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DIY Summer Memory Journal (free printable journal cards & embellishments )

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 Make this adorable DIY Summer Memory Journal with your photos and the included free printable Journal Cards and Embellishments!  

DIY Summer Memory Journals

The end of summer is just around the corner and I’ve got mixed feelings about back to school, lol.  I’ll be happy to have the kids back in school and busy during the day, but I’m not looking forward to early mornings, homework battles, jam-packed weeks and rushed evenings.

We’ve had a pretty good summer.  This year I kept the kids home with me.  I’ve managed to keep everyone mostly busy with various activities, trips to the pool and several weekend getaways.  

One of the activities my son participated in was a week-long trip to Colorado with the Boy Scouts.

And it turns out my lil missy really depends on him for company and entertainment!

To keep my missy busy on a project while her brother was away, I put her to work making herself a summer memory journal.

Most of my scrapbooking supplies are still in boxes, so I found some cute digital clip art and papers online and created this Sweet Summer Journaling Cards and Embellishment Set.  

I’ve uploaded the set (4 pages) for you to create with too! (Find the access link in the supplies list below)

DIY Summer Memory Journal + free printable journal cards and embellishments

Didn’t her memory book turn out cute!!

More kids printables you might like:

Want to make your own Summer Memory Journal?

Here’s How:

DIY Summer Memory Journal

Supplies needed:

  • Sweet Summer Journal Cards and Embellishments (save the set here)
  • Chip Board or cereal box
  • Cardstock
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • string or yarn


1. Cut 2 chipboard pieces and several pieces of cardstock to desired dimensions. (I went with 4 x 6 to best use up my 12 by 12 paper with no waste.)

2.  Cover chipboard pieces with pretty cardstock.

3. Decorate the cover.

4. Punch holes in cardstock and chipboard pieces.  Be super careful so all the holes line up!

5.  Decorate your pages and add photos!

6.  Thread string through the hole and tie in a pretty bow.  You are Done!

DIY Summer Memory Journal + free printable journal cards and embellishments

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  1. Martha Murphy says:

    Thank you! I just printed the cards for my granddaughter. My taste runs to vintage and shabby chic, so I didn’t have any cards appropriate for her. You’re great!

  2. Thank you for sharing these darling little cards. Your summer album is so cute!

  3. Erin Cox Oney says:

    I can’t get them to load in google docs. Is it possible to get them another way?

    1. no, what kind of issue are you having?

  4. That’s such a cute idea. I think both of my kids would like to have something like that.

  5. This is an adorable Summer memory journal that you can do yourself. I love the idea of sitting with my younger son and having him do this DIY summer memory journal, I would be curious what he would have in his from this summer break.

  6. Heather Johnson says:

    What an adorable DIY Summer Memory Journal! This would be a great craft project for me to make with the help of my kiddos!