Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Stacy Milford
I was drawn to the Teresa Collins Sports Edition Album Kit because my own teenage sons are very involved in sports and I am always looking for unique sports-themed patterned papers and embellishments. As it turns out, I used this kit to create an album as a graduation gift.
The album kit includes the following supplies, all of which are top quality, including heavyweight double-sided patterned papers:
- six 12” x 12” papers: Zach’s Sports Numbers, Ty’s Sports Words, Tag Sports Defined, Sports Athlete, “No Pain, No Gain”, Game On
- Sports Edition Die-Cut Card Set
- five Assorted Sports Edition Die-Cut Charms
- one sheet of stamped images
- 1” silver Zutter Owire
- three piece set of 7” x 13” Black Tab Chipboard Covers
- three 4” x 6” page protectors
- six 6” x 12” page protectors
- 6” x 12” white cardstock page
- 12-page step-by-step instruction booklet
After a quick review of the step-by-step instructions, I couldn’t wait to start assembling the album. Because I include many sports photos in school scrapbooks for my sons, I decided that this album would make the perfect graduation gift for a close friend of our family who was graduating from high school. I chose to use photos that would highlight her senior year of sports.
I was concerned at first that the red color in many of the patterned papers in the kit would clash with our school colors of black and gold, but as it turned out, I used color photos with no problem. If your school colors would happen to clash, I think using black-and-white photos with this kit would work quite well.
This kit is very flexible. You can follow the step-by-step instructions and have the album put together in three to four hours, or you can also use the supplies and create your own designs to suit your photos. I added stamped images and other embellishments, such as gems, paper clips, metal stars and ribbons.
Here are just a few images of the completed album:
Because it was not obvious to me when I ordered this kit, I feel it is necessary to point out that the completed album is bound using the Zutter Bind It All Binding System. If you don’t have the machine, check with your scrapbooking friends to see if you can borrow one. Many office supply or print shops offer binding service as well.
After completing the album, I had supplies left over, so I came up with this card to go along with the sports album graduation gift:
Scrapbook.com also carries the following Teresa Collins Sports Edition Collection products that would coordinate perfectly with the album kit:
- Sports Edition - Die Cut Charms
- Sports Edition – Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps – Calendar, Athlete, Game Day, Determination, and Team
Overall, I would recommend the Teresa Collins Sports Edition Album Kit to anyone looking for an easy and fun way to create a scrapbook for their favorite athlete.