My youngest daughter loves to watch me create pages and all the hybrid projects I make. Each time she sees me in Photoshop, she asks me, “Can I make a small scrapbook too?” So I decided that she was old enough to help me make her own mini album.
- Bubbles and Blooms by Jennifer Labre
- Maya Road chipboard album
I have a bunch of chipboard albums laying around. So I grabbed one and her and I set out making a plan of what kind of album she wanted.
She decided she wanted a “favorites” album. So we cruised through the Digichick store and I let her pick the kit she wanted to use. She “designed” each page by picking the paper and the embellishments she wanted on it. She then directed me on how it should look. The album was 4.5″ x 4.5″ so I knew how big to make each page. I got them all printed and we set to work putting it all together.
I had Jorja, my daughter, paint the binding, she picked purple.
Once the paint was dry, we proceeded to glue in the pages. We opted to use glue sticks. I would have preferred to use Mod Podge, but I was running short on time.
After we had all the pages in the book, I trimmed the edges to round them. We added a big flower to the cover and as you can see by the next few pages, she loves it!!
So don’t be afraid to experiment with hybrid scrapbooking with your kids. You may be surprised at what a fresh pair of eyes will bring to the table.
Other Articles by Christy:
- Flip Flop Card - June 13th, 2012
- Tootsie Treat Box - May 7th, 2012
- Pretty Spring Mobile - April 16th, 2012
- Mini Journals - March 28th, 2012
- Easy as 1, 2, 3! - February 22nd, 2012