|Album by Mara Mi; page sleeves by Target.|
This past summer my family took a vacation in the state of North Dakota, and I made a mini album to showcase our favorite photos from the trip. I used a mini 3-ring binder with page sleeves that measure 5.5x8.5" (half the size of a standard 8.5x11" sheet of paper). I photographed the album next to a tea spoon so that you could get an idea of the size. It's a lightweight album that is easy to hold in the hand.
Most of my time in North Dakota was spent visiting relatives, but I did some sightseeing as well. Here is a page commemorating my visit to "The World's Larget Bison" statue.
|Cardstock by Bazzill; navy blue paper & mottled orange paper by Michael's; patterned paper by Doodlebug; floral stickers by Simple Stories; alphabet stickers by Lily Bee.|
Most of the landscape I saw on vacation was very flat, since North Dakota is a Great Plains state. That flat land makes the sky look so much bigger!
|Cardstock by Bazzill; map paper by Echo Park; cloud paper & polaroid paper by Doodlebug; alphabet stickers by Lily Bee; pen by Zig;|
The rare occasions when a hill or a valley broke up that flat landscape definitely warranted a photo.
|Background paper by Michael's; green patterned paper, tree sticker, & alphabet stickers from Simple Stories; plaid papers from Lawn Fawn; fussy-cut rainbow paper from Doodlebug; curve cutting template from Creative Memories; pen from Zig.|
I loved working with this smaller page size, and I definitely plan to do it again sometime. An added benefit was that the 3-ring format allowed me to add exactly the number of pages I needed. I ended up using 11 page sleeves to house a total of 41 photos. I hope you enjoyed this little peek at my North Dakota album! The three pages that I've shown you here are some of my favorites.