My husband travels a lot for work and it can be lonely when you are required to be a away from your family and your home. We all carry cell phones that have lots of photos stored on them and access to social media to see what is happening at home, but there is nothing as rewarding as holding an album with printed photos of the people you love in your hands.
The 2 x 3 pocket album is a great size to tuck in your laptop bag or your suitcase to take on the road with you to keep your family close to your heart when you need to be away from them.
For my album I decided to do mini digital pages to fit in the album. I started with a 12 x 12 page and divided the page up into 2 x 3 rectangles that I could drop digital paper into.
I made 12 of them portrait and 12 landscape. The 2 x 3 album has 16 photo slots, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to have some extra photo options when I was completing my album. I used Denim Blues digital kit for all of my backgrounds as it worked well with my photos.
Next I added a photo frame to each rectangle and I made most of mine 2.5 x 1.5. I matted with a white mat and dropped a shadow in behind to make it pop off the paper. This gave me a bit of room to add an embellishment or border to the mini page.
I browsed my Creative Memories digital kits and found embellishments that would work with each photo. I love that all of the kits work so well together! I have included a list of the kits I used.
My completed 12 x 12 page filled in with 24 photos and embellishments to match. I had it printed at a local print shop and it is ready to cut apart with my 12″ straight trimmer.
I used my 12″ trimmer to cut the page in half and then used my personal trimmer to cut the photos apart into 2 x 3 size.
I used the 12″trimmer to cut mats for the photos to give it a bit of dimension.
I liked having the option to do some pages portrait and some landscape and I have eight photos left over so I can switch them out when I want to give the album a fresh look.
I think my husband is going to love to receive this sweet little album as a gift. I used some of our favourite family times from 2016 for the theme, but the possibilities are endless for this fun pocket album!