Crafting is an activity that has always piqued people’s interest.  It‘s fun, relaxing, brings people together and it can even improve our physical and mental wellbeing.

Whether you join a workshop or use the comfort of your own home, are a beginner or passionate artist there are tons of inspirational craft ideas to guide you. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin when wanting to start a new project and there are so many materials to choose from!

That’s why at the Journal Shop we’ve put together a selection of craft ideas using stationery that will get you started. Have fun and release your inner creativity!

 

1.  WASHI TAPE FRAMES FOR YOUR FAVOURITE PHOTOS

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Washi tape needs no introduction, ever since it’s launch in 2006 it has become an international phenomenon being used by crafters and artists alike. There are countless ways to use it, it’s low low tack adhesive and large variety colours and patterns to choose from makes it so popular and easy to use.

So dust off your old photos, pick up a pair of scissors, a handful of making tape patterns (we have plenty to choose from) and start creating your own photo wall.

 

2.  PERSONALISED SCRAPBOOKS FOR YOUR MEMORIES

In this digital age it is so easy to snap pictures to remember special moments in our life. But more often than not those pictures are left stored on our phones or computers or forgotten in a box somewhere.

Whether you just want to tell a story of your travel adventures, wedding, kids, inner thoughts - you name it – creating a scrapbook is a fun way to keep those memories safe in an attractive layout. With plenty of scrapbooking supplies out there for you to choose from, your scrapbook can easily become your favourite project yet.

 

3. CREATE UNIQUE EMBOSSED CARDS

With lots of revolutionary embossing machines on the market, embossing technique has never been easier. Beautifully decorated cards, wedding and party invitations end even napkins (I know, right?) can now be created at home, with just a few crafty essentials!

Feeling excited? Before you start browse our shop for these must have:

 

WASHI TAPE AND SCISSORS

  • MT Masking Tape 1P Deco Shima Murasaki

 

 

 

 

  • 2 Aimez Le Style Wide Washi Tape 'Mode'

 

 

 

 

  • MT Masking Tape // 20 Pack of Solid Colours

 

 

 

 

  • Hightide Penco Stainless Scissors

 

 

 

 

SCRAPBOOK AND ACCESSORIES

  • Hightide  Scrapbook Album

 

 

 

 

  • Iconic Scrapbook v.2

 

 

 

 

  • Iconic Diary Deco Pack v.7

 

 

 

 

EMBOSSER MACHINE

  • Midori Embosser Machine

 

 

 

 

  • Hightide Penco Embossing Label Maker