The Pressed Petals Journal is available in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog as part of the Pressed Petals Suite. This post is a follow-up to a previous post where I introduced the suite. You can see the introductory post here. Today you will see a Stampin’ Up! example of how to decorate the journal with product from the Pressed Petals Suite and other Stampin’ Up! items.

Pressed Petals Journal

The Pressed Petals Journal is a spiral-bound notebook with a debossed cover. The pages are perforated so you can remove them and use on card fronts or on memory-keeping pages.

Pressed Petals Journal

You can decorate the Pressed Petals Journal as you like, and there a million ways to spruce it up. In this sample from Stampin’ Up! the flowers were stamped and die cut, and the sentiments were heat embossed using gold and white embossing powder. To replicate this look, you will need a heat tool for embossing, and a die cutting machine to dry emboss and die cut images. You will also need some scotch tape or similar to use on your stamps for “masking”. 

I am sharing my interpretation of the instructions to make this beautiful cover, but know that I might be a little bit “off”. Regardless, what you make will surely be beautiful.

Start by either cutting out several of the leaves from the Designer Series Paper for a backdrop, or by stamping the leaves from the Path of Petals set in Pear Pizzazz and/or Mossy Meadow, and then cutting them. Stamp the flowers in Night of Navy, cut them, and adhere them to the leaves. You may also want to add a few yellow flowers in Daffodil Delight or So Saffron.

Die cut a large label in Whisper White using the Stitched Labels die, then lace Linen Thread through the top of the label and tie it in a bow. 

Use the medium die from Petal Labels to cut a label from either a piece of So Saffron cardstock, or a Gold Foil sheet, and then with the small die, cut an oval from Very Vanilla cardstock. 

Now, for the stamping and heat embossing… 

Take the Country Home (or similar set) stamp with “grateful” and cover all of the words on the stamp with tape, except for the word you wish to use (grateful). An alternative method is to only ink the word, if you can do that without using tape. Ink the word “grateful” with Versamark, and make sure it is sticky, then remove the tape before stamping. After the word is sticky with Versamark, stamp it onto cardstock, and remove the stamp. Liberally sprinkle Gold Emboss Powder onto the stamped sentiment and remove the extra powder from the cardstock. Use the heat tool to “melt” the powder until you see the desired sheen.

On a strip of Night of Navy cardstock, repeat the masking process above to isolate “always finding joy” on the stamp from Path of Petals, stamp in Versamark, and use White Emboss Powder. Trim the strip into a banner, and assemble your masterpiece onto the journal, alternating glue dots, snail, and dimensionals. When finished, sprinkle Designer Elements around the flowers and the leaves.

You may wish to stamp and heat emboss prior to die cutting, just make sure all ink is dry first. You can use similar techniques, colors and images to make your masterpiece, or you can give this one a try. This would also be pretty in a frame to use as a gift.

Pressed Petals Journal Inside TSC

You can also decorate the inside pages of the journal. Here, stamps from Path of Petals were inked in various colors (see below) and stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock, which was then layered onto a piece of dark cardstock and decorated with washi tape. A blender pen was used with the same color of ink to enhance the stamped images. 

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products used for this project.  The Pressed Petals Suite Bundle includes the Path of Petals stamp set and the dies with a 10% discount, and one each of the other products in the suite. The Path of Petals Bundle includes the Path of Petals stamp set and the Petal Labels dies with a 10% discount. Click on each image to see the product in my online store. You can also download the printable and clickable Supply List below.

Please check back soon for posts with additional Pressed Petals Suite samples from Stampin’ Up! There are several more examples I will share with you in order to provide lots of ideas and inspiration.

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Linda K, The Stamp Coach