Thursday, September 1, 2016

Crate Paper | Travel Mini Album

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I was on the Crate Paper Blog earlier this week, with a fun Travel Mini Album.  I love that the Cool Kid collection has a variety of uses, so I went with it for the album.  I created my own base pages, which was really easy.  I started by cutting White cardstock to 8x6 inches.  This way, when I folded my album in half, the page sizes would be 4x6. 


I chose several patterned papers from the Cool Kid collection and cut them to the same size of the cardstock.  I adhered the patterned paper to the front and back of the cardstock.  Once I had each of the base pages completed, I folded each one in half.  To secure the pages together, I machine stitched through the folded center of all of the pages, while holding them together.

Since I wasn’t working with a specific travel themed collection, I decided to keep the embellishing to a minimum.  For the front cover, I added an album title using the Play Thickers and fussy cut letters from the Superhero patterned paper.  I also added one of the paper clip stars from the Embellishments pack for texture on the front cover.

Inside the album, I added photos from a trip to Arizona.  My photo sizes range from 2.25x2.25, 3x3 and 3x4.  When I create a mini album, I like to layer embellishments right over my photos to add interest and save space on the pages.  I had White space in several of the photos in the album, so this layering technique worked perfectly.

I also wanted dimension throughout the album, so I used some of the thicker embellishments from the Cool Kid collection.  I chose wood veneers, chipboard, stars and puffy stickers that went with the theme of the album.  I like how these type of embellishments give a “chunky” look to the finished album!

This type of mini album is perfect for documenting a day trip, vacation or staycation.  And they are quick and easy to put together, so you could make additional albums for family and friends if you’re traveling together! 

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