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Thursday, February 24, 2011

2/23 Maya's cute lil mini tutorial

Our grandparents and all our extended family lives thousands of miles away. We see them every year or two - definitely not enough. To help my 2 years old to learn the faces of his grandparents, uncles and aunts I made a small mini album for him. I started with a package of small clear pockets. Mine were from a scrapbook store but clear badge holders from an office supply store will work great. I found the pictures I want to include and printed them.

I cut several pieces of cardstock to fit into the pockets and cropped the pictures to be 0.25" smaller than the cardstock. I adhered the pictures from both sides of the cardstock and added the names using small letter stickers. I decided to use minimal embellishments to keep the focus on the faces and names.

I slipped the cards into the pockets and tied them with a piece of ribbon.

Eli loved looking through the album and pointing at the faces. I hope that he will be ready to meet his grandparents in few months when they will come to visit us.


Meghankelly said...

That's super cute! I may have to do this for my husbands family, this way our son will know who they are since we don't get to see them very often! Thanks!

Melanie said...

This is such a wonderful idea, I made something similar for my daughter with a chipboard album.

Sarabeth said...

super cute idea-i love it!


4theloveofmyfamily said...

this is a fabulous idea!!

Julie said...

fabulous mini!