By Judi Kauffman
Are you on board with using planners and journals? If so, this project has your name on it! It couldn’t be easier…Gather clear stamp sets by Suzanne Cannon – Months and numbers, your favorite quotes and sentiments, and create a coil-bound book for each month. Make them small enough to pop into a purse (shown: 4” x 6”) or whatever size you prefer!
I hope you’ll join me.
Step 1 – Smudge some inks with a craft sponge, then use ink in a contrasting color to stamp a pattern and the name of the month and the year on the front cover of a purchased coil-bound book that has enough pages for a page per day. Optional: Make a book for each month and bind them as you choose. No need to start with January!
Step 2 – Smudge some ink onto each page. With a contrasting color, stamp the day of the month (numbers), along with a bit of pattern in one corner that matches the pattern used on the cover. (Shown: Lower left.) Also stamp quotes and sentiments, along with small motifs like hearts, butterflies, and balloons.
Step 3 – Add touches of color with pencils, paints or markers and the book is ready to use! Use the books – don’t tuck them away…Write, glue in memorabilia, go for some art journaling…The key is to do something EVERY DAY.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Coil-bound or other journals (31 pages or more, shown: 4” x 6”)
Inks in two or more colors
Acrylic blocks for temporarily mounting clear stamps
Colored pencils, markers, paints, or a combination