Little Book of Encouragement by Laurie Schmidlin
Hi there! I'm SO excited to share my project with you today! I have a good friend that is going through a very tough time right now. I wanted a way to share not only that I am thinking and praying for her but to share what I am praying for her. I wanted something tangible to give and hopefully encourage her! So, I created a Little Book of Encouragement for her using some of my favorite Illustrated Faith supplies!
I started by covering some plain, 4" chipboard coasters with papers from the IF Bright & Brave collection.
I wanted to include some of my favorite verses, ones that always encourage me. I printed those off and mounted them on a coordinating patterned paper from the Bright & Brave collection. I then tucked them in a miniature envelope bag.
I decorated the pages with relevant Paper Pieces and various stickers. Most of the items came from the Bright & Brave collection. I just love how almost all of the Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith collections will coordinate, giving lots of options when I create!
These might be my favorite pages. The bold stripes and gorgeous, bright colors just make me so happy! And that phone! Love!!
I wanted a way to tie in the verse that I included on this page with the decorations so I used the IF Hey Sugar Sugar Typed and Mint to Be alphabet stickers.
Since my book turned out to be rather thick with all of the embellishments and layers, I bound it using some metal rings. These are just simple rings that can be found at any office supply store. One thing that I found helpful was using a heavy duty hole puncher to punch my holes. Each coaster ended up being pretty thick with the chipboard itself and two layers of patterned paper.
Thanks so much for joining me here today!
IF Bright & Brave: Thank You Jesus, Jesus is My Jam, Borders, Artsy, Bible Journaling, Epistles, Count the Ways, Fundamentals, Exclusive Kit Bonus Pattern, Geared Up For Jesus, Paper Pieces, 3 x 4's, Cardstock Stickers, Clear Cuts Pad, Designer Clips
IF Washi Tape: By Grace
IF Enamel Hearts: Oh My Heavens Mix, She Blooms Mix, Hey Sugar Sugar
IF Cardstock Stickers: Say It - Colorful, Say It - Black & White, Word Art, Wrdfetti Black, Wordfetti White, Typed Hey Sugar Sugar, Mint to Be, Go & Tell, His Promise