Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today showing you how to create a cute and easy Gratitude Journal using the new Along the Way line from Jen Hadfield.
A few years ago I made a Gratitude Journal to write one thing everyday, I loved it but somedays I felt I needed more space to express myself. I created this small Gratitude Journal that I think would be perfect to give to a friend during this season!
I started by cutting this patterned paper in 4×6 inch pieces. Each piece has two images and on the other side the patterned paper has a squared pattern so it is perfect for journaling.
I also cut some plain paper 4 x6 inch and bend everything in half.
Using my Book Binding Guide by We R Memory Keepers I made holes on all my pages. The tool has a small inclination and you can keep the pages together by twisting the circles! Perfect holes every time!
I arranged my pages by mixing patterned paper and plain paper pages. On the base I added my cover that was slightly wider than 6 inch.
Next, I used waxed thread to create a small saddle binding. Go all the way down sewing all the pages and then go up. Tighten your stitches and make a knot on top.
The cover has a very simple sentiment and I added a ribbon to close the journal.
If you want to give these as gifts you can add a strip of patterned paper and a tag on top. The tag package has 36 pieces in 6 different designs! Just add one to one gift and you are ready to go!
I really like how the journal turned out, now I have plenty of space to write all the things I am grateful for.
How about you? Do you keep a gratitude journal? I think it is a great exercise and a very powerful habit, if you don’t do it you should give it a try!
And here’s the project I did a few years ago! If you don’t have much time this is perfect! You only need to write one word a day and at then end of the year you will have a full mini book filled with gratitude!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for joining me today!
Along The Way Cardstock Stickers (733967)
Along The Way Ephemera (733973)
Along The Way Tags (733980)
Along The Way Patterned Paper (733982)
We R Memory Keepers Mini Magnetic Mat
We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife
We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Guide