Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My First Mini Album

So, I got to make something really cool.  A teacher friend of my sister's, whose son is also in the Army, wanted me to make a special birthday gift for her boy.  It seems that young Hero will be turning 21 and he is currently deployed in Iraq.  His Mom wanted something special for this special birthday since he will be so far away from home.  Well, I was quite honored to be a part of this gift.  She wanted some type of mini album that she could send some special pictures and sweet words all in one place.  I have never really "scrapbooked" before, since I mostly make cards and stuff, so I was up for the challenge.  I decided to make a tag style mini album that would be easy to ship and easy for him to carry with him as he is protecting our freedom.

I decided to use my favorite color combination:  Red, White, and Blue!


There are five tags/pockets and they measure approximately 8 inches by 5 inches.  I decided to make the pockets a little extra roomy so she can put 4 inch by 6 inch photos in each one.





I wanted to use this quote from Will Rogers, it's one of my favorite stamps:


When, I finished this, it got me thinking, what a great thing to give someone special who is far from home.  So, I decided to make up some blank tag books, which started a chain reaction, and I ended up making some little journal books with my Bind-It-All!  While I was making these, another teacher friend of my sister's, whose son will be graduating from Basic Training soon, also wanted one as a graduation present!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Verses-Will Rogers quote, My Favorite Things-Big Greetings
Paper:  October Afternoon, Recollections, Bazzill
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Cricut, Bags, Tags & More Cartridge, buttons, paper punches, Stars Die-Namics, star brads, Nestabilities, book ring, Papertrey Ink Alphabet Die

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