Use Cards as Journaling Spots

I’m sitting here at my scrap desk with a crafting crystal ball in front of me. You know what it says? It says card blanks are in the cards for scrapbookers!

Card blanks, traditionally used to make handmade greetings, make excellent journaling spots, whether you want to incorporate hidden journaling or simply want ample space to tell your story.

With this in mind, I used the brand new card-blank cuties from Doodlebug Design to house the journaling on this colorful layout.

Live in Full Color by Megan Hoeppner. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Susiebee Studios; Card and rhinestones: Doodlebug Design; Brad: Stampin’ Up!; Pen: Jet Pens; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Containing your story within a card also adds an interesting interactive element to the page, as the card opens to reveal the story. And the area on the card front is yet another area where you can contain page embellishments, photos, or your page title!

Don’t stop at the card-blank approach to journaling. Use coordinating scraps from your stash to create a handmade greeting. It’s sure to brighten someone’s day!

Paint the Town Red card by Megan Hoeppner. Supplies: Card and rhinestones: Doodlebug Design; Patterned paper: Bella Blvd and Susiebee Studios; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Speaking of brightening someone’s day, we’re looking to make the day of three lucky readers a bit brighter. We’re giving away three sets of the new Doodlebug Design card sets, along with a coordinating set of their Sweet Shoppe Assortment embellishments.

Simply leave us a comment on this post between now and this Friday, April 1 for a chance to win.

Megan Hoeppner, creative editor

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287 Responses to Use Cards as Journaling Spots

  1. Shawn Wenrich says:

    Great post today! I’m lovin’ this new line from Doodlebug and I just adore their bright fun colors. Awesome giveaway!

  2. Ann says:

    Smacks head! Why didn’t I think of that? I have some unusual sized card blanks – I’ll have to remember to use them for journaling.Thank you for that idea. And I adore Doodlebug Design’s embellishments so if you told me I was a winner, I’d definitely put them to good use!

  3. Jennifer D. says:

    Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Shanon says:

    Definitely going to have to experiment with the hidden journaling ideas…and this sounds like a great one to try for the first time!

  5. Great project ideas! Love it.

  6. mandi says:

    I love that ides. I always make cards and never thought og using them for hidden journaling.

  7. Heather says:


  8. Great ideas! Love the doodlebug cards xxx

  9. Cristina says:

    Oh, I love these!! Thanks for the chance!

  10. molly says:

    I love the sets. Sometimes I have a hard time putting together embellishments and seeing them grouped together always helps with me ideas and how to place them. Thank you!

  11. The red caught my eye immediately!

  12. SandyP says:

    These are adorable… so many possiblilites!

  13. elena says:

    I really like doodlebug designs, thanks for a chance to win!

  14. I didn’t even know those cards existed. I am always looking for ways to hide my journaling. Thank you so much for sharing and for a chance to win! :)

  15. I always like the hidden journaling idea, and this is a cute way to accomplish that! :)

  16. Kari Rogers says:

    What a great idea! Doodlebug is one of my favorite brands -thanks for the chance to win some of their cute stuff!

  17. Kathy says:

    Just what I was looking for – great ideas for journaling spots. Thanks.

  18. Marietta says:

    What an awesome set of cards and paper. Always, thank you for this opportunity!!

  19. Vanessa mcpherson says:

    Journaling is by far my biggest weakness… Thank you for this great idea!

  20. I love doodlebug!!!! Thanks for posting this on FB!

  21. Tiffany Sturges says:

    I love the hidden journaling! The first one was such a good example, I really like the design… :). I love helpful new tips!

  22. Andrea says:

    What a great idea! Love it. I am confused, though. The blog post says to comment by 4/1 — but the FB post just came out today?

  23. Renee J. says:

    Oh, I love this idea….Doodlebug is one of my faves. The layout and the card are so cute!! Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win!

  24. Jenn B. says:

    Great idea! Thanks for the chance to win some fun Doodlebug products!

  25. Barb Mc says:

    April 1st! I just got this on Facebook!!! Regardless, Megan, I love the cards approach to your page and will incorporate it into my own layouts. Thanks for the idea!!!!

  26. Julie Johannsen says:

    Perfect timing. I’m making a 8×8 baby album as a shower gift for a friend and just trying to figure out how to leave some journaling spots for her to fill in.

  27. Elizabeth Anderson says:

    i have never thought of using cards for journalling

  28. Terri says:

    Great idea!!

  29. Monica Tagabuel says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  30. Debs says:

    A great idea…I always need more room to write the cute things the kids say….thanks.

  31. Donna says:

    Love using the card as a journaling
    tool. Also love making cards and would
    love those doodle design cards with embellishments.

  32. Jules says:

    I love new, creative ideas – thanks so much for helping us “newbies” along!

  33. MsHardHead says:

    Great ideas – thanks for always showing us new ways to use everyday items.

  34. Mariana says:

    Wonderfull idea, thank you for always sharing such good things and helping us use items in differents ways…

  35. sandra m. says:

    doodlebug! yes please!

  36. Wow! What a great idea. Would have never thought about using those for that!!!

  37. Diana McKay says:

    I love little hidden surprises on a layout. I always have more to put in a layout than will fit. This would be a great way to fit in more without all the clutter.

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