I have found I really like making journals out of old Readers Digest books. This one's spine was cracked so I had to cut it apart and add rings.
I wanted to make a journal for some foreign relatives visiting Washington DC with us a few weeks ago.
My mom had found these long lost French relatives a while back. I thought the "French Country" paper collection would be perfect.
The pattern design dictates what kind of page it will be...folded or a made into a pocket.
Places to write and add a picture, receipt or ticket stub attached with washi tape.
Hidden places to write
I did add in another collection of papers to mix it up a little.
I used some of the pages from the Readers Digest book as a base for a pocket page with a little flap.
Chicken Wire Embossing Folder pattern on the pocket
A little ribbon accent.
I added some plain pages for sketching.