When I turned 30 a few years ago, my siblings started a tradition of creating an album for the birthday person filled with photos and things they love about them for a gift. Pretty cool, right? We've continuted the tradition as my sisters Michelle and Melanie turned 30. (I wasn't blogging when Michelle turned 30, so no photos of her album.
This weekend our youngest sister turned 30 and it was her turn for a birthday album. I started the process about a month ago by emailing my brother and sisters and asked them to email me their favorite memories about Kristen. They also sent some of their favorite photos.
For the album, I cut 16 chipboard pieces for the pages of the album. I kept the design pretty similar for each page so that it would be faster to put together.
Once the pages were finished, I punched two holes in the top of each page and tied it together with twine. Originally I thought I'd bind it with large circle binding clips, but the album ended up being over 2 inches think and twine was a better option.
My brother and one of my sisters live nearby, so they came and wrote their memories in the book. I liked having everyone write memories in their own handwriting to add more of a personal touch.
Kristen said that she laughed and cried while looking at her album, so I think it was a success!
Album supplies: Precocious Paper Embellishment, Scrapbook Circle The Good Life Kit, Scrapbook Circle Anniversary Kit, an assortment of tags from Scrapbook Circle Printables, Amy Tangerine Bits.