I’m a big fan of October Afternoon, and when I saw the Fly A Kite Journal Cards I immediately pictured a summer favorites mini-album. With all of my kids home and needing entertainment in the summer, scrapbooking sometimes takes the back burner. This project is the perfect way to get some scrapbooking done while entertaining the kids—it’s easy, fun, inexpensive, and they can help out too. You can even make one for each of the kids!

First of all, get the kids together (or just yourself) and list 5 of your favorite summer activities. Then take a photograph of each of those 5 things. Let the kids take some photos as well (I know my kids love to). Then gather the following supplies:

* Fly A Kite journal cards and Front Porch paper
* 2.5 inches of coordinating ribbon
* small letter stickers
* dimensional foam
* 1 inch circle punch
* chipboard
* hole punch
* jump ring


1. Trim the chipboard into six 2.5×4 inch pieces. Use the journaling cards as a template to round the corners.

2. Using your 1 inch circle punch, cut out 6 circles from the Front Porch paper.


3. To create your front cover, trim the “5 summer favorites” journal card as seen in the supplies photo above. Adhere the “Summer” card to a piece of chipboard, and adhere the top section of the “5 summer favorites” card to the bottom of the card, covering the word “Summer”. Complete your title with some letter stickers, then embellish with a strip of ribbon and a pop-dotted punched circle. To complete your back cover, adhere the puppy word bubble card on a piece of chipboard so the patterned paper shows.


4. To create the inside pages of the album, crop your photos to 2.5×4 inches and adhere them to the left chipboard pages. Trim the corners to round them. Embellish with a numbered strip cut from the “5 summer favorites” journal card. Then adhere journal cards to the right chipboard pages and embellish with punched out circles.



Article by: Aly Dosdall