Today I’m sharing a goals and dreams bullet journal I created for my daughter who begins her first day of high school Monday. My idea for this was to create a way for her to document ideas about what she hopes her future holds. I may even add a few of my own thoughts for her future. I think it would be fun to include this in a time capsule with other things from her childhood.
I thought the llama paper was not only fun but I often say, “save the drama for your llama” and we all know high school can be full of drama. Perhaps this will turn into a way for her to journal that right out of her system. Ha!
So the first thing I did was cover a Traveler’s Notebook with the adorable little llamas from the My Bright Life collection. I think they’re so adorable striking their poses with the flowers in their hair. Soo cute. To cover this, I applied Sticky Thumb tape runner to the cover of the notebook and then laid it down on the back of the paper. Then I applied adhesive to the spine and the back cover and folded the paper over leaving paper hanging slightly over on the front and a bit more on the back. Same for the top and bottom. I did this because if you trim the paper to what you think the measurements are for the notebook, odds are you’ll be just a bit off. It’s much easier to do it this way and then trim around the edges with scissors. Trust me on that one.
I knew what I wanted for the main theme of the journal to be but we’ll get to that in a moment. I also wanted to add some inspiring words and the 2″ x 3″ cut apart cards in the 6″ x 6″ paper pad had exactly what I wanted. I just needed to choose which one I loved the most.
“You Can Totally Do This” was it so I cut that one out and adhered it with some foam adhesive over a dark contrasting patterned paper. I used the same colors and flowers as the llama and her pretty little flowers.
Now it’s time to go back to my main theme, “MAKE IT HAPPEN”. I love that you are in charge of your destiny and it’s all up to you to make it happen. I used gold foam Thickers and placed them over the flowers. Then I decided we needed more gold so I added a layer of gold plaid patterned paper.
It’s time to put it all together. I used tape runner adhesive again and left enough room on the edges to hang over just slightly and then just trimmed it up with scissors again.
So there you have it. I also sprinkled additional 2″ x 2″ and 2″ x 3″ notecards, die cuts and small puffy stickers to some of the inside pages. I’ll make sure to include more embellishments and papers in the package when I give this goals and dreams bullet journal to her so she can decorate the inside pages.
Hi everyone. With the first day of school just 3 weeks away, I’m getting a jump start on school lunch prep. No, I’m not prepping the actual meals because that would be just gross; I’m talking about school lunch notes. I don’t care how old your kids are, including a little note in their lunch kit will make their day!
I don’t care how old your kids are, including a little note in their lunch kit will make their day! Shoot, maybe I’ll make my own lunch notes. Just kidding, kind of.
I knew that I was going to use the 2″ x 3″ cards so I downloaded a Silhouette file and sized it so that the notes would perfectly fit in them. I was able to cut multiple of these at a time which sped up the process. You could also make these without a machine pretty easily. Just apply a bit of adhesive to the edges, fold over and you’ve got your pocket.
There’s also this little flap that you can fold down. You can tuck these in or out depending on your mood. I folded most of mine out like you see pictured above and look how the flowers align so well.
Next, add a simply embellishment to the front of the card. You could also add a sentiment but then again, the sentiment is in the lunch note, right?
The cards I chose were from the 6″ x 6″ paper pad, which was great because the backs were white. That’s perfect for adding a personal note to each of them. I also added a small puffy sticker or two to each note. It just needed a little pop of something.
Once the personal note is written, just insert the card in the pocket and stash them away so you have them ready to go when you pack their lunches. I think I’ll make or alter a cute little box to store these in…
So there you have it. School Lunch Notes ready to go. Super fun and super easy!