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Friday, June 4, 2010

Mini album

Get ready for a picture heavy post! Since I was sending my aunt the tin, I decided to also make a mini album for her too. I used a lot of scraps and random pieces from my stock so I won't be able to say what brand some stuff is, but I'll try. Almost all of the patterned papers are from 3 different sets so I'll abbreviate throughout in case anyone is looking for a certain type of paper. The 3 main sets I used were Prima Marketing Rock on Love (ROL), Die Cuts with a View "Glitter Sweet" (GS), and Die Cuts with a View "Rockstar" (RS).

I bought a few of these photo albums about a year ago on clearance and they have just been waiting for me to do something with them. I really should get better about using stuff I have before buying more! Well, the album by itself, while cute, is just too boring for me. I made a mini layout to fit inside each 4x6 page.

 The pages are accordion style rather than the usual flip through albums. So when you first open, you see the "Family" page. The pink paper and the guitar paper are from ROL. One of my cousins plays guitar so I added 2 pages with them for pics of him. I LOVE the metal key I found in my embellishment drawer. It's from Making Memories and has a little bird on it. I need to buy more of these! The Family cut is from Cricut "Home Accents". Cut at 2 inches.
The journaling mat and green paper are from ROL. The black and white paper is from scraps and the pink is from RS. Hard to tell, but there's a cute gem that says sisters in between the pink photo mats. It's from Etcetera. They have really cute epoxy stickers with different sayings and images.
Blue paper is from RS and the patterned paper at the bottom is from my scraps. I cut the top note from Accent Essentials at 2 inches an then added lines for journalling.
Papers from ROL. The polka dot is a sticker border.
This starts the backside. Memories is cut from Home Decor. Green paper from ROL, pink is from GS. The rest is just random embellishments.
Blue paper from GS and there's another of those epoxy stickers. This one says cute as a bug with a little lady bug. The guitar paper is from RS.
Papers from ROL. All the rest is random embellishments.

Top paper is from scraps and the blue/brown patterned one is from RS. This top note was cut at 3 in. The blue and the pink ribbon are Stampin Up. Blessed Life are both rubons from 2 different sets that just happened to go together.
After all of the embellishments, it was too thick to close! Well, after all that work, I had to figure something out. I went to my hair bow drawer and found this really cute flowered hair tie and it matched perfectly. It holds it together and the bow fits right at the top to hide the clasps.

See, told you lots of pictures! But this was a really fun project and surprisingly was fairly quick. I took it one page at a time and wasn't too worried about being too matchy matchy since I just wanted bright colors that went together. I also was really good about using my scraps for all the plain colored mats. I usually end up grabbing a new piece of paper and cutting it, but I resisted and I easily found matches. Now if I could just stick with that, maybe I'd be able to close my scrap file folder again!

1 comment:

  1. awww I am lovin this!!!! sooo cute!
    hugs
    Brenda

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