Thursday, May 3, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop, You Are My Anchor

Hi Crafty Friends!
It's time for A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop. And oh how I love this month's kit.

The colors, the cute nautical images, the twine. All such good stuff, and super cute if made up just as the directions tell us. Which I did for one, I'm giving it to my hairdresser with the tip inside. But, I don't use a lot of 3x3 cards, so I had other plans.

First up, I used the card stock and envelopes to make a full size card.

So easy and so cute. But what I'm really excited to share with you is a mini book. Let's talk a moment first. I've decided that this is the year that I help people get their pictures out of their phones. Seriously! We need to be able to look at the pictures and share them with others. I'll be doing many blog posts in the future with all kinds of tips and strategies. 
Today, let's talk about the power of the mini book.

I looked at the small envelopes and instantly saw a mini photo album. My husband and I went to one of our favorite beachy places at the beginning of April (even though it was still chilly). We walked and ate and rode bikes. It was wonderful. And I knew that I'd like to look at the pics and share them occasionally. A mini book is the perfect place! 
I've even started a basket to collect up the books so they're easy to find.

This table is in our sitting area and perfect for keeping the books at hand.

For this project, I needed to have mini pictures. You could make a collage in an app and print it out and then cut them apart, or you could get one of these cute little printers.

I got it on Amazon. It's so little! And it prints the cutest little pictures that have self adhesive backings! For some of my pics, I used the college feature in the Project Life App to put two pic on the same paper. I kept the decorating to a minimum. I made the book by attaching several envelope flaps together and then carefully sliding them all into one envelope. Then I attached the flap of this envelope to the back. Then I cut down the card stock to fit and attached it to each "page".

Let's take a look at the whole book.

Pretty cool!
Thank so much for stopping by today. 
Stay tuned over the next few months for more memory keeping ideas.

And remember, our Paper Pumpkin kits are on sale for new subscribers through May 10. Go to use the code SAVEFIFTY0418 and choose me as your demo. You'll get your first two months at half price!

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!


  1. What a great idea to make a mini photo book! What a perfect place to document your little weekend getaway. Thanks for sharing :-D

  2. That mini album is adorable!

  3. Darling little envelope book! Thanks for sharing!