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DIY Sunshine Happiness Journal for Tweens

Summer Fun with  Petaloo: DIY Sunshine Happiness Journal

Hello, Petaloo Fans! Today I have  a fun activity for your tweens. This DIY Sunshine Happiness Journal is a quick, easy and affordable project.  It’s perfect for taking along on a long car trip, tucking into a camper’s suitcase, carrying on an airplane or taking to Grandma’s house.

Beautiful Reasons to be Happy Alered Journall by Kathy Clement for Petaloo Summer Fun with Kids Product by Petaloo and Simple Stories Photo 1

The base of the Sunshine Happiness Journal is a standard steno notebook.  These are awesome, because the back cover is so sturdy you don’t need a desk.  This is such a simple make that your tween could put this together all on her own.  (I did not make one for a boy, but you could do so easily!)

Beautiful Reasons to be Happy Alered Journall by Kathy Clement for Petaloo Summer Fun with Kids Product by Petaloo and Simple Stories Photo 2

I decorated the cover with Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness paper, then added on chipboard elements and stickers for extra fun.

Beautiful Reasons to be Happy Alered Journall by Kathy Clement for Petaloo Summer Fun with Kids Product by Petaloo and Simple Stories Photo 3jpg

What tween wouldn’t love to jwrite in this cute Sunshine Happiness Journal?  Plenty of pink Petaloo posies make it extra special!

 

Beautiful Reasons to be Happy Alered Journall by Kathy Clement for Petaloo Summer Fun with Kids Product by Petaloo and Simple Stories Photo 4

 

Decorate the inside cover with more designer papers and create a simple slash pocket to hold journaling cards.  The cards can be glued into the journal along with photos.

Beautiful Reasons to be Happy Alered Journall by Kathy Clement for Petaloo Summer Fun with Kids Product by Petaloo and Simple Stories Photo 5

 

These fun journal cards will look great when added to the inside pages. You could add postage stamps and envelopes to the pocket to encourage your tween to write letters home from camp or grandma’s house. Tuck in a hot pink pen, and you’re good to go!

Wishing you a fun filled summer! Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Petaloo Products used in this project:

Gerber Daisy x 6 light pink SKU: 1174-101

Mini Gerber Daisy x 12 fuschia/pink SKU: 1175-102

Botanica Petite’s x 11 FuschiaSKU: 1101-102

Mini Burlap x 11 Antique Red SKU: 1208-250

Other Products

Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness

Really Reasonable Ribbon Geranium Pink Lattice Print Satin

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