Stretching a Kit by Making Journal Cards

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Some of my favourite collab kits are, naturally, found right here at The Daily Digi. I’ve scrapped with The Daily Digi’s member exclusive kits many times. They are such fun and versatile kits – and gigantic! Here’s one of my favourites, which subscribers receive after their 28th payment (or 28th month) for The Digi Files:

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I’ve scrapped with the My Life of Celebrations before so I started thinking about ways to get more use out of it.

Using a Kit to Make Journal Cards

I decided to make a 3×4 canvas and create journal cards using papers and elements from the kit. I’m a big fan of all things related to pocket scrapbooking, especially journal cards. We’ve talked about how to make your own journal card templates before. Making journal cards using items in a kit is even easier. I was able to put together 20 really versatile journal cards in a short amount of time:

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Journal Cards – Any Size!

I like the 3×4 inch journal card size for my pocket scrapbooking pages, but if you use non-traditional sizes in your pocket scrapbook pages, making your own journal cards in those sizes will add personalized style to your pages.

Keep It Simple…Or Not!

I prefer my journal cards simple – just a paper (or two) and some word art or a small embellishment. I like to leave a lot of room for journaling.

You can also treat each journal card as a mini layout and layer papers and elements just like your would on a scrapbook page. Whatever works for your style of scrapbooking!

Other ways to work with the supplies you have

Making your own journal cards is a great way to get more out of the supplies you own. The Daily Digi has done lots of articles about how to work with the supplies you have, stretch your digi supplies budget and get the most (scrapped) for your money.