Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dreamin Big Damask Divas Bloghop - Disney Autograph Book

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If you came from Fromm the Heart blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

One of the reasons I fell in love with Close to my Heart over 4 years ago was the patterns on their papers!  I STILL love the patterns they release and this paper packet, Dreamin Big, is a favorite of my customers right now.  I have been busy, not only still un-burying my craft room and garage from moving boxes, but also getting ready for a Spring Break trip to Walt Disney World.  On my to-do list is making an autograph book for my two boys.  The Dreamin Big Paper Pack has two pages of pocket scrapbooking cards you can cut out.  Pocket scrapbooking is fast and easy, and with my head spinning, I need fast and easy right now!  So read on to see a useful autograph book for Disney that my boys will be excited to look at and share with their friends (my Pinterest inspiration can be found at the Grey Luster Girl blog).

Dreamin' Big Paper Packet

This is the paper packet, double sided paper of coordinating prints and "zip strips" (the 1/2" printed strip, one side on each paper).  Note in the bottom of the photo is the two sheets of the pocket scrapbooking pages.  I cut them up....

Dreamin' Big Pocket Scrapbooking Pages
The pocket papers are double sided and can be turned to work horizontally or vertically, depending on what you need.

Mini Mix Album
(please ignore the corner that I damaged, this one was still in the package and I used the two good ones I had)

I had some of the Mini Mix Albums already.  And the good news for you if you want any, they are discontinued and now only $2.00!!!  Get these before they are gone!  The pages inside are brown kraft paper, vellum, and white cardstock.  

I taped three sides of the pocket scrapbook paper, leaving the top open, added one of the Dreamin' Big Complements stickers and that's it.  Now I can slide in a FujiFilm Instax mini instant photo of the boys with a character.

My plan is to have the characters sign the vellum pages over top of the photo and photo pocket.  The kraft paper pages will be for my older son to journal a little about his day and my youngest to draw his own photos / characters.  And since the books are not huge I made pockets on both sides of the white pages.

And there you have it!  I will personalize the fronts of the books with the boys names and dates we are there.  I hope they love it and I can't wait to get and use my new FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 that I have been wishing for over a year now.  I think the boys will get a kick out of this.  I would love to hear what you think too.  Please let me know below!

The next blog on the list is Glitter on a Dime. Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using Dreamin' Big Paper Packet. If you get lost, just hop on over to the Damask Divas page for the full list.


  1. I love how you made such a professional looking memory book so fast!!!

    1. Thank you! Look for an update in the future to see how these autograph books worked for us. I decided to go back and add the Everyday Life journaling cards from a Constant Campaign last year to make journaling easier. I'm still undecided on the cover images.

  2. This is great. I love the idea of making your own autograph book with CTMH's papers. Great job!

    1. Thank you!! I hope to post an update on how well it works for us.