Good Morning everybody, just wanted to do a quick post here of a mini I made for a friend of mine who recently had twins. The concept for the book came when we all found out that they were expecting two, I wanted to find a way for them to track each twin side by side each month for the first year, so this is what became of that idea.
Throughout the book I used the 'Fly a Kite' paper line from October Afternoon, it made a wonderful nursery themed alternate because I didn't want it to be completely 'baby' in the sense of pink & blue pastels with baby bottles & rubber duckies, that just didn't seem to fit either parent and this is a book for them, so I wanted it to represent them in a more genuine way.
The album ended up being kinda thick but I think that since I did a 'gate fold' (where it opens in the middle) with the dual binding, it'll be able to withstand a bit more wear & tear.
Inside of the album I did a couple of things; first I decided that I would split up the two sides, the left side being Kayla's and the right being Colby's, their are a few exceptions where the journaling prompts apply to both twins the same (ie: they both have the same 1st home & the same 1st vehicle) so in those cases it's a double spread, no need to be redundant.
The second thing I did was add photo protectors on each side for each month so that they could compare the twins side by side to see how each was growing and changing or for that matter to see how much they remain the same.