Showing posts with label photo album. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photo album. Show all posts

Friday, May 6, 2011

Inkling: mother’s day mini album

Here’s a last minute gift idea that you can quickly and easily create in time for Mother’s Day.

Swirl on water color paints onto water color paper. Let dry and trim the sheets to a desired size. My sheets are 3” x 4” - perfect for wallet size photos.

 
Punch holes and tie together with twine. Make sure to give the twine plenty of slack so you can open the album.

On each page, I handwrote – “date” and “age” so I could add a wallet size school photo and fill in the date and age. If you have an older child, it’s a nice timeline of photos from pre-school on up to high school. If you have a younger child, start with a few photos and send the new school picture each year.

This would make a nice gift for grandmothers, aunts or other relatives.


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Monday, October 25, 2010

Inkling: mini photo album

Creating a photo album has been on my list for awhile now but I just hadn’t gotten around to making one. Then I saw the most beautiful baby book featured on The Stationery Place. It was made for Lyndsey’s adorable new baby and it certainly raises the bar in the baby book category.


The Stationery Place
Since this is a new type of project for me, I started small – very small - and created a mini photo album.

I decided for my first album I wouldn’t attempt folded or accordion pages but use a simple approach.

Here’s how I made my mini album:


Materials:
  • Paper – I used scraps and cut them to size
  • Cardboard for the front and back cover
  • Fabric
  • String or ribbon
  • Hole Punch
  • Glue

Cut your inside pages to your desired size.
Hole punch your pages – I used a micro hole puncher. Cut out your front and back cover and hole punch the cardboard. Cover your front and back cover with fabric of your choice. I used Tacky Glue.
At this point, I marked the position of the holes on the fabric so I would be able to thread the string through.
Add an inside cover piece of paper to cover your raw fabric edges.
Place the front and back covers under heavy books so they will dry completely flat. (I covered them in wax paper so the glue would seep out and get onto the books).


 
Assemble your book and tie together with string or ribbon.

This project was easier than I expected so with my new confidence, I may try an accordion style book next. Stay tuned.