Escape Vacation Journal
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Escape Vacation Journal

Chronicle your vacation adventures in this great journal, made with the Cricut Expression machine and Life is a Beach cartridge.
Designed by Betsy Veldman
Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Cricut Expression® Personal Electronic Cutter
  • Cricut® Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge
  • Cricut Life is a Beach Cartridge
  • Journal
  • Cardstock: Brown, Kraft, Green
  • Buttons: Brown (2)
  • Ribbon: Green
  • Alphabet Stamps
  • Ink: Brown
  • Jute
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Adhere kraft cardstock to front and back of journal.

Step: 2

Tie ribbon into bow around journal spine.

Step: 3

Cut leaf border: Using Life is a Beach cartridge and green cardstock, select Border feature and cut one 2-inch <Leaf1>. Ink edges. Adhere to journal as shown.

Step: 4

Adhere a strip of ribbon across journal cover as shown.

Step: 5

Cut escape: Using brown cardstock, select Title Words feature and cut one 2-inch <Leaf1>. Adhere to cover as shown.

Step: 6

Cut leaf: Using green cardstock, cut one 1½-inch <Leaf1>. Adhere to title, layering over brown leaf. Tie jute through buttonholes and adhere one button to leaf.

Step: 7

Cut circle: Using Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and green cardstock, cut one 3½-inch <circle>. Use alphabet stamps and brown ink to stamp SUMMER VACATION JOURNAL on circle as shown. Adhere to journal and trim excess. Accent with button as shown.

Step: 8

Cut charm: Using Life is a Beach cartridge and brown cardstock, select Charms feature and cut one 2-inch <Leaf1>. Tie to ribbon on spine using jute.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.