So I thought everyone needed a journal at Christmas. I started by finding paper for the covers that I thought the recipient would like and laminated them. I then typed up some bible verses that I like in different fonts and printed them out on 8.5 by 5.5 size paper. My first thought was that I would use those verses on dividers for sections in the journal. Maybe 12 sections, one for each month. I ended up making a couple of journals with 12 tabbed dividers then made others without.
I'm not much on journal writing myself, so I didn't know how the recipient might use them. I thought they would perfect for daily journaling, but also thought they would work well for a prayer journal, or jotting down notes when researching bible topics.
I made a bookmark to match each journal and wanted a tassel on each one. I had to watch YouTube videos to learn how to make tassels..... I bought embroidery floss in colors to coordinate with each journal and made a tassel for each. Turns out, tassel making is very easy. I took these pics before making the tassels.
Hard to see in this pic, but I used a stamp and a VersaMark stamp pad for the square embellishments on the cover and bookmark. This stamp pad creates a translucent watermark or tone-on-tone image instead of color.
I found the washi tape used in this journal at Target, in the "Dollar Spot". I wish I had gotten more of it!
I used washi tape to adhere the bible verses on these dividers and tabs before laminating.
This cover and bookmark are embellished with another Target dollar spot washi tape.