We are only a few days away from Valentine's Day, and 'tis the season for writing love letters and secret messages! With that in mind, we are sharing three fun DIY paper crafts by mambi Design Team member Mariel Reyes (IG | blog) that she created on her BIG Happy Planner® pages to hide bits of journalling she'd rather keep semi-private.
About this planner craft, Mariel writes:
"I love writing in my memory planner, but some things are private and I would like to have special messages that maybe I don’t want everyone to see when flipping through. Other times I want a design element and not a bunch of words in a square. This is what I love about hidden journaling! The words are on the page, but may not be the first thing you see. For Valentine’s day I created three different types of hidden journaling for my memory planner."
'CARD STYLE' Hidden Journalling:
"The first is card style. I chose a rectangular sticker, but any sticker would work. I made a little folded card that fit in the column of my planner and affixed the sticker on top. I can write inside and when closed, it just looks like a sticker on the page."
'Paper Heart' Hidden Journalling
"The next one I created was a heart with two sections for journaling. First I cut out two identical hearts just like we did in elementary school by folding red paper in half. Leaving the hearts folded I matched them up and added washi to the back so that the two folded hearts created one heart. I glued that to my page, creating a heart with two lobes that open so I can write a note to each kiddo. I put stickers on top to decorate the heart even more. When closed it looks like a decoration on the page!"
'Full Box' Hidden Journalling
"The third one I created using a full box sticker. I shoes one from the rainbow pack that matched the theme. I cut some card stock ¼ inch shorter than the sticker on bottom and sides and affixed it to the sticker. By sticking this on a section in the planner it creates a pocket. I then cut a piece of paper to fit and decorated it with stickers on the top so I can pull out the hidden journaling."
Shop some supplies Mariel used by clicking on the items below.