Make this adorable DIY Summer Memory Journal with your photos and the included free printable Journal Cards and Embellishments!
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 has been a bit different for us, rather than the kids attending day camp throughout the summer, I’ve kept them home with me. I’ve managed to keep everyone mostly busy with various activities, trips to the pool and several weekend getaways. (We decided to skip our annual 2-week summer vacation this year and go on a bunch of shorter trips in our camper.)
Last week my son went on 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 cure her mopiness and boredom, I assigned her the task of planning her meals and snacks for the rest of the week. We stopped by Walmart to pick up her supplies – mostly soup, a few frozen items, fruit and one of her favorite snacks, Dannon ® Danimals® Yogurt Smoothies.
She loves the Strawberry Explosion flavor and I love that the Danimals® Yogurt Smoothies do not contain high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or flavorings. They are the perfect snack to keep kids fueled for an afternoon full of crafting! (Although they do need to be refrigerated.)
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 download link in the supplies list below)
Didn’t her memory book turn out cute!!
Want to make your own Summer Memory Journal?
DIY Summer Memory Journal
- Sweet Summer Journal Cards and Embellishments (download the set here)
- Chip Board or cereal box
- Hole punch
- string or yarn
1. Cut 2 chip board 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 chip board 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!
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