Advent season is nearly upon us and there are so many great options on how to both celebrate and study during this wonderful time of the year. I will be working through a couple of different devotionals, but also I had the desire to continue a daily scripture writing just like I had done during Gratitude Documented in November. That brought me to create an Advent Mini-Album to hold all of my scripture writing. Check out the process video over on my YouTube channel:
What I loved about this particular mini album is just how simple it ended up being! To start, I chose a piece of very striking black card stock and cut it into three pieces, each measure 9″ tall and 4″ wide. I also cut a piece of dark green card stock into three pieces, each measuring slightly smaller than the black card stock. I believe those came out to 8.75″ tall and 3.75″ wide. To put together the base of the album, I laid the black card stock pieces next to each other (vertically), and used seasonal washi to piece the scraps together. I made sure that the paper was not touching, but was slightly spaced so that the album would close, even when full of cards. Then, I mounted the green pieces on the inside of the album sections, creating a nice matted area where my other cards would be mounted.
For the cards on the inside of the album, I actually used an older Project Life Christmas themed set that I had from my PL scrapbooking days. I selected 31 cards for the 31 days of December. Mostly, I used the smaller 3×4 cards that were in the kit, but I did also trim down a few of the 4×6 cards to fit as well. To adhere the cards to the album, I simply created a hinge at the top of each card with washi tape. For each column, you want to start with the card at the bottom of the album and work up from there. You will also want to make sure that both the topside and underneath are secured with washi so that the card does not come loose.
For the front of the album and the inner cover, I simply used a few die-cut pieces that came as part of the Project Life kit. The beauty of this project is that it is simple enough that you can use tons of items from your stash! You don’t necessarily need the exact items I used, so make sure to shop your own stash. Also, consider doing this project with your kiddos as a fabulous way to celebrate the season of Advent! The last step for me was to type out the verse references that I plan to write out for the month. I actually used a scripture writing plan from Fetching Daisies:
I hope you enjoy this tutorial! I’d love to hear how you plan to study during Advent this year…let me know in the comments below!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife