Imagine if you were able to look back in five years’ time and see what you did on any given day! This project provides an artful way to record memories, whether it’s a big event like a wedding or simply a quiet outing to your favorite park.
Inspired by a calendar journal project that was featured on Design*Sponge, our Shoppe manager decided to use a similar concept, but adapt it by using the 7gypsies library drawer to store her daily journal pages.
DIY Daily Journal Calendar
StazOn Ink Pads (in Jet Black, Pumpkin, and Olive Green)
Start by creating a journal card for every day of the year. If cutting out the 365 pieces of cardstock and stamping all of the dates onto the pieces seems a bit time-consuming, try creating an assembly line. First stamp all of the months, and then stamp all of the days. This way you can quickly stamp 31 January cards with “JAN,” crank out all 12 months with “01”, and so on.
Now it’s time to alter and embellish the cards! Keep in mind that this is a big project, so consider gradually decorating the cards throughout the year. I added a few very simple elements using some of my favorite stamps and colorful inks. On my cards, I used a little bit of white-washed paint to give the stamped images a slightly faded look and finished them off with a bit of decorative tape.
Journal just a little tidbit every day and make it a tradition to do so every year. You’ll enjoy looking through your cards, sharing memories with family and friends, and seeing just how much you’ve accomplished!
What would you write down on your journal card for today?
– Vanessa Spencer, Shoppe Manager
Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 @ 10:12 am
Categories: DIY, How-To.
Tags: Daily Calendar Journal, DIY.
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