Sometimes, for workflow reasons, I like to do things in an album project out of order. That’s the case with the Frankfurt trip album that I’ve been plugging away on for quite awhile. I recently completed what will be the final page of the album, even though I still have a massive section of it to do that deals with the day that I spent in Heidelberg.
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So why would I choose to do it this way? When I ordered my photos, I actually planned to do it this way. I took a massive number of photos on this trip, so I decided to edit and order them in two batches. The first batch was all of the ones that I took while flying and in Frankfurt itself. This included my photos from the last day at the airport. Then the second batch will be the Heidelberg photos. My reasoning for breaking it down this way was that I planned to scrapbook these two groups of photos with fairly different styles, so it made sense to order and scrap them in batches, even if they weren’t entirely chronological.
- Project Life “Wander” Core Kit (Scrapbook.com)
- We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool (Amazon, Scrapbook.com, Cherry On Top)
- Hero Arts “Kelly’s Outline Alphabet” stamps (Amazon, Scrapbook.com)
- Hero Arts “Kelly’s Food Coma” stamps (Amazon, Scrapbook.com, Cherry On Top)
- Colorbox “Primary Pastel” Chalk Ink Paintbox (Amazon)
- page protector
- Tim Holtz idea-ology “Small Talk” stickers (Amazon, Scrapbook.com, Cherry on Top)
- Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen (S-black) (Amazon, Scrapbook.com, Cherry on Top)
This page is pretty simple. All of the cards are from the Project Life “Wander” Core kit, although I embellished a few of them. The today journaling card had a stamp from the Kelly’s Food Coma set added to it that said “#delicious” to make it more food themed. Then I used the Kelly’s Outline alphabet set to stamp “Auf Wiedersehen” – German for goodbye – on the title card. Hey, that high school German comes in handy sometimes (the three words I remember, anyway).
Besides the stamping, the only other real embellishment was a few phrase stickers from a Tim Holtz sticker set. I used the stickers to create a bit of mini journaling on two of the photos.
The biggest design feature on this page was actually a functional feature. I used my Fuse tool and added an extra pocket as a flap on the bottom left of the page. On the front, my boarding pass from my flight is visible. But if you flip if up, there is a white card with typed journaling telling the story of my trip home while I battled an unwanted souvenir – the flu.
In addition to hiding the journaling, the add-on pocket also hid the photo that I had put on the bottom left. While I enjoyed the novelty of my German chicken nugget box and wanted to record it, it really didn’t match the rest of the layout. So obscuring it behind the pocket for the boarding pass was a good way to include it without it looking too out of place.
Now that the Frankfurt section of my album is done, it’s time to move on to the Heidelberg section…I guess I better make that photo order!
Check out the rest of the album so far: