Create this Word of the Year Journal with your Cricut to document your progress!
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This week’s “Use Your Cricut” Instagram prompt is journal! As a teenager, I used to start a journal at the beginning of the year with every intention of documenting my daily life. However, I continued to fall short. January was a breeze but after that my entries were few and far between. Being the perfectionist that I am, I decided to stop using that as my resolution.
As I have grown up, that need for perfectionism is fading and now I understand that you can use the journal when you want! What a novel idea! Now I use it as a coping mechanism. A way to get out of my head when the world bogs me down.
I chose “SIMPLE” as my word of the year. I tend to over-complicate, over-analyze and over-compensate. My goal for the year is to keep it simple. By keeping it simple, I can stay in the present and not get bogged down in those character defects like the over-analyzing that creep up. As a reminder, I used my Cricut to create this simple Word of the Year Journal cover.
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Materials needed for Word of the Year Journal
Have you tried out the templates feature in Design Space? I love how you can get an idea of how it will look prior to the cut.
Create your word using the text feature. Size to fit your journal. Load your adhesive vinyl onto the light grip mat and proceed with the cut.
Once cut, weed any excess vinyl. Use the transfer tape to apply your finished image to the front of your journal.
I love how mine turned out! I even added the date in the corner.
Do you pick a word of the year? What is yours?