Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Simple Album

Sometimes I wonder what to do with these cute mini chipboard album. I love them alot but I may not have a lot of time. Yet I want them as presents for friends.

Pasting paper over them and then cutting them to size will be very tedious.

Sometimes I just want to do a quick and easy album for a friend, in less than 2 hours.

Here is how i go past these shapes:

1) First I paint the edges... about half an inch inward.

2) With just 1 sheet of paper, I cut some circles. These will fill the album.

3) Since this paper (From Scenic Route) is a double sided paper, it serves 2 purpose. 1 side for journaling(I love stripes for that) and the other is a for matting photos. Simple and quick.

4) Just add photos..... I cut some simple words and flowers and circles for embellishments from scrap paper. That's how affordable we can make these gifts.

5)I added a hambly grid for the front, Scenic Route alpha stickers for the cover. Some buttons

This makes a nice gift for my friend. Since she is a busy mother, and a non scrapper, she really likes it. I left it 'half finished' so she can add in journaling, some buttons, some flowers, some little words here and there.

And I did this album in under 2 hours.

Try it and you can 'mass make' these shaped album for friends, relatives and family. Just 1 album, 1 sheet of paper and some paints. That's so wallet friendly! Yet such a personalized and thoughtful gift. Hint... hint... many of these Maya Road albums are marked down now.

We can prepare early for Christmas. LOL!


Cori S said...


Anna said...

I really like this idea, I think this will work well for other odd shapes as well!

Artes Laura said...

it´s so cute great idea!!!
I follow your blog, you make beautiful things. I invite you to view my website, I would like to do me any comments in the guest book, to improve the page and make things as pretty as yours.
kisses and hugs

Carrie said...

Super cute! Love how you did the cover!