This is my first attempt at making a hybrid-chipboard-mini-album.. whoo.. that was a lot. But, I think it ended up being perfect.. and very fun to make! I highly recommend it.. especially if you end up staying up until the wee hours of the night to finish it.. it is so.much.more.fun..
I had a bunch of pictures from when my family came to visit us (a couple weeks ago) and they matched perfectly with my new kit Travel Log. So, instead of making the usual scrapbook pages, I thought it would be more fun to dress it up a little in the way of a mini album.
I, once again, did most of the work on the computer. Laying out my pages, even figuring out what accents would go were. I was then able to easily print the layouts out on a page and the 3d accents out on another.
I did have to do a lot of cutting (since I don't have any sorts of die-cutting machine.. but I am in the market...) but most of the shapes were pretty boxy, except for the flowers.
I had planned on only have one spread for each day of the vacation, but when I came to the second day I found that I had a lot more pictures that I wanted to include. (we had actually ended up doing a lot of fun things that day, and I wanted to highlight every event) So I, cleverly.. hehe.. came up with the idea of having just a paper insert full of photos. The journalling still went on the chipboard layout, but this was an easy way to add more photos without having to go buy more chipboard.
I tried to come up with a lot of different ways I could add some 3d feel.. without it looking like I just did the same thing over and over. So I accented by mounting some embellishments on extra chipboard, I puffed some up with foam squares, I added ribbon, paper flowers, paper tags, twine, and a fabric brad. Over all I think every page is unique, but also coordinating..
So.. here are the kits I used to make this album (new today!) and I also used funky fiber ribbon from making memories, twine from divine twine, and brads from Recollections