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11.14.2012

thankful for | a mini album download

11.14.2012  at 5:00 AM

'Tis the season to be thankful.



Today I'm going to share a cute and quick mini album project that I shared at The Crafting Chicks during their Gratitude Challenge and involves the whole family. Well, you'll be doing the crafting, but the whole family gets a chance to record their thankful thoughts in their own handwriting. Here's what my mini album looks like...


...and here's how you can create this little cutie yourself. Gather your favorite patterned papers, embellishments and washi tape, I used several collections from Indie Chic by My Mind's Eyedownload your mini album pages and trim, and also round up your favorite embellishments, adhesive and a length of twine. Your download is sized to print on a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper. If you don't have a large format printer, you can also use this letter-sized "thankful for" download.

After trimming your mini album pages, line up the bottom edge of one page {the one on top} and the top edge of another page {the page on the bottom}  and apply your washi tape so that half the tape is on the upper page and half the tape is on the lower page. Smooth the tape to adhere together and flip your page up to align another page beneath and repeat the taping technique again and again. After all pages have been joined, trim the excess washi tape from the sides of your mini album.

These close-up shots of the front cover and inside front cover show more detail. You'll see that I embellished the twine that wrapped the inside cover with a paper doily and a chipboard sentiment for a finished look.

See how the tape joins the mini album pages together? So, so easy and these days, who doesn't have at least a roll or two of washi tape in their crafty stash? To finish off the front and back covers, I used more washi tape going from the front over the pages and then to the back cover to form a binding. I finished it off with a floral cardstock sticker. 


I hope you and your family enjoy these downloads and have a moment or two to record your thankful thoughts. When I created a similar project a few years ago, my then teenaged son Zach even participated, which made his Mama thankful. 

You can find other downloads in the sidebar.



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5 comments:

  1. I love the colors you used for this mini-I did gratitude mini last year with the boys and it was so much fun. Definitely want to do it again this year!

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  2. Thanks for the pretty download!! Love it!

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  3. Am definitely following this and what a perfect time to do it!

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