Make a Mini Travel Album

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

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.

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.

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.

Mini Travel Album Spread 6 Detail

Mini Travel Album Spread 7

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

Mini Travel Album Spread 7 Detail

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

Mini Travel Album Spread 8 Opposite Side of Tag

Mini Travel Album Spread 12 Opposite Side of Tag

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.

Mini Travel Album Spread 15 Opposite Side of Tag

Mini Travel Album Spread 16 Opposite Side of Tag

Mini Travel Album Spread 17

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

Mini Travel Album Spread 17 Detail

Mini Travel Album Final Spread

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