Cutie Camp “Idea Book”

Paula G. and Kelly B. of the “Fussy Cuttin’ Cuties” are hosting their annual Cutie Camp this week. I was not able to attend, but I still wanted to participate in some way, so I sent a care package with lots of art journals and decorating supplies to Paula to take to the campers. I thought it would be fun to do a kind of art journaling class remotely, so I put together this little art journal filled with pages of ideas to send along. Well, it started out little…it grew to about 3 inches thick when it was finished!

I used a lot of Kelly Bangs printables in this journal, and I will try to include the collection’s name and relevant links with each photo.* Her designs are so much fun to mix with vintage ephemera and your favorite scrapbook paper. (actually, that’s this journal in a nutshell!)

There are a lot of us that are not going to be able to attend camp in person, so I suggested that they have virtual camp along with the in person camp. They loved the idea and ran with it, it is officially called “Camp Fomo”! And that is the brainchild behind taking loads of photos of this Idea Book and sharing it here for all us in “Camp Fomo”.

The first page spread is lots of pockets. A handmade library pocket with a journaling card on the left, and a couple of torn paper tuck spots on the right.

I have an envelope punch board from “We R Memory Keepers” that I use to make my custom sized envelopes. I made my own library pocket template, but there are a ton of free library pocket templates online, just google it. It’s a great way to use up scraps, and it’s something to do while listening to an audio book or your favorite podcast.

Another envelope page, a great place to stash embellishments. I used a small heart shaped die cut for the closure.

You are going to see a lot of Kelly Bang’s “Southern Charm” in this journal, the colors are just gorgeous!

Well, that’s it for now. I just wanted to share a little introduction to this series of blog posts. I blocked all of my “Idea Book” blog posts by theme and there will be seven blog posts in total over the next week or so, so stay tuned.

As always,

Thank you for stopping in,

Have a great day,


*footnote: no links in my blog posts are affiliated, that’s too much work 😉

7 thoughts on “Cutie Camp “Idea Book”

  1. So glad you had the fabulous idea for camp FOMO! I can’t wait to join in (just came home from Mandy’s retreat and have COVID so I’m resting. As soon as I’m feeling better I’m crafting! Love your Blog Patty! You make all the beautiful things!


  2. What a great idea Patty! I love having a dedicated/limited stash of supplies in something like your ‘Idea Book” – working from that instead of hauling out and having to put away containers, folders, etc is my ‘go to’ these days. Use it all up and then refill with whatever catches your eye at the moment, or a particular theme you want to create with. Less being more and keeping it simple-likelikelike! 😉 tfs you always inspire me.


      1. I know you can make another one! Good thing you have pictures of it. I have a feeling the next one will have some additions, tweaks, changes that makes it even better 😉 go for it!!


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