Mini Summer Break Album

Highlight the fun and excitement of summer vacation with a colorful ring-bound photo album made using a variety of scrapbooking techniques and supplies.

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    Create a Summer Vacation Scrapbook Album

    Design by Erin Clarkson

    To bring a cohesive look to her mixed media album, Erin added coordinating patterned paper, photos, journaling, and embellishments documenting her daughter's activities over summer break.


    SOURCES: Album: Fancy Pants Designs. Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs, Heidi Swapp, Making Memories, Scenic Route Paper Co. Font: Incognitype. Stickers: Making Memories ("summer," "wet & wild"), K&Company (all other). Rub-ons: Creative Imaginations ("Escape"), Fancy Pants Designs (brown circles, ladybug). Chipboard accents: Heidi Swapp. Ribbons: American Crafts (orange/dark orange), Making Memories (solid orange, solid blue). Tags, clips, brads: Making Memories. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

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    Enhance an Acrylic Scrapbook Album Cover

    Design by Erin Clarkson

    Erin fashioned an acrylic page into her album's cover, placing a sticker and rub-on title in areas that would complement the page that lies underneath when the album is closed. She also added metal-rim tags to the right-hand page, which highlight the star, heart, and dots designs printed on the acrylic page.

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    Use Multiple Materials for Scrapbook Album Pages

    Design by Erin Clarkson

    Erin purchased chipboard, felt, and acrylic pages with shaped edges to create texture throughout her album. To get a similar look, die-cut pages from similar materials.

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    Make one Scrapbook Album Page Stand Out

    Design by Erin Clarkson

    Erin used a clip to keep scrapbooking supplies in place on her felt page. She kept the right-hand page simple to let her left-hand journaling and photo stand out. A simple, chipboard heart gives stark contrast to the acrylic album page.

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    Use Stickers for Quick and Easy Album Journaling

    Design by Erin Clarkson

    For quick journaling, Erin embellished patterned-paper covered pages with simple phrase stickers. Minimal accents let Erin's photo and color scheme pop on this mini scrapbook page.

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    Scrapbook Large Summertime Photos

    Design by Erin Clarkson

    Erin filled her mini scrapbook pages with large, expressive photos. Bright patterned paper, stickers, and chipboard accents give the album a carefree summer vacation look.

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    Create a Distressed Look on Scrapbook Album Pages

    Design by Erin Clarkson

    Erin inked or sanded all scrapbook page edges to give her album a distressed, cohesive feel. This finishing touch adds style and covers and trimming mistakes.

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