Make a Mini Travel Album

Relive your favorite adventure by making a beautiful mini travel album such as this one designed by Sande Krieger.

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  • Mini Travel Album Cover

    Design by Sande Krieger

    Whether it's the vacation of a lifetime or an annual road trip, your summer travel adventures deserve the spotlight. Large photos and a simple design make it easy to put this album together in a snap as soon as you get your images printed. Sande Krieger covered a bound chipboard album with patterned paper and photos, using a punch to help her work around the wire coils.

     

    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: 7Gypsies, BasicGrey. Chipboard, decorative tape: 7Gypsies. Stamps: 7Gypsies, BasicGrey, Stampotique, Technique Tuesday, Creative Imaginations, Stampers Anonymous, EK Success. Ribbon: 7Gypsies (green), May Arts (red stripe). Binding tool: Bind-It-All.

  • Mini Travel Album Spread 1

    Sande layered extra tags first to give her more room for journaling.

  • Mini Travel Album Spread 1 Opposite Side of Tags

    The 4-1/2×8-1/2" page size makes it easy to add standard prints to the album.

  • Mini Travel Album Spread 2

    It's OK to play with letter and number stamps and sizes, the more random the better. This makes your album unique and look handmade.

  • Mini Travel Album Spread 2 Detail

    Zig stitch paper pieces together for a quilted look.

  • Mini Travel Album Spread 3

    To unite all the pages, ink along the edges with a blending tool.

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  • Mini Travel Album Spread 5 Detail

    Stamping a pattern on the manila pages in a color slightly darker than the manila turns plain pages into patterned ones.

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 5 Opposite Side of Pocket

    If you have more photos than you can fit, include a pocket to tuck a few away.

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 6

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 6 Detail

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 7

    Change some images to black-and-white for variety.

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 7 Detail

    Use a border punch or papers with decorative edges to alter the width and texture of your pages.

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 8

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 8 Opposite Side of Tag

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 9

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 10

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 11

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 12

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 12 Opposite Side of Tag

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 13

    Add texture to the project using metals and by running some pages through texture folders and then brushing over them with ink and a blending tool.

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 14

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 15

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 15 Opposite Side of Tag

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 16 Opposite Side of Tag

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 17

    Another envelope provides room for more photos to be tucked away.

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    Mini Travel Album Spread 17 Detail

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    Mini Travel Album Final Spread

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