The Art of Hidden Journalling from CTMH

Welcome back

Keeping with the scapbooking theme here is a layout that I have done with some hidden journalling.  I prefer to hide my journalling, as for me it seems to take away from my artwork.  I have taken my inspiration from the layout in the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 pattern 08.

Here is my layout using the Chalk It Up B&T papers, Complements and Assortments as well as the Artfully Sent Cartridge and Artbooking Cartridge.

CTMH Chalk it Up layout

I love the envelope that looks like a satchel and used my Artfully Sent cartridge to make the envelope.  I cut three different images – two the same size using Desert Sand cardstock and the herringbone paper and another one in the herringbone pattern that I used CCR to make a little smaller.   Unfortunately, I did not take any photos of the work in progress but I had to have the front in the herringbone pattern so I trimmed the top of it off the paper just before it folded over then adhered the herringbone paper image onto the Desert Sand image. I then put the smaller herringbone image on the top of the Desert Sand image and turned it over to create the satchel.  I then used Desert Sand trims to create the straps and finished off with the black sparkles from the Sparkles Black and Grey Assortments.

CTMH small bag

Here is the journalling inside the bag.  The little hook and loop dots are so useful for closing this little envelope/satchel.

CTMH Hidden Journalling

Materials used:

Cardstock – Lagoon, Sorbet, Desert Sand, Flaxen

Papers – Chalk It Up

Complements – Chalk It Up

Assortments – Chalk It Up

Cricut Cartridges – Artbooking, Artfully Sent

Hook & Loop Dots

Sparkles Black and Grey Assortment

Thank you for looking and I hope that you understand my instructions.

Watch out for the Australasian CTMH SOTM blog hop coming on the 1st April.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting


12 thoughts on “The Art of Hidden Journalling from CTMH

  1. Patricia, how did you work the satchel around the clear page protector. Did you attach it on top of the protector, cut a slit or ???? I’m trying to picture it, but can’t work it out in my mind.
    Love the layout and thanks for the regular inspiration.

    1. Thank you for the visit and comment Carolyn. I have actually put the satchel inside the page protector but I guess you could easily put it on the outside of the protector or even cut a slit to open it.

  2. Awwww, isn’t that too adorable for words? I love the little satchel with the letter in it. Great colours for this scrapbook Patricia. 😀 ♥

  3. I went through a period where I didn’t like my handwriting so I did a lot of computer journalling. Now that my mom is gone, the thing I cherish the most is her handwriting, so I’m back to writing in my scrapbooks.

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