Turning 13

Turning 13

It’s National Scrapbooking Day and to celebrate I have a new project to share with you called Turning 13. I made this mini for my daughter that recently celebrated turning 13 and it offers Advice for Life from her family and other important adults in her life. I did something similar to this when my older daughter turned 13 so I decided to do it again. I am really happy with how it turned out and grateful for everyone spending thoughtful time to craft their message.

I started with a plain white box. It is actually the card kit box from a Studio Calico purchase in case you are familiar with those. I have been saving it for a while thinking it would be good for a project and I was right – this was the perfect way to package the mini! I covered the box with papers, washi tape and other embellishments to make it decorative and personal, such as her birthday and initials that I put on the sides.

Decorative Scrapbook Box

Scrapbook MIni Album

Mini Scrapbook Album

I devoted one embellished page for each person’s advice and the adjacent page to include a picture of that person. The size of the mini album is 4.25 x 6.25 inches. I did some of my favorite treatments in this album like stitching, washi tape layers with paper, enamel dots and dimensional elements. I did a simple single hole punch with ribbon to bind the pages together because I wanted it to be like a flip book.

Turning 13 Mini Album

Mini Scrapbook Album by Freshly Hatched Studio

On this page I didn’t have a large image of the person to use so I did something decorative with their name to give some design to the page.

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

I also did some stitching across the layers of Washi on this layout, and also on the next page, too. I did use a template to get the stitching even.

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

I made a pocket and insert card for this page because this friend had a long message.

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

This was a great project and I hope I’ve inspired some ideas for you!

Scrapbook Mini Album | Freshly Hatched Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Tami says:

    Love it! You are so creative!

  2. Barbara says:

    Amelia, this is truly out of the ballpark fabulous. She will treasure this forever as it is a reminder of who she is today ..and it provides wise and wonderful advice from people who know her and love her. Plus it is stunningly creative and beautiful. Your kids are SO lucky!!!!!!!

  3. Mary says:

    This is so cool! I love the look and know that she will really appreciate and treasure this forever.

  4. Kim Archer says:

    Hi Amelia – this looks great. I loved seeing your project in more detail and it’s such a beautiful idea too. Something for your daughter to treasure forever.
    KIM

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