Before the school year started, we decided to travel a few hours north of where we live to escape the heat and have one last family vacation before all of the hustle and bustle of back to school starts back up in full force. It was such a peaceful and relaxing weekend where we had some good quality bonding time. I’ve decided to preserve some of those memories in a quick and simple summer mini album. Without spending days, or even hours on this album, I was still able to put something together that my kids are thrilled to look at.
- 6×8 Spiral Bound Memory Album.
- Project Life Cards.
- Stickerz Letter Stickers.
- Washi Tape.
- Permanent Double Sided Adhesive.
Step One. Cut a heart freehand from one of the cards in the Project Life set. I chose to use the salmon color and I really like that the heart isn’t exactly perfect. It gives it more character that way.
Step Two. Every photo page that I created inside the summer mini album all had the same three components to ensure that I created a cohesive book: the Project Life cards, the photos, and the black chevron washi tape. Because the colors of the Project Life cards are already complementary and coordinated, I didn’t add any other cardstock in the mix. Additionally, because I wanted to truly keep this album simple, I didn’t crop or cut down any of the cardstock and only minimally trimmed the photos that I chose to use.
To start the inside pages, use the double sided adhesive to stick one of the Project Life cards down to the page.
Finally, add a touch of the black chevron washi tape to each of the pages. By adding the washi tape to every interior page, you’re creating continuity throughout your project, no matter where your photos were taken.
One helpful hint: I chose to put all of my photos on the left side of each pair of pages because I’m right-handed and it was easier for me to write on the right side page. If you’re a lefty, swap the layout so that it works best for you!
Here are a few more examples of other photo pages that I included in my summer mini album and you’ll find that every pages has those same three elements to tie the visual part of the album all together.
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Katie is the writer and creator at Sweet Rose Studio, a blog dedicated to sharing the best crafts, recipes, DIY/home tutorials, and anything else that promotes a happy home. She is so blessed to be a wife to her high school sweetheart and mother to their three sweet, crazy kids. In her past life she was an elementary school teacher, but now is a stay-at-home-momma by trade and absolutely adores it. Katie has a passion for party planning and styling and can regularly be found with a sippy cup in one hand and a glue gun in the other with her camera hanging around her neck.