30 August 2010

This Is How I Use Original Photos

Wow, I haven't posted on this blog since last December! I guess I've been pretty inactive with any craft projects... But the inspiration but has hit again. Here's some information on a project I did last month.

Previously, I wrote about how I find that it can be OK to use original photos in scrapbooks. Let me show you an example of how I would do this:

This is a photo album that I put together using photos from my dad's family. These old photos are all different sizes and shapes, which makes it difficult to put them in today's standard 4x6 and 5x7 photo albums.  To get around this problem, I used photo corners to adhere each photo to piece of black 4x6 card stock. I love the black because it gives it that antique, old-style, look. I then labeled the photos with a white soufflĂ© pen. I was then able to securely place the photos into the pre-sized photo albums.

Here's a close-up of the page:

You might be saying, there isn't much "scrapbooking" in this scrapbook. No, there's not. But, there could easily be. Because this album has the divided, pre-cut spaces, you could create a title card, identification card, or any other type of decorative card that you want. Any corrosive elements would be fully segregated from your original photos, but would also be displayed right next to them. I might go back and do some of those later....

Here are the materials that I used in this album:
  • Archivers pre-cut Cardstock: Black
  • Scrapbook Adhesives Photo Corners: Black & Silver
  • SoufflĂ© pen: white

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