In my first order from the new catalog, I picked up several packs of Kraft Grid Journals. These little books measure about 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and are made of 64 pages of grid paper. The books are perfect for making a grocery list, jotting down phone numbers or keeping track of household chores. I’ve thought about these books almost every day since I ordered them but never even opened them until today.
And here’s the Freshly Made Sketches banner for this week’s sketch challenge:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Creating a Cover. The background base for the cover of this journal is super-simple. I cropped a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Baked Brown Sugar Designer Series Paper stack paper and punched the two right corners with the Project Life Corner Rounder. I chose a color that coordinates with the kraft journal cover so that the sentiment would grab your attention straight-away.
- Gift Giving. We often times look for ways to share our paper crafting hobby with others. We can make lots of fun cards, but don’t pass over these journals without considering what a great gift they can make! Who wouldn’t love to receive a couple of these for their day-to-day notes? One in a purse, one in a diaper bag. I’d certainly toss a couple of these in my briefcase. Oh! And this sentiment is a perfectly uplifting reminder to stay positive during your daily adventures. 🙂
- Placeholder. If you are using this book to jot notes, why would you want to flip and flip and flip to get to the page you wrote on last? I added a 6″ piece of Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine – it’s just set inside the journal and makes a nice, coordinating effect.
Stamp sets: Ray of Sunshine Papers: Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Baked Brown Sugar) Inks: Baked Brown Sugar Accessories: Kraft Grid Journal, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Starburst Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine, Hexagon punch (to crop the banner tips)
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