Monday, January 2, 2012

{twenty12, a minibook...}

Happy new year to you all!!! May this year bring enormous happiness and good luck to you and your family!

And for todays crafty project share, I have a minibook I made...
I love the idea of making a minibook/album in January itself, with space ready for photos to be added throughout the year. I also added journaling spots, with some prompts, so that you can enter what is happening that month, while it is still fresh in your mind...
For the photos, I have made the mats slightly larger so that when you adhere a photo is will be matted by about a quarter inch all around. I jotted down the size of the photos to be inserted in pencil onto the mats itself. This way, you will know what size photos  you will be needing for that month, and if needs to be a horizontal or a vertical shot and plan accordingly.
For this opening page, I included space for a family picture... A great way to start an album!
For the album cover, I cut very thin strips from patterned paper. About a quarter inch wide strips. I then spritzed them with some glimmer mist and adhered them onto cream cardstock. I also added some ink and stitching all around. And finally added the title numbers 2012...

I typed out the month titles in Photoshop and printed them onto a cardstock. I also printed the journaling spots off the computer.
And finally, before I gifted it, I tied a twine bow to keep the album shut... That twine bow turned out so pretty!!



Anonymous said...

how lovely! I love twine as an accent.

Photomama said...

I want to see more pages!
Give me ideas