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Summer Themed Mini Album

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Hello Gossamer Blue fans!  I love summer and the photo opportunities that come along with it.  My family and I spend much more time outdoors doing lots of fun activities like swimming, fishing, bike riding, having picnics, and traveling.  The light is always brighter and the colors are always so much more vivid, which is why I like to break out my Instax camera and snap away!  The July kits were so inspiring that I decided to create an Instax mini album to document our favorite summer adventures and activities.

Summer #MiniAlbum via @gossamerbluekit
I used several Life Pages cards from the July LP kits and Add-ons for the base of my album which made it a 4×6 size.  The smaller size is perfect for my Instax photos with just enough room for some embellishments.

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I created vellum pockets on a few of my pages so I could easily slip more than one Instax photo inside.  I love how the vellum lets you see through to the photos while keeping them in one spot at the same time.

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I kept my album very simple and used some of the 3×4 cards from the July Life Pages kits as embellishments like in the spread below.  I also added some journaling to some of the cards using my typewriter, but mainly kept my focus on the photos.

mini3 mini4 mini5I always have lots of pool photos because we spend a TON of time there in the summer, so I created a pocket out of the adorable anchor vellum 3×4 card in the Main LP Kit to house those photos.

mini6I can usually fit about three or four Instax photos in a 3×4 pocket, but if you don’t have an Instax camera you can still get the same “look” by trimming your photos with a 1/4″ white border on the sides and leaving the bottom a little longer.  The Instax pics are about the size of a credit card so you could easily go off of those dimensions or make your photos larger if you’d like.

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I also made sure I added a page documenting some of our family’s favorite summertime foods and treats.

mini7And since we still have a couple months of summer left, I created a few extra pages for my album so it will be easier to add my photos in when I have a spare moment here and there.  I also put some extra pieces of patterned paper and embellishments in a special place next to my album so I can keep everything together and coordinated.

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Summer #MiniAlbum via @gossamerbluekit

Documenting your summertime activities doesn’t have to take up a lot of time or be stressful.  The July Kits from Gossamer Blue are so well coordinated and filled with great products that make it easy to get your summer photos on paper or in an album.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a great day and a fabulous summer!

 

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