Hello! I just knew I had to make a Grateful Journal for my husband's 56th birthday when I saw the one Dawn McVey made for her husband. Anthony is such a hard person to buy for, and I knew this would be better than anything I could purchase. I started by purchasing the new Grateful Journal stamp set and tab dies from Papertrey August 15th. I was very excited when they arrived the next week! I happened to have some chipboard 4 x 6 accordian fold books I'd purchased for $1 each and decided to cut them apart and use them for my journal. I covered each page with patterened paper - Road Trip from PTI - and punched three holes on the side with my Cropadile. I planned to bind it with three rings.
I used a TON of PTI stamp sets and dies - hopefully you can spot them here and there. The main set I used was the Grateful Journal set (GJ set).
Front Cover (page 1):
Pages 10-Happy Birthday:
I tried not to "girly" it up too much - deciding not to put ribbons on the circle rings, and grunging up the edges a bit on the pages and the embellishments. I'm excited to give it to him Saturday! Thanks for sticking with me on the looong post! Hope you enjoyed it.