Hey ladies! In today’s tutorial I’m sharing with you how to make a quick and easy DIY scrapbook for when you’ve got a bunch of photos, both vertical and horizontal.
I was inspired to create this tutorial when I was staring at a stack of photos from last summer’s Awesome Ladies Live retreat. The retreat was absolutely amazing and, knowing I wanted to scrapbook this amazing event, I had printed out a bunch of my favorite photos.
And as stacks of photos from amazing events often do, it sat there for quite some time, until I asked myself — what is stopping me from getting these photographs scrapbooked? The first thought in my head was, ‘well, obviously I’m waiting for the perfect scrapbook inspiration’. Nope, not a real thing. Doesn’t exist. The second thought in my head was, ‘well, if I’m being honest, the number of photos overwhelms me and it’s more difficult when the photos are both vertical and horizontal.’ Yep! REAL ANSWERS.
Now I had a problem I could work with. Here’s the thing about me; I’ve been making scrapbooks for a while. I love making them from scratch. Sometimes I just forget which kind is the best one for the job. That’s when I need to start asking myself the hard questions, like what was stopping me in the first place.
As soon as I knew I was struggling because I had a big stack of photos and they had different orientations, I turned to this type of mini scrapbook. With the square DIY mini scrapbook, the cover accommodates both the horizontal and the vertical photos. I also think that any DIY scrapbook has that tactile feel about it, and whenever you’re flipping through one, it doesn’t matter if you’re pages have different orientations.
- a bunch of photos from the same event/trip
- patterned paper
- lightweight chipboard
- 6 hole punch/standard hole punch
- ATG adhesive/your favorite paper adhesive
- binder rings
I love creating my own mini scrapbook albums. I can mix and match patterned papers from my stash. It’s a great way to make things work for me in a way that I’d like them to, instead of being unhappy with a store-bought option that doesn’t really fit my
With this option, I was able to get my photos into an album, and I can work on journaling, decorating, and embellishing the album going forward.
I’m looking forward to Awesome Ladies Live 2019 this summer!