I usually don’t like to post a d.i.y. that I didn’t create myself, but this one by Angela Ligouri (if you haven’t seen it) is so simple + beautiful that I felt it warranted some attention. This would be a perfect project for a gift (if you are stumped or stressed), it doesn’t take a long time and most of the supplies are readily available at your local art store. I always give gifts of photographs to people that are hard to shop for or have ‘everything’ already. I take photos over the year and get massive complaints of never seeing the images and then I gift them on special occasions. I don’t like to frame, because I think that interior design decisions are best left to the individual, it’s so personal and I would hate to get it wrong, but an album is a great way for the recipient to re-live the experience. I love to see the wistful expressions that emerge, when they flip through the photos (a.k.a. memories). It’s such a thoughtful gift and if you make the album as well? Not only would it be that much more special, it will also keep you on a budget. On Angela’s album she featured some of her vintage stamps, but I do think the addition of (shameless plug here) a custom postmark stamp would be a nice touch too. This is a beautiful and easy project (Angela Ligouri herself assured me). You can find it in the latest issue of Martha Stewart and can also find it on the Craft’s Dept. blog. Have fun!
Below I made a little list with links so it’s easy for you to find the supplies for the project.