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.
Sande layered extra tags first to give her more room for journaling.
The 4-1/2×8-1/2" page size makes it easy to add standard prints to the album.
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.
Zig stitch paper pieces together for a quilted look.
To unite all the pages, ink along the edges with a blending tool.
Stamping a pattern on the manila pages in a color slightly darker than the manila turns plain pages into patterned ones.
If you have more photos than you can fit, include a pocket to tuck a few away.
Change some images to black-and-white for variety.
Use a border punch or papers with decorative edges to alter the width and texture of your pages.
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.
Another envelope provides room for more photos to be tucked away.