Handwritten journaling adds a personal touch to your scrapbook pages and greeting cards. These 7 free shaped journaling boxes each have lightly printed lines to guide your lettering and encourage you to hand-write your thoughts on your pages. You can also use these journaling cards as placeholders so that someone else can add the sentiments and information in a gift album or themed scrapbook. To save each of these shapes to your computer for future use, click to see the full-size image. Then,... right click on the full-size shape and select "save as." You could copy one image over and over again on a sheet of cardstock to print several of the same shapes for an entire album.
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Rounded Square Journaling Box
The rounded square journaling box is one of the most versatile. This shape will work for nearly any scrapbook page. You can print it directly on your solid colored or lightly patterned cardstock and cut it out for your pages. You can choose when cutting, to cut a little beyond the line, leaving a black line around the text box or cut directly on, or just inside, the line to remove it entirely from the shape. This box will work especially well on pages where you have used a corner rounded on... other page elements. To get ideas for scrapbook page ideas and free scrapbook page sketches using a corner rounder be sure to read Revival of the Corner Rounder - Scrapbook Pages Using Rounded Corners in the Design.
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Rounded Rectangle Journaling Box
The rounded rectangle journaling box would be perfect on a Halloween page as a tombstone. For more Halloween scrapbooking ideas and free patterns visit Halloween Scrapbooking Ideas.
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Hexagon Journaling Box
The hexagon shape is extremely popular. This journaling box would work well with hexagon pages like those found in the Trendy Shapes in Scrapbooking article.
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Circle Journaling Tag
A circle journaling tag is another all around useful tag and journaling box shape. This one can be printed in a small size for bits of information on pages that do not need a lot of journaling or where you want only the basic "who, what, where, when, and why" style of writing. You can print it in a large size to use on pages where your child is doing the journaling himself and needs the lines to guide his penmanship.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Chevron Journaling Box
The chevron is another popular shape in scrapbooking. This journaling box would fit in especially well on pages that use chevron shapes in banners or pennants. You can find coordinating pennant patterns and scrapbook pages ideas in the article Garlands, Banners, Pennants, and Flags - Hanging-Style Embellishments for Scrapbooking and Card Making.
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Thought Bubble Journaling Box
Thought bubbles add a touch of whimsy to your journaling. They can be used for thoughtful insights or funny quips. You can find six more thought bubble journaling boxes without pre-printed lines in the gallery Free Printable Speech Bubbles Scrapbooking Patterns.
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Square Journaling Box with Arrows
And finally, this square journaling box has been embellished with directional arrows making it an ideal text box for travel, vacation, or even "getting your driver's license" scrapbook pages. You can find coordinating free arrow patterns in the article Brackets and Arrows - Free Shapes for Scrapbooking and also in the article Free Stitching Patterns for Scrapbooking.