Every year around this time, I start gearing up for what has become an annual November tradition for me, a little mini album project called 30 Days of Thankful. The idea is simple: document your gratitude for 30 days. Yes, it fits nicely into the month of November, but honestly? You can do this project any time of the year.
This past year, I fell deeply and madly in love with the We R Memory Keepers 4 x 4 binders and I knew I wanted to make the mini-est of mini albums for this year’s 30 Days of Thankful volume.
This year, I have both digital products (PDF printables plus files that you can fully customize to change the color scheme yourself) and some actual physical products from Studio Calico. This is really exciting for me because I get to see my very first stamp sets come to fruition.
First up, here’s the basic digital package, including printable PDFs, layered PSDs and JPEGS for you digital scrapbookers. (No Photoshop is needed to print out this card set!)
This set includes everything you need to create your own 4 x 4 inch mini-album, minus of course the card stock and the actual album and page protectors. It includes a 6 x 4 multi-photo template to let you create your own sheet of 2 x 2 images for those mini pockets. It also includes a PDF Guide to the project which I’m going to share with you today to give you a better idea of what it’s about as well as to share links to products you can use to complete the project.
WANT TO MAKE A DIGITAL BOOK? I have two video tutorials. This one gives you and overview of the project and how to customize the colors and pages. This one shows you how to use a free template set to create a digital book, available only in our closed Facebook group (free to join!)
Note: If a tiny 4 x 4 album isn’t your bag, you could roll this concept into your Project Life albums, using a Design I insert that features 4 x 4 pockets. (Design J and Design K also feature 4 x 4 pockets and 3 x 4 pockets.)
GET THE PDF GUIDE: Download the PDF Guide by clicking here: CZ30DaysGuide
And speaking of Project Life, I also designed a simple set of 3 x 4 cards . Use these cards in the basic Design A page protectors, or use the Design F page to and cover several days of gratitude in a single page.
This set includes a full sheet of printable journal cards that you can use to document your gratitude and also comes with fully layered PSDs to allow complete color customization. I realize not everyone wants to do pink and yellow but you have to admit, kind of adorbs, right?
And last but not least, there are three products available at Studio Calico. First up, this set of 4 x 4 inch cards to build this album (available for individual purchase later this week!). The purchase includes a digital PDF download to print as many journal cards as you need.
Next, a 30 Days of Thankful stamp set. plus a single 1.5 x 2.5 logo stamp.
Here’s a clearer view of the 4 x 6 set of stamps.
PRODUCT AVAILABILITY: The special bundle has sold out. Please check back as I will be updating this post as the products become available for individual purchase.
I love this project as it really tends to center me before the joyful chaos of December. I’d love to have you join in, either with my designs and products, or just create your own. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me.
JOIN IN ON FACEBOOK: Last but not least, I’ve created a Private Facebook Group for anyone interested in joining in. Click here and request to be approved. (I’ll approve you within 24 hours, but likely much sooner!) Only group members can see what is shared in the group. You do not need to be using my products to participate. The group is open to everyone who wants to document gratitude in November with me. I will be posting and sharing there beginning in November, but you’re welcome to join in any time if you have more specific questions, etc.
MORE EXAMPLES FROM YEAR’S PAST: I’ve done a variation of this project for the past five years. Any of the formats work with this concept.