Today's craft was inspired by the multiple summer bucket lists I saw on Pinterest. I wanted to make some type of visual list for the twins, but didn't want to dedicate a wall to the idea. Plus, I wanted something fairly economical and potentially a keepsake. Enter my unused Epic Day This and That journal. Stampin' Up started selling this great little blank journals last year, but I hadn't figured out what to use mine for... Each one of the journals contains 60 pages of DSP plus a pocket and a few small envelopes. Mine features the Epic Day DSP that retired this year.
Cover: The cover was embossed with hexagons, but otherwise blank. I decided to play off the hexagon pattern with some DSP and my hexagon punch. I love how it turned out! Very bright and cheery. I added the title with my handy journaling pen. Then I went about attempting to fill it...
Before adding anything to the inside, I made a general list of things we wanted to do. Then I scoured my Pinterest boards and some local websites for more ideas. Once I had my basic list, I was ready to start writing in the journal.
I elected to add our basic weekly schedule to the inside cover. So far this weekly schedule has helped us stay organized and helped lessen the amount of times I hear "What are we doing tomorrow?" I also re-entered the title and our names. You will also notice that I used a sticker to the inside cover. I bought the journal, DSP, washi tape, and stickers (now you can buy journal, washi, and stickers in a bundle), so I could have everything coordinated.
For the inside pages, I dedicated a page to each activity/place. I cut some of my Epic Day DSP into strips for the title of each page. I adhered them with snail, but also added the washi tape for visual interest. I then added any relevant info (hours, admission, etc) for each activity/place. Randomly I added some stickers. Finally I added a little box in each corner so we can check off the activity once completed.
I left enough room to add more information or to include ephemera (i.g. tickets) after our activity.Overall, I'm really surprised at how well this turned out. I love the look and especially the organization. We haven't filled the notebook with activities so I'll probably carry this one over to next summer. Once completed, this will be a nice little keepsake of our summer. I've included links to the three current journal bundles you can buy from SU.