Whether you're looking for a way to express yourself or just need a break from the daily grind, journaling can be a great outlet. But did you know you can take journaling to micro level with journaling cards?
With these cards, you can get get creative and take your writing or memory keeping to another level. So if you're ready to start exploring your creative side, read on to learn more about how journaling cards can help!
What Are Journaling Cards
Whether you’re a writer, an artist, mom, or just someone who loves to create, journal cards can help you capture your thoughts and memories. Journaling cards are small pieces of paper—often 4×6 or 3×4 inches—that contain visual elements such as illustrations and photographs. These cards come in various shapes, sizes, and colors and can be used to help you unlock your inner creativity. They often have words printed on them too, either as quotes or prompts.
How to Use Journal Cards
The beauty of journaling cards is that there is no one right way to use them. They can be used for anything from scrapbooking and card making to writing prompts and story starters. Here are some ideas for how you can use them:
- Pick out a few cards and brainstorm ideas for stories or projects based on the images and words contained within them.
- Create a collage by pasting several different journaling cards onto a piece of paper or canvas then adding other elements.
- Use your journal cards to create custom greetting cards for your family and friends.
- Tuck them in your planner or around your workspace as little does of inspiration.
- Make a mini scrapbook by cutting out shapes from different journaling cards then arranging the shapes into a storyboard-style book with captions underneath each scene.
No matter what type of project you decide to work on, using journaling cards is sure to get your creative juices flowing!
Where to Buy Journaling Cards
Are you looking for the perfect journal cards to make your scrapbooking projects even more special? You can find journal cards in two varieties: digital and printable. If you can't print it yourself, a pre-printed card is your best option. You can find printed journal cards at your favorite craft store like Micheal's or Hobby Lobby. Or they could be purchased from retailers online Amazon, Walmart, or even your favorite planner company. Printed journal cards make the perfect gifts for teachers, friends, family members and your favorite person who loves to play with their planner!
However, you can also choose to purchase digital journaling cards as well. This offers an added benefit of being able to purchase once, print and use over and over again. The cost per card is often much less than buying a physical copy. And there is no need for storing bulky paper pads or craft supplies. When printing from home, you'll want to consider signing up for an ink-saving program, which ensures you never run out of ink in the middle of an important print job.
Or you can even forego the printing altogether, and simply use your cards digitally in scrapbooking layouts or tucking them into your digital planner or journal.You can purchase downloadable journaling cards online from places like Etsy.
Whether you go with preprinted or digital cards, you have tons of options from minimalist style, cute graphics and designs to busy patterned covers. Or you may like those with a metallic or shiny paper.
Create Your Own Personalized Journaling Card Set
Creating your own personalized journaling card set is the perfect way to express yourself and document your life in a unique way. With just a few supplies, you can create a custom card set that will reflect your personality and capture your memories.
To create your own personalized journaling card set, you will need the following materials:
- Cardstock or heavy weight paper
- A printer
- Scissors or a paper cutter
- Optional: decorative elements such as stickers, stamps, or washi tape
How to Create Your Journal Cards
- Gather inspiration for your journaling card set by looking at other card sets or by thinking about what themes or designs you would like to include.
- Create your card designs using a software such as Adobe Illustrator or Canva (sign up for free). You can also use pre-made templates available online.
- Print your designs onto cardstock or heavy weight paper using your printer.
- Cut out your cards using scissors or a paper cutter, making sure they are all the same size.
- Add any decorative elements you want, such as stickers, stamps, or washi tape.
- Once you are satisfied with your designs, you can use your personalized journaling card set to add a unique touch to your journals, planners, or scrapbooks.
With DIY journal cards, you can customize the design, color scheme, size, and even the message on each card to suite any ocassion. This allows you to create something truly unique that will reflect who you are and what matters most to you. Whether it's for yourself or as a gift for someone special, creating your own personalized journaling card set is an easy and fun way to add some extra creativity into your life.
Grab Your Printable Journal Cards
Journaling cards are an awesome tool for anyone who loves creating art projects or stories. With their beautiful illustrations and inspiring words, they make it easy to come up with new ideas and explore different concepts. So grab a copy of our printable journaling cards today for just a dollar with code TPNJOURNAL and start unlocking your creativity!
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