Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mother's Day Mini Album


With Mother's Day quickly approaching I thought it would be fun to take the next few weeks and focus on mom as we countdown to the big day! There'll be fabulous gift ideas, FREE printables and lots more to share over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

Today, I'm excited to kick off the countdown to Mother's day, with this handmade mini album idea + a FREE downloadable digital template.


I created this album a few years ago as part of a special issue for Simple Scrapbooks magazine. I shared some questions with my mom and had her answer them in an email for me. It was a fun way to get to know her a little bit more and once I'd put the whole album together it made the perfect little handmade gift.


The design + the supply list are pretty simple. All you'd need to create your own album is some white cardstock to create the album pages, some coordinating patterned paper + cardstock, embellishments {ie.flowers}, brads for the flower centres, large eyelets for the top left corner of each page, a corner rounder punch, a binder ring to hold your album pages together and a scrap of ribbon. 


This album came together in only a couple of hours, after I'd gathered the journaling from my mom and I'm so happy with how it turned out and for the chance it gave me to get to know a little bit more about her.

To make it even simpler to put together your own mini album for mom, I created these FREE digital templates just for you! :) You can download the templates HERE. They are 5" X 7" in size, making them easy to print. Just drop in your own photos + digi paper, add your journaling and you're good to go. You will need Photoshop Elements or Photoshop to use the templates.
I'll be sharing a printable list of questions you could ask your mom, grandma, aunt or mother-in-law that will be helpful when creating this album so watch for it next week! 



Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

32 comments:

  1. That is very sweet - thanks!

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  2. I am blessed with 3 daughters and think I will make this fro them...a reverse Mothers day gift :)
    A thank you for making me a Mum.
    Thanks for sharing

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  3. I really like that but I don't have any old pics of my mom.

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  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Apr. 14, 2012. Thanks again.

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  6. What a great idea! I am always searching for something unique for my mom because she literally has everything she needs. This will be a wonderful and very personal gift to create for her.
    Thank you for the idea!

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  7. Thank you! This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thanks, Rebecca! I love this and can't wait to make it for my Mom!

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  9. Absolutely divine, Rebecca. You never cease to amaze me!

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  10. Wow this looks Awesome I really want to try it, I do have photo shops elements, will that work? I really never use it, I use lightroom mostly. Great Idea!

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  11. Lovely gift idea. I can't wait for the kind of questions you asked her too....thanks! :)

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  12. libbywilko6:41 AM

    Gorgeous :) Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  13. thanks so much for the cute album! Can't wait for the list of questions.

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  14. Love this idea! Just wish it worked with Adobe as well as photoshop! I don't have photoshop! ugh!!! oh well.... I may see if I can create something similar using Adobe....

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  15. I love this! Thank you!

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  16. this is awesome, thank you!
    malia www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  17. this is a beautiful book- as is all your work! thanks for sharing with us!

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  18. You can also use Gimp, which is free. :)

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  19. This is great for a gift for my mother. Maybe not with old pictures, but lots of her grandchildren. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Thanks for the templates. I think they'll be great with greatgrandkids for my mom (and maybe a copy for me)!

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  21. Great idea - thank you for your generousity!!

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  22. I love this idea for my mother! She will love it! Thanks for posting it!

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  23. I would love the questions you asked. That is such a neat idea

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  24. This is so cute. Thanks

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  26. I just found this on Pinterest and am your newest follower. This is the cutest project- i just love it. Beautiful!!!!!

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  27. HELP! I can't seem to open this folder as my Windows Live Photo Gallery is not the latest version? Do you mind to convert it into an older version/pdf instead? Help greatly appreciated! (:

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  28. Wonderful mini - thank you for the templates!

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  29. Very cute mini album! Thanks for the templates! :)

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