Monday, July 13, 2009

Summertime Tropical Theme Mini-Albums...

Here are some projects to inspire you for the Summertime Challenge!

I love summertime; the warm weather makes me think of bright tropical places and themes. Prepare for your upcoming summer vacations and create these albums in advance. If you don’t have plans for a summer vacation, these are perfect for picnics and pool parties. I love the 4 x 4 inch size album because it is easy enough to make several for gifts and not affect your budget. Creating mini-albums is a fun summer activity for children, they love craft projects! Here’s how I created the ones pictured.

Zutter 4” x 4” Chip Board Covers
Zutter Silver 3/4” O’wire
Adhesive – Helmar Acid Free Glue
Charm – American Tradition Design
Cork – Karen Foster Designs
Flowers – Prima
Ink – ColorBox
Paper – Dottie Ann, Treehouse Designs and NRN Designs
Ribbon – Rafia Source Unknown and Making Memories
Fabric Title – Lil’ Davis Designs

Designer Instructions:
1. The Zutter 4” x 4” Chip Board Covers with a 4” x 4” pattern paper on the front and back covers using Helmar Acid Free Adhesive.
2. Embellish the covers with charms, flowers, tags, titles and more.
3. To simplify the process, I used the Zutter DreamKuts to cut 4” x 4” papers for the covers and the page inserts for each album. That enables me to choose coordinating pages for each album.
4. Then bind the covers and page inserts together using the Zutter Bind-it-all and O’wires.
5. Once the album is assembled, add the photos and journaling from your trip.

Wishing you a memorable summer!
Don't forget to enter the Summertime Challenge! Comment on the blog entry below by 7/31/09!

Tish Treadaway, Zutter Bind-it-all Design Team Member


ScrapAddict said...

Love those projects!!

Jan Hennings said...

The projects make me want to escape to the beach! I'm thinking of album ideas!