How to Create Your Own Prayer Journal

Posted by Lori Williams

Create this beautiful one of kind prayer journal using the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. It's unique, it's fun and it's something to treasure for a lifetime.

Are you one of those people who's quick to say I'll pray for you but then doesn't always remember all the prayer requests. I think we all do that to an extent but today I have something that will help you remember all those thoughts when it comes to your quiet time. Today I'll show you how to make this prayer journal where you can jot down those requests on tags and inserts and really focus on them. This is also wonderful to use to reflect back on things that have been on your heart and how God answered them. Not into prayer journals? No worry you can use this book for all kinds of things: A personal diary, Precious things your children say, even recipes. It's really a mini book that you can create to hold what is most dear to your heart.

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  • We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch
  • Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag Album 8.75 x 3.875
  • Scor-Tape
  • Ken Oliver's Color Burst
  • Golden Light Modeling Paste
  • Tim Holtz Stencil Mini Set #2
  • Cinch Book Binding
  • Prima Chalk Ink Set
  • Prima Salvage District 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Prills Spring Fling
  • Prima Salvage District Say It In Crystals
  • Prima Salvage District Flowers Industrialle
  • Prima Salvage District Flowers Royal Hall
  • Prima Salvage District Laser Cut Wood Icons In a Box
  • Prima Vintage Emporium Stamp
  • Prima Cigar Box Secret Stamp
  • Other Products:
  • Chipboard
  • Ribbon

Gather your supplies to make the base book. You'll need the envelope punch, paper and tags.

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The envelope punch has a great guide for finding the right side of envelope you want to make and we need a 4 x 8, so we'll cut out sheets of paper 9 5/8 x 9 5/8".

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Line the edge of your paper up on the 3 3/8" line of the punch and score along the line and then be sure to punch your notch. Do this on all four side of the paper.

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Here is how your paper will look after you've scored and notched all four sides.

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Round all the corners of your square with the punch on the opposite side of the punch.

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Ink all the edges of your envelope front and back before you glue together. I love the chalk inks from Prima, they make it super easy.

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Use Scor-Tape along the edges and glue your envelope/tag holder together. Be sure to not glue the top/end down. You want to just glue it down to the base back. You want to be able to tuck the tag down into the pocket.

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Ink the edges of your tag and you're ready to pop it down into your envelope holder.

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Repeat the above steps for the desired amount of pages/pocket. I did six in this book.

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Now it's time to make the cover for our journal. Cut two pieces of chipboard 9 " x 4 1/2".

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Cover each of the covers with designer paper.

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Layer your front, back and tag pockets up and bind with a Cinch book binder.

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Now comes your take on the project, decorate the front and pockets however you desire. I used the Prima Salvage District on my journal as I just loved the shabby chic feel. Here are some finished pictures of my project to help get those creative juices flowing.

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