PRODUCT: Open Journey Bible Journaling Kits (physical and digital)
USE: deep devotional with pre-designed original art to use in your creative worship
COST: approx. $-36.00
RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5
Below is a description of Open Journey’s latest kit, Homebound, taken directly from their website.
The beautiful kit comes in a sewn, hand stamped linen fabric sleeve and wrapped with hemp cord and teal cotton ribbon which can be used for bookmarks, bows or as textural elements in your journaling. The goodies:
+ 4 Devotionals with illustrations in a booklet form ( 8″x4″) fits a TN
+ 4 journaling cards with prompts and 2 or 3 bible verses (each 8″x4″)
+ 4 journaling cards with a bible verses (each 3″x5″)
+ 4 clear sticker pages with coordinated artwork (each 8″x4″)
+ 4 white pre-cut sticker pages (each 8″x4″)
+ 1 bookmark inserts
+ 1 punch card (2×8)
+ 2 strips of clear sticker with artwork (2×8)
+ 1 white pre-cut sticker pages wordfetty (8″x4″)
+ total of 10 washi strips
+ over 60 diecut elements
+ 1 sewn vellum double envelope with bible verse
+ 1 4×3″ stamp set containing 4 clear polymer stamps
+ 1 craft paper house shape (for you to decorate)
+ 1 stencil
How I Discovered Ingrid & Open Journey
I have been a fan of the Open Journey line of products for well over a year now. To be honest, I don’t know for sure who introduced me to this talented artist and her faith-filled business. I’m pretty sure it was the lovely LindseyDecor, reviewing a handful of Open Journey kits on her Youtube channel.
Once I knew about Open Journey and Ingrid Blixt’s incredible art, I began purchasing her digital items to print at home. Fast forward just over a year later, when Ingrid posted a public call to anyone interested in becoming a part of her creative design team. And with God’s help, I was invited to become a team member.
Note: A creative design team member is sent product at no charge and then uses it in their Bible journaling, mixed-media, faith art, and so on. They then simply post their creations on to their social media accounts, showing people the product and what can be done with it.
The reason for the explanation is to let you know, though I did not purchase the Open Journey physical kits, I was not asked to write a review. I adore Ingrid, her art, and her kits so much, I simply want to shout it from the rooftops.
First things first, there is not another artist out there that is creating or selling anything like Open Journey. It truly is unique in many ways. Please know that I like many kits from an array of different artists, but Open Journey is still by far my favorite.
Let’s start from the beginning. From the moment I opened the package, I knew love and care were taken when these items were put together by Ingrid.
From stamping the outer paper bag she places it in, to the sewn, hand stamped or painted linen fabric sleeve, wrapped with cords and ribbon, she clearly puts a great deal of thought into her presentation.
I could see and feel how bulky the filled-to-the-brim package was. The kit included so so much product stuffed into the beautiful sleeve, I knew I would be able to use the overwhelming amount of products for a while to come.
Now I’m not going to describe all of Ingrid’s unbelievable artwork and the detail she puts into each piece. That would take far too long for a blog post review. However, take a look at just some of the awesomeness in her kits below.
Every item is high quality and unique. There is such an incredible amount of product included with these kits, that you may be asking yourself, “What do I do with all of it?” Below you will see how I’ve used Homebound and other Open Journey kits. These are my personal journaling pages, but the possibilities are endless.
You can find additional kit reviews in The Whole Kit And Caboodle: What I Think About Kits & Subscriptions.
Though the Open Journey kits are sold as Bible journaling kits, you can use them in other projects, mixed-media, planner embellishments and more.
If you’re interested in taking your Bible journaling to the next level, if you’re looking for deeper devotional content or if you’re looking for some great pieces to go in your next mixed-media project, be sure to check out Ingrid’s shop. BTW, she has more than just Bible journaling kits. Head on over there and take a stroll through her store.
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