Quick Summer Mini Album with Grid-Based Design

by Kim Jackson


Sew a Grid and Outline Your Photos

Page  3, Summer Grid Mini Album

Simply stitch a grid to fit your punched photos, then trace around each photo using your pen. Outlining your images adds definition to the edges, which helps borderless pictures look as though they're anchored to the page without using a photo mat.


Sew Patterned Paper to Your Page

Page 5, Summer Grid Mini Album

Break away from stitching around or on your photos, and use your sewing machine to create a quick, quilted backgound using patterned paper squares. Then, layer larger square photos over the quilted background. This is a perfect cozy look for a page in your album about a fair or any family activity or touching moment.


Discover more grid-based design ideas in the July/August 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.








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Grid-based summer album
Great idea to use a grid on album pages to keep them uniform and draw the album together. I'm getting ready to work on a Harry Potter Birthday Party album with way too many photos and this method should keep me organized so that the pages will get done in no time! Thanks for this great idea!
Grid idea
I just love this album Kim created!! I wish I could see the entire thing, but thanks for showing it at all. It's really given me some fresh inspiration for my next mini album. Thanks!


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