Hello crafty friends! How are you?
I was challenged to make a mini album for my Hip Kit Club project this week. Today, I’m sharing an envelope mini album that I made using the October 2018 Hip Kits. I used the Main kit, Project Life kit, and the Embellishment kit.
I created a mini album for my 8 year old girl; I wanted to make something special for her to get excited about reading. She is an excellent, accelerated reader, but she doesn’t really enjoy reading [YET]. My older daughter and I love to read, and I wanted her to get excited about reading too.
I have a YouTube video, where I flip through the album, and I also include a little tutorial on how to use the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to make your own envelopes. I have close up photos at the end of the video as well.
I knew I wanted to use some of the HKC exclusive project life cards in this mini album. I also wanted to include different sized pieces, and interactive pieces that my daughter could add to herself. I remembered that I had the We R MK 1-2-3 Punchboard, and I wanted to use that to make custom envelopes to include in my mini album.
I chose some cute papers from the kit to make my envelopes. I also chose a few Project Life cards, and along with the envelopes, they became the foundation pages of my mini album.
I embellished the pages with stickers, die cuts, tags that I fussy cut from a Paige Evans paper, and I loved using the Heidi Swapp stamp set that was included in the Project Life kit.
I included a few reading quotes that I found on Pinterest, and a few photos of my daughter. I made sure to leave some of the pages blank, so that she could fill them in herself.
In one of the envelopes, I wrote a letter to my daughter, telling her how wonderful she is, and that I encourage her to read. In the other envelopes, I left some blank cardstock pieces, and a few journaling tags for her to fill out or draw pictures about her favorite books.
I really love how this project turned out, and I can’t wait to see what my daughter does with it! I hope you like my project, and I hope you are inspired to get crafty! Thanks for stopping by!