-Small sketchbook or notebook (found ours at WalMart)
-Retractable Sharpie pens (makes it easier for the characters in costumes to sign!)
-2 to 3 sheets of scrapbook paper in coordinating colors and patterns
-Ruler/pencil or Paper trimmer
-Silhouette SD or CAMEO (optional), OR craft alphabet stickers
These sketch pad-type books are really the best because the paper is thick, and the Sharpie doesn't bleed through as much. You may want to go in later and add photos!
1. Choose a background paper, measure the front of your album, and cut/paste to fit.
2. Carefully smooth your paper onto the front of the album.
3. With your glue stick, add a small block of coordinating paper somewhere on the front of the album.
4. Continue to add another layer or two of coordinating paper.
5. I used my Silhouette machine to cut a monogrammed frame, Mickey silhouette, and "Autograph" letters in a Disney font. I added them to the album with a fun Disney sticker.
6. To make things stand out a bit more, I used a black pen to trace around the letters and add some dots to the shapes. I also added a cute little castle "brad" that I spotted in a local scrapbooking store in the Disney section.
The only thing left to do was glue some ric-rac to the top border and tie a ribbon from the album binder to the Sharpie:
Each girl has her own "mongrammed" album, but for some reason, Natalie's was the only one to be photographed. You'll have to take my word for it that Michaela Byrd's was even cuter. Their first character encounter was, oddly enough, with the evil stepsisters and wicked stepmother from Cinderella!
You better believe they got autographs!
Because they take after their mama, my girls are not particular fans of the heat or sweating. They were not willing to stand in long lines to meet characters, but they did enjoy getting some characters and princesses to sign their books at the dining experiences we signed up for.
I promise...trip recaps, a review of our accommodations, and a funny video of how we surprised them with the trip will come soon! I'm trying not to over-load you guys with Disney stuff.
What have you created lately?
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