Since I'm all about preparing for projects like this ahead of time, I assembled my entire mini book in just a couple hours earlier this week. Here's what I used :
12x12 kraft cardstock / paper trimmer / Hero Arts white ink dauber / alpha stickers / not shown : cropadile hole puncher + neon green acrylic album covers by Jamaica Makes / supplies for the daily prompts : a black sharpie pen, small alpha stamps + Versafine Black Onyx ink for numbering my lists.
My album covers are 4" high x 5" wide, so I cut my kraft paper down to 4" high x 4.5" wide. I got 6 mini book pages out of each piece of cardstock (and three 3x4 cards as leftovers - perfect for Project Life scraps). I cut down enough for 31 pages, plus some extra in case of printing mistakes.
Once the paper was cut, I used the white ink dauber to paint on large numbers on each sheet, 1 thru 30. The ink, unlike paint, didn't dry bold + opaque on the kraft, so it gave a fairly subtle but graphic look to the page. I was really happy with the result.
Once the numbers were dry, I set up a Photoshop document to the size of my page and loaded the font Traveling Typewriter. For each page, I typed out the number (like "one." for 1), added a few spaces, then wrote my journaling prompt. After running them all through my printer, here's how they turned out :
I put my pages in order, with the large number w/ prompt on the left and the backside of the next number/prompt on the right. This is where I'll write my daily list. Here are a few examples of the daily spreads :
My photographs do not do these album covers justice. They are bright + they are amazing. Love how they look with the kraft cardstock.
On the back, I signed my name and stamped the date :
Is anyone else listing in March?