Monday, April 20, 2015

Mini Album Monday #52- Coin Envelope Album

Today's featured mini album is a unique one.
It's very tiny and has no photos!

I used coin envelopes for the pages.

For the title, I painted a large 2 with a foam stamp.
Then I added a narrow strip of pattern paper,
a small flower, and a word strip that says just.
This makes the title, "Just 2."

I used a total of 12 coin envelopes that measure 2 1/4"x 3 1/2".
I took a piece of pattern paper measuring 3 1/2" x 5 3/4" and scored every 1/4" to make 
an accordion fold. Then I attached each envelope to a fold.
I wrapped a piece of ribbon along the binding and attached it to the inside of the covers.
It ties at the edge to keep the book closed.

In the first and back envelopes- the covers- I placed a small piece of chipboard to make them sturdy.
Then I sealed them closed.
For the rest of the envelopes, I cut off the flap and used a small circle punch to make a tab 
which makes it easier to pull out the cards.
In each of the inside envelopes, I placed a piece of white cardstock measuring 2 1/8"x 3 1/2".

On each of the interior envelopes, I placed a journaling prompt.
The cards on the inside are for the answers.

Each of the prompts asks for two things:

two everyday things I couldn't live without
two of my favorite songs
two things I worry about
two things I want to do before I die
two stores I shop at
two things that scare me
two snacks I could eat every day
two people I'd be lost without
two nicknames I've been given
next two places I want to go on vacation

I find journaling is easy to do with prompts.
I got the journaling prompt from this book.

 Each interior page has a narrow strip of pattern paper and a small flower.

I tried to keep it simple, but cute.

I think this kind of album is so easy to complete as it is very simple
and the journaling is do-able.
You can sit down in a couple of hours and complete it.

I think it's nice to document things about me for my kids to have someday.
I know I'd treasure a book like this about my mom or mom-in-law.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Make me understand the way of Your precepts; 
so shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.
Psalm 119:27


Itzy Bellababy said...

What a clever little project. I love the colors too:)

Joanne T Ferguson said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing with the Say G'day party! Pinned and hope to see you on Saturday!