Hiya! It’s Jamie sharing a mini album today! I created it using the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection, which was perfect for my theme! My bestie has a daughter named Olivia. She just turned one and had an “Oh the places you’ll go” themed birthday party. This collection, with all of its whimsy and hot air balloons, was perfect to create a special project with!
For her birthday, I knew I wanted to write a letter to my sweet little friend. I also wanted to give her a bit of money—three $2 bills to be exact, since her birthday is 02/22! I also wanted to give her a photo of just the two of us. Then I started thinking I could do this every year. Write her a letter, give her a tiny bit of money and a picture of the two of us. I created this mini album to hold all of those things every year for the next 5 years.
I started out by cutting five envelopes with my digital die cutter. Then I bound them together using an accordion fold spine. After that, I started decorating each of the envelopes. I used patterned paper, die cuts from the ephemera pack, puffy stickers, chipboard stickers and a few other embellishments. On the back of each envelope, I stamped the date and used washi tape to close the flap. I also added a tiny embellishment to each closure.
The cover and back of the album were made with thick cardstock which I wrapped in patterned paper. It’s not chipboard level sturdy but it’s sturdy enough to sit on a bookshelf! I decorated the cover very simply, with the “love letters” tag which was also exceptionally perfect for this project. Then with a Thicker and letter stickers and a puffy flower to finish it off.
I think it’s such a fun book and hopefully a gift that she’ll love. I can’t wait to keep adding to it over the years.
Supplies Used: Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Patterned Paper—Amour (376930) Color Me Pretty (Coloring Page) (376945) C'est La Vie (376940) Oh Hello (376941) Counting Up (376947) Stickers Accents & Phrases with White Foil (376952) Layered Stickers (376953) Mini Icon Puffy Stickers (376954) Self-Adhesive Ticket Tags with Rose Gold Foil (376955) Lovely Phrases/Multi Chipboard Stickers (376956) Bonjour Alpha/Chip With Rose Gold Foil Thicker Stickers (376957) Embellishment Pack Enamel Dots, Buttons & Tags (376958) Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts W/Rose Gold Foil (376960) Washi Tape Coloring 1.5"X20 (376963)