Monday, November 12, 2012

Miss You (a Mini Album)!

Whenever my husband goes on an extended business trip, he loves to take photos of our family along with him. He usually has a lot of luggage, so I always try to make him a little mini album that he can easily tuck into his briefcase. Today I'm sharing one with you that I made for him recently. I grabbed some cute stamps from Taylored Expressions, some bright and cheery patterned paper, a hole punch, and some ribbon and I was all set to go!

I printed out 10 or so favorite photos in a small format -- any will do. These around about 3" x 3.5".

I trimmed enough patterned paper pages to frame my photos. (Bean Tip: leave about an inch of patterned paper at the top of each photo to allow for the "spine" of the book. How wide this is will depend on how thick your mini album is.)

As I show below, simply punch holes through each of your sheets. I made the cover of this album by trimming one long sheet that was simply doubled in size from the size of my pages (plus a little extra for the thickness of the pages.) I used a score board to give the album a finished look. With just a length of ribbon, the album was all done and ready to go along for the ride!

Stamps: Kid at Heart (plane) and sentiment from Bugabee (Taylored Expressions); Patterned Paper: School Daze (My Mind's Eye); Cardstock: Whisper White, Poppy Parade (Stampin' Up!) Fibers: red twill (generic); Tools: Hole Punch (Fiskars)


Martha said...

This is a really cute book. I love the mix of patterned paper! Will remember this for my kids away at school.

Anonymous said...

This is just wonderful Bean! So bright and happy. Cute pictures, cute project, cute everything! :-)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute, I love it

Unknown said...

I truly love this idea! TFS! I think I'll make a couple for Katie! ;o)