Katie Scraps in her Summertime Mini-Album

Katie's Summer Travels mini album. Punk Projects for rukristin.

The following is a guest post from rukristin Creative Team member Katie. Today Katie is sharing a summer scrapbook mini-album that she’s been working on in the cool winter months. 

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Hey guys, Katie here!

The end of December is the normal/best time to post Summer-y scrapbook albums, right? I thought so.

I took so many photos on our epic road trip this Summer, and am still catching up (okay, so, I’ve barely started. Whatever.) on scrapbooking them.

Katie's Summer Travels mini album. Punk Projects for rukristin.

This mini album is random in that it uses photos from all throughout our trip instead of just one place. I’m calling it the “phone photos” mini album, because it uses only pictures I took from my phone. Those photos tend to be more fun, and less “posed” or scenic than the ones I took with my dslr camera and I felt that they needed their own album. So here it is.

Katie's Summer Travels mini album. Punk Projects for rukristin.

I used a neon pink 4×4 Instagram Album by We R Memory Keepers for my album base. It’s extremely bright, but I love it.
I decorated the cover with a little cluster of embellishments. I used the label stamp from the Basics Months clear stamp set for my album title and then added some word stickers, a lovely yellow camera, and a few yellow enamel dots to finish it off.

Katie's Summer Travels mini album. Punk Projects for rukristin.

When making my pages, I start sort of “assembly line” style. I cut all the paper to the right sizes, and do all the first layers of paper/washi tape on all of the pages. For example on this particular mini album, I cut all my pages and then added washi tape to all of them, and then added photos to all of them and then embellished them, rather than working on just one page at a time.

Katie's Summer Travels mini album. Punk Projects for rukristin.

For this album, I tried to stick with washi tape, stamps and enamel dots. I didn’t do much in the way of journaling, but I know I’m going to be doing more albums and full sized layouts about this trip, so I’m not too worried about it.

Katie's Summer Travels mini album. Punk Projects for rukristin.

One of my best tips for scrapbooking your travels is to really let your photos shine. Whenever I make trip mini albums, I usually (sometimes I fail at this) try to keep the embellishments pretty simple, so that I don’t overwhelm my favorite photos.

Katie's Summer Travels mini album. Punk Projects for rukristin.

I really enjoyed working on this album. It’s so bright and happy, it was a nice break from all of the holiday themes going around (don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but I needed some neons.).

Are you all caught up on your Summer photos, or are you still catching up, like me?

rukristin products used: Currently List clear stamp set, Basics Months clear stamp set, Basics Days clear stamp set

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  • Sofia LM

    Aha Katie ! I plan to begin (and finish!) my summer mini album on the holiday too ! ;) I love your album, especially the joyful colors !

  • Essie

    this is so lovely, katie! i’m still scrapping my winter, which is your summer, so we’re in the same boat!