It seems that everyone is doing "year in review" albums and I've seriously considered it but I'm still at my "A5 Smash File". The reason: I just love to keep junk and I don't want to cut it up to paste in an album. I just fold the page and in it goes. Today I'm showing how I add my mini albums to the file.
Remember my mum and dad's 50the anniversary mini album?
I actually kept the envelope for something that was written on the other side and it formed a nice pocket on this side where I did my Easter journaling.
Here I adapted a page protector by sealing if off with one of those machine which re-seals plastic bags ( I have a very, very, very old one but it still works. I sewed the business card of the place we visited directly onto the altered page protector.
And this is where I added the mini book to my memorabilia of the camping weekend:
And here you can see the whole lot in my Smash File:
At the end of the year the whole file goes onto my bookshelves and when I have to look something up, it is easy to retrieve. I don't even buy A5 files (they are very hard to get in sunny SA and EXPENSIVE!) - I just cut an old office file to size with my craft knife and cover it with fabric or paper whichever is the flavor of my month.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into my "year in review". Please come back to play and I'll share some more craftiness right here on Play as U Go.