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Document Happy Moments with a Happiness Jar

Hiya, Jamie here! DIY Shop 4 is one of those versatile embellishment collections that can be paired with just about anything! I had so much fun mixing and matching the DIY Shop 4 collection with Amy Tangerine’s Oh Happy Day.

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This project is a different way of memory keeping and I’m really excited about it! I’ve been reading a lot about happiness lately and also listening to Gretchen Rubin’s Happier Podcast and knew that I wanted to make sure to focus on the happy moments in my own life. As the saying goes, “every day might not be [happy] but there’s something [happy] in every day.” I make have taken some liberties with that quote…but it still holds true!

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So to document these happy moments, I created a happiness jar! Every day I plan to write down what made me happy that day and drop it in the jar. At the end of the month, I’ll have a ton of happy moments to reflect back on.

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I used the DIY Shop 4 mason jar and filled it with the large sequins (because sequin is happiness all unto itself!) and decorated it with paper and a rubber embellishment from the Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Day collection. I also added the most fantastic little gold puffy stickers from the DIY Shop 4 collection. See, versatile! And blends in very easily with other collections.

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I knew that at the end of the month, I would need to empty the jar to start again. But what to do with the little paper slips? Why add them to my 6×8 happiness album of course! I decorated the page protector using the gold dot transparency and elegant gold outlined Thickers. Then I added a few “happy” themed products from the Oh Happy Day collection. The paper slips just slide right in.

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Oh, and the paper slips themselves, I designed those too! I printed them out on white cardstock, trimmed them up and adhered them to paper from the Amy Tangerine collection. I used the DIY Shop 4 roller date stamp to add the date to every one! I also die cut mini postage stamps and embellished each with either a DIY Shop 4 puffy heart or sequin. And just a few got a flair badge.

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I’m excited to document happiness this month! Just seeing the little jar on my desk has been making me happy. Maybe one of the days, I’ll document it!

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Supplies Used:

(376308) Thickers Follow/Gold (376312) Puffy Stickers Hearts Gold Foil (376316) Flair Button Gold Foil (376320) Sequins Gold Foil (376321) Mini Mason Jar Gold (376322) Rotary Date Stamp (DIY4SP-76326) Gold Foil Dots on Acetate, Patterned Paper — (OHLDS-76195) Everyday Happy (OHLDS-76201) Crazy Fun (OHLDS-76203) Oh Lovely (OHLDS-76204) Sweetie (OHLDS-76205) All Smiles (OHLDS-76214) Cruising Along (OHLDS-76197) Little Moments (OHLDS-76198) Rise & Shine (OHLDS-76199) Sure Thing, (376225) Rubber Embellishments (376231) Rotary Phrase Stamp (376238) Puffy Stickers