Thursday, 1 March 2018

Tutorial - Journal and 7 Removable Interactive Inserts

(Tutorial - $9.99 USD)

In this tutorial, I show you how to create from scratch a fabric-covered journal with button closure, 7 different styles of interactive “page” inserts (flaps that fold out, accordion mini pages, waterfalls, pockets, handmade envelopes, notebook for journaling), plus a plastic sleeve and a small notepad. Inserts slide underneath the elastic bands inside the journal cover so you can remove them to take with you. (Great for a traveler's journal!) 

In the journal I make in this tutorial, there is space for 4 inserts, but I also show how to alter the cover to hold up to 6 of the interactive page inserts. The journal cover measures 4-3/4”w by 8-1/2”h with a 1-1/2” spine for the 4-insert journal, and a 2” spine for a 6-insert journal. The inserts measure 4-1/2”w x 7-1/4”h. 
In my videos, I refer to my completed “demo” journals - for example I will show you the completed insert from my journal, then I show you how to construct the same insert from scratch. My demo journals were made using a mix of travel-themed paper stacks: “Fly Me Away” by Recollections and “Cartographer” by DCWV. The paper stack I am using for the journals I am constructing in the tutorial is titled "Storyteller" by Linda Wood. Use papers of your own choosing to customize your journals.

The tutorial is in PDF format and contains 60 pages of extremely detailed step-by-step instructions with photos that show how I created the journal and inserts from start to finish. Measurements are included for each piece you will need to construct this project. In addition to the written tutorial, I'm including free links to my series of unlisted ONLINE VIDEOS that show how to make the journal and inserts as I create a brand new set from start to finish. I plan on making these videos available to those who purchase my tutorial for as long as the service provider can continue hosting them for free.

To purchase ($9.99 US): Please visit my Etsy shop to purchase the tutorial ( Don't have an Etsy account? No problem. Simply email me at and I will send you a Paypal invoice and upon payment, will send you the tutorial by email within 24 hours.

Terms of use: By purchasing this tutorial, you can make this journal for personal or commercial use. If selling these items online, please credit me by including a link to my website: “Tutorial for making this journal is available from”.

However the tutorial and videos are protected by copyright and may NOT be reproduced or redistributed for free or for profit. 

Classroom Licence - $29.99
If you would like to teach classes on how to make this 3-piece set, a “Classroom Licence” is available for $29.99. You can teach as many classes as you wish.  Note: Students each need to purchase a tutorial. Student tutorials can be purchased at a special price if ordered and paid for by the purchaser of the Classroom Licence. Contact me at if interested.