How to Get More Design Options from Your Journal Cards

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I'm not much of a rebel, but I am all about making the most of what you have on hand. I love coming up with new ways to use product, so today I'm going to share with you a few ways to get more design options from your journal cards.

You can find 40+ designs in the shop, or you can use goodies from your stash. The techniques are the same and the ideas can be twisted into a multitude of new designs.

GRAB YOUR SUPPLIES
  • Today, I'll be using these two sets: Count Your Blessings + Autumn Leaves.
  • Your favorite adhesive - I use an Elmer's glue stick because it allows me to move my image around until I find just the right spot before it dries completely
  • A Glassine Bag
  • Manila Shipping Tag
  • Washi Tape
  • Cardstock + Kraft Paper

DESIGNING WITH JOURNAL CARDS
For the page divider in my Gratitude Journal, I added a few strips of washi tape as a base layer and then popped the pumpkin image from this set on top.

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After printing and trimming the cards onto white cardstock, I fussy cut around the pumpkin image to create my very own die cut. It's just a fun way to add your own style + personality to your journals and mini books.

One of my favorite techniques is to add hidden journaling to my list journals and mini books. This list prompt had me reflecting upon my brother-in-law who had passed away recently.

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Journaling on the shipping tag and tucking it inside the glassine bag offered me a way to keep my reflections private. By adding a fussy cut leaf from this set, which I printed on kraft paper, it added another layer of privacy.

Here's another time I cut around a journal card and used it in a journal. My page already had a leaf theme going, so why not continue with that, right?

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#journal cards #pocket pages #journal addict #planner girl #scrapbooking #mini book #list challenge

How do you get more design bang for your buck?
What are your favorite scrapbook supply hacks?

CARD SETS I USED
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Our Maple Lane Corn Maze Adventures

#barn #silo #Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane

Last weekend, we all piled in the car and headed out to Greenback for our annual Maple Lane Corn Maze adventures. Oh my gosh, the weather was so perfect; blue skies, puffy clouds, sunshine, warm temps and a slight breeze.

Yep, just perfect!

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#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

The girls took turns reading the clues as we answered the multiple choice questions. We mostly knew all the answers, but it was multiple choice so it wasn't too hard after we eliminated the obvious no's!

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#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

There were several different themes to choose from, we picked American History this year. I'm pretty sure that we only had to turn around once out of the 10 clues.

These girls, they have a healthy relationship: a little competition with a huge dose of love; even if they don't want the other one to know.

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I'm terrible at selfies, truly terrible, but I try. And it was worth it to try to get a shot with this hottie. He is my everything.

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And then as we were corn-mazing, he called my name and I turned around. I was caught off guard and surprised to see him with his phone up and ready to snap a picture.

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I talked Victoria into posing for photos in the Kiddie area, but Isabella was a "nope" on this one.

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#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

Proud Mama with her girls, who continue to amaze me and blow me out of the water with their talents, wit and intelligence. 

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Then my wacky guy said that we should pretend we were models for a catalog and be very animated and photogenic. Here are the outtakes.

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#Blount County #Tennessee #corn maze #Maple Lane #sunflowers #fields #blue skies #clouds

Clearly Isabella is not amused.
And apparently, 3 out of 4 Wrights are mad for plaid!

We'll definitely be back next year for more Corn Maze adventures, and more photos!