It's time for another fun challenge over at Creative Creases, and I'm back with a GD project. Please join the fun with your own fun-fold projects here: https://secretstamper.com/category/creative-creases-challenge/
I recently attended the online Scrapbooking Fun Summit, and one of the projects was a starburst photo album. I liked the concept and decided to modify it to make some mini albums using the monthly pictures my daughter-in-law Allie took of my grandson Sawyer during his first year (he's 16 months old now). I wanted to include Allie's notes about Sawyer's likes and dislikes each month, so I created a pocket behind the photos to slip a folded note card in for each month's commentary. Since Sawyer posed each month on a jungle-themed quilt a close friend of the family quilted for him, I chose matching card stock and embellishments with a jungle theme. Then I took out my container of ribbon and twine and chose a colorful assortment to tie onto the note cards so they can be pulled out easily.
I had my daughter-in-law send me all 12 of the photos she had taken so that I could resize them and print them out. I did a print and cut of them using my Silhouette Studio software and made enough copies to do 7 albums. It was an ambitious undertaking, but I wanted to give an album to all the grandparents and great-grandparents as well as my son and DIL. Sawyer is very blessed to have so many people in his life who absolutely adore him.
The albums weren't hard to make, but it was a time-consuming process to glue everything together. I had to reprint a few of the photos when I noticed I had glued a couple panels into the album upside down, too! I was quite careful to check each time before adhering them down after that 😄!
For the cover and backpage of the album, I designed 2 print and cut files using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I hadn't used text-to-path in awhile, so I watched a video to remind myself how to curve the text to get Sawyer's name to follow the circle shape of the sentiment panel. I chose Jeremiah 1:5 for the back panel: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." Such a beautiful verse and a good reminder that God Himself forms each life in the womb, and every human being is infinitely precious to Him.
A look at the pages:
The front and back of the album:
The note cards for each month:
A look at the inside of a few of them:
Challenges I'm entering:
We Love to Create mixed media Challenge Blog...sponsored by Polkadoodles (welove2create.blogspot.com) ATG (ends 12/1/23)
A Place To Start (hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com): ATG or for a child (ends at the end of the month)
Word Art Wednesday: ATG (ends 12/7/23)
The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with option of Thankful (ends at the end of the month)
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG (ends 12/3/23)
Polkadoodles Cardmaking, Craft & Scrapbooking Challenge: ATG (ends 12/1/23)
Doodle Challenge (rabiscochallenge.blogspot.com): ATG (ends at the end of the month)
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: ATG (ends at the end of the month)
The Paper Shelter: All About Family (11/28/23)
Creative Knockouts: Lots of layers (ends 11/30/23)
Crafty Calendar Challenge : November Challenge - 'Anything Goes': (ends at the end of the month)
Mini Album Mania: MAM #2 Any Type of Mini Album Goes + MAM #1 Winner & Top Picks: ATG wtih a mini album (ends at the end of January)