Annual Halloween Costume Album
I'm an annual one-page-a-year-scrapbook kind of girl. Just look at my past albums, and you'll know it's true:
And especially now, since I'm no longer making a yearly scrapbook album, it was time for me to get a few more of those one-page-a-year albums up and running -- starting with Halloween, my favorite holiday! I wanted a simple little album that we could pull out each year with our Halloween decor that showed off all the kids' costumes throughout the years.
I used a 6" x 6" American Crafts D-ring album that had a plain chipboard cover that I could customize. I decorated it with patterned paper and mod podge to "wrap" and cover both the front and back of the album. I believe the papers I used are by My Mind's Eye, but I know they're from several years ago, so they may no longer be available.
The first page of the album is a themed-out title page, with black mesh and typical iconic Halloween embellishments (spiders, bats, etc.)
On the rest of the pages, I made sure to include a photo, the year, and a costume description (in case one day we can't tell what they were supposed to be!). For Ayla's baby and toddler years, each page was dedicated to one year...
And when we added Paxton to the family, each child got a page in a facing spread. Plus, I added an insert between the two pages for a photo of the two kids together in their costumes.
Here's a look at the back cover of the album. Something simple, easy to keep up, and a great little Halloween decor piece to boot. :)