Creating A Journal; Stamping Monthly Pages

Hi Everyone
I’m back with another idea with how to use our range of clear stamps – normally we would focus on cardmaking but we’ve been trying something a little different. I just to keep a dairy as a young girl & then as a teen had a small filofax & a few years ago tried to set up a bullet journal (only I didn’t get very far). I don’t know about you but even thought it’s not something you share with anyone – I always get stuck what to write or do in it, so I overthink it & end up not doing anything at all. So after a little research into bullet journals – you can do whatever you like – make it creative & fun.

I’ve decided 2021 is going to be the year I’ll create a fab journal/bullet journal.
My dad bought me this lovely journal for Christmas last year & I’ve wrote in it once – so by creating beautiful pages I’m hoping this will motivate me to journal!

Getting Started; Monthly front pages

I’ve decided to pick a month which will co-ordinate well with my sunflowers

Step 1: I’m not great with calligraphy style writing – I chose a nice font & printed a sheet off so I could trace the wording. Deciding on how I wanted to use the Sunflower stamp – I penciled in guide lines – inked up the stamp & masked off the section I didn’t want stamped.

Step 2: Using promakers I’ve shaded in the Sunflowers

Step 3: To make the colours pop I’ve gone back in with coloured pencils to add shading. Once I was happy with the flowers – I inked in the lines under the stamped sunflowers. Then moved onto the wording ‘September’ I was going to heat emboss the wording but then decided on doing the wording in ombre style – choose three tones of the same colour & colour the wording from dark to light. Finishing the wording off by going round each letter with a fine liner.

Finished page

I’ve finished off the page by heat embossing dots around the page to fill in some of the white space – with a gold metallic embossing powder. I think it gives it move a luxe look.

I like things to co-ordinate – to finish off the back of the monthly page, I’ve backed it with papers from our Sunny Sunflower Digital Paper Pack. Making a little pocket to store items I may need for that month – I’ve even stamped some tags which I could use to place on Birthday gifts or use to write on & stick in the journal. To liven up the writing paper with came in the journal I’ve stamped the sunflowers into the corners of the pages for that month.


Want to create your our Sunflower journal pages? You can purchase our clear stamps HERE


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Blooming Sunflowers (Part1)

Who doesn’t love Sunflowers? They are bold, bright and remind us of warm summer days. Sunflowers were requested by one of our customers some time ago & sometimes we need to feel in the mood to draw certain items & now felt the time was right to create some beautiful new digi’s & papers with these gorgeous flowers.
The reason for Part 1 of the above title is we have a few more sunflower products to come over the next week – so look our for more updates.

Here are the first two sunflower releases;

Mowbray Designs has made this beautiful fresh looking card. Using two of the papers from the ‘Sunny Sunflowers’ Paper Pack for the main background the stripe sunflowers & then a blue check for a centre strip. She’s die cut her shaded Sunflower Bouquet digi stamp & placed into the middle of the card. Finishing off with a bow & some sparkly gems.

For our card we’ve gone bold and bright – making a pretty Mother’s Day card. We’ve gone for a yellow/gold/blue colour palette. We’ve used the bold blue polka dot sunflower paper from the paper pack , layered it onto gold mirror card & them layered a yellow piece of polka dot embossed card on top. Die cut a fancy shape for a the centre & mounted our shaded Sunflower Bouquet digi into the middle. We’ve added sparkle with glitter card, glitter and gems.

What do you think our our latest releases? What other flower would you like to see in our shop in the future?