telling stories with hawthorne photo journal
I canNOT wait to show off this Photo Journal that is part of the Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Collection.
The beautiful floral print hard cover mini album is a great option for telling any story. To name a few, this album is a perfect book for baby’s first year, a birthday event, a photo a day project, documenting a school year, a vacation. Or even some highlight photos from a Washington 8th grade trip with your daughter.
For this book I decided to just have a whole lot of embellishing fun. I grabbed all the Hawthorne things. In this photo you can see the two stamp sets that are part of this collection. As well as Alpha Stickers. Ephemera. Washi Tape (always with the washi tape). Cardstock stickerrs. Heidi Swapp Glue Pen. And Minc Reactive Foil. Not shown are the Word Jumbles that were used extensively for this mini album. All these items are available at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store. Run. Don’t walk!
This Hawthorne Photo Journal is a spiral bound mini album. The hard cover journal opens flat and is super easy to embellish and write all the journaling. The included video below shares ALL the details.
Take a look at this video album walk through. Then peruse some of the pages I included in this post. You too will for sure be wanting to get your hands on this photo journal.
Here are a few more details I want to point out:
The vellum page was added to the front of this book to add another layer to the title page.
The title page is embellished with those oh so fabulous large kraft Alphas. These beauties can be foiled with the Minc Machine any foil color you desire. The ’18 is a double sided sticker that too can be foiled. I love them.
Each page spread contains a photo page on the left side. And a journal page on the right side. Hence the name, Photo Journal. Get it? You see what they did there?
As I shared in the video, I used the Word Jumble stickers on every page. These stickers can also be run through the Minc Machine and foiled. Or they can be left white. Whatever you choose. I loved the options these journal prompts allowed.
Ephemera played a big role in the embellishing as well. Like the striped frame. It fit perfect over the 4-inch sized photo window.
Exclusive at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store you can find these groovy Hawthorne patches.
Now. I am warning you. Those sweet patches may be a hoarding issue. But go ahead. Stick them down on a page and give your story big impact. I dare ya. You will adore the results.
The most important aspect of story telling for me of course, is the story telling. One of my favorite aspects of this Photo Journal is the designated space for journaling. I hand wrote most of my journaling. But you could even type and cut journal strips if you prefer. There is plenty of space for however you tell your story.
Grab a Photo Journal. Flashback to your favorite stories. And remember them for days to come.
Supplies | Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Collection and Minc Products available at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores.