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2014-12-21

Mini Album For A Husband

Mini albums and travel journals are such joy to have and look through.
But we know that sometimes it is quite tricky to actually put them together.
Riikka to the rescue! :) Today, she comes up with her super clever idea of how to make a no fuss mini album.


My husband visited the States last autumn. Although I'm the scrapbooker in our house, it seems that my habit of documenting trips and gathering the ephemera has not only rubbed onto our children but also to him as he brought back a great deal of tickets, brochures and other memorabilia from the trip.


As I wasn't travelling with him, it was impossible for me to document the trip, but what I could do for him was the base to gather all the memorabilia and maybe later add the photos and text, too. Later I say as he's not the most keen on writing anything down.



So the first thing I did, was to go through all the bibs and bobs to find which were the biggest ones. That way I could make up the size of the album.
When I had the width and height, it was then only to make a box style album to house them.
I've used this type of album before. The first one ever I did was for a summer trip we all went together.

What's bugging me with holiday albums is the actual putting together. I seem to postpone it until the time when I don't even remember all the fun things anymore!
So my solution was to make a box to house post cards. I bought post cards along the way, journaled to them and then tucked them safely inside the box. So when we were back home, the album was almost finished already! I just needed to order the prints of the photos, tuck them in as well and then the whole thing was done!
 
I used the same idea here as in my previous albums, but went bigger as the previous albums have been post card sized. This box required pieces of two 12x12" sheets instead of the one I usually end up using, but still it was ready in no time. The box itself that is.
Then came the fun part embellishing the cover!


As the trip was to USA, I immediately started thinking about stars and stripes. But knowing my husband wouldn't be that hyped about white-red-blue kind of approach, I went with black, only adding a few touches of blue along the way and using stars to embellish to cover.


So now the only thing that needs to be done is to have my husband order the photos he took and to write a few lines. Luckily, he's been talking about a blog post about the trip, so I'm guessing joining our forces will eventually create an album of that trip!

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3 comments:

  1. Love this idea! I never get around to each of the pages but postcards, journaling and bits to save is perfect! Gorgeous cover!

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  2. Great album cover! Wonderful for a man. Your idea about writing on postcards and saving them is fantastic.

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