Thankful Banner Mini Album - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Can you believe that it is already time for another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop??? Well it is! You should have just arrived from the fabulous Inge. If not, be sure to click the "Next" button at the end of each post until you have visited everyone. I know I say this a lot, but I really love the project that I have to share with you today.

When I seen the I'm Thankful For stamp in my box, it got me thinking about what I'm thankful for. I realized that I have a lot to be thankful for, but that I am most thankful for today and the people in my everyday. I thought it would be great to make a little mini album to remind me of this. I decided to use five of the pieces from the Simply Created Banner Refill Kit as my pages.

The color scheme of Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, and Gold turned out to be really elegant. I wanted to keep a very organic feel to the entire album, so I added touches of the Wood Grain Embossing Folder and some flowers from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The Blackberry Bliss patterns from the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper also have a great organic feel, so it was a perfect fit!

As you can see, I kept the pages fairly simple. I just layered different sized pieces of the Designer Series Paper, Blackberry Bliss Card Stock, Gold Fancy Foil Vellum, and Venetian Crochet Trim. Some Gold Sequins and Gold Buttons provided beautiful finishing touches. The only tip I have for you is that if you are going to sew like I did, be sure to plan both sides of the page first as the stitiches will be visible on both sides. I am in love with the feel of this album and the photos in it!

What would you include in your "I'm thankful for" album?

Stampin' Supplies:
  • I'm Thankful For Stamp
  • Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write Marker
  • Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper
  • Gold Foil Sheets
  • Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
  • Simply Create Banner Refill Kit
  • Venetian Crochet Trim
  • Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Gold Sequin Trim
  • Gold Baker's Twine
  • Gold Basic Metal Buttons
  • Pearl Jewels
  • Banner Punch
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack 
  • Wood Grain Embossing Folder 
  • Little Letters Thinlit Dies
  • Big Shot
  • Sewing Machine
Now click the "Next" button below to hop over to Kate's blog to see what she has created for you!

Smiles :)


  1. Your album is just beautiful Kaitlyn. What a fabulous keepsake! Vicky x

  2. love it! When I saw the banner kit, the first thing I thought of was making an album. Unfortunately I haven't done it yet. Love yours, simply but elegant!

  3. Love love the colors and that thankful stamp. Gorgeous. Love all you do, of course!! :)

  4. Very nice idea, beautiful Kaitlyn!

  5. I am beyond in LOVE with this! SO SO SO SO SO SO SO Clever.

  6. Ooooh wow I love how you've made a minialbum from the Banner Kit...gorgeous!!!

  7. Such a creative use of the banner! I love it.

  8. Lovely album and great color choices too!


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