I’ll show you the actual butterfly journal in today’s post—the butterfly journal I was supposed to use with the Sweet Stuff digital…yeah, that one. You’ll know what I’m talking about if you see the big butterfly video.
I watched Einat Kessler’s video on making a butterfly album. I loved it! I thought to myself; I need to make something easy like that. Why do I have to be so complicated? So I made an example journal with my Liquids & Flowers paper pack and recorded the video using the August Peach paper pack. Both are 6×6 paper packs.
In Einat’s video, she made all of her pages like graduating cookie cutters, while I made mine like stairs. I don’t believe I made my spine as big as hers. Make sure you check out her video for the Mini Butterfly Album. She also has a link to the measurements for her album. I called myself writing them on the pages, but I also included them in the video description.
Enjoy! My measurements are at the bottom of the post as well. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments.
Here are the measurements for my journal:
- Leave the cover sheet 12 inches long, but cut it to 6 1/4. It will measure 6 1/4 in. by 12 in.—score at 5 in. and 7 in.
- Cut the first page to 6 1/4 in. by 11 in.—score at 4 3/4 in. and 6 1/4 in.
- Cut the second page to 6 1/4 in. by 10 in.—score at 4 1/2 in. and 5 1/2 in.
- Cut the third page to 6 1/4 in. by 9 in.—score at 4 1/4 in. and 4 3/4 in.
- Cut the fourth page to 6 1/4 in. by 8in.—score at 4 in., 4 1/8 in., and 3 7/8 in. Scoring at the 4-inch mark is optional. I did this because it made sewing on the fifth page easier.
- Cut the fifth page to 6 1/4 in. by 7 in.—score at 3 1/2.
- Leaving 1/8 of an inch on each side, glue the pages together.
- Decorate the pages as you wish.