It’s time again for another round of the Pinterest Challenge hosted over at Young House Love. In previous challenges I’ve made word canvas art, a T-shirt scarf, photo coasters, created washi drawers, and a Halloween costume. Today I’m serving up another awesome Disney project…a simple Disney Autograph Photo Album!
Prior to our trip to Disney World I created these Autograph Books. But I always knew that I wanted to put those autograph cards together with photos into a mini album. And while I’ve created lots of fancy mini albums in my day I needed these to be quick, easy, and kid friendly. I want my boys to feel like they can look through their albums any time they want without worrying about messing them up! These albums are simple 4×6 2-up photo albums purchased at Target. (And if you like what you see you can check out my Disney Travel Album!)
- Design Inspiration: I found lots of ideas for the cover of an Disney Autograph Album. Like the ones here, here, and here. I loved the look of Mickey ears with a name or initial on top.
- Color Inspiration: What other colors would you use for a Disney album other than red, black and white? Those were of course the inspiration for these albums as well!
Having two boys means they each got their own copy of the album. To differentiate I put each child’s initial on the cover of their album. I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software to cut the Mickey silhouette and the letter. Using the font Waltograph on the initial just gives the cover a quintessential Disney look!
To create the title page I used some adorable Disney digital scrapbooking files (linked below). Since each page is made of two 4×6 pockets I made the file 8 in. by 6 in.
Then I printed the file on letter size photo paper, and trimmed it down to two 4×6 images.
Throughout the album I paired the photo of the characters with the autograph cards. Some of our favorite photos I printed as 6×8 and cut in half to take up the entire page. I love how the album turned out! And so do my boys! (Want to see how I create those 6×8 prints in Photoshop Elements? Check out this post)
We had several photos with character statues at our hotel. I included those in the album as well.
We had an amazing trip to Disney World! And this Autograph Photo Album is only the beginning of my Disney scrapping. Want to see how I created our Disney Travel Album? Check out my new self paced class Disney in a Snap!
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