June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway!

MMH Countdown to Creativity

The June My Monthly Hero kit has a fantastic eco-friendly journal that I can hardly wait to begin filling out during my family’s next vacation. I can see myself writing down some notes, adding tickets and maps, little bits of this and that – turning it into an old fashioned scrapbook.

June 2016 My Monthly Hero - Travel Journal by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I’ve kept journals like this in the past and by the time our vacation was over the journal was pretty thick with a lot of items sticking out, so I knew I needed to add some sort of closure to this one to make it not only pretty, but functional.

I die cut a tag out of Sizzix paper leather and adhered one onto the back cover folding around to the front; I added airmail twine and was able to tie the journal shut and make sure all of my little memorabilia pieces would stay nicely inside.

June 2016 My Monthly Hero - Travel Journal by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

To decorate the front cover I used alpha stamps from the add-on stamp set and stamped “Travel” repeatedly using Cup O' Joe ink. I also added a post mark frame and a little suitcase to the mix.

My leather tags were also decorated with a bit of stamping, I used stamps from the main kit and stamped various sentiments, again using the same Cup O’ Joe ink and also Unicorn White. The leather paper is not like the usual paper, so its best to heat set the ink once stamped to avoid having smudges.

June 2016 My Monthly Hero - Travel Journal by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I couldn’t resist adding a few die cuts to the cover – I adhered a little red airplane and a kraft suit case, both die cut using dies from the kit.

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all of the comments left across all countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, June 6, before the kit launches at 1pm eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

I can hardly wait to go on vacation now and start filling this journal out!

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