One of my really good friends from graduate school got married over the summer. I am totally behind on posting projects, but I made this for her and her husband for a holiday gift. I started with this:
This is a Scrapbook Complete - Wedding. I found it at my local Target. I bought a couple of them as they were on sale and I had never seen this product before. It comes with the pages pre-done and embellishments to add.
And turned it into this:
(There are 16 pages total in the book. I guess I ended up missing photographing a few of them before I sent it.)
If you figure that an album usually costs around $20, a paper pack is
also about $20, and extra pages are about $10, there is definitely a
monetary savings here since you get the album, paper, and pages all for
- The quality overall is not as good as the products I typically buy, but it's a good value, especially if putting all the pages together yourself is a source of anxiety.
- And it still is adaptable enough if you want to add your own personal touches (like I did on the cover).
- You are sort of
limited by the picture sizes. Ultimately, I just rearranged pictures
over the frames that were already there, because I felt it was better to
use pictures I liked rather than pictures that fit the direction of the
- The embellishments and stickers are inserted in the album in such a way that you have to take the album apart to remove them.
- The cover is just plain and is made of paper rather than cloth (but you can see how I jazzed it up).
It helps that my friends are a beautiful couple, and they also had a great photographer. All pictures are from Alders Photography.