Travel Album Challenge - Week 4
Welcome to the 4th and final week of our month long challenge! If you’ve been following along, or better yet – joining in, you know that we have almost completed an entire album in 3 (60 minute or less) sittings. The final steps will be completed in one last 30-60 minutes session.
Last week, I hinted that you may want to begin thinking about journaling for your album. This week, we’re going to go ahead and add the journaling. You can easily add your journaling in a number of ways.
- Hand-write on tags or pre-cut pieces of paper
- Hand-write directly onto your page and/or photos
- Type and print your journaling – then trim and attach to pages
- Type or hand-write your journaling and tuck it behind photos or between your pages (this is an especially good option if you have very personal thoughts or experiences you want to include, or if you simply have a lot of journaling to include)
- A combination of any of the above
I chose to use option number 5 for my album. Some of my journaling will be handwritten – directly onto the tags or journaling blocks which were included in the passport kit I am using for my album. Other portions of my journaling will be typed, printed, cut into strips (because I love my journaling strips), and added to my pages.
I also decided to add some of the pamphlets and other memorabilia to my album by tucking it behind the pages…it doesn’t bother me that it sticks out a bit – but if it does bother you, you can either copy it and decrease the size or simply fold it.
One other addition I decided to include is a pocket page. I had one blank page at the end of my album – so I thought it would be the perfect place to include a few extra photos, some postcards, and our itinerary…I simply cut a sheet of patterned paper and glued it around the sides and bottom – quick and easy.
After your journaling is complete, you may want to take a few minutes to further personalize your album cover. Adding a photo or some embellishments to the front cover is easy to do, and adds a nice touch. Depending on the type of album you are using, you may be able to tie ribbons and/or embellishments around the spine. I always add my name and/or date to the back cover of my album as well – to me, it’s the perfect final step in completing my mini-album.
I hope you’ve enjoyed participating in this month’s challenge – and hopefully you’ve even created an album of your own! Now you can sit back, relax, and relive some of your most treasured memories by flipping through your album – an amazing album you created, front to back, inside and out, in less than four short hours.