This one is “All about Albums” and it is packed full of ideas for full-sized albums like 12×12 and 8 ½ x 11, interesting and unique mini albums, and even clever do-it-yourself albums that you might not have considered before!
I want to share with you a more in-depth look at one of the albums I have in this issue.
This is a 6×6 2-ring binder album from American Crafts. I am using this album to keep a record of all the half marathons I have run. I usually do a 12×12 layout for each of the half marathons also. On the 12×12 pages I include all the pictures I took and any ephemera I collected from the event. In this mini album, though, I am sticking to the basics. I use just a single picture per 2-page spread and include the “who, what, when, where, & my finishing time” of the race. Since this is a 2-ring binder album, the pages are individual page protectors. I love that I can keep adding pages to this album as I want! Secretly I want to use this album to show my kids in 20 years that I used to be cool & active!
I am bad about saving everything. I have a shoebox full of race numbers that I have kept from all the 5Ks, half marathons, bike races, etc. that I have ever done. A lot of times these numbers end up on the 12×12 layouts that I do, but not all the time because that shoebox is still pretty full! So I decided to put a couple of the numbers to good use on the inside covers of this album.
I put this page at the very beginning of the album as kind of a “title page”.
Supplies: Cardstock: Die Cuts With a View; Patterned paper: Studio Calico; Die cuts: Chic Tags; Decorative tape: Bella Blvd; Stickers: Home Depot; Font: Courier New; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Here are a some additional pages in the album that you don’t see in the special issue.
I tried to create these pages as I went along so I did not ever get too far behind. Because of this I have used a variety of different products from a lot of different manufacturers. I did try to use a similar design on the pages to keep some continuity to the album.
Supplies: Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Bella Blvd, Cosmo Cricket, and Lilybee Designs; Die cut machine and dies: Sizzix (stars, photo corners)Pen: Creative Memories; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Staples and stickers.
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Bella Blvd and Crate Paper; Stickers: Bella Blvd and Jenni Bowlin Studios; Brads: American Crafts and Echo Park Paper Co.; Chipboard: Bella Blvd; Pen: Creative Memories; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Font: Courier New.
This is the most recent page I have added to the album!
Supplies: Patterned paper: Die Cuts with a View and Elle’s Studio; Die Cuts: Bella Blvd and Elle’s Studio; Chipboard: BasicGrey; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Font: Courier New; Other: staples.
And album like this is a great way to use a 6×6 paper pad!
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