Too often, I find my digital photos or digital scrapbook pages stay in my computer… which can make it hard to share these treasures with others. Hybrid scrapbooks and minibooks are the answer for me! This quick hybrid album is a great starting point for digi scrappers thinking about getting into hybrid… and for traditional scrappers thinking about getting into digi!! Karla Dudley’s Spring ’10 miniBOOK template is our starting point.
- Karla Dudley’s Spring ’10 miniBOOK
- Photo editing program – I use Photoshop – Karla’s template has PSD files as well as .tif files
- Printer and paper for printing on – I used Red River’s double sided Aurora Fine Art White cardstock (LOVE IT!)
- Ribbon, flowers, other accessories to embellish your finished project
1) In Photoshop, open the page templates and clip your selected photos to the appropriate spots. (See Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s post about using templates if you’re feeling unsure).
Each photo mask has a numbered spot so it’s easy to keep track. I also chose to print on the backside of some of the shaped pages, so flipped the template in photoshop. The shot below shows the command I used in Photoshop:
2) Print out your sheets:
3) Cut out your pages, then score along the line if you are tying with ribbon as I did…
What you may notice on this cover page is that I chose to use the outline for the page only – the original template page had patterned paper and some words, and I chose to use just my photo… and my own title in kd everyday font – which coordinates with this template, since it’s also by Karla Dudley!!
4) Punch holes; it’s pretty straight forward since they’re marked; the Crop-A-Dile larger hole punch fits perfectly.
5) Assemble pages in the order you wish. I tied my album with ribbons, but you could also use binder rings for a more industrial look. Embellish the pages as well to add that personal touch. This template has many different shaped pages so you can mix and match, which allows pages and embellishments to peek out.
I loved making this hybrid mini scrapbook because it’s a perfect way to share photos and memories with others. In fact, this was part of a Mother’s Day gift I gave to my mom – a great way to celebrate our family trip and to give her copies of my digital photos.
Other Articles by Linda (yamstamps):
- Votive Covers - July 5th, 2010
- Personalized Travel Mug - June 14th, 2010
- Travel Challenge - with a Give Away! - May 23rd, 2010
- Quick and Easy Pinwheel! - April 12th, 2010
- Wedding Week Kick Off! - March 1st, 2010