Love Notes - a mini album
My man's birthday is coming up and besides the fun (materialistic) gift I'm getting him, I also wanted to make him something very personal and very sentimental.
Cue A Beautiful Mess' Happy Mail. It's a monthly subscription that includes super awesome greeting cards + additional stationery items like note pads, tags and stickers. I really enjoy receiving it every month but let's be real, even with all the card awesomeness going on in that mailer, there's no way I'd ever send out all those cards!
So, I thought it'd be fun to make a mini album using a few of the cards and envelopes.
I'm sharing just the base of the mini album today. You'll see that I haven't included any journaling yet because, as previously mentioned, this will be gift. A pretty deep one. I'm going to write little love notes on the back of every photo (you'll see what I mean below). I'll also include little coupons for massages and whatnots in the envelopes, with some of the photos. I'll finish it off with confetti in the last envelope along with the first clue to finding his other present (Gone Girl, style. Ha! joke).
I adhered the cards to the fronts of the envelopes and then used fun, patterned papers as envelope liners to make this mini album bright and colorful. Washi tape and tags also add fun, unexpected pops of design and color.
So here we go...
The photos in this album are all from a trip we took in 2008, pre-children. I found them in the frames they were in when we lived at our old place. For some reason, they never made it out of the box when we moved.
You'll notice some of the photos are torn or discolored. I just went with it.
Fun fact: Each photo was taken by me, selfie style (except for one), back before "selfie" became a thing, with the cool front-facing cameras. Makes me feel old.
I'm excited to start working on the journaling and stories that will be told in this mini. And I like how quick and easy it was to pull this together using greeting cards! I'll be doing this again, for sure!
Hope he really likes this one!
Also, THANK GOODNESS IT'S ALMOST FRIDAY!!!