Hey everyone, it’s Raquel with you today and I am here wrapping up ‘Mini Album’ week on the Pink Paislee blog! I hope you have been inspired by this week’s posts!
For my mini album today I decided to delve into my mini album stash and create a 4×4 Insta album using a gold We R Memory Keepers album I had and some of my favourite quotes, papers, and embellishments from the Oh My Heart collection. I am a big lover of quotes and have a Pinterest board full of ones that resonate with me. They’re sort of like a therapy tool really, when you see one that speaks to you they can either make you see the positive side to a situation, make you feel grateful for the blessings you have in your life, or even give you that pep talk that you need to pick you up when you feel down. As a mum, wife, and in my crafty and professional life, it can be all too easy to judge yourself harshly, compare yourself to others, and not give yourself enough credit. This album is a little token to remind me that I am enough, that I do deserve the love and recognition that I get, and to keep my spirits high when I am in doubt.
Here is the album that I created, I hope you find it inspiring:
I will now share with you a few of the pages and some tips and tricks for how to create one of these albums at home.
The spine contains a sticker from the Sticker Book and I created some fun dangles using some tassels I had in my stash and one of the Oh My Heart charms.
I wanted to create some consistency with my quotes, more so in the design of them, so I decided to turn towards an app that would be able to transform my text in a visually appealing way. The app that I used is Word Swag which is available in both the Apple and Google Play stores. I did buy this app and the text add ons, but for me to customise and create my own quotes it was well worth the few dollars, the equivalent to a cup of coffee here in Aus. I also added some of my favourite photos or sentiments from the Oh My Heart papers and embellishments.
The title page is made up of papers, ephemera, and a doily from my stash of supplies.
I printed all my photos into 4×4 instagram size and in black and white. I love white borders around photos so I made sure to add them to these images. In between some of the pages I also added some vellum pages, or interactive elements. The page below contains a couple of ephemera and again a small doily from my stash.
I love the translucent look to the vellum and it is so easy to create your own pages. Simply cut to a 4.5″ x 4″ piece and punch holes using a plastic sleeve as the guide.
I kept the embellishing in the album relatively simple. The quotes themselves are quite clean so the more simplified style of embellishing works better in this instance.
The quotes on the foiled speciality paper were perfect as a feature on a page too.
I just had to create a shaker pocket page. I used the Birthday Bash sequins to play inside the pouch I made.
The clips from the Take Me Away collection came in handy when pulling together this album.
Sometimes the ephemera pieces can be an insert of their own, like this one below.
The quotes I used were all found on google or pinterest and typed into the app I mentioned above. They all had a special significance to me and how I may be feeling. I love that I will have all these positive affirmations in the one place, including treasured photos of my family.
This album and the theme was a great chance to get that fox ephemera used up.
I hope you have enjoyed my post today as part of mini album week!