Another Way to Use Those Journal Cards

Another Way to Use Those Journal Cards

It’s my first post of 2016! I am looking forward to another year of memory keeping. This year I’m not changing much about my approach. I’m still doing both traditional layouts and a weekly pocket album and I’m still doing it all digitally, of course!

I am frequently inspired by digital products. It would be impossible to guess just how many of my pages were created because I wanted to use a great piece of word art or a unique element. More and more I am inspired by the brilliant and creative journal cards that many designers make to accompany digital kits. I often use these journal cards on my pocket pages.

Another way to use these cards is to lay them out seamlessly on a blank canvas in a grid pattern, making a flat background for your page. I love to do this with themed journal cards because it pulls a page together very quickly. Here’s one I did using a kit with a goal / resolutions theme:

(Note that for some of the spaces, I just used card stock from the kit instead of using all journal cards which may have been a bit overwhelming visually.)

There are many different patterns that can be used to lay out the journal cards – it just takes some experimenting until the entire page is filled.

Next I added in some journalling and elements and swapped out one of the paper spaces for a photo.

Supplies: All Year Round: Resolutions by Jady Day Studio and Traci Reed

And that’s it! I used the beautiful cards and made a page in a flash.