I am home for the summer and decided to take advantage of this time to get some crafts done. I am going to show you today how to quickly create a mini album with some photos.
I have traveled to Rome with my boys during spring and as we all enjoyed this trip so much I wanted to create a mini key chain album which can either be attached to a key chain as the name suggests, to a backpack or to a purse … .
I created a template in psd format for you. The circles numbered 1 through 20 have inked edges and include a hole for easy punching later on.
Click here to download your free printable Mini Key Chain Album Template (available only for a limited time).
First you will have to choose 19 photos. I made my son Frédéric choose his preferred pictures from our trip. Simply drag each photo onto the template, clip it to a number and resize it. For the 20th circle I used my digital scrapbooking stash to create the mini cover. Save the page as a jpeg and print it on photo paper or cardstock whatever you prefer.
For the next steps you will need scissors, a one hole puncher, a ring, a laminating pouch and a laminator (optional). You don’t necessarily need to laminate your page. I chose to do so to increase the resistance of my mini album especially because it will be manipulated by my kids.
After you have printed your page, laminate it.
Cut out the 20 circles.
Punch a hole in each page.
Use the ring to hold the circles together and attach it to the keychain.
You can add some ribbons or other fun stuff. We added a little wooden Pinocchio which we purchased Piazza Navona in Rome. Que bella vita!
The Happy To Create products used in this project: A Tour Across Europe Maxi Kit
Last but not least enjoy watching your kids as they flip through the mini-album and listen to their stories as they recall their adventures.
And here is a picture with my kids’ cheesy smiles.
Happy summer and happy crafting!