I don’t know about y’all, but I need all sorts of encouragement. Like yesterday. Like today. Like right meow. The love & encouragements that I receive from this very community of bible journaling brothers + sisters in Christ is exactly what God knows I need…. before I even need it.
But encouragement isn’t just a one way street, now is it? God calls us to love one another [Mark 12:31], and our most recent trip through the Stronger Together devotional kit has been such a blessed reminder of this powerful commandment. I’ve prayed lots of big ol’ prayers for my own heart to love others well, just as God has loved us.
I knew that when I pulled this specific content from the Stronger Together devotional card into my bible margins, I would need a whole lotta space to write, journal, pray & just “get it out there” if ya know what I mean :]
So with just a small little two-inch section of bible space, I figured I would get crafty with a layered tip-in — similar in style to my absolutely beloved layered tabs [because you just can’t have enough layering, #amiright?!]. This way I could have some pretty encouragement to eyeball when I first flip to the passage in Hebrews, and also plenty of journaling space neatly tucked behind!
I knew I wanted to use this adorable clear sticker included in the kit, but I didn’t want to be able to see some of the background layers behind the sticker. So I simply scissored it straight outta the sticker sheet & used my IF tape runner to apply some adhesive on the back of it.
Next, I grabbed up some random supplies to layer — a pretty purple paint chip card, aqua mini doily, and some verbiage ephemera pieces from the devo kit to complete my layered tip-in. A little adhesive, a few puffy stickers & some wordfetti additions…. voila! I’m pretty much kinda obsessed with it :]
To finish my layered tip-in, I went ahead & added some tabby goodness to the top. I LOVE how the “courage” tab from the Topics Tabbies Set matches the “be kind” sentiment coloring from the devotional set & knew I could craft up something to make it work for this project. I simply added two of Elaine’s printable alpha tiles in powder pink to make the word “encourage” and tabbed my tip-in up!
Finally, I added a tiny bit of paint color, some journaling + a date stamp then taped my layered tip-in to the side of my margin. I love using the tip-in technique because it allows for sooooo much more space for the good stuff in the margin — prayers, thoughts, God-winks, take-aways, you name it!
I pray you bible journalers have loved & adored the Stronger Together kit just as much as I have. It’s all about community & I have enjoyed diving deeper into the spirit of togetherness with this kit & Y-O-U! xo
additional supplies: Bella Wonky Alpha — Oreo | Mini Doily [scrapbook.com] | Studio Calico Mega Date Stamp | Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher