I love to post little notes of scripture in key places around my home. Just little snippets of inspiration during our busy days to keep me focused on the important things. I recently made this little note to keep on my nightstand, near my alarm...it's the first thing I see when I wake up. The bright, cheerful colors and hopeful words have been a helpful motivator to get myself moving in the morning. To spend time before the One who loves me, praying over my family and our coming day. I thought I'd share this with you, too!
I have saved this file as a .jpg image, so all you'll need to do is click on the picture below. When it pops up in a new widow, you can print it from your toolbar/edit button.
You can print it on regular printer paper, as I've done in the photo above, and it will look nice all by itself. Or, if you have cardstock or some other heavy-weight paper available, that works even better. Below I used acrylic painting paper from our school cabinet and rounded the corners.
In the top photo, I glued the paper to some leftover pretty wrapping paper I found in my closet. I also glued the wrapping paper to a piece of cardboard underneath, for stability. (I used the cover of the phone book, actually - its' just what I had on hand!) I just used one of the kids' glue sticks to make all of these...but next time I think I'll use rubber cement or another paper-craft type glue because the paste left a lumpy surface under the paper.
For this one, I experimented with printing the image on tracing paper (also from the school cabinet). It worked very well - I just needed to give it a few minutes for the ink to dry. The blue paper came from a gift-bag that was too wrinkled on one side to re-use as such. A dab of glue at the top to secured the papers. Then I added a button to cover up the glue-spot, which I could see through the paper.
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