Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mason Jar Gratitude Journal with Doodlebug

Hey guys! The fall season is one of my favorite times of year here in Georgia. It's beautiful and the cooler weather is a nice change. Thanksgiving is coming and that reminds me to always be grateful for the wonderful things in my life.

With this is mind, I created a gratitude journal with Doodlebug's cute Flea Market collection and the "Jar of Hearts" cut file (link below).

Here how I made it ... for the cover, I enlarged the shapes so that the jar was approximately 4.5" x 7.25".  Then I created an offset shape in my Silhouette software and added 1/4" binding holes to the white jar. The offset allows me to cut a slightly larger jar to mat the rest of the cover on.
Once I had my larger covers cut from white card stock, I cut the original jar shape out of a cute dot print in pistachio (petite prints) and the Flea Market Tiny Treasure paper.

Two jars can be cut from a 12x12 sheet. I cut the same shape out of lined card stock to create the journaling pages.

I added Flea Market Odds & Ends and a few stickers throughout the journaling pages.

For the cover title, I used a scallop oval cut design by Lori Whitlock for my label and a Doodlebug Family cut file. Instead of cutting the "family" out, I used the print & cut feature so that I could add the additional words. (Links below.)

To finish my project, I added some doodle twine in grey around the cover edge, tied some chunky doodle twine at the top, and covered a white pen in Fall Flurry washi tape.

This is a fun project to do every Thanksgiving.  Recording what family members have been thankful for is always fun to look back on in the years to come (especially the handwritten notes from the children). I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving ... and until then, happy crafting!
Update: Since this Flea Market collection is older & hard to find, I've added some links below for Doodlebug's newer Pumpkin Spice Collection. It would make a great substitute! 

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