Are you enjoying your summer? I sure am! We just got back from a wonderful family reunion at Yellowstone National Park and I've got a bucket load of photos to sort, edit, and (my favorite part) scrapbook. How about you? Do you have any travel plans this summer? Do you have any travel photos waiting to be scrapped like me? If you do, then this post is for you. =)
I thought I'd share with you two mini albums I've created with photos of our travels. I'll also share a few ideas and tips with you about getting those travel photos out of your camera, and into your scrapbook.
You can click on the images to get a closer look.
This chipboard album was made using Ellison dies from my local scrapbook store to cut 12x12 cardboard packaging from some paper packs. I used Imaginisce papers and embellishments. Here are a few tips about the album:
1. Instead of creating a whole album about each trip, I made one album about all the trips we took in one year. Saved me some time. =)
2. To get all the photos in the album that I wanted I created 4x6 photo collages in Photoshop using the template that you can download for free below:
Just print them like you would regular 4x6 prints, and slap them in your album.
3. I also saved time by copying and pasting my blog posts about our trips into a Word document, printing it on white cardstock, and cutting it into journaling strips.
4. I kept the basic design scheme the same throughout the album, again saving time and also creating a cohesive feel.
5. To create the rounded tabs, I just printed the locations of our trips on white cardstock and punched them out with a 2 inch circle punch.
Next up, an 8x8 mini album about a trip my hubby and I took to China last year...sans kids:
1. I used Google's free photo editing software, Picasa, to create the 8x8 photo collages for this album. I printed them as 8x10 enlargements and then trimmed off the extra.
2. I used an American Crafts Modern Album which gave me the flexibility to alter the cover to my liking, and since it’s a D-ring I can add in more photo collages or pages in the future.
3. I also used two October Afternoon 8x8 paper pads as my background pages, which saved me some time so I didn’t have to crop down 12x12 papers.
4. To create the memorabilia pocket, I cut out a pocket shape from patterned paper and machine stitched it to my background page. I then used glue dots to adhere the coins we saved from our trip to a kraft luggage tag, and added a ribbon and some letter stickers to make the word, “pull”.
5. The journaling blocks were made by simply using a ruler and a fine point marker to create light lines as guides for my handwritten journaling.
Well, I hope these ideas have inspired you to get those travel photos scrapped. Sometimes a stack of travel photos can be overwhelming, but using these tips I’ve shared with you can help save time and effort while still producing an album that you’ll love. Happy travels!