In preparation for Thanksgiving I wanted to make something crafty to bring along to the celebrations. I’ve been LOVING journaling cards recently, and was convinced that I could make my own – because I usually can do anything when i put my mind to it. So yesterday evening I spent my time playing in photoshop, and the finished product – a simple yet effective journaling card.
Back in the summer I bought a little wooden pencil holder in France for about £1.50 and its been sitting on my shelves waiting for this very moment to come along, so I could style-her-crafty. Teamed with some Websters pages paper, nestabilities, my cuttlebug and of course my favorites -some ribbon & buttons – i’ve made a beautiful holder for all those thankful cards (with the help of some coffee stirrers from Starbucks…or was it Krispy Kreme?).
The plan is this – i’m going to bring along the pot full of the journaling cards to Thanksgiving dinner, and i’ll ask everyone to complete a card or two to share the things in their life that they are thankful for. Then we can read them out over dinner, or maybe we’ll wait until the wine is significantly consumed.
I also have an idea that i can then take out the cards and make them into a mini book so that my pot can be repurposed, or even reused next thanksgiving.
And the best bit – I love to share. So here is my digital journaling card in JPG format for you to download and use yourself. The finished size of each card is 5″ x 3″ and the small end of the corner chomper by We R Memory Keepers is perfect for rounding those corners and giving the journaling cards a perfect finished look.
Thanks for looking and please leave me a comment, and hopefully i’ll get some better photos when we have some natural light coming in round here.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2011- We’ve had a lot of interest in this free journaling card recently so I wanted you to know that I have designed some more. To be able to access these, become a free member by clicking the ‘Sign Up’ tab above. This way you will have access to all our free downloadable content! :-)
Once you have signed up you can access the free downloadable thanksgiving journaling cards here