I have a blog post up on the Lori Whitlock blog today. I created a cute little mini album for Thanksgiving and would love to share it with you.
Since we live away from most of our immediate family, it is not often that we get to spend Thanksgiving with them. This year, though, everyone is coming to our house for Thanksgiving and staying a few days to visit. So, I am busy preparing for all of the company and decided I wanted to take the opportunity to document what everyone has been doing this year and what they are thankful for.
To do this, I created a little mini book, using Lori's mini book file, Pocket Ring Mini Album . It's just perfect for this project. First of all it is assembled using ring binding clips so you can basically add as many pages as you need, one for each person. The pages are pockets that have a tag inside of them. The tags are all different shapes and I can see myself using these shapes for Christmas tags as well. Don't you love it when you can use files for more than one purpose! I do! The tags will be a spot where each family member can write what they want to. You could pull them out of the pockets and place them at their place at the dinner table or just take the whole mini book apart and place the pocket page with the tag inside at their spot.
The pockets look really cute decorated and because they are on a ring binder, you can go big and chunky with the embellishments. My book was cut out using Lori's Reflections Fall paper collection that you created for Echo Park. It's a gorgeous collection and has a lot of stickers and embellishments that were perfect for this project.
On each pocket, I used the scalloped border piece from Simple Borders, sized down to decorate it a bit.
All of the stickers and 3d embellishments are part of the Fall Reflections collection.
On the back side of each pocket, which is the left side of the next page, I may put some pictures of our time together, or I could put a picture of the person who's tag it belongs too. I've also thought about putting the person's picture in the pocket page so that when you pull out the tag you will see who it belongs too. So many different ways to dress up this fun little mini.
And before I go, I must mention a little bit about the cover. I found this vinyl saying in Lori's store and thought that it captured the purpose of this mini book perfectly. To make it easy to transfer all those small letters to the front of the mini, I decided to use vinyl instead of paper. That way, the transfer paper could help me keep it all together. I can't imagine trying to glue and line up all of those little letters if I had used paper. I think it turned out fabulous. So don't forget that your vinyl looks really great on paper as well as on walls.