Thursday, April 16, 2015

Encouragement Mini

Hi, everyone! DT Janis here today!

I hope you guys are enjoying your April so far. What have you been doing this spring?

As I write this, it's actually March 12, 2015; not even April yet. The weather is warming up to mild instead of freezing; flowers are beginning to bloom; pollen is dusting the windshields and sidewalks; and I'm loving it.

The project I have to show you today was made especially for a family member who is taking care of her husband as he fights Lewey Body Syndrome, Parkinson's, and now cancer. I'm hoping she will place it somewhere to remind her there is strength beyond our own limits.

This is an accordion album. It can sit on your desk, dresser, coffee table, shelf, wherever.

Scriptures for both sides were stamped using Mary's Cardz TV Stamp sets:
  • Rejoice
  • Easter Blessings

  • Cut a piece of cardstock to 12" x 4"
  • Score every 3"
  • Accordion fold
  • Cut matting for each panel at 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Cut decorative paper for each panel at 2 5/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Cut solid white cardstock for stamping messages at 2 1/8" x 3 1/8"
I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Wild Honey" and a sponging tool to soften the white around the edges, but leave some white space in the Scripture message.

  • Chipboard Hearts are from Studio Calico's Project Life monthly kits.
  • Decorative papers from KasierCraft "Fine & Sunny" 6 1/2" square pad.
This came together easily and quickly. You can customize this for any occasion, celebration, or thinking of you project.  I love making these.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I'm up to. Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. This is a beautiful mini album, Janis. I hope it is an encouragement to your family member and we will keep them in my prayers. Hugs!

  2. Janis, this is just beautiful, and what an encouragement, and reminder of God's love and care for us during difficult times. Saying prayers for you and your family.
    Hugs & Blessings,

  3. Oh MY Janis your Encouragement mini is so beautiful. You really did one outstanding creative job.This is definitely a mini that will help make your family member's day better and help them feel they can conquer it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Awesomeness for sure!!!! Beautiful!!!!! :)


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