Having an attitidue of gratitude is something I talk to my children about continually. In fact, my daughter and I had little conversation about it again just today. We were having some grumpiness after her 8th birthday party hoopla and she needed some not-so-gentle reminders to be gracious and thankful. It's something I really desire to impart to my children...somedays I'm not sure I'm succeeding...but I'll keep trying.
Today, the Papertrey Ink design team is focusing on a brand new stamp set by Dawn McVey called Gratitude Journal. It's a beautiful set with a beautiful theme and will be available for purchase on the Papertrey website on August 15th. It's perfect for creating albums and journals as well as a million other gratitude themed projects...cards, table decor, place cards, food wraps and more. And definitely not just for the Thanksgiving season...I don't think gratitude should be limited to a certain season, but recognized all year long.
I have a very simple project for you today using Dawn's new Gratitude Journal set. I combined images from this set with the Library Pocket die to create a pretty set of notecards. These are simple to create, with limited supplies.
I diecut two Library Pockets for each notecard. Inside is a small card, which is inserted into the two pockets. When pulled open, it reveals the rest of the sentiment. All of the images and sentiments I used here are from the Gratitude Journal set.
Let me show you a few step-by-step shots...
I started by diecutting an assembling two Library Pockets. I then took the solid border stamp from the set and stamped it across the center of each one using Summer Sunrise ink.
I then tooke the narrow scallop border and stamped it above and below the yellow strip. I love the way it looks like a pretty ribbon!
Now for the inside. I cut a 3 1/2" x 2 5/8" block of cardstock to fit inside the two pockets. I stamped it with the "You" from the set. The "for" was stamped by just inking the last word on the "So grateful for you" sentiment. I stamped everything off to the right of the card so that when pulled open, the sentiment shows.
I also stamped the pretty bracket/flourish image vertically across each stamped ribbon. Next, I tucked the card inside the left pocket. I added a bit of adhesive just around the notch of the pocket.
I adhered my stamped circle (punched with a 1" circle and matted with a 1 3/8" circle) just to this left pocket and then inserted the card.
Now slip the other pocket onto the other side of the card.
I really love the way these turned out...they would be perfect to tuck in a gift. They are also the perfect size for a gift card. This would be a fun idea for holiday gift card giving as well...just changed the sentiment to something holiday-ish.
Thank you for stopping by today...I'm so grateful for all of you! I truly appreciate all of you that take the time to read my rambles and peek at my projects. I read and treasure each one of your comments.
For more Gratitude Journal inspiration be sure to hop around to the other DT members.
- Danielle Flanders
- Jess Witty
- Erin Lincoln
- Maile Belles
- Nichole Heady
- Lisa Johnson
- Dawn McVey
- Heather Nichols
- Melissa Phillilps
- Michelle Wooderson
Supplies not yet linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th: Gratitude Journal stamp set