Creating a Travel Themed Mini Album | Geralyn Sy

One of my favorite projects to make is mini-books, especially of my travels. I’m currently working on a mini-book about my recent trip to Taiwan, and I thought it would be fun to share with you a spread in my album. Today’s tutorial will walk you through my process of combining photos, memorabilia and scrapbook supplies and embellishments to make a cohesive and quirky travel themed spread.

I always start with choosing my photos. I printed 2” photos by putting six of them on a 4x6 canvas in Photoshop and then printing it out. It’s easy to trim the photos to size. On the left, I have my pile of 2” photos, and on the right, I have my pile of business cards I collected during my travels.

I began arranging some of my 2” photos on my 6x8 page protector that has 2” pockets until I was happy with how they looked. I’m using a page protector I have on hand, but the Studio Calico 6x8 Page Protector Design 5A is identical.

Once I’ve chosen my photos, I move onto my pile of memorabilia. I picked a couple of my favorite business cards and cut them down to 2” squares.

I arranged my business cards onto my page protector to get a feel for the spread. While I do have more photos and memorabilia, I decided to leave some of the pockets for journaling and embellishing.

I have lots of patterned paper from the Project Life 4x6 paper pads, and I chose a few to cut down into 2” squares.

For two of my patterned paper squares, I chose to embellish them with stamping and a bit of journaling. I love how they turned out.

I also wanted to use the wonky hearts die and picked some red cardstock to cut. It is super simple to run the die through my BigShot.

I embellished one more patterned paper square with one of the die cut hearts and a word sticker.

As a final step, I used the fun Fairground Project Life kit stamp set to add a few words to embellish my photos. It was the perfect touch to complete my spread.

I hope this tutorial gives you a bit of inspiration on how to combine both scrapbook supplies and memorabilia in your mini-books and projects! Thanks for reading!

Supplies: Fairground Project Life Kit – stamp set, patterned paper; Galileo Project Life Kit – stamp set, patterned paper; Caramel Apple – stamp set; stamp – Summer Vacation by One Little Bird; die – I Do! By Kelly Purkey; ink – Versafine, Color Theory; pen- Muji

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  1. christinepalka says…

    What a fun layout. I like all the little details you added with stamps.

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  2. prettypapercrafting says…

    Geralyn, I love this tutorial. You're mini books are always amazing! I enjoy seeing how you use stamps in your projects!

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  3. artgirlbev says…

    Great spread and tutorial! Enjoyed seeing your process.

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  4. islandergirl says…

    love it!

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  5. Carson says…

    This is fabulous! Um could we please see that heart die on its own in the shop? Pretty please!?

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  6. Smashdelight says…

    Can you please teach a class!

    I love seeing your mini albums.

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