Monday 12 November 2012

JAI Scrapbooking Challenge #11: Just Add A Christmas Gift


Are you as busy as the Just Add Ink scrap team at this time of year? Ruthy, Delys and I are all so busy with a whole lot of stuff this time of year, so we've decided to run the final scrapbooking challenge until the end of the year.  Yes, that's right, you have until the 31st December to get your entry in!

So what is the challenge this month? It's to create a Christmas gift, such as a mini album, printer's tray, canvas, etc that has at least 4 photos.  I decided to make a mini album to give to my husband for Christmas.

The album is made to document our travels in Paris earlier this year, but not our 'regular' photos. In this album I have our 'selfie' photos taken on Rob's iPod. A selfie photo is one taken by a person that is also in the photos - I guess selfie is short for self portrait! Anyway, we took a selfie photo at many of the places we visited on our holiday.

I made the album from scratch using some On Board Chipboard Sheets and Comfort Cafe DSP.  The album pages are made from square envelopes (retired) using the 'stack the decks' method of construction. The Paris chipboard word on the front came from Imaginarium Designs (I think).

Here is the first page of the album.  The photo was our first selfie, taken while waiting to take off on the first flight of the trip.

The second page is looking a little bare, as it isn't finished yet.  The photo is double matted and then mounted on a medium envelope cut to make a pocket.  I'd like this album to be a joint production with my husband, so I have designed some journaling cards to go on each page.

I used the Comfort Cafe MDS Content Disc to design the tag in Photoshop. I also designed a 'she said' tag. Ultimately Rob and I will both journal our memories of each photo and I will print the tags and include them in the album.

I hope you've found some inspiration.  I will be back over the next month with more pages from the album as I complete them.  Can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenge over at Just Add Ink. Remember - there must be four or more photos, and you have until the 31st December to get your project linked!

Bye for now,


1 comment:

  1. like the idea and all the info..thanks for sharing it as i might need it when design Gift Card envelopes.


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