I have had this little square album for a longggg time, and finally got around to throwing together an album! Now it's been a long time since I scrapbooked, and I promise you that THIS album is ridiculously easy and will come together quickly even if you're not so experienced with the scrapbooking. ;)
Stuff You'll Need:
Mini Album (blank), Lots of Washi Tape, Tape Runner, Photos, Black Pen/Marker
Start by counting your pages and printing photos to the size you need. My album was 4.25"x4.25", so I printed my photos as 3" squares with a white border around them. Let the ink dry and cut out your photos.
While your photos are drying, decorate the album front and back with patterned and solid washi tape. Try to use colors that go together, and break up lots of pattern with a few solid color washi tapes. That said, don't be afraid to layer patterns that work! A small polka dot over a floral print, for example. Put tapes all the way to the very edge of the covers and overlap the tape ends on the inside (you can see this above).
I filled my album with "selfies" of me and my boyfriend! All I wrote in the album was the year and event or occasion that corresponded to each photo -- nice and simple! Stick your photos down using a tape runner, add a strip of washi tape, and write whatever you'd like! You can see above that I did the washi tape/text in two different ways. Mostly depending on the pattern of the washi tape, I either stuck the washi tape on top of the photo, or underneath it.
Slap this together for your own coffee table or for a sweet and thoughtful gift!
Are you a scrapbooker? How do you like to use your photos in your home?
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