Sunday, August 30, 2009

Handmade mini-albums

My husband has been wanting me to make little scrapbooks of some pictures we had from an afternoon we spent with his family. The task seemed somewhat daunting, but really I just needed a little inspiration.
I ended up making a little mini-album for his dad and his brother (don't tell - I haven't given them away yet!) I tried to use a basic concept for the albums so that it would focus on the pictures and be quick to put together and it worked!
I used the Manchester designer paper that is now retired. It works for men and I made it without using ANY ribbon (quite an accomplishment for me!)
I had this idea because I had some envelopes that I purchased that didn't work with the A2 card size. I hate to waste things like that, so I decided to use them to make an album. I just followed someone else's idea and adhered the flaps to the envelope above it.
I used 2 stamp sets for this album: Wanted and Party Hearty (it was his dad's birthday on this occasion).
Below is a similar album that I made for Toby's brother. I didn't use envelopes in it - just pages of cardstock.


kat said...

Really cute, love the album design.

Liz said...

so nice! I like the way you put the album together... great mini-album to remember the day.

A Latte Stampin said...

These are too cute...Love the new blog look! Hugs

Melissa Sauls said...

What a FANTASTIC book!! Your blog looks AWESOME!