Hello BasicGrey Friends! Shannon Tidwell here today to share an album I made using the new Knee Highs & Bow Ties Collection as well as the new 7″x 9″ Journaling Binder. I had a stack of Instagram photos that didn’t really warrant their own page, but together told a fun story of adventure for the Tidwell kids. The album came together so easily because of the pre-printed pages of the Journaling Binder.
The title page consists of a little paper layering (included the use of a bit of product packing) and several embellishments. You’ll noticed that there is a lot of machine stitching in this album. I sewed the elements and then adhered them to the pages to keep the stitching from showing on the other side. That also saves you from any goof ups.
I kept the focus on the photos by just adding a few fun embellishments to each page. To make the album more interactive I used the page protectors as embellishments. I filled them with different goodies throughout the album. On this first divider I simply dropped a banner into the page protector and stapled it at the top and bottom to keep it in place. And since they are double sided it looks great flipped either way!
I didn’t use the dividers on every page, just enough to keep things interesting. On this spread you can see that I combined three photos from different occasions, but together they tell a great story.
On this spread I cut a page protector in half and filled it with punched circles of Knee Highs & Bow Ties papers. To keep the circles from all falling to the bottom I put a bit of adhesive on a few of them.
If a pre-printed page was a little busy for my photo I layered on a different patterned paper. I left the original peeking out a bit though. I also left a few loose strands on the machine stitching to give it more of a handmade and well-loved look.
I was so happy with how quickly this album came together. The Knee Highs & Bow Ties Collection mixed together with ease. And I’m happy that these random Instagrams now have a happy home!