Friday, 26 October 2018

ATC Journal with Craftacope

Morning Friends and Crafters. I am so excited to share the first Tutorial Post for a project I have made with my first collection (lot's of photos on the blog post). My new collection will be launching exclusively on Hochanda at 4 pm on 1 st November. I do hope you are as excited as I am. It would be great if you would tune in to see the whole collection along with a lot more inspiration and samples. From now and for the next week there will be lot's of inspiration shared, both on here and the Hochanda Blog. But dont worry, I have been busily adding more tutorials for after that as well for anyone who would like some more inspiration or ideas of what else can be done with my Collection. 

You will need:
Craftascope Xander Stencil
Craftascope Trent Stencil
Craftascope Profile Stamp Collection 2
Greyboard cut to sizes in photo 1
Black Card 4 x 15 1/2''
Graphic 45 or your choice of Decorative Papers
Epiphany Round Tool and Covers
Construction Tape
Red liner Tape
Black Ribbon
Watercolour Crad
Tacky Glue
3D Glue Gel
Versamark Black Ink Pad
Dusty Concord Distress Ink Pad

Step 1: Cut and arrange your greyboard as shown.

Step 2: Use construction tape to secure the sections together, you need a gap between each piece, the width of the particular board you are using.

Step 3: Your piece should look like this.

Step 4: Create your spine. Score as shown in the photo.

Step 5: Reinforce and fold the spine as shown.

Step 6: Add red liner tape and tacky glue for extra strength to the 1 cm section and join them together. This gives you the spine and extra space to allow for your personal additions. Decorate your journal with Graphic 45 papers or paper of your choice.

Step 7: Create a nice colourful piece of watercolour card with a selection of Brusho. Once completely dry, stencil through your stencils with Versafine black ink. I used just the eye area, making sure it was slightly bigger than the size I needed. Use the Epiphany tool to create the wonderful embellishments for the inside.

Step 8 & 9: Add to your design, here I have used them as buttons for the ATC holders I have added to a couple of my inside pages.

Step 10: Stamp the sentiment on matching paper, trim to size and blend the edges with Dusty Concord Distress ink, choose another colour if you have other colour papers.

Step 11: For the front of your Journal. Stamp the profile stamp on to matching paper and again lightly distress the edges with Dusty Concorde. I have used a sentiment panel on the front as I wanted to keep the word 'STORY' on the second page, but it's entirely up to you.

Thank you ever so much for sharing my exciting news today, I really hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished project, I have shared with you. Please keep your eyes out on Facebook as there will be a chance for someone to win the whole collection in a Hochanda Giveaway. Another thing, here is a 30% off voucher to use on your first order (anything) from Hochanda, use code FEY5JBP7.
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I am looking forward to sharing more with you over the week ahead, there is a post on the Hochanda Blog Tomorrow. For now Take care and Happy Crafting


  1. Oh wow Nick! What an amazing start to this exciting journey over the next week. Love the journal you have made. The tutorial is great giving all the measurements and instructions that we need to make our own.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola x

    1. It's a great little holder for any of the little ATC's, Thank you so much, I am so pleased you enjoyed this today. xx

  2. What a great set of instructions never made anything like this so off to search out construction tape!!

    1. Thank you Karen, It's a great little project to make and you could always make it bigger for other things once you know how to do it.xx

  3. Nick

    Wow. Your blog instructions are superb.

    I will be watching on my phone and thank you for the voucher.

    Good luck for your show

    Heather B

    1. Hi Heather, I am so pleased you like the instruction and feel they are well done. I am so pleased you will be watching, i am really too excited for words. You are also more than welcome to the voucher, I hope it comes in useful. Take care and thank you again for your lovely comments.xx