how to create a book journal


How To Create a Book Journal by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate

How To Create a Wire Bound Book Journal

How To Create a Book Journal by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate

There is a new video up on my YouTube channel ( )

How To Create a Book Journal by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate

Using Heidi Swapp's beautiful Hawthorne collection, I have crafted a new journal. Book journals are highly used resources in my life. I am always reading self growth books. And I take extensive notes when I read. A companion journal is always helpful as I journey through another book. It's even more helpful when it's pretty.

In this video I will be sharing how to create this Gold Foil backing to my title. An inside pocket for paper clips and book marks. How I used a sheet of clear acrylic paper. And how this book is bound with the Cinch binder.

These Gold Foil Flakes are a must have in your paper crafting stash. Lots o' possibilities.

How To Create a Book Journal by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate

While this journal is a work horse for me I still needed to make it pretty. The embellishing is minimal but fun.

How To Create a Book Journal by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate

Let me know if this video was useful to you. There are a whole lot of projects in my head I am eager to teach. Let me know if there is something in particular you'd like to see.

And be sure to check out the Hawthorne Collection right here:

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of I do receive financial compensation and material product from American Crafts to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own. 


  1. Wow, this is so inspiring and beautiful! Thank you for sharing, I didn't know I needed a cinch binder but now I know!! I like to take reading notes as well witj spiritual reading but haven't done it for a long time...inspired to start again.

    1. Well I love hearing that. And yes. I may be a bit of an enabler with that their Cinch.

  2. Beautiful where did you get the clear acrylic paper?