{washi tape} summer journals {tutorial}

I shared this over at Brown Paper Packages
a few weeks ago, but if you missed it here it is again! 

I love summer time!  So happy it’s finally here!  Yay!
There are so many fun things to do this time of year!
One thing we do every summer is that each kiddo has a summer journal. 

summer journals

Here’s how we made our journals this year!

summer journal 1
You’ll need:
composition books
washi tape
a rotary cutter
summer journal 2 summer journal 3 summer journal 4
First you’ll need to remove the top layer from your composition book.
(You don’t want the bright colors showing up underneath your washi tape!)
Then you’ll put your washi tape on your notebook in whatever pattern & colors you like.
summer journal 5 summer journal 6 summer journal 7
Then trim off the excess washi tape from around your edges. 
Don’t those notebooks look so fun?
summer journal 9 summer journal 11 summmer journal 10
These two journals are for my girls, so I added some ribbon
& a tag to make them a little more girlie & cute!
summer journal 12
Now they are all ready to fill with some fun summer memories!
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  1. This is so cute! I also did a Washi Tape project this week…only a "digital" one…I'd love for you to check it out! Happy Monday!


  2. What a great idea for using the Washi Tape!! They came out so cute.

  3. Anonymous says:

    They do look great!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Every time I see the cool things done with washi tape, it makes me want to order some. Cute journals.


  5. Super cute! Before we know it we will be doing this for back to school notebooks!

  6. These are so cute! I love this idea.

  7. Love the project. I am so jealous of your washi tape collection! This sounds totally cheesy, but I made gingersnap cookies this last week and it reminded me of your blog.

  8. I love it! I keep trying to think of some fun projects to use tape on, but I already have enough projects to complete 🙂

  9. Hey! I'm making these for my GLOW girls & was curious where you bought your washi tape? Thanks 🙂

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