Vacation Tag Book Album: Simple & Small were key
I used a $2 Myndology (love these card-stock tag books, bought mine at Western’s bookstore) books, some pens, one sheet of velvet flock stickers (Big Lots find), and my Marvy Mega Punch to quickly crop all my little photos.
I did all the journaling on the actual trip during Fall Break (the book was easy to keep with me in my purse with a favorite pen or journaling marker.) I did all the gluing while my husband mowed the back fields in the fall, and finished on Spring break as we drove…backpack in my lap. While working on it, I recorded Spring break journaling on it’s extra pages to transfer to the next book for Spring Break. Very fun project for me to do.
I printed the photos here at home on my HP PSC 1510 All in one in small sizes. I kept all the photos and supplies for this project in Creative Memories scrapbooking backpack my son got me for Christmas a few years ago until it was finished. Whenever I needed a quick “grab and go” project to keep me busy, I’d grab that pack and work on it.
I didn’t worry about sizing the photos exactly to the card background, I just let them all hang over the edges evenly. On some of the photos, I trimmed edges with decorative scallop scissors for interest, and because I love me some scallops!
Various corner punches and rounders on some of the pages helped group events some and added interest as you flipped through all the photos.
I’m still adding to it, but am pleased with it overall. It was manageable and let me get in a ton of photos. The kids will look at it a lot as a mini-book, and I can even carry it in my purse if I want.
I’m terrible about getting things in albums lately, so I’m peechy-keen proud of myself!
Thanks for looking!
Entry filed under: Scrapbooking.