Collaborative post with Printiki.
I have previously written about my love of printed photos and I recently wanted to make a gift for my mum. So I deiced to make her a handmade photo album. It was easier than I thought and she was so pleased with the final result, I thought I’d share it with you.
A while ago my Dad came across a load of negatives from my childhood. That me and my mum had assumed were lost forever. So my bother scanned and uploaded them for me. It was amazing to see pictures of things I could barely remember and I wanted to do something special with them for my Mum. With the help of Printiki I chose 30 of my favourite pictures and had them printed in a square boarder less format.
I was really pleased with the quality and size of the prints. Then I gathered my crafts materials. In this case a 20cm square scrap booking set in beautiful dusty floral and plain prints.
How to make the Photo Album
Each photo was mounted individually on a page. So I tried to mix up the pages so I never had the same patterns together. I also kept the photos random rather than going in a chronological order.
Then once all the photos were mounted, I used a craft punch to make five holes down the side and used a ribbon to blanket stitch along the edge to bind it.
It was a real pleasure for me to see these pictures again. Dad was a keen photographer and some of the pictures look like they are from another time altogether.
So here is the finished photo album. It took me about an hour to make. So I hope that it gives my mum pleasure for a long time.
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