Making journaling and filler cards with dingbats

use dingbat fonts

DJB Yep, That’s Life dingbat font. One Little Bird Designs Stargazer paper.

Dingbats are one of my favorite scrapbooking secret weapons and I’m always surprised that digi scrappers don’t use them more. As I’ve been doing more pocket scrapping, I’ve realized that dingbats are a great way to customize your own journaling and filler cards!

If you aren’t familiar with how to create your own cards for pocket style or Project Life scrapbooking, here are a few helpful resources:

To get started on dingbat decorated cards, either create a blank journaling card with a solid piece of paper for a background, or find a fairly plain card included in a digital kit or official Project Life download.

I created a simple journal card background using a paper from One Little Bird Designs Carson Park kit.

Journaling_Card_Carson Park paper

Then I used the KG heart doodles dingbat font (free download from to create my own customized card. I used the letter “P” to get the dingbat of XOXO and duplicated it two more times to create this card.

xoxo card

There are so many possibilities! Here are a few more to get your creativity going:

Digital Design Essentials Gnomey kit + Yep, that’s life by Darcy Baldwin (letter c)

DDE card

Shawna Clingerman Mister Awesome + DB Rock n Roll (letter h)

guitar card

Erica Zane See Jane Play + Yep, that’s life by Darcy Baldwin

Journaling_Card_see jane

Now I can have a unique and custom card to fit in with my own scrapbooking style any time I want one. All it takes is a few fun dingbat fonts!