Did you know that the brag pads make perfect pages for mini albums? 4x6 is my favorite size for a mini album, so the brag pads have really been calling to me. With school starting and my boys reaching new milestones, I decided to use the Down By the Shore brag pad as the base for a mini album about journeys - my boys' journeys through this point in life.
Knowing that my boys would want to flip through this mini album often, I adhered the cards from the brag pad to 4x6 pieces of chipboard. For a thinner book, you could easily use the pages as they come, or even backed with other cards or patterned paper.
To create even more space for photos and journaling, I used the large, Down By the Shore coin envelopes as pages, too. They match well in size to the brag pad cards, and of course, coordinate perfectly.
Instax photos are adhered to some pages, while hand-written journaling is added to others. I love that the brag pads offer bold designs, and more subtle designs that allow for writing or embellishing. I also added type-written quotations to some pages. Inside the pockets are personal letters to each boy.
Because I didn't have to trim patterned papers to fit my chipboard, this mini album came together in just a couple of hours. Using the brag pad as mini album pages was oh-so easy! Give it a try the next time you're making a mini - you won't regret it!
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