Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Your own private hideaway...

Do you ever want to journal on your layout, but feel it is too personal and you don't want to share it with everyone? Or maybe you just don't like the look of your own handwriting? Whatever the case may be, if you don't want everyone to see or read your journaling, then I have a technique you are going to want to try! I am going to share with you today a way to place hidden journaling on your layout using the Bo Bunny Cut Outs! Nearly every collection contains a set of these fun double sided cut outs that can be used in so many fun and creative ways on your layouts. I choose to use the Petal Pushers collection for my project. Don't the colors in this line just put a smile on your face?!
Supplies: Petal Pushers Doodles, Petal Pushers Bloomers, Petal Pushers Dots, Petal Pushers Stripe, Petal Pushers Cut Outs, Petal Pushers Chipboard, Petal Pushers Combo Stickers, Petal Pushers iCandy.

Start by selecting the Cut Out you want to use and then cut it out.
I like to use images with similar designs as this one because by cutting out the top part of the image you create a tab that can be lifted and pulled on to reveal the journaling piece.Cut along the scallop edge and make a clean cut across the top of the other piece.
Cut a piece of coordinating Double Dot Cardstock to mat the 2 pieces you just cut out giving the images about an 1/8 inch border. Score the edge for the scalloped strip.
Adhere the scalloped strip. This will become the tab that will fold over your layout.
Fold this piece over like so.
Then adhere the other piece of the Cut Out on the inside of the cardstock.
This is what the finished journaling piece will look like.
I find this works best with a layout in which you start with a 12 x 12 piece of background paper and then layer a smaller piece of paper on top of it. On with this layout the journaling piece will slide between the yellow and black paper and the tab will fold over the top of the yellow paper. Between these 2 layers you will create a pocket for the journaling piece to slide between.
Once you have determined the placement of these papers, then determine the placement of your journaling piece.
Here you can see it sliding in/out.
Place adhesive around the outside of the journaling piece on the back side of the paper. This will create a pocket to hold it in place.
Adhere this paper to the 12 x 12 background paper and put the journaling piece in place.
The tab will be held down better once placed in your page protector.
Now the journaling piece is ready to add your journaling and it is time for you to complete the rest of your layout.
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Here are some details images of the embellishments I used on my layout.
I added a little chipboard flower to the journaling tab strip to dress it up a bit.
I cut out the centers for the flowers from the patterned paper and layered them on top of the chipboard flowers using double sided foam tape to give them even more dimension.
And finished them off with a little iCandy!For the strip on the bottom I re-created a longer version of the strip on the journaling piece, complete with staples to match!

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and will give hidden journaling using the Bo Bunny Cut Outs a try on your next layout!

Happy Hugs!
Juliana

PS... Leave a comment, tell us what you thought about this little tutorial and you will be entered in a drawing for some Petal Pusher goodies!

119 comments:

  1. o this is fun thanks for shwowing.
    byebye,Lean.

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  2. LOVE this idea - TFS. And, yes the Petal Pushers does bring a smile to my face...I can see the stack right now on my scrap table. I am lovin' this new line!

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  3. What a great tutorial - thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is an awesome idea! Thanks for the instructions! Love this paper!

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  5. OH Wow.. I love this idea.. I am certainly going to use this... I am all about private journaling...TFS

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  6. Love this Juliana! Great job! Don't you just love the big chipboards????

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  7. I love BoBunny's cut outs and this is a great idea for journaling! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Beautiful idea, and thanks for the great qualitu tuto pictures!

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  9. Love this creative journaling idea! Wonderful tutorial!

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  10. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing...

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  11. I LOVE hidden journaling! Sometimes I like to write love notes/letters to my kids on my layouts and it's a great way to keep them a little more private. :) This was a great tutorial!

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  12. Fab idea for hidden journaling and beautiful layout! :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I have often struggled with this very problem, so now I have a solution!

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  14. Thanks for sharing this idea... its really great! :)

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  15. Very nice way to hide my yucky handwriting!!! Thanks!

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  16. YES!!! I love this idea!! I like to hide my journaling sometimes, and this is such an attractive way to do it.

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  17. what a cute idea!!! I dig that!!!

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  18. what a fun way to hide your journaling. I LOVE how clever it is

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  19. I love the layout, great way to hide journaling. THanks for sharing

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  20. OMG!!! I love that Technique, I don't always want my journaling to take up room on my layouts, this would take care of that problem. Great Job, Love this Line it's soo cheerful!!!

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  21. Love how you hid the journaling and the chipboard flowers are adorable!

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  22. Love your work Juliana!! Great Job!!! Thanks for sharing...

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  23. What a great idea! I've never done this before, I'll have to try it!

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  24. What a great & creative idea.

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  25. What a neat way to use a journaling block - thanks for the tutorial!

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  26. This is just awesome. I love the way you hide it and made it easily accessable! I will try this out! Gorgeous page! :D

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  27. Great idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  28. What a great idea!! TFS! I am going to try this on my next LO!!

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  29. Great hidden journalling idea to use with the cut outs. Thanks for showing us step by step.

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  30. Thanks for this tip, I am always trying to find ways to hide my journalling. I am not much of a writer, but I do like to tell whats happening on a page. I love it!!

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  31. A great little tip, I've produced something similar in the past, sometimes your journaling is too personal to share and this is a fab way of keeping your own private thoughts safe!
    I love the Petal Pushers collection, so bright colourful and cheery - just what we need! :)
    x

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  32. gorgeous, like all things I see here,I am in aaah with all the beautiful things

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  33. Hidden journaling never looked so good! Love the cutout sheet that you used for this page. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  34. I love this! I'm making a scrapbook for someone else, so it is hard for me to do the journaling. I've been looking for more ways to hide journaling blocks so the recipient can choose to add their own words or not. Thank you!

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  35. I love the journaling tip and the layout is super cute....great line!

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  36. I just love the Petal Pushers line, its so cute and versatile.

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  37. I love this technique and am anxious to give it a try on my scrapbook pages. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  38. What a fabulous LO, love the journaling idea! Definitely want to try that :)

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  39. what a fun way to hide the journaling. TFS!!!

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  40. That's great! I had to go back and look at the LO about 5 or 6 times to figure out where it was initially! I love this idea!!

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  41. Very clever idea. I never would have thought to do hidden journaling this way. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Thanks for all the great feedback ladies! I was hoping the step by step was not too confusing! LOL!!!

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  43. I would love to see more techniques using this step by step process! This is awesome for visual people like me. Great idea!

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  44. I love this idea. I almost always journal on my layouts!

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  45. Awesome layout and I love the idea of hiddden journaling! TFS!

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  46. I love to hide journaling because I want the photos to take center stage...and I've used lots of ways..but I like this one! Thanks for the great idea!

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  47. OK, I do hide my journaling from time to time, but haven't tried this methos! Thanks! Love this!

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  48. I would never have known there was hidden journaling on your layout! Great tutorial Juliana!

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  49. I LOVE this idea. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Great idea. I would have never thought to put it behind the page that way.

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  51. OH WOW...What a BRILLIANT idea?!?! I will definately be using this on a LO soon!!! TFS and as always... THANKS FOR INSPIRING!!!

    Misty

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  52. What a GREAT idea!!!! I would have never thought of that! So smart!

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  53. Awww such a cute lo! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  54. This is a clever twist on hidden journaling Juliana - awesome idea! I haven't done hidden journaling in a long time, but your idea makes me want to! (LOL)

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  55. Thanks for the great idea. I love Bo Bunny!!!!

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  56. Love this idea for journaling. Thanks so much for a great idea.
    Love all your new lines!

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  57. Thanks for the tips, I especially love the little flap that holds the hidden journaling.

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  58. I will haveto try this type of hidden journaling.

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  59. This page is amazing and just love the hideaway journaling. Thanks for a easy to follow tutorial.

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  60. love the way this is hidden, but easy to access from inside a page protector

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  61. great idea. I am not gonna lie - I had to read through a couple of times to "get" it!

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  62. Awesome tutorial, Juliana!!!

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  63. I would have never guessed that you had a hidden journalling spot on your layout. Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! Terrific layout and tutorial!!!

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  64. what a cute idea! I love it!

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  65. love your tutorial! can't wait to try it!

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  66. Great idea! I have done hidden journaling but never as cute as this one! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Juliana! This idea is real fun. I usually hide my journaling behind photos. But this idea is a keeper. Thanks for sharing

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  68. I love this idea- you hid your journaling beautifully!! I especially like that you can easily pull the journaling out while flipping through the pages of your scrapbook!!

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  69. Great idea! Beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing. Love this collection, too cute!

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  70. What a neat idea! and no one will know you have something hidden there! i will have to try it out!
    tfs =)

    hugs
    juli

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  71. Great idea!!! Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

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  72. Very cute, I do think it's good to not let journaling be too hidden though. I like the idea of scrapbooks being passed to grand children and even great grandchildren. You wouldn't want the journaling to be forgotten. (Thanks for the chance to win some Petal Pushers :D)

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  73. i love it and i need to try it, thanks

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  74. I just received some of this line:) Can't wait to play! Thanks for the tut!

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  75. Love the idea! What a great way to dress up a layout AND include your journaling!

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  76. What a great, stylish way to hide journaling!

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  77. I was wonderign where the journaling hideaway was...very ingenious!

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  78. I always use hidden journaling, but feel that I am always hiding it the same way and that all my pages are looking the same. So I have been trying to figure out how to do it differently. This is PERFECT. Thanks so much Juliana.

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  79. I am loving this. I have done this in one of our travel albums and It is great! Thanks for sparking my mind to do this again.
    Donna

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  80. thanks for sharing this tip!

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  81. I love this idea Juliana! And of course your layout is beautiful!

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  82. Such a fantastic idea... I will definitely be using this idea in my layouts! Thanks! Love your layout!!

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  83. I love tutorials like this! I'm always looking for new ways to use things on my layouts!

    I LOVE the Petal Pushers papers!!!

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  84. Thanks for this tutorial. Love this. I am sure to try this out. appreciate the tip on how to hold the journal card in place, so it doesn't slip.
    ava cottagerca@yahoo.ca

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  85. Hidden journaling is a great idea! this work great on challenge pages or stuff I post on my blog!

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  86. this is a fabulous idea ive always been afriad to journal it felt to personal .. to open.. an my few attempts on myspace felt like i was bearing my soul.. so thankyou for this !!

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  87. gorgeous page! and what a great way to make a journaling spot!

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  88. I love this layout and the idea for hidden journaling! Can't wait to try out the paper either!!

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  89. Wow, this is a great tutorial. I will definitely be using this one.

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  90. What a fabulous idea for hidden journaling! i love it!

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  91. Once again we are given some timely and inspirational advice. I LOVE BoBunny...your layout is awesome!

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  92. This is such a clever idea! I would never have thought to that myself! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  93. What a clever idea! Great tutorial... thank you!

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  94. Fabulous tutorial Juliana...I love your hidden journaling spot. Thanks for sharing the step by step.

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  95. Amazing tutorial Julianna.
    xoxo, Christine

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  96. I am ready to use this idea. Really loved it. Thank you.

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  97. OMG This is cool. Must give it a go. Thanks for the tip

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  98. Great way to hide journaling!

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  99. Fun idea for hidden journaling or extra pics!

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  100. Ilove the way you used the piece as a journaling tag!

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  101. I would have NEVER thought to do it this way, thank you so much for this little tutorial!

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  102. Juliana this is totally gorgeous! great tutorial..

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  103. Cute, original idea. I will have to try this out.

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  104. What a great idea....too often I leave off the "personal" journal or water it down. Thanks!!

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  105. Great tutorial! Love the hidden journaling, such a neat creative way to do it!

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  106. Awesome idea! Great way to add journaling when the layout itself doesn't have room for it.

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  107. jULIANA DID A FABULOUS JOB AS ALWAYS..THANKS FOR THE GREAT IDEA
    FOR HIDDEN JOURNALING. I REALLY LOVE IT!

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