I used the set of small book covers from 7 Gypsies that I included in my November kit to make a mini-book to record the things (big and small) for which I am especially grateful this month.
The book covers are 3-1/2" by 5-1/2" so I began by reducing Allison's gratitude lists to roughly 3" by 5" - I wanted to adhere them to patterned paper leaving a border around them. After I printed and cut them, I selected the two black & white patterned papers from my kit. I cut those each in half horizontally and then scored and folded them in accordion fashion so that each page would be just slightly less than the size of the covers.
I attached the first and last page to the album covers and then the rest of the pages to each other, right sides facing out.
I placed a gratitude card on each page and added either washi or one of the leftover triangle acetate pieces from my kit for a little color on each page. The cover had an oval cut-out that I filled with a stamped piece that I made when I was working on my forgeries and a word phrase from my supplies.
I kept the book out in plain sight over the last couple of weeks and jotted down my notes as I thought of them.
This was a nice way to add a little more meaning to this season of gratitude and I'm hoping to make this mini-book an annual tradition!
Now, please head over to Susanne's blog to see her lovely project. Here's the complete list of the participants in the blog hop in case you missed something along the way:
Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog http://www.counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com
Susan http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.com (that's me)