One of my goals for this year was to make more things with my hands. I think my most recent project most assuredly qualifies.
I spent the weekend working on a scrapbook album themed after the Disney Dream cruise ship. I’ve never sailed aboard her myself, but I have sailed on all three of her sister ships, so I had a fairly good idea of how I wanted this album to turn out. It’s a gift for someone special who is sailing later this fall–more on that in a future post. But for now, I am so giddy over the finished project that I just had to share.
The cover mimics the design of the ship. I used a stencil to trace the letters onto black cardstock. I then added red cardstock to the bottom of the black letters. I used white eyelets to mimic the ship’s port holes and then added a thin yellow strip of cardstock near the top of the letters. The “water” at the bottom was cut from blue cardstock. I simply swiped on some blue and white paint to make it look like a foamy sea.
The nice thing about this particular scrapbook is that it is all ready for the recipient to add her own photos once she returns from her trip. The page designs give suggestions about which photos should go where. The photos can easily be placed underneath all of the embellishments.
The Mickey glove and shorts you see in the photos below aren’t actually hard chipboard pages like the rest of the book. They were printed onto cardstock and I punched holes to fit.
The beach page layout is a bit of a departure from the obvious black/red/yellow color scheme. But if you’ve ever spent any time on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, then you know that these two pages reflect the crystal blue waters and bright island colors.
And, of course I had to have a layout for the infamous pirate night. It’s a Disney cruise line fan favorite!
This was really quite simple to put together. And I’m so happy with the end result. I hope the recipient loves it as much as I do!