I have been loving working with the Notebook line and I wanted to do something with all the journaling cards. At this time of year, I often think about calendars, but I wanted something a little different. So, I made this perpetual calendar - to keep track of birthdays and anniversaries that occur in each month. These journaling cards are just perfect. There is plenty of space for about 10-15 events, depending on how small you write and how big your family is.
This book came together pretty quickly. I cut all the pages out of cardstock using my cricut. Then I cut more of the same size tags out of some of the patterned papers using my cricut. I took those patterned paper tags and cut them apart into a top, bottom and middle. I used the top and bottom on the front of a cardstock tag, and the middle on the back, to provide interest. Since they had been cut to the same size, there was no need to trim or anything.
I matted the journaling cards on white cardstock and then machine sewed them to a slightly larger block of contrasting patterned paper to give a little bit of added interest. The sewing was the part that took the longest, but I love the look. It's flat, so the book can close, but it adds dimension and texture.
Finally, I added the titles for each page in mini alphas on die cuts using dimensional foam tape. Again, the foam tape gives a little bit of dimension without a lot of bulk. A few more stickers here and there complete the look.
Here are all the pages.
My Little Shoebox Notebook Patterned papers, die cuts and cardstock stickers
My Little Shoebox Mini alphabet stickers in kiss and cream
Cricut Expression and Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge
WordWare cardstock (green)
American Crafts cardstock (white)