Use Your Stash | Journaling Spots

It’s time for another installment of Use Your Stash. Who doesn’t love a good journaling spot? Whether in a multi-pack or in a die-cut 12×12 sheet, most manufacturers bring out new journaling spots and cards with every new collection. Not only can they serve their original purpose to hold journaling, but they can also be a versatile embellishment.

If you are like me and have a large variety in your stash, here are a few ideas to help you get more of them on your pages:

1. Pile it on

This “10 Things – Right Now” layout is a great way to get a lot of journaling cards on the page. I love snapshot pages like this that freeze a moment in time and give you a glimpse of exactly what’s happening. When you really want to use up your stash, challenge yourself you get as many on the page as you can.

2. Hold a title

I had every intention to create a card this week, but my crafting time was limited with several showings on the house. Besides, anything I would have created wouldn’t have been as cute as this. I love everything about this card, shown on the Jillibean Soup blog this week. (I also found Celeste’s public online gallery.) Not only did she use a journaling card to hold her title, she also added some stitching to the cluster of journaling spots as an embellishment. Why didn’t I think of that?

Credit: http://www.scrapbookexpress3.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=14600

3. Page accents

In Nichol Magouirk’s recent “From Start to Finish” videos for 2 Peas, she included some journaling cards that served as accents on her page. This is such an easy way to use up that stash, but also an easy one to forget to do. You can do this same thing with any journaling cards that contain words that could reinforce the theme of your page.

Credit: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/5344-nichol-magouirk/1763424-from-start-to-finish-video-super-hero-stuff/?c=t

4. In divided page protectors

I’m a huge fan of divided page protectors. I love the variety they add to my albums. When I saw this layout from Kelly Purkey, it make me think of using journaling cards. I don’t think any of these are journaling cards, they are just pattern papers cut to size. But if you use journaling cards instead, you’ll really put a dent in your stash!

Credit: http://kellypurkey.typepad.com/its_me_kp/2011/02/into-the-woods.html

5. Ground embellishments

I love this page from Aphra Bolyer. She uses journaling spots to house embellishments that would otherwise look scattered on the page. The cluster of journaling spots makes quite a statement! Another great way to use up that stash.

Credit: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/270398-aphra-dee-pea/1740609-gulf-shores-new-jillibean/?c=t

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend!

18 Comments

  1. Great ideas Tammy; for some reason I don’t have many journaling spots (*gasp*) which I absolutely must rectify. Surprising really as I can’t write in a straight line at all! Have a lovely weekend! x

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    • Yes, I would have to agree! You must fill you stash with journaling spots immediately! 😀

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  2. i so love using my tags on my layouts!! great examples

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    • Especially Jillibean soup’s right? 🙂 I love them too!

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  3. I like this layout idea. Its like thought bubbles of what is currently happening. I will have to try it 🙂

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    • Love that analogy! 🙂

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  4. brilliant post, I have a ton of journaling spots, great inspiration here!

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    • Thanks!

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  5. I do have a big stash of journaling spots and should not be hoarding them the way I am! Thanks for the ideas. Like your use of Link Manager. I’m finding it’s great for newer products, but if I use an older product line, oh well.

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    • Sometimes we just need a little nudge to remember to use something! And about the links, I’m finding it hard for the older products too but I usually find something I can put up. 🙂

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  6. Great tips! I have tons of journaling spots! Need to put them to use soon!

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    • Thanks Amy!

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  7. I love journaling spots, especially using them on my cards. Love your layout and how you “piled it on”!

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    • Sometimes, you just need to use a lot! LOL

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  8. I do love journaling spots and can’t get enough of them! Love your ideas here Tammy 🙂

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    • Thanks Ginger!

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  9. Great ways to use up some of those journal spots.
    Neat ideas.
    I really love your layout.

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    • Thanks Tracy!

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