so here’s the deal, I saw this on pinterest, loved the idea, and kind of ran, a little zig-zag crazy-like with the idea.
but I am in love with it!
(oh, yeah, merrill.. if you are reading this, stop. close out the page. go look at some funny stuff on “the chive” or something, okay? seriously, get a snack or a drink. don’t come back here. k? loveyoubye.)
you can never be too careful, you know?
so anyway.. it’s a mini album, mostly stuff the kiddos can do, filling out question & answer sheets, drawing pictures.. it’s fun.
unless you have two kiddos that take after their mom and are perfectionists. that is slightly problematic.
there are eight 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 pages for each kiddo to fill out.
there are some pretty fun questions there!
we grabbed a bunch of supplies, like sharp pencils with good erasers, crayons and such.
for the cover, I used some chipboard that I cut down to 6 inches square. I made a template to help me in punching all the holes too. the inner pages are all 5 1/2 inches square.
I had to hunt down book rings (those things were harder to find than I thought..) to bind it all together. ribbon and ric-rac tied to one ring helped to polish that off.
I used my cricut to cut out the circle and scallop shapes on the front (“storybook” cartridge) and the “street sign” font cartridge for the lettering. I obviously cut the letters out in different sizes too.
I also pierced holes in the circle + scallop after I glued them together, but before I glued down my letters, and used a cross-stitch needle and some floss to stitch around the inside edge of the circle.
I made a pocket in the front, to slip in a little letter from myself too.
I added dividers with a tab at the top of each to write each of my girls’ names on.
I also added a picture of each of them with their dad.
and they each drew a picture of them + dad":
some other fun examples:
this was so sweet!! I wrote what peyton told me to, she can handle her name ^^^ (see above) but the journaling needed a little help. so just in case you cannot read the following:
“dad, I am thankful for so many things you do for me… here are just a few:
he makes me lunch, he lets me visit him at work, dad took us to Disneyland and Lake Powell too. I am thankful that he plays with me. he does the “bed bounce”. I am thankful that he goes to my primary class with me so I won’t be so sad.”
this one makes me giggle…
here’s the inside of the back cover:
and the very back:
I think he just might love it. maybe not as much as I do, because I am kind of obsessed, but he’ll love it for sure!
so my very best friends for this project were:
paper trimmer, scissors, hole punch, crop-o-dile corner chomper (1/2 inch rounder), xyron sticker maker, paper piercer, needle, floss, twill ribbon, ric-rac, baker’s twine, small sharpie, 2 one inch book rings, stapler, and these digital supplies:
splendid fiins “foto frame” for the frames on the photos.
all echo park papers: