DIY Journals | Emerson Lane & WeR Memory Keepers

DIY Journals | Emerson Lane & WeR Memory Keepers

Here we are just a few weeks away from the “Big Day!”

Are you ready?

Do you have all of your gifts bought/made?

As usual, I’m behind…but that’s OK.

I’ve learned that the important stuff always gets done…and if it doesn’t get done, it wasn’t important.

One thing I have finished, though, is the little gifts I like to give the girls in my Bible Study group.

This year I decided to create prayer journals for each of my friends.

Here’s what I used…

DIY Journals :: Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane + WeR Memory Keepers Bookbinding Guide | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

The We R Memory Keepers Bookbinding Tool is this insanely awesome invention that makes creating journals and books a breeze!

(I won’t go through how to use this tool here, but I’ve posted a video at the end of this post that shows you just how it works.)

Really…I was able to create all of the journals I needed (8 of them, to be exact) in just a couple of hours.

In addition to my Bookbinding Tool, I used some of of the gorgeous papers from Heidi’s Emerson Lane Collection…

…as well as these super cool Alphabet Stencils…

Here’s how my little books turned out…

DIY Journals :: Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane + WeR Memory Keepers Bookbinding Guide | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!

To personalize the journals, I placed each Alphabet Stencil onto a scrap of patterned paper so that the letter was more easily readable, and then I adhered each letter to the front of a journal.

DIY Journals :: Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane + WeR Memory Keepers Bookbinding Guide | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Ack! So fantastic! These colors!

These books make my heart so happy…

DIY Journals :: Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane + WeR Memory Keepers Bookbinding Guide | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

And I love that I can create them to be completely unique!

DIY Journals :: Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane + WeR Memory Keepers Bookbinding Guide | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Man, I love how all of these look together in a stack.

Once all of my journals were finished I wrapped them up for gift-giving.

I love keeping gift-wrapping simple…so for these little presents all I used was some white tissue paper, a little baker’s twine, some Emerson Lane stickers and Heidi’s free Holiday Planner printable.

I cut apart some of the little tags and banners from the printable at used them as decoration on each package.

DIY Journals :: Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane + WeR Memory Keepers Bookbinding Guide | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

The gold-foiled alpha stickers help mark each gift’s recipient.

DIY Journals :: Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane + WeR Memory Keepers Bookbinding Guide | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

But honestly, how adorable are these packages?

DIY Journals :: Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane + WeR Memory Keepers Bookbinding Guide | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

And how stinking darling are they under the tree?!

I know my friends will love them.

Now it’s back to making more journals! I’m pretty sure this is never going to get old…

And oh yeah, here’s that video I promised…

Supplies | Emerson Lane Patterned Paper, Emerson Lane Alphabet Stencils, Emerson Lane Washi Tape Stickers – Gold Alphabet, We R Memory Keepers Bookbinding Guide, Heidi Swapp Holiday Planner printable

 

 

 

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