Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Personalizing Albums and Journals

Personalizing clothing has become very popular these days but I think we should be personalizing everything we own. It is probably the easiest project to take something that is already made and put your own twist on it. Today's project is personalizing your Scrapbook albums and journals. There are endless possibilities but I will just tell you about a few for now. I used an album that was semi-unfinished to start. It doesn't matter if the album or journal has a pattern on the front because most likely you will be covering it up, go for the one that is less expensive. This can also be a great way to give a new look to an old album. We covered ours with scrapbooking paper from the Basic Grey Blush collection but another great way to cover your album would be with your favorite fabric. We used double sided tape to attach ours because we knew we would be using an iron in our next step so we avoided using glue. If you choose to embellish your album another way a good option would be mod podge for both paper and fabric. Next we used a flocked flower iron-on transfer that is normally used for clothing. The flocked transfer adds another texture to the album and makes it more interesting. That's it, not many steps and your album or journal is completely transformed! This album will be on display in the store for a closer look, don't be afraid to ask our team for inspiration on other ways of personalizing an album. Tiff

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