Hey guys, I am so excited to share that I’ll be playing along with my friends Jen + Julie over at LittlePaperProjects.com for another year of #LittleSummerJoy. Last year I was a contributor for the project and had so much fun creating for it. I can’t wait to find out who will be contributing this year and browse their inspiration!
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Until then, however, I’ve been gathering supplies and making some mental notes of how I’d like my project to come together. Last year I created this mini album using mostly pocket pages. This year, I want to try something a little more outside my comfort zone. I’ve noticed a few of you gals on Instagram are planning to do the TN Midori style. While I love this concept, I am a bit OCD about how my albums look on my shelf and wanted to continue using my chipboard binders, since that is what holds last year’s project. So I began devising a way to create a DIY book that I can bind and insert into my6x8 binder. I’ve been browsing Pinterest and formed my idea from this pin and this pin.
So my plan is to create individual pages that are roughly 5x8.5. I’ll simply use 8.5x11 paper and cut it in half, using 1” to score and punch holes for the binding at the end of the project. Then I’ll insert the finished project into my binder. By using individual pages, my plan is to be able to run them through my printer to type out long journaling pages when I wish.
Last year, I chose the colors I wanted for my project (see last year's list of supplies here). This year, the colors have chosen me based on what I already had in my stash. Since I’m a huge believer in using what I already have, I’ve compiled supplies with neutral colors, focusing on white, teal, soft beiges, black text and little pops of color.
For my photos, I plan to use my Instax Mini Printer and also incorporate a few 2x2 and 4x4 prints which I’ll have to order from a professional lab since I don’t have a photo printer at home.
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I can’t wait to get started on this project. I’m really hoping for some free time this weekend to get busy. Will you be joining in? I hope so! If so, leave me a comment or tag me on Instagram (@turquoiseavenue) to show me what you’re working on!
Happy Memory Keeping!
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Products Shown: 6x8 Chipboard Binder by Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby | Cork Stickers by Turquoise Avenue Etsy Shop| Various 12x12 Papers from past Felicity Jane kits| Wood Veneer shapes from Color Cast Designs | Flair from Feed Your Craft | Instax mini pockets by Heidi Swapp| Various Project Life cards by Becky Higgins.