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Journal Vinyl Decal

Hey, so glad you came back! Today it is a very short post as this is such a quick and easy project to spruce up any journal or notebook you have lying around.

You may have noticed if you follow me on Facebook and Instagram (links to the side if you don’t and you want to tag along!) I have posted about my bullet journal. Now, I am probably a bit late to the show with bullet journaling as it has been around for quite awhile, but I only recently stumbled upon it. I was looking for a way to become more organised in my day to day life along with the blog and that is how I stumbled onto the bullet journal. Now, I wont be going in to the details of bullet journalling today in today’s post – I do plan to do a post soon on what I know and have learnt so far.

However, I have instead focused this post on the decoration I have added to my journal. And as I said, you can use this on any journal or notebook you have laying around! Also you can pick up this free Silhouette Studio Cut file at the end of the post!!

Materials required for the Journal Vinyl decal:

  • Adhesive sign vinyl in a colour of your choosing
  • Silhouette Cameo and cutting mat
  • Tweezers or other tools for weeding
  • Transfer tape
  • Scraper or credit style card to burnish with

Journal Vinyl Decal Project Details:

For this decal, I searched for creative sayings on Pintrest for inspiration. I wanted the saying or quote to be related to what is inside the journal. I use this journal as a diary, a planner and a tracker of all things creative and personal. 

When I stumbled across this saying by Abraham Lincoln I thought it was perfect for the front of my cover.

I designed the decal in the Silhouette Studio software, and I felt there were a few words I wanted to highlight. I paired a brush font with a clean and simple sans-serif font. Illusias from Creative market features as the brush font. Champagne & Limousines from dafont.com features as the sans-serif font To highlight the feature words more so, I increased the size of the words to stand out more. 

I cut this decal out on the following cut settings on the Cameo machine:

Blade: 1, Speed: 4, Thickness:15

Once I had weeded the design, I used the transfer tape to apply the decal to the front of the journal. Before taking the transfer tape off, I used the scraper to burnish the design on to ensure it was applied well. 

I love the contrast and pairing of this soft mint colour with the rich dark navy of the journal cover. However, this decal could work in so many different colour combinations. 

Free cut file to download

Click on the file below for the free Silhouette Studio cut file used in this Journal Decal Project.

*Please note this file is for personal use only. If you would like to share this file, please share the link to this blog post and not the file itself or the link to Onedrive. Please also credit Pretty Little Button.

I hope this has inspired you to spruce up a tired or once forgotten notebook/journal and give it a new lease of life. Please don’t forget to share you projects using this cut file down below in the comments, or using #prettylittlebutton on Facebook or Instagram

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Till next time,

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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