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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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