24 August 2008

Project: Ticket stub mini-album

As you've seen over the past several posts, our family spends a lot of time at the state fair. For the past couple of years, I have collected all of our ticket stubs and made mini-albums. I always have enough ticket stubs to make a couple of albums...one for my parents and one to keep.

This year, I decided to make the mini-album for my dad into a thank you "card" for all the time we enjoyed together at the fair.

Conveniently, the ticket stubs are almost the same dimensions as a wallet-sized photo. I printed a few favorite photos in that size and adhered them to the backs of ticket stubs. I rounded the corners (because I cannot help myself!) to give a more finished look. Next, I printed a thank you sentiment on cardstock, then I used my trusty Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole through the corners of the tickets. I finished the little book with a metal ring and bits of ribbon.

I'll mail this to my dad in a padded envelope. Hopefully it will be a nice surprise for him and a reminder of the good family time we shared.


:: gingerkitty :: said...

love it! so cute!

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Kristina said...

Love it, will have to "steal" the idea because I kept all of our ticket also. TFS!

toners said...

This is great! What an awesome piece of happy mail for your dad :)

Sharon said...

What a great idea, Janet. What a wonderful surprise for your dad to receive it in the mail rather than by hand delivery.

Lynn said...

Catching up... Just love the receipe for your casserole. Sounds devine!

Congrats to Toni! She is so very inspirational! Just love all her work.

And your lovely ticket stub album is just adorable! Great idea. I'm sure your dad will love it! Have a great weekend

Sarah C. said...

What a great way to save those memories! And a very special surprise for your dad. :) I'm sure he will love it! tfs!

Charleen said...

what a great idea. very nice

Linda said...

Such a great idea, I love it!

renee said...

What a cute project!

Cheri said...

What a wonderful idea; he will LOVE it!

Sarah*Jane said...

It's so cute! What a great gift for dad!