Disney Albums-Themed Pgs or Coordinated Line?

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Posted 1/22/2014 by CoastalScrapper in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/22/2014 8:21:57 AM
I'm curious what others have done with their Disney albums. I started out with the Sn@p line and then of course had to have Say Cheese when that came out but I just can't bring myself to use them on the pics for Pirates of the Caribbean. (Had to do a pirate themed page)
I find I want each page to reflect the feeling or theme of that particular ride or event. I can easily use SN@p for everyday so that's not a problem, but I'm on a quest to use up Say Cheese before I finish. In the end the album will not look coordinated but I'm okay with that. Curious what others have done and whether you've encountered the same thing?
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Posted: 1/22/2014 8:49:35 AM
Themed......I am doing a mix of Pocket pages and 12x12 and I am using the snap line for day one and 2. Then Say Cheese for the studios and animal theme for Animal kingdom but my 12x12will be VERY disney themed.


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Posted: 1/22/2014 9:01:36 AM
We went to Disney World last spring break so I bought Say Cheese when it first came out. (I did a 12x12 album with pocket pages to document our trip.) I found that I ended up using Say Cheese very little because I preferred to go with journal and filler cards that fit the theme of the photos. I ended up using a lot of free printable ones that I found on Pinterest. There are a ton of Disney printable cards for all the rides and parks. I probably have about half of Say Cheese left.



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Posted: 1/22/2014 9:07:46 AM
That's good to know about the printables. I've been cutting apart brochures and such that I brought back.
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Posted: 1/22/2014 9:19:13 AM
I'm currently working on my Disney album and am matching to the subject vs. one themed look for the entire album. I just couldn't see myself using the Say Cheese products to scrap photos of me with Cinderella. I'm doing a mixed 12x12 and pocket page format so I downloaded some of the pocket page cards from Project Mouse and had them printed at Persnickety Prints. Really loving all those cards. I did pick up some Say Cheese and I'm sure will work it in there somewhere.


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Posted: 1/22/2014 9:20:35 AM
I had purchased a paper pack at Disney so I am working that in with Say Cheese and random stash. I used color coordinated paper from the random stash for its a small world and the haunted mansion. So for me it was a mix. I figure if I use some of the same elements throughout it should look cohesive. I love one of the garden girls' I think Nancy Diamiano? sorry for butchering her last name. Some people also use their cricut Disney cartridges.

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Posted: 1/22/2014 9:25:36 AM
For Pirates, I would recommend a pack of Pirate theme stickers and some paper that coordinates with or simply use the Say Cheese papers.

I had a similar situation, and I had some old Queen and Company papers which was basically polka dots and the colors red, yellow, black and white.

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Posted: 1/22/2014 9:38:21 AM
We've taken many trips to WDW, so i have done both styles. Most of my trip albums include a mish-mash of princess papers, animal prints, and ride themes. While not "cohesive" in the true sense, it works because it's all Disney. You could include a Mickey ears icon on each page (hidden or not) if you want something that carries through all pages?

For my last trip, I was burned out on the theme stuff and we had no pictures with Mickey in his traditional black, yellow, red. A line like Say Cheese didn't make sense with any of my photos. So, I ended up using Echo Park's Hello Summer line for the whole trip, along with some Disney stickers. It had lots of pinks, blues, yellows, and greens. Refreshing change of pace.

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Posted: 1/22/2014 10:23:07 AM
AnnieBeth24- I love the idea of having the Mickey ears on each page!There's always talk about "hidden Mickeys" all over Disney and in their films so that would be adorable to work into a scrapbook. Might have to use that idea!


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Posted: 1/22/2014 10:29:30 AM
Although not a specific Disney album, I'm working on one from a trip to Anaheim last summer for a conference. For the conference related pages I'm using the Say Cheese line. I took a tour of LA and Hollywood and for that one I'm using Urban Traveler and for my beach tour I'm using I Heart Summer. It's my first attempt at doing an album that's primarily pocket pages.

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Posted: 1/22/2014 10:47:07 AM
OMG I never saw Say Cheese before! Now I have to order it!

Edited to add: Holy heck, I ordered Say Cheese...and about $65 of other stuff....

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Posted: 1/22/2014 6:50:38 PM
EK Success had some Mickey Ears punches. I have 3 sizes of them. Love them.

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Posted: 1/22/2014 7:16:39 PM
Jenjen74, do you remember the site you got the printables from?
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Posted: 1/22/2014 9:44:31 PM
I found I needed to scrap to match the pages, not necessarily use Disney paper or the Say Cheese Line. It was driving me crazy trying to use that line (which I love) when we were wearing pink, purple and brown shirts at Disney.


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Posted: 1/22/2014 9:47:39 PM
We take many trips to DL since we're local and we went to DW last February for our 10th wedding anniversary. I bought Sn@P for the DW pages and it's working well. For Pirates I kept it with the brown paper and added a pirate Mickey sticker. This Is It. I'd never think of using Say Cheese or any of the red/yellow/black combo papers out there from various companies. I've thought about it, I have even been gifted some, but any Disney photos I have never seem to go well IMO. That being said I'm making sure to stick with one theme, Sn@p, for the whole DW album to keep it cohesive and I'm trying to do it in a "PL style" to cut down on feeling overwhelmed with so many photos and so much to document. Less choices is easier for me.









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Posted: 1/22/2014 11:02:26 PM
I am using kraft card stock and a few similar embellishments(cameras, mickey punch) on all the pages of my trip to the US, its something Shimelle does, I think it helps to keep it cohesive.

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Posted: 1/22/2014 11:15:26 PM
I did themed pages. Even though they are all different! it worked better for me.

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Posted: 1/23/2014 1:09:11 AM
I recently finished my 2009 Disney album (it's in my gallery if you wanna look) and I made the whole album flow together by using red, black and yellow. I do love how it looks in the end but I will NEVER do that again! It was hard to make those colors work for all the photos. Never. again.

I am getting ready to order my 2011 Disney pictures and I plan to do as you're describing - make the page fit the pics. I will probably still do my same format which is a section for getting there, hotel, each park, food, etc. I don't have the time or desire to make a page about each ride. I just whittle my pics down more than that. I like one photo to represent our favorite rides but I don't have a pic of every ride. We go so often it will all get covered eventually!!

I do plan to use some Say Cheese in this album and mix in pocket page spreads but I'm giving myself the freedom to use any patterned paper and colors I want on the pages.

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Posted: 1/23/2014 4:10:02 AM
Both! I'm going to be doing scrapbook(s)for my parents this fall. We're going on a mini family vacation to WDW this October. We have a lot of big events that we're celebrating: my parents 41st wedding anniversary, my cousin's 30th birthday, my husband & my dad's first time to WDW, as well as our first time at Food & Wine Festival and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. So needless to say a lot of pictures will be taken.

I plan on doing a mix of Disney themed paper for the different "regular" pages as well as a mix of red, white, black & yellow paper (solid colors, stripes, polka dots, chevrons, etc.), but I want to do special pages for certain rides/events. Thanks to my Silhouette I have some great die cuts that I would like to add to my pages for things such as Space Mountain and what not.

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Posted: 1/23/2014 12:01:07 PM
I got to Disneyland at least once a year and sometimes as much many as 3 times per year so I've got an album dedicated to my Disney layouts, I used to have a really hard time with Disney layout, because it felt overly themed. I didn't want my layouts to scream DISNEY every time, so I've found my "happy medium", I try to invoke the theme but I don't always have to have themed product, for instance http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/520674-iammikki/1927879-good-morning-radiator-springs/ make me feel like I'm in Carsland but there isn't a themed paper or sticker on the page. Then there are other pages where I DO add theming but I like to work it into the design http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/520674-iammikki/1877998-dumbo/
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Posted: 1/25/2014 8:50:52 AM
I have done Disney albums, and vacation albums in general, both ways - each paged themed to the photos vs the whole album coordinated with one paper line. I have found that I was a much happier scrapper when I did each page standing on its own - that is - chose papers and embellishments to go with the photos/story for each page separately, themed for that page.

When doing an entire album with one paper line, I could never get past the inevitable color/content clashes on the pages that erupted between some of the photos and the paper line. It would drive me nuts. I would finish a lot of the pages, look at them, and think to myself, "eh, I could have done a much better job with this page if I didn't have to use this paper . . ." I found that I much preferred treating each layout individually.

The benefit of using one line for the whole album, of course, is that you finish quickly, because your supplies are limited. Choosing paper and supplies for each set of photos, of course, takes a while, but it makes me happier to do it that way. Just my personal preference.
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