Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Playing Card Mini-Journal

This past year, I've made a lot of changes in my life- for the better - but haven't been the best at documenting my emotions, thoughts and goals. For 2013 I've resolved to be better at remembering life and living each day to the fullest. To help me in my year-long journey, I'm going to make a mini-journal from playing cards.

Each week, I'll use a playing card as a canvas, decorating it according to that week's thought-provoking or inspirational thought. Life is Art has a fantastic post on a 52 week art journal she did a few years ago and there are a ton of journal and inspirational books made from playing card sets that utterly fascinate me:

image via The Altered Page

image via Stargardener

Pretty cool, right? Do you want to join me in my journey? All you need is a deck of playing cards and my list of 52 prompts (one per week). Click HERE to open the list as a Google doc.

I made my list by combining thoughts, inspirational quotes, song titles, questions and movie quotes to get my creative juices flowing. Life is Art also has a set of 52 prompts (you'll spot a few of hers in my list) if you want further variety.

And guess what?? I have FIVE playing card sets to give away to the first FIVE people to comment on this post. Can you tell I want friends to make mini-journals with me???

Ready. Set. Go! 

Happy New Year! May this year be filled with lasting memories.


  1. Such a cool idea! I totally want to play along!

  2. Love it - what a great idea! :)

    1. Nstssj, email me your address so I can send you your cards!

  3. This is such a cool idea! I haven't seen playing cards for a dollar in ages!

  4. Coming late to the party, but you had me at mini project.


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