If you’re like many scrapbookers, vacations get you snap-happy, and you shoot tons of photos. When it comes time to scrapbook them, though, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. Hi, Stacy Cohen here, and today I’m going to share a fun idea for scrapbooking your summer travel photos!
Add Full-Size Photos with a Mini Flip Book
With summer winding down and my kids back in school, I am now turning my attention to scrapping the photos I took on our family vacation last month. Because this was our first big family vacation, I went a little overboard with the picture-taking. I took hundreds of photos. Obviously I couldn’t scrap them all, so I wanted to maximize the number of photos I can get on a single page.
One way to do this is to create a mini flip book on a layout. The beauty of this is that you can use standard full-size photos (i.e., 4″ x 6″ or 3″ x 5″), and it’s a really great way to use those adorable 6″ x 6″ scrapbook paper pads.
Hawaii 2012 by Stacy Cohen.
My flip book has six layers. This is enough for six or seven photos, depending on whether you place a picture directly on the paper underneath the bottom tab. You could easily add more photo layers to your page by placing each layer closer together, and you can double the number of photographs by attaching a photo to both sides of each layer. Another variation is to create a horizontal flip book going across the page.
Tutorial: How to Create a Mini Flip Book
I got this fabulous idea from a layout in the September/October 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
Boy Awesome by Joannie McBride, as seen in the September/October 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 120.
1. Adhere one 6”x 6” sheet to the layout.
2. Adhere another sheet to the top edge of the first sheet. Repeat for desired quantity.
3. Add photos, tabs, and embellishments as desired.
I hope you’ve been inspired to give this idea a try!