Thursday, September 27

"Moving In" Mini Photo Book

 Cameron and I moved in together a few months ago, and I've been looking for ways to both document our first place and decorate it it with more personal touches.

A few months ago I came across this great Highlights Scrapbook DIY by Elsie at A Beautiful Mess, and I was super excited to give it a try for this occasion! I didn't follow the directions exactly, but I really like how it turned out.

Here's what I came up with:


I cut out the cardboard for a cover first. Then I cut a bunch of scrapbook paper and cardstock for the inner pages. I decorated them, adding photos, text, and embellishments. I wanted it to look like it was overflowing, so I didn't concern myself with 'staying within the lines' of the pages. Once I finished all of the pages I sewed it all together with embroidery thread. I sewed on a button and string for an enclosure and it was done!

I really love how it turned out and can't wait to create a whole stack of these for our life events :)

8 comments:

  1. Lovely!

    Val
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  2. this is really really cute, how nice to have made the book instead of just filling one, it'll be lovely to look back on
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  3. I saw this on A beautiful mess and really wanted to try it too! Yours is adorable, looks great!
    xo Hannah

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  4. I love these photobooks - they are seriously adorable :)

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

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  6. Oh my goodness, this is so cute! I love this idea. I think I might have to try it soon!

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  7. wow this is so cute <3333
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  8. So freaking cute! I love the idea.

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