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Wish Place – Journaling

Journaling has been very addictive since I started doing it . Here in this blog, I would love to share this Page spread which I had created in my very first Junk Jounral book.

London, is my priority wish in my go-to-travel bucket list. I have heard so much about it and it’s a home to Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes. ๐Ÿ™‚

The spread I created was using a snailmailing package which I received from a swap. I cut it out and stuck it in the notebook. Later, I added a London Postcard. I used a couple of pattern paper strips and then added the postcard. Also, my Initial J was used in the paper clip which I added at the top. On the right side of the page, I added a couple of washi tape so to adhere a sticky note. I wrote about my feelings and wish to go to London someday. At the bottom I used a butterfly embellishment to complete the look of the page.

That’s how simple it is to journal. Layering and decorating and writing all makes my heart happy :). It’s unimportant to follow anyone’s style of journaling. It’s important to make your journal your very own.


Hugs and Love,

Jayana Shah.

(Jayana’s Jolly Cards)

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Waiting for the postman…

I usually (infact, always) find my self looking outside the window during noon , waiting for the postman. Since 2012 I have been into swapping. Yet, the impatience still remains within me. I still remember the first time I received a postcard. It was sent to me by a friend of mine who was travelling north side. She described how she was enjoying the tour. The postcard is still with me with the beautiful postmark stamp on it. Slowly I started receiving many postcards from peopl all over the world (because I was registered to ). For a couple of years I collected quite many cards. (603 to be precise).

In 2013 I joined the swap community on Instagram and became penpals with a Finnish girl. We loved exchanging letters, handmade items and also some goodies from our countries. I truly loved the idea behind knowing people from different parts of the world thorough swapping and penpaling. So you see, the afternoon wait became a usual habit for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

The postman here is very kind. I send me a Thank you card every Diwali. He ensures proper delivery of posts to my home letter box. It’s very much worth appreciating.

Somewhere in 2014 I joined My life changed a lot as I was able to participate in various swaps and learn different styles of crafting.

I am still not tired of waiting for mails. I do get excited when I receive a happy mail ๐Ÿ™‚ I scream, sometimes even cry while receiving and opening pretty packages ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜.


Does that happen with you too ????.

I want to thank my postman for making me happy ๐Ÿ˜€.


Love to All,


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Guys, if you love to share and receive gifts and kindness then I would highly recommend tryingย Swap-bot. It’s a wonderdul site where in one can participate in different swaps hosted by the swap host. So if a particular swap is open internationally, then people from any part of the world who are registered on swap-bot canย participate . Once the deadline to join a particular swap is over, the host will click on the “assign partners” button that only she/he can see. The computer does all the work and everyone is assigned a partner. We as participants can see the partner to whom we have to send parcel to. We can also see who will receive our parcel.

Now, once you have prepared the parcel according to the swap requirements, you have to click on the “sent” button. Your partner once he receives an item from you will rate you accordingly:

1) 5 stars with a heart if your partner loves what you have sent.

2) 5 stars only if you meet the swap requirements.

3) 3 stars if you have not followed the rules of the swap.

4) 1 star if your partner has not received within reasonable time and lack of communication.

so, yeah this site is very safe in removing all the bad swappers and Flakers because if a swapper gets more times 1 star, the swapper is banned. Also, the less number of stars you score, the point score decreases all the more. After a certain reduction in your point score, the site bans you.

In this site, you can participate in any random themed swaps. But for crafters, this site is great as it also offers a lot of creative swaps and mailings.

This new year , try something new, something fancy.

Share and receive Joy through posts ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡.

Warm Greetings,


(Jayana’s Jolly Cards)




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Craft + Journaling

With new variety of crafts being explored by crafters, another form of craft is Art Journaling. Many of us have the habit of writing our thoughts, feelings in diaries. Documenting life in scrapbooks is adorably cute. And so is Journaling.

Piyu is a dear friend of mine whom I met on Instagram. I would see a lot of her posts where she would show us how she documented her life, wrote her thoughts in pretty looking journals. What attracted me the most was the incorporation of crafts into books of written thoughts. She made a group on Facebook this year named “Journal your heart out”. She sent me a request and I immediately accepted it. So yeah, my journey of Journaling began in the month of October 2016.

I am not in a position to tell you that this is the right way of doing journaling or that is the right way of doing it. That’s coz it’s a free form of art. If I happened to go out somewhere I can come home save some tickets and write about it. If you stayed at home and found yourself wandering and pondering over a certain topic, again you could write it down. You can also use your colourful pens, papers, paper tapes, embellishments to decorate your pages. You can even make your own journal by sewing pages together. Seriously the fun only begins when you start journaling. ๐Ÿ™‚ An endless way of showing creativity with your words and crafts.

Writing about quotes you love, sticking photos you found interesting in any magazine, writing about you bucket lists, plans, to-do lists, everything can be smushed in in your own journal. It’s a personal asset.

I am having so much fun doing Journaling. I had a friend from Germany (her name is Mona) who generously sent me a fabric journal, notebooks tied with it and teabags and a sewn journal. Using everything has been such a delightful experience. I’m currently on my third journal book. Also Mranalini who also made an adorable hand sewn journal .

Hope you guys try out and have fun with your imagination.



(Jayana’s Jolly cards)

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2017 ๐Ÿ˜˜

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DiY love cards

These kind of cards can be sent to anyone. With simple techniques and methods, one can create these adorable cards in minutes ๐Ÿ™‚

so let’s get started !

supplies needed are:

  • sentiment stamp
  • butterfly stamp
  • watercolor pencils
  • black card stock in the size 4.125 inches by 5.5 inches
  • white card stock in the size 4 inches by 5.125 inches
  • black ink pad
  • red marker/ pen
  • double sided adhesive

Products I have Used:

  1. 1) @peekaboo_designs sentiments
    2) @prima_mixedmedia cling butterfly stamps
    3) Hobby idea’s white and black cardstock
    4) Staedtler luna watercolor pencils ๐Ÿ™‚ #handmadebyjayana #jayanasjollycards ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Ranger Archival Jet black inkpad


STEP1 stamp the sentiment in the middle of the white card stock using black ink pad.

STEP2 stamp the butterfly in two opposite corners using again the black inkpad.

STEP3 color the butterflies using watercolor pencils. And then use water with a paintbrush to blend the colours .

STEP4 draw a heart with a red pen/ marker near the sentiment

STEP5 Trim in a tiny U-shape in the remaining opposite two corners.

STEP6 stick the panel down using double sided tape adhesive on the black card stock leaving equal borders.

And now you can send them to your loved ones ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you guys enjoyed this Blog.

Greetings and Love,


(Jayana’s Jolly Cards)



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This card is inspired after Gina K designs ๐Ÿ™‚

Picture of my thank you card taken by me.

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Supplies needed:
Dye Inkpads
Paper trimmer
Double sided tape adhesive
Acrylic stamp block
White and black think cardstock
Flower stamps

Products I have used:
Dye inkpads- Ranger Inkpads in the shade: Archival Jet black, Lemon Twist, Cheese Puff, Pink Gumball, Electric Lime, Lily Pad.
Scissors- One I had in my stash
Paper Trimmer: Fiskars
Double sided Tape Adhesive.
Acrylic stamp block for mounting stamps.
White and Black thick cardstocks : Hobby Ideas
Flower stamps: Hema clear stamps. And Hero Arts Thank You stamp

STEP1 Cut two pieces of white cardstock of the sizes 5 ยฝ โ€œby 4 ยผโ€ and another of 4 ยพโ€ inches by 3 ยพโ€ inches. Cut one piece of black cardstock of the size 55 ยผ โ€œby 4โ€. To cut out, kindly use paper trimmer for precision.
STEP2 Mount the Flower stamp on your acrylic Block.
STEP3 First take 4 ยพโ€ by 3 ยพโ€ white cardstock. Ink your stamp well in your choice of colour. (I have use Cheese Puff, Lemon Twist and Pink Gumball). Stamp in the left bottom corner with some space between each flower.
Step4 Similarly you have to repeat the process suing the leaves this time. (I have used Electric Lime and Lily Pad)
STEP5 Now Mount a Thank you sentiment Stamp on the block and ink it well with the Jet black Archival Ink.
STEP6 Stamp it well on the right side of the flower leaves bunch.
STEP7 Use The double sided tape adhesive to stick down the stamped panel card onto the black cardstock leaving equal boarders around.
STEP8 Now again using the double sided Tape Adhesive, stick down the entire panel onto the 5 ยฝโ€ by 4 ยผโ€ white cardstock leaving again equal border around.