Prima Traveler’s Notebook Setup with DIY accessories

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.