Today I’m sharing a little summer scrapbook album with a different style. This fun mini concept is by Natalie Lapakko of the Stamp Witch Blog. While her mini features Halloween, I chose a summer theme for mine and I think its just as cute. It’s chunky, interactive and different. I like that!
What I like about this scrapbook album style is that the angular “twisted” folding of the paper creates a pocket on each page. This creates a spot for tags or cards to pull with photos and stories. I added something to the end of each tag that makes it stick out from the pages just for a little more dimension. I found her tutorial for the spine a little confusing so I did a simple binding with waxed thread and some simple holes and it works fine.
Sometimes stories are short and you only need to say a little…so this mini works great for that. Summer is full of days with trips to the beach, BBQ’s with friends, the 4th of July, time off from school…it was fun to have a book that collected so many little moments together like the 4th of July, or when we went to a Memorial Day BBQ and Andrea tried kayaking for the first time in the river.
My scrapbook album has 4 pages and 8 pockets of stories and photos. A couple more can be added and it would still work well. I cut my photos in creative ways to get the angles on them to fill the pages. However, if you print your own pictures you can use other sizes that fit the angled pages well. The idea of the larger pictures being cut to the shape of the page like Natalie’s examples on her blog appealed to me, so I copied that.
And of course, I couldn’t help myself. I did add a few flatter style dimensional embellishments here and there. Try out this project – it’s a cute album when complete.
I kind of have a thing for mini albums as you may have noticed. Check out some of my other mini album creations.