Monday, November 2, 2015

gratitude journals | part one

Well November sort of snuck up on me! October was a busy month I guess, so suddenly it's time to start preparing this year's gratitude journal. If you've been following my blog for a while you know that each November I create and fill a gratitude journal each day for the two weeks preceding Thanksgiving. I love this project because it really helps me to open my eyes and all the positive and miraculous things in my life.

Since I'm starting to gather supplies and ideas for this year's journal, this week I thought I would share some of my past gratitude journals with you to inspire you to start thinking about creating and keeping one this month.

DIY Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #thecinch #15daysofgratitude #alydosdall

This journal from 2014 was created with chipboard pieces covered in fabric. The inside pages are made from 12x12 cardstock that I trimmed down, and then I bound the whole thing with my Cinch binding tool.

DIY Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #thecinch #15daysofgratitude #alydosdall

I love that this journal includes lots of interactive elements, like pockets and flaps. It also has lots of fun tabs that add some layers and dimension, and help locate the page you're on.

DIY Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #thecinch #15daysofgratitude #alydosdall

If you'd like to see more photos and details about this journal, you can visit the original post on my blog HERE. Come back on Wednesday when I share another past gratitude journal project. See you then!

2 comments:

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Aly!! I love your journals. I look for them every year. Can you tell me how you create the four punch then the next set of four punch. I love how your binding looks. I would like to try it. Thank you.

Aly Dosdall said...

Hello, and thanks for your kind words! =) I used my Cinch tool and after following the directions to bind my journal according to its height, I pulled two stops out at the top, and two out at the bottom. (If you're not familiar with the Cinch, pulling the stops prevents the tool from punching unwanted holes.) Then I pulled out the four center stops leaving four holes at the top, and four holes at the bottom. I hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!