The scrapbooks I keep for my girls are separate…one for each child. Because of this, it seems like it’s rare that I actually do a page where the girls are in a picture together. Which means I have a lot of pictures that I haven’t really got to use. I decided to put some of the pictures of the girls together in a mini-book. (I ended up making two of the exact same mini-books and giving them to their grandmas.)
These $1 mini-albums that I found at Michaels actually had a little square cut out of each page for a picture to be inserted and framed. I just covered the page completely, hole and all.
I created the title for the cover in Photoshop and then printed it out and slid it in. For the remainder of the pages, I cropped a bunch of photos to the exact same size, put them all on one 12x12 background and printed them out. Then I picked a variety of background papers, mainly from the Go Boldly Collection, cropped them to the size of the pages in the mini-book, put them all on one 12x12 background and then printed them out.
All that was left to do was cut everything apart (pictures and patterned paper) and assemble the book. I added embellishments and scraps of patterned paper on pages as it fit, and added doodling and words with a black marker here and there. Once one book was done, the second one was quick and easy to assemble.