Hello everyone, it’s Lindsey! This month I’ve been working on a faith based Gratitude Documented project in a ring bound mini album. I like to create elements in batches so I thought it would be fun to create some pockets, tags, and envelopes using the Harper Collection to give me some added elements for Bible verses and prayers in my album.
When I’m working on a daily journaling project like this one, I’ve found it helpful to have a bunch of pieces created ahead of time and then I can just add them into the album as I go along each day. For this particular album, I’m writing out Bible scriptures and prayers so I thought it would be fun to have some places to add hidden journaling throughout the album.
I first started by die cutting a variety of tags using the Shay Tag Builder Metal Dies (a staple in my craft room!) and some of the Harper patterned papers.
For pockets, I used some of the journaling cards and made sure to add a little adhesive in the center of the pocket to keep the tag from slipping too far down into the pocket.
I stitched around three sides of the pockets for some added texture but this also makes sure that they are secure and don’t come apart as you are flipping through the album. The Harper journaling cards are beautiful on their own but I did add some embellishments with a die cut piece and some tissue paper to add some dimension to the card.
I punched a couple of holes into the side of the pockets and they now can be added to my ring bound album and give me a place to add a verse or some more private prayer journaling.
For the other tags, I added a variety of die cuts, epoxy stickers, and those adorable felt leaves. I made sure to mix in some thread, brown paper bag scraps, and mini staples for lots of texture in the layers.
I like to type out the Bible verse for the day and add it to the back of tags like these.
The double sided papers from Felicity Jane are perfect for creating DIY envelopes! I made a couple in different sizes and then punched holes in the bottom so they can easily be added to the rings in my album.
The fronts of these can be decorated similar to the tag fronts. Lots of die cut shapes, epoxy stickers, and a mix of brown paper bag and vellum for texture. I like to pop up some of the elements on foam adhesive for more dimension...another reason I like working in a ring bound album where you can use chunkier elements.
These envelopes can hold longer prayer journaling or even some extra photos that I might have as I work through this album this month.
I hope these give you some inspiration for ways to add interactive elements to a ring bound album or any gratitude project you might be working on this month! Head on over to the shop to grab the Harper Collection and don’t forget that there are also some free journaling prompts if you want to create a similar project to this (you can even deconstruct one of the beautiful Traveler’s Notebook Inserts and create a ring bound album like mine).
Until next time!
SUPPLIES: Harper Kit | ShayTag Builder Metal Die Set | Harper Felt Leaves | Harper Die Cut Shapes | Harper Paper Pack | Harper Journaling Cards | Harper Epoxy Stickers | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips - Mustard | Shay Puffy Word Stickers
Thank you for this inspiration Lindsey. I bought this kit specifically for Gratitude Documented and I love these ideas.
These are so beautiful. Love everything you do. 🌹🌹🌹