Remember our trip to Hong Kong Disneyland back in March? It seems like only yesterday that we were there, but it was a good 4 months ago! The crazy thing is, that until yesterday I still hadn't developed all of the holiday photos from our trip! I spent quite some time last night sorting them all out into piles - duplicates, pics for our ever changing photo board, some for my original travel journal, a few to scrapbook and the rest to put in a normal old album.
I decided to use some of the duplicates from our trip to make a mini album for James. As I was creating, I put together a little tutorial for you. It's an easy project using the bare minimal of supplies, including some system cards - you can pick these up for a couple of dollars (per pack) at any newsagency or office supply shop. I'm what you might call a mini album junkie - I have nearly 50 of them that I've created over the years and they're a great way to document something special.
Supplies: Scissors, hole punch, jump ring x1, adhesive, photos and system cards - or just use a small piece of cardstock if you prefer.
1. Gather the supplies.
2. Select photos for the mini album and crop to the same size as the system cards.
3. Adhere photos onto the system cards - front and back. Adding the card layer inbetween gives the photos a little bit of support, so they won't bend easily.
4. Use extra system cards to type, print or hand record some journaling. Cut into small strips and adhere to the photos.
5. Add remaining strip journaling to the other photos. Use some spare system cards (whole) to add some extra pages to the album - type, print or hand record the story to go with the album.
6. Punch holes in the top left hand corner of each photo and journaling card. Pop in a jump ring to secure.
Enjoy! This album is compact enough to be able to pop in your hand bag to share with friends and it can be created in 1-2 hours.