A good Monday morning to you!
I'm along with a "Thankful" Mini Album/ Journal using the
beautiful "Sweater Weather" Collection by
and a pumpkin shaped die by Top Dog Dies.
My inspiration for this type of album/journal derives from the "thankful
posts that I've witnessed on Facebook!
(click all photos to enlarge)
After die-cutting the cover pages from heavy chipboard, I dressed them in
patterned paper and then distressed around the edges with a walnut ink pad.
I matted the journal card and added some machine stitching for an
extra-homespun feel. Before attaching to the front of the album,
I added the cute brad banner embellishment.
The inside of the album can be made up of patterned papers cut to
size, journal cards, pockets, etc.
The pockets and tags were constructed from the Kraft A2 Card Bases & Envelopes.
The envelopes were trimmed down to a height of 3.75", leaving the width as is.
The cards were cut in half along the crease and then to a width of 5.25".
I also added punched tabs to the top of each tag.
I used a ruler and fine tip black pen to add lines to the backs of the envelopes...
great spot for extra journaling!
You may chose not to add bulky embellishments to the journal cards
if you're planning on adding photos to that area. On the pocket page fronts,
I only embellished the top or bottom corner so that there is plenty of room for small pictures.
When planning the page's embellishments, keep in mind how the opposite
page will lay against it. A bulky embellishment placed against a page with
a bow may cause damage to the more delicate piece.
Get input from family members and let them each have a tag to write
what they are thankful for or their favorite Fall memory!
Keep it simple by allowing the beautiful artwork of Simple Stories do the work!
Add even more pages if you plan on keeping a "12 Days of Thanks" or
a "November Gratitude Journal"...you may even wish to adapt this
idea to a SN@P! Binder...what fun!
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