I pulled out my mini-album bin and discovered a chipboard 8x8 accordion style album that has been in my stash for at least three years. I knew it would be perfect for this project.
I covered the edges of the album with washi tape, then covered each page with cardstock or patterned paper. I had one piece of puzzle patterned paper, which I used on the front cover, with a few extra pieces scattered throughout the album.
I've saved some miscellaneous puzzle pieces in my Project File over the past few years, mostly from old puzzles that we picked up at garage sales and discovered a piece (or two or three) was missing! Other pieces were cut with my Cricut or came from a cute post-it pad Robbie got me for my birthday. I scattered these pieces throughout the album.
The mini-album had several pockets, which allowed me to add lots of extra photos as tags.
Here's a look at the back cover. I added some rub-ons and a special puzzle piece that Robbie contributed from his Fantastic Four trading card set.
So, that's two Project Files I emptied in 2013, completing projects that I've been planning for a couple of years! (The other was my Games We Play mini-album.) I have several more of these files that I'll be working on 2014 - a Music mini-album, a Teaching scrapbook, and an album for my 2012 & 2013 Summertime Scavenger Hunt photos.
Do you use Project Files to collect items for future projects? Which projects are you planning to work on in 2014?