I am so excited after we do our quarterly Getting Started Facebook group. Not only do many of you walk away individually transformed, but you want to involve others. But then so many amazing women take it one step further and start to get groups of women together working on the project. Over the next couple of months, we hope to share ideas, tips and best practices for gathering in a group. Help us by commenting on questions or things you would like to see and we’ll share what we and the team of ambassadors have done.
Today’s DIY is how to put together a Getting Started kit. This can be used for a group or even just to get a friend started. There are no rules for your kit. We recommend printing the Getting Started Devotional, provide some bits of scrapbooking paper, notecards and embellishments and a Bible.
Basic contents for a kit:
- Getting Started Devotional: You have permission to print copies of the devotional to add to your kit. If you have a large group, you may consider getting them professionally printed/folded/stapled at a local office supply store or online.
- Bible: Here are some ideas for where to purchase the compact size Bibles:
- The Loved Bible Project contact card: Download the contact card here. Depending on your printer settings, print 9 or 12 to a page on heavyweight paper.
- Bookplate: Download this bookplate and print on full page label sheets. Cut to approximately 3×5 and stick inside the Bible.
- How to Love a Bible: This is a half sheet summary from the devotional.
- Miscellaneous supplies: Similar to the DIY: Giveaway – cut some scrapbook paper, add washi tape, paper clips, scripture cards, sticky notes, sticky flags, etc. Check out the clearance racks at office supply and craft supply stores (look near the scrapbooking supplies) and the Target dollar spot always has cute post it notes and other fun stickers! Illustrated Faith is another brand that sells supplies for Bible journaling and can be used for this purpose.
Pull all the supplies into a ‘kit’. This can be done in various ways depending on your budget:
- Box: I’ve used this box here.
- Clear bag
- White paper lunch bag
- Gift bag
- Envelope (great if you are mailing to a friend!)
Stay tuned – we will share ideas for how to gather. In the meantime, if you have an idea and want to chat, contact us! You can also print the logo on sticky paper and add to your bags/boxes. Contact us for the logo so we know how you plan to use it. Thank you!