Ever wonder what to do with those Santa photos? Ever since the first year Audrey sat on Santa's knee, I knew I wanted to do a mini book with 5 years worth of Santa photos. (Why five? I have no idea. It seemed a good odd number.) This past weekend we went to a local rep cinema where Santa had come to visit for the afternoon. Once the photo was taken and in my hot little hands, I was already dreaming of scanning it and putting it into a mini. (Forget sugar plums, scrapbookers dream of perfect photos and minibooks!)
Here is my super mini that could easily be added to a Christmas card:
A 4X6 Doodlebug journaling card folded in half provided the covers for my mini, and a metal snowflake paper clip left over from last Christmas provided the closure.
When you open it up, you find an accordion of the five photos on the right, and a few lines about each year on the left:
To make the accordion, I created a 3"x11" document in PSE7. I added scanned photos from each year, having cropped them to 2X3. I left a little space between for the folds, and used the text tool to add the date. After printing, I cropped down the photo strip, folded it accordion-style, then glued it into place on the right side of the mini:
For the journaling, I created another 2X3 file, used the eyedropper to sample a red from one of the Santa photos, and then used the fill tool (the paint bucket) to fill my whole document. Then I typed in white, emphasizing each year by putting the number in bold and making the font one size larger:
By having both the journaling and photo strip completely computer generated, I can easily print off mulitple copies and quickly put these together for all the grandparents and great-grandparents. I can also print one off for another someone who might just like a copy all her own:
Happy holidays! Thanks for stopping by!