Aloha, SC friends!!
Brooke here today to share a notebook album I created to add to my Traveler's Notebook Cover from June. This new album uses a few of the leftover pieces from my Pop Art kits.
Having created a notebook album previously, I knew I wanted this album to be quite different. First, instead of making my own notebook using various patterned papers, this time, I used a premade, regular-sized traveler's notebook. Also, though I usually like my mini albums to be bulky and messy, I wanted this particular album to be simple. I simply wanted to document the highlights from our summer. This meant I wasn't going to create a lot of layers or depth and instead, was going to opt for embellishments that were unfussy and flat. I kept this in mind as I pulled items like labels, sequins and washi tape from the kits.
I embellished the cover of the notebook by adhering a piece of the colorful sunburst patterned paper from the Pop Art Scrapbook Kit, flush against the back edge of the notebook. The burst starts in the front of the notebook and continues on to the back. I really like how that turned out. Next, using the Harper alpha stamp set, I stamped the word "memories" along the edge of the upper right-hand corner on the front cover. I finished it off with a handwritten "summer" before the stamped "memories" and added a few sequins.
To start my album, I journaled an introduction on one of the cards from the Pop Art Project Life Kit and adhered it with washi tape to the first page.
To be sure I kept the album simple and to the point, I stuck with the same format for each of the subsequent pages. I stapled an instax mini photo on the left and added my journaling on the right. The journaling format varies from page to page. Sometimes there's a journaling card, sometimes labels, and other times, I simply journaled on the notebook page with a pencil. I did this mostly to prevent any bleed-through.
Here's a look at my completed notebook album...
Here's a look at the album in my SC Notebook Cover, laying next to the previously made notebook album...
And here's a look at the two notebook albums, happily wrapped up in my SC Notebook Cover!
I hope you're inspired to try this album size out for your next mini! It's a fun size and I like that I have pages leftover in the back of the notebook for more in-depth thoughts and feelings about my family's experiences this summer.
Thanks so much for joining me today!!
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