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Mini Dream Journal
By Beth Madland

Materials Needed

Fiskars Netting Texture Plate


Embossing Tool and Embossing Stylus


Royal Brush Chinese Characters Rub-ons


12x12 black cardstock


12x12 white cardstock


Red mulberry specialty paper


3M Foam adhesive squares


3M adhesive tape pen


Red cord


Cut a 12x12 sheet of black paper in half (12x 6). Now you have a folded 6x6 square.

  2. Place the black paper on the netting texture plate and rub the embossing tool on top of the paper. You will begin to see the texture show through. Because this is a consistent pattern you can use your stylus and follow the lines of the texture plate – this is called blind embossing. You will have to realign your paper on the texture plate to complete the texture on a 6x6 portion of the black paper. I only embossed the front of this mini journal.
  3. Select a Chinese character rub-on and cut it out. Remove the backing sheet of the rub-on and place the rub-on onto a sheet of white paper – a scrap piece of paper will do. Use the Popsicle stick and rub on top of the rub-on onto the white paper gently lifting the rub-on transfer paper.
  4. Trim the Chinese character into a rectangle.
  5. Tear a piece of red decorative paper larger than the Chinese character rectangle. Use 3M adhesive on the back of the decorative paper and place in the center of the texture side of the black mini journal (make sure the fold of the mini journal is on the left).
  6. Use foam adhesive squares on the back of the Chinese character rectangle and adhere it on top of the red decorative paper.
  7. Insert as many white sheets of paper into the mini album. Tie a red cord around the fold of the mini album. This will hold the album together. Attach beads or charms to the cording.
Sponsor: Fiskars and Royal Langnickel

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