I haven't been in a Tuesday Morning for the longest time, but found two really cute paper pads there while looking for supplies for my Brownie troop's end of the year memory books. We used Sunny Summer Days and Doodle Friends, both by MAMBI for the Girl Scout craft and then I turned the left overs, and some other things from stash, into one of the four mini albums I made for my MOPS group's caregivers.
The front and back covers are both made out of paper covered chipboard. I layered scraps, washi tape, labels, wood veneer, and die cuts to decorate it. The "Polaroid" has the middle black portion cut out and the outer frame is lifted up on foam. The recipient can drop their own picture into the frame.
I made a pocket on the inside front cover and added three handmade tags. On the other page is a photo mat with just a few embellishments. The flowers on the corners are pre-printed onto the paper with an embossed like texture, very pretty!
The "friends forever" and doodles are also pre-printed. They add a lot of interest so I just added a bit of washi, punched half circle, and sticker up at the top.
Inside this, and each of the other four mini albums I made this time, I added two 4X6 Project Life cards through out the album. I added a little bit to this one. To the left is another photo mat, punched tab, and ribbon.
Besides the Project Life cards, I also added a small pocket to each of the albums. This one I messed up on and punched the folded side. Whoops! I just sealed the open side with washi. No one need ever know that was a oops☺ The purple dotted paper beneath the pocket was left plain.
Each of the four book in this set has a pocket page as well. To make it, I used my 2-inch circle punch to make a half circle notch on one side. Then I attached the two sheets of paper together along the top and bottom ONLY. The rings keep the insert from falling out. I forgot to take a picture of the one inside this pocket.
The cards and little tag are held in place with a paperclip so more photos can be added either on the actual cards or beneath them.
Here are the last page, Project Life card, and back inside cover. I made another pocket back here to add a few more tags.
This one was my eight year old daughter's favorite out of the bunch and she really wanted to keep it! If I'd had enough time to make another one to replace it, I might have let her. But, this was the fourth out of four completed and just the day before I had to turn them in!
I'm glad she liked it, since I know some of the ladies who volunteer their time also have daughters the same as or close to, her age. It should be a hit, with whoever gets it. Our MOPS leader promised to help match the books with the caregiver who would most likely enjoy it the most.