Hello and welcome to Precocious Paper! If you just arrived from Latrice Murphy's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by, we'd love to have you join in the fun by starting the Gold and Cork blog hop with DCWV here.
We are going on a little family day trip soon and I wanted to create a place for all of my photos, receipts, postcards, etc. from our adventure. DCWV's kraft Insta Photo Fun Album was the perfect base. Using the Gilded and Cork stacks, as well as Insta photo pockets and bags, tags and envelopes from my stash, I put together this travel album:
It isn't complete because our memories are yet to be made, but I did put together a little kit for finishing it up. I made a set of "stickers" out of the DCWV papers. To make them self-adhesive, I used Tombow's pastel adhesive dots. I love that they are mounted on the backing individually - perfect for this use!
I used Tombow's Extreme Adhesive to adhere the patterned papers to the front of my album. I also used the Extreme Adhesive to glue patterned papers together, creating more pages for my book. I think that stuff may be my new favorite tape runner! Tombow's Foam Tape is in my stash, ready to adhere my photos. I want each snapshot from our special day to lift off the page :).
Besides DCWV's Gilded Stack, I also used a map patterned paper from one of the specialty packs available at JoAnn stores. The polka dots come from a DCWV greeting card. The number tags are from Ikea - I love their new party and stationery stuff!
I'll be sure to share the album when it is all finished. Give me a couple of weeks, though ;).
Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to comment on all the blogs along the hop to be eligible to win the Tombow and DCWV prizes (entries accepted through March 31st, winner announced April 1st). If you haven't had a chance to play with these products yet, you are missing out! Enjoy the rest of the hop, as well as your weekend!
PS - Head on over to Yolie Burke's blog next!
Very nice! I love your stickers!ReplyDelete
Love that you have stickers ready to use as you need them. They are all so pretty.ReplyDelete
Great album. Good idea to be prepared for the future - just add pictures and some journaling and you are done.
thanks for sharing.
Such a creative design! The stickers are just the perfect touch!ReplyDelete
What fun! LOVE your sweet stickers! I never would have thought to punch holes in a bag to put in an album... fab idea!ReplyDelete
I love your album! The bags, the numbered tags.......you've given me several ideas.ReplyDelete
That's a pretty great idea, having the album ready to go BEFORE the trip. I love it! I need to do better about saving all the fun little things, tickets, etc. that we stockpile from our trips. Beautiful cover!ReplyDelete
I love your whole album. What a great job. I always find it hard creating layouts or albums before the pictures. You did an amazing job!ReplyDelete
Great idea to make your stickers ahead of time, they're great! The Ikea tags are great too! Have fun on your trip!ReplyDelete
Woooo hoooo! What an awesome mini! I love the stickers you made, the bags inside and how you decorated the inside pages! So many cool ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
loved how you used gesso to take away some of the kraft color and use black accents !!ReplyDelete
This is stunning.ReplyDelete
I love the stickers!ReplyDelete
Another gorgeous album!! Love that you have all those pretty embellies ready!ReplyDelete
Very neat album cover! The map paper and medallions are cool!ReplyDelete
Such a great idea to have the album done beforehand and to have handmade stickers!ReplyDelete
Love this! What a sweet way to keep everyone involved in making memories of your trip! Love that you made it up ahead of time to take with you instead of waiting until you got home.ReplyDelete
Love the travel theme album. Great idea to make it ahead to take along. I will use that one.ReplyDelete
That album looks like it's ready to hold many fun adventures.ReplyDelete
love your stickers super cuteReplyDelete
What a great way to stay organized for a vacation!! Mine was to use the front zippered part of a suitcase to keep all the scrapbooking stuff!ReplyDelete
This is a great album Tessa. What a great idea to make an album in advance of a planned trip/outing. (It would also be a good way to include the children in anticipation of an upcoming trip to keep them busy, prior to it.) I have yet to get my hands on the Extreme adhesive. We don't have a lot of craft stores in our area, so certain products take some time to get here. Good job.ReplyDelete
Those stickes are GREAT! What a fun idea!ReplyDelete
Your album looks like it will be a fun place for your vacation photos, such a good idea to make the stickers ahead of time, its the finishing touches that always seem to get left off my albums. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.ReplyDelete
Super cute even without memories!! LOVE your little DIY stickers :)ReplyDelete
Nice job, love your design. Love the embellishment. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great job! Love the stickers.ReplyDelete
Yes! That's a great saying! For a GNO or weekend away memory book! Thanks for blog hopping!ReplyDelete
Everyone seems to be making little mini albums with their papers and adhesives. So many great ideas on the blog hop so far. Makes a person want to sit down at their craft table and dig in. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Luv your projects. They are so inspiring!ReplyDelete
What a fun take on all the materials. Love the cover and punched embellishments. This a a great mini album!ReplyDelete
fun project, what a great way to preserve the memories of your adventureReplyDelete
WOW - your mini album is SO PRETTY and SO PRACTICAL too Tessa!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE your cover and embellishments, LOVE your pockets inside, ready & waiting for FUN FAMILY ADVENTURES :)
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!
Love the subtle use of gold, it still makes a great impact.ReplyDelete
This is SOOOOO adorable!!! Would love to see it when you finish! Loving all the details like the Ikea numbers, polka dots and map paper!! I would bought a vintage Atlas and am using that and HAVE TO make one of these!! Such a terrific idea! LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO!!!! Thank you so much for all your inspiring projects for DCWV! Am a subscriber so I don't miss a thing! :)ReplyDelete
PINNED IT HERE: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/118641771410554729/ReplyDelete
Super cute mini! I love the extra embellies and that nap paper!ReplyDelete
WOW... WOW! This album is beautiful! I love the pocket and your handmade stickers! They are so cute!ReplyDelete
Love the little embellishments!ReplyDelete
Love all those circles!ReplyDelete
Oh WOW what a fun idea for a mini book! I love what you did with it too so inspirational. Will be checking out more of it later :)ReplyDelete
Perfect little album for your trip. I like the map on the cover and the embellishments you made.ReplyDelete
Oh - I want an album like this! Super cooL!ReplyDelete