorial video. Thank you for the lovely shout out for Creative Artiste.
    The journalling card box is a brilliant idea and looks gorgeous. Pretty papers, lovely colours and fabulous finishing details. Thank you for being a wonderful Guest Designer for Creative Artiste this month xx

    1. Thanks for watching the video! I love promoting Creative Artiste; always a pleasure to visit and play along there!

  10. Another lovely project. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Wendy DT

  11. Congratulations, Katrina, on your guest DT spot at Creative Artiste! Your project is fantastic and such a great idea! Index cards are certainly less intimidating than blank journal pages and I'm excited to see what goes into your lovely collection.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” October Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations