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Papertrey August Release Part 1...

Attitude of Gratitude...


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, 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.

Supplies not yet linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th:  Gratitude Journal stamp set