Read | Kim Jeffress
Hidden journalling and tabs are all the rage at the moment in Scrapbooking. I love the look and interactive feel of hidden journalling so this month I want to share how I have created a little hidden journalling tab for my layout. I started with some photos of my eldest who has just learnt to read, I thought the Thermos sheet of pattern paper from the PB&J collection with the large bold letters was a perfect fit for my layout, so I based the colour scheme from the colours in that sheet of paper, I have mostly used embelishments from the new Paper Cottage collection.
To create the tab for the journalling start off by cutting 2 sheets of coordinating pattern paper and a sheet of vellum to the size you want (making sure they are all the same size.)
Next on the less embellished piece of pattern paper add your journalling, either from the computer, handwritten or in my case on an old typewriter.
Layer your 3 pieces together with the journalling on the bottom then the vellum and then the third piece of pattern paper on top. Place the bundle on your layout where you want it and machine stitch the bottom of the stack to your page. (I usually place a little clip at the top of my bundle so they don’t move around.)
Using a tab punch or if you do not have a tab punch draw a tab shape and cut it out of your pattern paper .
Last glue the tab to the back of the first layer of your little bundle and you are done!
I look forward to seeing your hidden journalling projects in our BasicGrey flickr pool very soon.