Welcome to Wow Me Wednesday!
Every Wednesday I’ll be here to share something that made me say “WOW”. It may be a cool tip or trick to “wow” your photos, it might be a hybrid project, or it might just be some crazy something I run across in my escapades on the web. I hope you’ll join me; try some of these out and let us know what you think.
This week, Claudette, one of Boo’s Blossoms shared these very cool Mini Albums she makes to carry around in her purse. My mom still wags her huge 12X12 book I made for her 5 years ago, but she’ll be getting one of these very soon.
Supplies you’ll need
- Your computer and your scrap booking program
- 2X3 Clear I.D. Badge Sleeves
- Ribbon or wire ring to hold them together
There is nothing tricky about this at all. Fire up your preferred scrap booking software, pick one kit for a theme or mix and match if you like.
Create your page at 2.5 inches X 3.25 inches
Here is a screen shot for CS5
Embellish it to your hearts desire.
Here is a page Claudette made with Lovely Day by BooLand Designs
Here is another she made with Boo’s New Release Parfum Jardin
Save each layout as a .jpg file
You’ll need 9 pages to do this the most economical way. Sounds like a lot but you’re really looking for nice pictures and a date or sweet title on these pages. Save the big time journaling for those 12 X 12 pages.
Create a new document
8.5 inches X 11 inches
Open each page in the new document (or just drag and drop if you have that capability). Here is a shot of my pre-print document.
Un check the Scale to Media option
Print and Cut to fit in the I.D. Badges.
Use Ribbon, rope, split rings, book binding rings or anything else you can think of to attach them together and “WA LA” you have an instant Mini to show off your most recent photos! I’m telling you, these would make such cool gifts and they’re so inexpensive that you could keep grandma and grandpa in pictures all year long.
There are so many ideas going through my head on how to use these “mini” photos. I’m thinking these little layouts would make great tags for gifts, or you might want to wrap one in the ribbon on a gift. Whatever you decide to do, we’d love to have you show it off so be sure to post your Mini Pages in your gallery.
Want to make your Mini Album at a Super Savings?
Check out Boo’s Bargains! Everything is always at least 45% off in this category.