Let´s keep our favorites moments of the year in a very special way… Since the first time I saw Best Year Ever Collection, I knew what I want to do with it. I love to choose the most special moment of every month and keep in a very special way. Today I´m gonna show you the mini album that I prepared to collect all those special moments. My 2020 is going to be amazing! I´m Maria Celeste and I hope you find this idea really inspiring…
Best Year Ever Collection is full of details and their colors are son beautiful. I love the fact that every month has a wonderful color palette. We can combine all products from the collection and add our personal touch. You are going to see that I add twine and a bit of sewing.
You can make this mini album in the size you want. I cut 5 pieces of stable cardboard : #1- 4 ½” w x 7” h, #2- 2” w x 7” h, #3- 6” w x 7” h, #4- 2 ¼” w x 7” h, #5- 2” w x 7”h. I used one of the collection paper and white textured paper to cover all the pieces. Besides, I added a details with one of the washi tapes. Combining two types of papers and cover the union of them with washi, is a beautiful detail. For the inside of your mini album, combine as many papers as you like. I love to played with all the designs! So for this occasion I chose two for it!
As we have twelve months in a year I decided to make an interior structure like an accordion. I found it easy to see and really lovely. Even your kids are going to enjoy decorating and adding details to it. For my mini album I cut a piece of White cardsotck paper of 42 ½” w x 6 ¾” h. I scored it in 5 ¾” (7 times) and 3/8” in between (6 times). So you are going to score 5 3/4" + 3/8" and will repeat till you complete all your paper wide. The accordion structure is super easy to make and wonderful to create scrapbook pieces… I'm a huge fan of it!
When we have all the structure ready… magic begins as I like to say! My absolute favorite part of the process… decorating. It's time to combine all details and make magic with our hands.
You are going to see that for my cover I used some of the stickers. But I must say that I transformed them into chipboards using heavyweigth paper. Practical, easy to do and they look amazing! Besides, I prepared some paper rosettes for background and cut some numbers of glitter paper. Keep a bit of twine always near you and use two brads for closing your mini album. Cover is ready! I have fall in love with Best Year Ever Collection from Simple Stories… Stikers, chipboards, die cuts, enamels dots, brads… all is beautiful! So now it´s time to prepared every month page.
Feel free to combine everything as you like. Mix textures, add rossettes, pieces of papers, sewing details… The important thing to remember is to leave as much free space as we can for our photograps and to write fragments about every moment. As you can see… I love mixing chipboards, bits & pieces, twine, buttons, cardstock... everything! For me creating is an adventure and I enjoy every moment of it. Decorating is the most wonderful and happy time!
Another idea for this mini album is to prepared cards to write about some other special moments of every month and add some more photograps… More lovely moments can be keep in this wonderful mini album!
I hope you like this idea and I would love to see you own creations. Let´s make of 2020 the most wonderful year!
Thanks for taking the time to see and share what I love to do! See you next time!