Thoughtful Thursday | How to make a Gratitude Journal

StampinByHannah Thoughtful Thursday How to make a Gratitude Journal

Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator StampinByHannah Thoughtful Thursday

I have been mulling over this series for a while. I started it with a plan, and then I sort of bottled it a bit… but I have decided that it is time to start the series I intended. So, I started 2018 with a plan to use Mindfulness to help conquer my anxiety, and the first few weeks were great… but then I sort of fell of the wagon. So here we are at the 1st of February, and I am starting again (shall we call January a trail run?).

How to make a Gratitude Journal using Designer Series Paper with Naturally Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

One of my Mindfulness Practices is keeping a Gratitude Journal, which sounds really American and cheesy as a Brit… but it really really helps! When I do this on a regular basis I find that I manage to contain my negative thoughts and replace them with positive self-talk. This is SO powerful and prevents me from spiralling into a vortex of Anxiety and panic attacks about silly things.

I have recently been using the GLAD style of Gratitude; where GLAD stands for Grateful, Learned, Accomplishment and Delight. So each day I write down an event or feeling that matches each one of those prompts.

Thoughtful Thursday Designer Series Paper Notebook using Naturally Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

This journal is super easy to put together; as really its just copy paper and a piece of Designer Series Paper. These would make a really cute gift for a party hostess or a new team member too.


Designer Series Paper; Naturally Eclectic – 21.5 x 14.8 cm

5 sheets of copy paper cut in half


  1. Fold each half sheet of copy paper in half. I didn’t bother to score first..
  2. Fold the Designer Series Paper in half
  3. Layer each piece of copy paper on top of each other, and then put this pile into the Designer Series Paper cover
  4. I have stapled mine together, but you could sew it (I have one of those long arm staplers for when I’m making wedding stationary… so I put it to use here!)

How to make a note book using Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

I added some extra decoration to the front cover with some layers of card stock and stamping using the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set. To keep it coordinated I picked out the colours in the Designer Series Paper; Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tranquil Tide. The stamp set has a collection of mix and match sentiments and I thought this one would be nice for the front of my journal.

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