Make these easy personalized journals to keep track of your thoughts, dreams and plans. Thank you to Stampin’ Up for providing the supplies for this fun project.
In our church, the members take responsibilities to keep each branch or ward operating and to help the members learn great church things. My job in our branch here is in the Young Women’s program, as a councilor and teacher. Each month we have activities on a day other than Sunday with the girls that should be beneficial to their growth.
Recently we decided to discuss keeping journals with them and allow them to make some journals of their own. Lucky us, I had a bunch of fun things they were able to use from Stampin’ Up!
This project requires decorative, heavy weight paper, printer paper, plain heavy weight paper, ribbon or string, a paper cutter and hole punch. You can also use tape, ribbon, stamps, stamp pads and any other things you like for decoration. It’s your journal, make it what you like!
On our day of fun, I gave them some instructions, which were translated for them, and set them on their way. They loved all of the supplies I brought for them to try out. I was happy I had them all for them to use.
For each journal, you will need a cover page, which is where we used the Moroccan paper, a back cover, which is the white cardstock and 10 pieces of printer paper, cut in half.
The first step is to trace and cut the papers to the size you want them to be (1).
I used a paper cutter, but you can use scissors if you don’t have one (2).
Next, using a hole punch, put holes in your papers (3).
When everything is cut, line the holes up and use ribbon or string to tie them all together (4).
Decorate the cover and back the way you want (5).
This is back of one of the journals the girls made.
This is the back of my journal.
This is the front of the girl’s journals. They used tape, stamps and ribbon to decorate their journals.
This is the inside of my journal. These easy personalized journals were a fun project to work on with the girls. We made cookies that day too. They loved those and ate every one of them. Thank you again to Stampin’ Up for sponsoring this project! Be sure to check out their website for loads or products and projects.