Road Trip Adventure Flip Album

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Hello! Samantha here today with another mini album. This time I have one of Paper House’s new Flip Albums to share. These small, free standing mini albums are a really fun way to scrap a small event or trip. I’m scrapping a weekend trip to Omaha with the Adventure Flip Album.

 

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Not all adventures take you far and wide. The adventure I used this Flip Album to scrap is one of our favorite summer road trips. We head out about 2 1/2 hours away from our house to Omaha, NE to spend a few days exploring. Omaha has the best zoo, and lots of other fun things to do, too.

The Flip Albums come with an album, a set of matching stickers, and a set of matching photo corners. The photo corners are great used traditionally, but you can also use them as page embellishments. The silver triangles on the top of the page in the photo above are actually the photo corners.

I found that the cardstock stickers from Southwest Adventure went really well with the colors in the Adventure Flip Album, and some of the stickers like “epic” were perfect for the theme of my album. You can also add the clear stickers included with the album to the pre-pre printed sayings on the pages to add touches of  your own style.

Besides lots of room for photos, there’s also some dedicated space for journaling. Since we take this trip almost every summer, it was more than enough space for me to tell my story!

I love that I now have these memories scrapped in this fun road trip Adventure Flip Album. What adventure will you scrap with one of Paper House’s Flip Albums?

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Instax Paradise Found Mini Album

Hello! Samantha here with you today to share one of my favorite things to create : Mini albums! Today I have an album I created with photos of a trip my husband and I took together. I decided to create an Instax album with paper and embellishments from the Paradise Found Collection.

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I started with a leather Instax album. It’s like a mini version of a regular scrapbook album with page protector inserts and everything. Instax photos print out at about 2″ x 3 1/4″, so even if you don’t have an Instax camera or Instax Photo Printer, you can still print out photos at this size.

Small photo albums this size are perfect for using lots of stickers as embellishments. Since we spent most of our time relaxing in the same place, there wasn’t a lot of journaling needed. Stickers are the perfect way to brighten up the album and add extra color to the story.

When I do need to add journaling to tiny pages, I like to take journaling tags from Paradise Found, and just trim them down. You can see in the photo above how I took a 4×6 journaling tag, cut it down to 2 x 3 1/4″, and journaled on a partial journaling tag instead.

Flat cardstock stickers (like the hello sunshine sticker above) can be added directly to a photo and slipped inside the page protector. 3D stickers (like the coastal life sticker above) are added to the outside of the page protector instead.

I also layered up some Paradise found papers and stickers to created interesting pages and custom journaling tags for my album.

Don’t forget to customize the inside and outside of your covers with paper and stickers, too! Have you ever made an Instax album?

 

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Wedding Day Flipbook

samantha-taylor-hs-medium-size Hello! Samantha with you today to share a Wedding Day Flipbook. I love creating mini albums, and Paper House’s Flipbooks are right up my alley. They are interactive, have lots of space for chunky, 3D embellishments, and you can fit a ton of photos in them! I used the Wedding Day Flipbook to scrap photos that our friends and family took at our wedding.  These photos are really special to me, as a lot of these photos were taken on actual film. I got married long enough ago that there were no cell phone cameras and only some people had digital cameras.

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While the pages in the album are already made from patterned paper, I knew I would want to add my own pops of color and bits of patterned paper to frame photos. The colors and patterns in One Big Happy Family coordinated really well with the colors and patterns that were already a part of the Wedding Day Flipbook.

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One Big Happy Family has the bonus of having themes of love and family running throughout it, which makes it perfect for embellishing wedding photos!

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I couldn’t scrap all of these photos without some 3D stickers for dimension, too. Using both the Groom 3D stickers, and Reception 3D stickers were an easy choice. They’re wedding themed and pretty neutral in color, so they blended seamlessly with both the Flipbook and One Big Happy Family.

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The pockets and flipable pages not only add lots of space for photos, journaling, and memorabilia, but they make these albums super fun to look through, too!

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To give you a really good feel for the interactive element of this album, I made a video. Check it out below to see all the details of this Wedding Day Flipbook.

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Discover USA Birthday Card

samantha-taylor-hs-medium-sizeHello! Samantha here with you today to showcase the new Discover USA collection. This might be the most versatile collection I have ever worked with. I knew I was going to like this collection (the colors and patterns are right up my alley), but I didn’t realize how much I would fall in love with it. I had so many ideas, I had a hard time deciding what project to start with, my nephew has a birthday coming up so I decided to start with a  birthday card.

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Everything you need for this project can be found in the Discover USA Paper Crafting kit, but here’s the individual supply list as well:

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I really love the puffy stickers from Paper House. They add dimension, a bit of texture, and a whole lot of fun while managing not to look childish or cheap. These are not the puffy stickers of your childhood. They are durable and high quality.

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This fun tractor sticker is from the Discover USA cardstock sticker sheet. It’s a flat sticker that I used a bit of foam adhesive to pop up. The mix of puffy and cardstock stickers gives this card a lot of texture, which makes it the perfect card for a 5 year old!

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Discover USA is fast becoming a staple in my craft room, and I know you’re going to fall in love with it too. Like I said, I had a hard time deciding where to start, so as soon as I finished this card, I started a layout. Here’s a sneak peek of it.

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You can check out another of the many sides of this collection and find the whole layout here.

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Let Freedom Ring 4th of July Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you today.  I hope you’ve been enjoying the Let Freedom Ring projects. Today I have a Let Freedom Ring 4th of July layout to share with you.

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4th of July Layout Supply List

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I especially love the tag papers and cardstock stickers that are a part of the Let Freedom Ring collection. I combined a few of the tags with some of the card stock tickers to create an embellishment cluster that draws your eye to the photos. It also gave me a great place to journal about my photos.

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Don’t be afraid to use stickers that aren’t part of the collection if they help tell the story of your photos. Here, I used a Sticky Pix Lips sticker. Even though they’re not patriotic, they go with my photo and even help draw attention to the subject of it.

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Let Freedom Ring is a fantastic patriotic collection. It makes scrapping photos from occasions like the 4th of July super fun and easy! How will you use Let Freedom Ring?