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Crate Paper Design Team : Thankful Mini Album

By Jcchris
Hello friends! As we are heading towards November, and the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, it is perfect to take some time to count our blessings and be thankful for everything that is around us! When I was given the assignment for “I’m thankful for”, it really got me thinking of what I could possibly create for a gift idea. 
Crate Paper Design Team : Thankful Mini Album

Over the years, I have been blessed with beautiful friendships and crossed paths with many amazing people in my life. I have this amazing church friend called Xue Qi whom I met last year in our church band. She is a very talented violinist and always gives her best in everything she does. Our friendship grew deeper as we got to know each other! Often times, she will swing by our house to play with the girls and always willing to offer us rides to church. Our girls adore her a lot! And with her in mind, I want to honor her by creating a mini album as my gratitude towards her! And today's mini album gift idea feature the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection.

Crate Paper Design Team : Thankful Mini Album
 Just before I begin, I will go through and pick photos for printing. Since this is a surprise for her, I went to Xue Qi’s Instagram feed and screenshot the photos I want to use in the album. Once that is done, I went through my stash to search for patterned papers and embellishments that I can use for layering. And I also decided to use white cardstock as my base. 
Crate Paper Design Team : Thankful Mini Album

After adhering all the layers for papers and embellishments, I stitched the edges of each page for the extra texture I was going for. It looks really nice! 

Crate Paper Design Team : Thankful Mini Album

For this album, I kept the embellishments minimal. I also kept each page with a similar look so that the pages are cohesive. 
Crate Paper Design Team : Thankful Mini Album

In my mini albums, I always love including journaling on a piece of card some where in the middle of the album. Writing it down sure adds the personal touch to the album. 

Crate Paper Design Team : Thankful Mini Album
I also used a lot of the sticky notes as part of paper embellishments. I love how tiny they are, just perfect for this mini album! 

Crate Paper Design Team : Thankful Mini Album

Don't you just love those gold alphas? They are just the perfect size!

Crate Paper Design Team : Thankful Mini Album
Crate Paper Design Team : Thankful Mini Album

Supplies : Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Carousel - Carnival (379088), Carried Away (379094), Cotton Candy (379096), Ephemera Die Cuts (379119), 6”x8” Paper Pad (379113), Ribbon Spools (379124), Sticky Notes Set (379137), Banner Clips (379125)Thickers (379115), Swing Alphabet (379116), Clear Stickers (379121)

I hope you are inspired to create a thankful album for your loved ones today! Let them know that you care :) Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

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