Have you ever wondered how people make professional-looking photo albums? I'm super excited to share one of my favorite methods: a chipboard album! Since I'm printing so many photos, it's another perfect post for our Canon USA collaboration. These albums are easy to find at any craft store. They are super easy to take apart, add full-page photos to and put back together. The result is a clean, polished looking photo album that lets the photos shine!
Watch my video tutorial to learn how to assemble a chipboard album!Here's a look at the inside pages. I printed all the photos on my Canon PRO-100, since I needed some huge, beautiful photos for this project. And the PRO-100 lets you print up to 13x19in. I chose to keep my design clean and simple, with no embellishments. That's not to say embellishments are bad, because God knows I love a good letter sticker! For an album with a different theme (say, a vacation?) I would add lots of letter stickers and handwritten journaling directly on the photos! For this album, I love how simple it is. I don't know how almost three years slipped by before I took the time to make a coffee table album with some of our favorite wedding photos. Time flies when you're having fun, right?
"Better later than never" was never more true to me than it is right now. If you are in a similar position, with years of amazing photos sitting on hard drives, don't be discouraged! Start planning your first album today. If I can do it, you can do it! 🙂The detail that makes this album for me is the binding. I love that the photos are full page. It's a little more work taking the book apart and punching all the holes (twice for every piece of chipboard!), but it's totally worth the effort. I made this album in two days. I painted the edges of the book with acrylic craft paint to give it a soft ombre effect. It's a small detail, but one that will look great sitting on the coffee table. What photos will you use for your chipboard album? I know you have some good ones waiting on your hard drives! I think my next album will be a vacation book… or five. Ooops! #betterlatethannever xo. Elsie
Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Sarah Rhodes, Video: Jeremy Larson, Wedding Footage: Goodwin Films, Music: Sucré "Chemical Reaction". Photos edited with Spring from The Signature Collection.