If you were lucky enough to catch my Facebook Live video showcasing the new Holy Hope Bible Journaling Kit, then you will already know that I am a big fan! I love finding new things to use in my bible journaling, and this kit is the perfect start of collecting some more faith themed parts of my collection.
In the kit there is a set of clear stamps, a pink ink pad and a 22 page bible journaling companion book. The backing card from the stamps set can also be cut out and used a tabs in your bible to mark where you have journaled that particular theme.
The writer of the companion book is due to change with each kit, and so every time it will have a different flavour. The first ones is peppered with questions, space to write, black and white pictures to trace over in your journaling and interesting stories and thoughts to be get your mind going and creative juices flowing. If you are struggling for ideas and want something to kick start you into bible journaling then this is ideal. The topics of I am creative, chosen, enough and unique are explored this time.
The kit contains a set of great quality clear stamps with a variety of different designs that tie in with the themes. There are words stamps of the topics, things like a passport, driving licence and lanyard, along with some creative ones like a paint palette, brush and pencil. They were really easy to use and attached to my existing acrylic block when using. Some of them didn’t stamp perfectly straight into my bible, as you need a hard surface behind it when stamping (and bible pages are quite soft really), so I did a few pages where I stamped onto a piece of paper and tore these up to stick in instead.
Good quality stamps are costly, as are bible study booklets, so its lovely to see that Holy Hope have thought how to squeeze even more value for money into their kits. The pink ink pad is nice as it means you can get on straight away with using the kit. But the icing on the cake for me is that they haven’t wasted the cardboard packaging in the stamp set with just plain card. They have added cut out bible tabs with the key themes printed on them. These can be cut out (or if you have a tab punch you can use that) and added to any pages you make.
How did I get on?
Well I had lots of fun playing around with the stamps and including them in my designs. I used them to emboss a name label on one page, which worked well. I used the theme of “I am chosen” to explore the story of Moses and how he was chosen by God to do something amazing. I finished the page off with washi tape. Its not polished or pretty but considering I did half of it on my Facebook Live video upside down!! The second page I made was creative themed with a shaker over the top. I loved colouring in the paint palettes in the background and using the bible tab that matched. Finally I made a collage type page where I stamped onto paper and ripped them up to stick down on the background of colourful wrapping paper.
Where can you get one?
There are only a limited number of the Holy Hope Bible Journaling Kits available so if you want one to add to your collection or to help you start your bible journaling journey then head on straight over to Holy Hope and buy one now for £24. There are also some great added extras that you can buy alongside it that have been created together with Messy Faith, such as phrase stickers. I hope that once I have moved house I can help contribute writing for one of the next bible journaling kits, but in the meantime I have sure enjoyed testing out the first one!