Cover PageThe idea is for her to add a picture of the outside of the house on this page, the bottom will slip under the border and write her address on the yellow bar.
There you have it, a quick set of 20 page inserts ready to slide in a standard 8X8 scrapbook that comes with 10 page protectors. I purposely planned for the photos to be standard sizes, or cropped down from standard sizes, and require just straight edge cuts, thinking this would be easiest for someone without an arsenal of tools to help them.
I am really pleased by how it turned out. Now that I've got the basic structure down I can see myself making this gift album again and again, switching it up with different papers to make it suitable for various themes. I have plenty of paper left from the paper pad and am going to make ER one so she can have her own version. We're not planning on moving anytime soon but I think she'll want to look back at her first house when she's older.
What I like about the gift album is that it can be made with minimal extra supplies. It's mainly made up of cardstock and papers, both of which I have an over abundance of. The embellishments are fairly minimal, keeping the cost down after the initial investment of the dies for the borders.
What do you think? Have you ever made a gift album for someone? How did you help recipients who aren't scrapbookers? If you've post it, link me up so I can come see it!
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