DIY Devotional Booklet Tutorial by April Crosier aka Marine Parents using the Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit 4x6 Cards | This is Love

Hello, hello my friends! I am SO very excited to be sharing a fun little DIY with y’all today!! Clear your weekend schedule, because you are going to want to dive right in to making stacks of these fab mini booklets with every single Illustrated Faith devo kit ever made!!!

DIY Devotional Booklet Tutorial by April Crosier aka Marine Parents using the Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit 4x6 Cards | This is Love

Today I’m going to be showing off the This is Love devotional kit as I guide you through a fun little process video tutorial of how I put my monthly DIY booklets together.  These are such fun, little additions to have alongside my journaling bible as I ponder, pray & pen down some God-winks & thoughts throughout the month!

To begin, let’s grab up some supplies…. as few or as many as you want is totally perfect!

DIY Devotional Booklet Tutorial by April Crosier aka Marine Parents using the Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit 4x6 Cards | This is Love

My very basics are the monthly devotional kit [PS — I ALWAYS save the kraft mailer, because it makes the cutest + sturdiest cover for my booklet!] and a couple of simple binder rings from the craft store.  I also grab up a paper trimmer, but if you don’t have one of these you can use a ruler & simple pair of scissors!

DIY Devotional Booklet Tutorial by April Crosier aka Marine Parents using the Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit 4x6 Cards | This is Love

DIY Devotional Booklet Tutorial by April Crosier aka Marine Parents using the Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit 4x6 Cards | This is Love

Next, you’ll want to go crazy & just pull any little bits + bobs from your crafty stash!  I grabbed everything I had from the You Are Loved collection [it matches OH SO WELL!] in addition to alpha stickers, shipping tags, paint chip cards, tabbies + more!

Use what you have on hand, friends…. I even raided my kiddos’ craft drawer to pull some fun items to use!  There’s nothing too little & nothing too great for being able to come into the presence of God creatively…. so don’t think for half a second that you can’t create without XYZ product.  You’ve got this, friend.

Okay…. let’s get started!

A few little tips that I’d like to share from my monthly process….

  • Cut your cover pieces [kraft mailer or other cardstock pages] a smidge larger than your interior pieces.  Since the content + journaling cards in the kit are postcard sized, I cut my mailer cover pieces at 4.5 x 6.5″ to protect the edges & give me space for tabbing!
  • When I punch holes, I mark each COVER piece at 1″ from each edge & each INTERIOR content/journaling card piece at 3/4″ from each edge.  Any little creative pieces or tip-ins I add, I kinda just eyeball it ;)  Alternatively, you could also use the top or bottom portion of a three ring hole punch…. easy peasy!
  • Use at least 1″ binder rings.  I recently tried some teensy, adorable, super precious mini binder rings because they were soooooo cute…. but it made everything way too difficult to turn in my booklet.  Save the cuteness for the inside & stick with the larger rings ;)

DIY Devotional Booklet Tutorial by April Crosier aka Marine Parents using the Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit 4x6 Cards | This is Love

Every booklet I make starts with a PRAYER page.  I love to begin with a fresh heart, ready to invite God in to the devotional content with me & just pray it up that He reveals #allthethings to me!  I also *really* love looking back a month down the road to see what I had originally prayed & how God showed up specifically!

DIY Devotional Booklet Tutorial by April Crosier aka Marine Parents using the Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit 4x6 Cards | This is Love

DIY Devotional Booklet Tutorial by April Crosier aka Marine Parents using the Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit 4x6 Cards | This is Love

The rest of the “pages” I include in the booklet are just for fun…. extra journaling spots + prompts, pretty little inspirational pieces or quotes.  I also really like using the binder ring method so that I can add additional pieces [prayers, typed verses, etc] as the month goes on.

DIY Devotional Booklet Tutorial by April Crosier aka Marine Parents using the Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit 4x6 Cards | This is Love

I hope y’all have enjoyed this crafty little DIY post — just grabbing a bunch of pieces & putting them all together in such a hodge podge style is something that gets my creative juices flowing & gives me so much motivation to dig in deeper to what God has in store for me!  I pray y’all are just as inspired to create your own DIY mini booklets! I’d love to see what you create, so be sure to tag me on instagram!! xo

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