Gratitude Found in Journal Studio

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio

It’s that time of year.

When gratitude is the theme.

But then…shouldn’t gratitude be a theme found outside the season as well?

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

I for one say yes. Yes it should be.

So this is what I did. I took one of the notebook inserts from the new Heidi Swapp edition of Journal Studio. I cut gratitude themed cut files in Heidi’s fabulous hand writing on my digital cut machine. And I am presently creating pages that hold photos and three gratitudes a day.

You can find those cut files as a free download right here:

Free Gratitude Heidi Swapp Cut Files | Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

By the end of the month, I should have near 100 gratitudes held in my journal to remind me of the abundance I do indeed have in my life.

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

As shown above, I cut the #grateful out of pink cardstock. I made the cut as tall as the page as I wanted big impact. Washi tape that is also part of the Heidi Swapp Journal Studio is wrapped around the cut for a bit of color.

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The next page is purely embellished as well. The November calendar card is actually a sticker from the Sticker Book. And I popped up the Ephemera phrase die cut with dimensional tape.

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The give thanks was typed on the Typecast Typewriter. And how cute is that cutey little heart from the Puffy Stickers?

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The jist of this book includes mini photos and my list of gratitudes.

I printed my photos to just about an inch wide and 2-inches tall. The photos are then adhered to the page with Journal Studio Washi Tape.

The gratitudes I am typing up on the Typecast. As I am going through my day, I will jot down my gratitudes as I engage with something or a thought  comes to mind. Writing them down I can then just quick type them up as I create each page.

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Abundance was another of the cut files cut as tall as the page. Spray adhesive is a great way to adhere these delicate cuts down on the page.

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

I made the So Grateful card from the Sticker Book. It is adhered to cardstock and then trimmed out. A little gratitude quote fits perfectly on my ‘card’.

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The pattern here is that every other page holds a large cut word. Then the next page holds a large photo cropped to the size of the Journal Studio Insert page.

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

As shown here with the give cut, a smaller sized word is cut to fit opposite the large format photo.

While I continue to work in this gratitude journal throughout the month, my pages will follow this pattern to the end. I don’t have to recreate the sketch each time. Helps keep this type notebook simple and doable.

Gratitude Found in Journal Studio by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

This is what is in my book so far. The pages are coming together so easily with the Journal Studio Collection. The cut files are a perfect compliment to this gratitude themed journal. And I know for years to come I will be grateful to have these words + photos found here in my Journal Studio notebook.

Supplies | Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Collections: Floral Journal Inserts, Adventure Ephemera, Heidi Swapp Sticker Book, Puffy Stickers, Paper Clips

 

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