February 13, 2011

Templates for Albums

Hi!  I (Tiffany) usually have my layouts printed in yearly albums, but I know that a lot of people like to make smaller albums - for events like weddings, family reunions or vacations or just as a stand-alone project separate from other layouts. And photobooks are so affordable now. They are a great gift option for friends and family - or a gift for yourself!

Although everyone's style and preferences are different, it's common for the pages in an album to have a consistent look. It helps create continuity and flow and a connection between all the pages. Templates are a great tool for building an album. Sometimes you can find a template set with a lot of pages, but you can also put several collections together to create your own set to pull from as you build each page.

I want to share with you a small album project that I completed in January.  I wanted to put together a mini-album of my family's December activities, and I used three sets of Liz's templates to create all my pages.  These will go into my 2010 book with the rest of my December pages, but I will place them all together so they create a little "chapter" of my 2010 story.  Here are the pages I made (all use a Christmas kit by Gina Marie Huff):

I used the following templates sets, and I think they all go well together.
With those three sets, plus the coordinating freebies that Liz gave out, I had 15 templates to work with - perfect for building a multi-paged album.  You could easily make a 30 page album with 15 templates to pull from.

Another large set Liz has (and one of my personal favorites) is this:
And these two would go well with it, for building a larger album:

Those are just two examples of how you could combine Liz's templates to create a larger set. And I'm sure there are many more combinations that would look great together. If you have completed an album project with Liz's templates, I'd love the chance to see it. Please feel free to link me up to your gallery or blog in the comments below.


Jessica Edwards said...

I love this idea! This is exactly why I love your templates. Because you design them the way people paper scrap. I love that you have bigger photo spots, so you can see more than just the face. You can see what they were doing in the picture. And you use the whole page in your design and not just a tiny pic with lots of white space around it.

Sue said...

Great ideas and fun layouts! Thank you for sharing both! :)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Feb 10:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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