Saturday, April 24, 2010

Easier mini gift albums - Part 2

Today's mini gift album example is an 8x8 album I made for my stepfather for Father's Day.  He has always been wonderful for me and has always gone above and beyond for me, my friends, and my pets.  I used a paper pack called "Butcher's Block" in blues and beiges.  I used solid beige and green cardstock that looked good with the pack.  For titles I used letters (positive and negative) from the pack as well as letters cut using the Marissa mini font from QuicKutz.

Using one set of papers and one font really helped the album go together quickly and look great (if I do say so myself).

As promised, here are some examples:

Title page:

The next page shows what you can do with those infrequently used letters.  It uses them up and also gives a playful feel to the page:

John made me a mailbox using old computer parts, and he painted it my favorite color.  Ingenious!  I wanted to showcase that more by cutting letters out of a close-up photo, framing one with a negative of one of the bigger letters:

Since I've posted pictures of my Mom and John, I think it's only fair to post some of me...