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Prima Traveler’s Notebook Setup with DIY accessories

Written by Donna Ong

It’s Donna here with the first post this month! For October, the challenge theme is “Sew Crafty”. It can be hand-stitching or machine stitching. We just want to see how you incorporate this technique into your project.

This is my first time to setup, see and hold a TN in person! ha! So, please bear with me as I familiarize myself with this system.

So anyways, below is a short step-by-step tutorial of this “attempt”.

I fussy cut the small floral pattern in one of the papers in the Rose Quarts 6×6 paper pad. I will decorate the front cover of this notebook insert included in the TN once you purchase one.

Before adhering this journaling spot, I punched holes around first and hand-stitched it later on.

I also hand-stitched the word “create” to be added later on to one of the pages in the notebook insert.

I used the Rose Quarts flowers to make some handmade paper clips. I backed the clips with felt. I strongly suggest using a very strong adhesive so it won’t fall off later on.

Lastly, I also used these embellishment backings into a bookmark! I just trimmed the excess and adhered both pieces together. I decorated with washi tapes and die cuts from the ephemera pack. Super easy!

Here is how my TN looked like after.

I loved filling up these pockets with fussy cut journaling cards and whatnots. I splattered watered-down metallique acrylic paint and some watercolors as well.

I remembered I have a Julie Nutting stamp so I used that here as well. She’s so pretty with a pink hair!

After stitching around the word “create”, I used a black watercolor and colored inside the word.

This is the bookmark that I mentioned earlier. I just added a satin ribbon and one of the bow charms to complete it.

I hope you liked my project for today!

Happy crafting!


To enter this month’s challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Create a project with the theme “Sew Crafty Challenge”.
  • Upload your entry to our Member Gallery and link us up in this thread in the forum October 2017 Challenge – Sew Crafty Challenge
  • All entries are due by October 31, 2017.
  • Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.


  • A winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions.
  • All projects submitted for the challenge must be NEW and created AFTER the challenge went live.


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