Easy Gift Idea-Making a Mini Album from a Greeting Card

make a letterpress mini book from a greeting card

Happy Monday, peeps! Today I wanted to share another easy gift idea of the memory keeping variety. I made this one for myself ; ), but it would be a great gift for anyone you had a shared experience with. Maybe a friend who went on a weekend trip, someone who just had a baby, maybe even as a farewell gift to someone moving out of town?

I picked up this great letterpress card at a local gift shop. It's 5 by 7 inch sized, and I used it to hold pictures from a theatre festival I attended last year. Louisville has a really great theatre scene, and the Humana Festival of New Plays is something I look forward to every year. It's a month long event, celebrating new works and bringing in lot of people from around the world. I have so many great memories-this year was a particularly great festival.

I used the greeting card as a template and cut pages out of the festival program. I stitched it together using my trusty sewing machine and then got down to the business of adding my stuff.

Well, actually, first I printed this great quote right onto some vellum paper and added that to the first page.

Most of my pictures were Instagrams I snapped along the way. I used up bits and pieces from my stash to decorate. I didn't link to any of the products, but what makes this a great project is you don't need anything special-just pull out what you already have.

make a mini book from a greeting card

Bottom right- a few ticket stubs. Bottom left- the world's greatest photobooth picture ; )

There you go! I hope this inspires you to make a little mini book for a friend-if you do, please tweet me or leave a comment with a link-I wanna see them!


(p.s. see more of my easy gift idea series here = ) )