Traveler's Notebook Inspired Mini Album | Marybeth Hancher

October 05, 2016

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Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Oh how I love a good traveler's notebook!  I love the versatility of them and how they're so easily interchangeable.  That being said, when I decided to make a mini album, I knew I wanted to create one to mimic the simplicity of some of my favorite leather goods.  ;)

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

For the cover, I started with a large sheet of craft foam that I cut down to 12 x 9 inches.  Then I covered it with the beautiful floral paper that came in the Felicity Kit and folded it all in half to make a 6x9 album.  

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Then I punched two holes on either side of the spine, set some eyelets in the holes for stability, and strung some pretty seam binding through them in order to hold the pages in place.  (Typically, traveler's notebooks use elastic for this part, but since I was using cheap craft foam + paper, I didn't want to add that much tension to the spine.)  Once the cover was finished, I trimmed the papers down to 8 1/4 x 11".  From there I just folded them in half and slipped them all in a stack behind the seam binding.  Easy peasy!

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Time to decorate!  The Felicity Kit is pure perfection to me, so I had an absolute blast making this "30 Things I've Learned Before Thirty" book.  A few weeks ago, I welcomed the 30s with open arms, but on the last day of 29, I took out a notebook and jotted down a list of things I learned over the past decade.  Some serious.  Some silly.  But all worth putting in an album.

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

As always, I added little spots throughout the book to lift or pull out a tag.  It's just more fun that way!  :)

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Don't you just love those paint dipped alphas that came in the Maggie kit?  Thank goodness they were restocked in the shop!  ;)

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

I had fun digging through old boxes of photos (that desperately needed to be put in an album anyways!) in order to find great highlights from my 20s.  Lots of photos of early motherhood... But I also had to add in a photo of my own mom, too.  Cause like I said on this page, "you're never too old to need your mama."  Amen?  ;)

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

For real, y'all.  "Adulting is overrated."  ;)

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane
 Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

And last but not least...

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

And that's it!  I had an absolute blast using all the bits and pieces from the Felicity Kit to make this, and I was happy to find a way to use each and every scrap.  :)  If you make one of your own, will you share it with me?  Tag me on Instagram if you do so I can see! (@marybethhancher)

Mini Album by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Thanks so much for looking!!

Supplies Used:  Felicity Papers Add-On   |  Felicity Chipboard Alphabet  |  Paint Dipped Wood Alphabet  |  Felicity Acetate Shapes | Alphabet Stickers- Black  | Alphabet Stickers- White |  FJ Stamp- Felicity




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5 Responses

Papierjambon
Papierjambon

October 12, 2016

Such a gorgeous mini!

Alyson
Alyson

October 11, 2016

Woooooow!!! Traveller’s notebook made with craftfoam. Like Suse, mindblown! Totally going to do this my my FJ kit. Thank you for sharing with us such a great idea. :-)

Peggy
Peggy

October 06, 2016

I love your mini so, so much! It’s absolutely gorgeous and all the details are so lovely :)

Suse
Suse

October 05, 2016

Mind officially blown… wow!!

Anne
Anne

October 05, 2016

What an adorable mini. Love the theme and all the little details, bits and pieces.

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