Personalize a Photo Album

personalized photo album
A friend of mine wanted to give a unique baby shower gift,  so she asked me to personalize a pocket photo album with the name of the baby.  She purchased a fabric covered album with a window in the front at Michaels. (This one is similar--  Pioneer 300 Pocket Fabric Frame Cover Photo Album, Sky Blue.) People often put a photo in the frame on the front,  but it's also fun to put a name there.  I love calligraphy, so I wrote the name, but you could just as easily use stickers. 

It's a simple project. First, I cut a piece of cardstock to fit the frame. (There's usually a piece of paper in that spot that you can just trace around to get the right size piece of cardstock.)  I wrote the name and embellished around it with a tag and some rubber stamping. I sponged some yellow gold ink around the name too, to give it a vintage look. In hindsight, though, I think I liked it better white. One of those "leave well enough alone, Pam, moments.) 

The little sweater embellishment went on the fabric part of the album to finish it.

These special touches are a fairly simple way to make an album more unique.

What do you think?


  1. Hello Pam,
    Nice work embellishing your friend scrapbook album. It looks great. ;o)
    Smiles, Paula

  2. Anonymous9:37 AM

    I think you did a great job!

  3. Such a great gift! Thanks for stopping by earlier and for your sweet note! I'm your newest follower! XO, Aimee

  4. Pam, it is precious!!! The calligraphy is beautiful, I love the little rabbit and tag. . .and embellishing with the sweater was a neat idea and really adds to it! So cute!!!

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  6. I'm sure the recipient loved this!

    Thank you for visiting my blog - I'm very happy to follow you because we obviously share some interests and I love adding crafty blogs to my reading list :)

  7. That is a really cool idea! I really need to made a photo book for my little one!


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