I actually made this next project first and it inspired the journal. I absolutely fell in love with it, and am also going to have a tutorial for it, but first I have to get my kids in school. I figured the roses were more important anyway, and that tutorial is here.
I even lined the inside of the box, to make it more authentic and vintage. My Grandma had an old wooden sewing chest that was lined and I loved to play with the buttons she had in there. This box is pretty big and would EASILY fit the journal in it !! Enjoy making the roses, have fun and happy stamping!!