And, welcome to the January Blogging Friends Blog Hop!
January starts the new year and always thoughts on starting something ‘new’.
I wanted to keep track of memories and important thoughts throughout the year. So, I made a box of perpetual journaling cards for the whole year –
365 hand stamped cards. I also made a box to store them in –
I attempted one of these last year…..let’s just say, this years turned out way better. And, this time, I finished all of the journaling cards! The key to making one of these projects is to be organized and work in small groups.
I started with stamping twelve of each number to represent the days of the month. I tried really hard to stamp in about the same place on each one. Some were off a bit. That’s ok. It is supposed to be a hand stamped project after all.
I left them in twelve piles. One had numbers up to 29, the others stopped at 30 or 31, depending on the month.
Next, I stamped the month along the side. It was easy to lay them out and stamp several right after one another. The Stampin Pierce Mat really helped to get an even impression each time.
Then, I left them stacked and added the 16 to represent the year on the opposite side. Surprisingly, it went quick!
Not sure if I will stamp the years, 17, 18 and 19 now or wait until I start my journaling. Who knows, I might have lots to say or minimal.
The box, I ended up just making my own because I didn’t have one to accommodate the large stack of cards.
I used a different stamp set for the months on the tabs. The font matched nicely.
My box pattern is a piece of card board (the backer sheet from 12 x 12 DSP) is 9 x 11 1/4. Scored with the 9 at the top at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2. With the 11 1/4 at the top, score at 2 1/2 and 8 3/4.
The dividers are 6 x 4 1/2.
The index cards I used were 4 x 6. (I picked those up at the Dollar Store.)
I really liked how this turned out. 2015 was a great year of travels, milestones and memorable events I wished I had recorded in some way. I am looking forward to a great 2016 and remembering the events!
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