Handmade photo albums

I wanted to share a few photos with you of some photo albums that I made recently. Both of these albums are currently for sale at the River City Art & Wine Emporium. They are the perfect size to hold 4x6 photos, while leaving room to write captions and memories about the pictures. One great feature about these books is that the paper is folded at the spine, making it twice as thick. This leaves room for the book to expand when photos are added so the pages don't bulge.

I love the blue paper used for the pages in this album. I think it makes it a little different from a typical photo album. It's fun and fresh, and coordinates with the cheerful floral Paper Source print used for the covers.

My favorite part about the Japanese stab binding used for these albums is the endless variety of patterns that can be used when sewing the book together. Each of these two books use a different pattern, and I made another album over the weekend (I'll be posting photos soon!) that uses yet another pattern. Also, as a side note, the pattern used for the book above is very similar to the one I used for my wedding invitation booklets.

The covers for this album is made from some of the cherry blossom paper I had left over from these custom books. I've been loving this paper lately, so I'm glad I still have some left to use for other projects. Books made with this paper are just so lovely and feminine.