As the holidays approach, it’s nice to put together some gift ideas that are semi-handmade and are easy to create. Today’s project, these personalized photo albums, take just a few minutes to make and would be a perfect accompaniment to a gift of photographs, travel, or home decor. I think almost anyone – from kids to grandparents – would love their own personalized album. I created these albums as part of the November Cricut Design Space™ Star Challenge to make holiday crafts and gear. With a team focus on Winter Comfort, I don’t think there are many crafts projects that bring comfort like a photo album filled with picture treasures.
This project is so easy, it hardly warrants instructions. You will simply need a photo album in whatever size you like with a plain front cover and a sheet of vinyl in your desired color. Using your Cricut Design Studio software, create text or images that you’d like to use to personalize the photo album. A trip destination icon would be fun for a travel album or an image of a favorite hobby for a themed album. Cut the image(s) from the vinyl with your Cricut Explore and use a vinyl transfer sheet to place your design onto the album cover. That’s all there is to it!
For my albums, I used the text tool within the Cricut software and a couple different snowflake images available in the image gallery (just type “snowflake” into the search box!). Have fun with this project – it’s hard to go wrong and you’ve got to love a craft that takes only a few minutes to complete.
Stay tuned – Cricut has an AMAZING black Friday sale coming up! If you’ve been eyeing the Cricut Explore, you’re not going to want to miss this chance – I’ll have more info on the blog soon!