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Mini Albums: Beach Life

Hey PP friends, Elsie here! I’m really excited to share todays project with you. Mini albums are really awesome scrappy projects you can really experiment with. I love creating scenes with my layouts, so I thought I would try and create one in a mini album format. I’m so happy with the results, so let me talk you through everything!

mini11The construction of this album was really simple. I created three pages in three different sizes and cut them out with a wave pattern at the top. I used the blue ombre paper from Fancy Free to cut out each page, this worked perfectly as the soft blue ombre created the illusion of depth, and was a great colour match to the Summer Lights collection.

I alternated which side I bound the pages together so it would stand up easily and I could display the album on a shelf, like you can see in the picture below.

mini13The first page I kept really simple. I cut a photo to the same shape as the wave and used a couple of the clear stickers from Summer Lights to embellish, with a piece of my favourite holographic washi tape.

mini7I created a little beach scene on the other side, which flips out to reveal my journalling.

mini8mini9Although this page is super simple, I sometimes think less is more. I also didn’t want a lot of embellishments crowded together at the top of each wave as when the album is displayed it would lose the effectiveness of the scene I wanted to create.

mini5I love the holographic foil accents throughout the Summer Lights collection, especially the clear stickers. The rainbow look you get from the foiling makes your creations look super fun and unique.

mini4I love this polaroid die-cut piece from the ephemera pack. It fit perfectly onto this page and makes a really awesome flip pocket which I decorated with a few cut-outs. Yellow is such a great accent colour, and the epoxy clip from Take Me Away looks good as well as being functional to flip the page over.

mini1mini2Creating these two flip out pages was such an easy way to great more space for photos and extra embellishments. Keeping each page in the shape of the wave also meant the pages were hidden when the album was closed, so I wouldn’t lose the effect of the beach scene I created.

And you can really see the rainbow effect from the holographic foiling on the ‘vacation vibes’ sticker in the photo below, I’m so obsessed with it!

mini14On the final page I created  pocket to store a couple of photos. Pockets are so easy to add to albums, and they’re a great way to store extra photos and memorabilia. I created mine using double sided tape on three sides, it’s so easy but such a great way to make your album more interactive.

mini15The final page of the album can be seen on every single page of the album. I loved the idea of a little boat looking like it was floating above the waves and so I pieced together a very simple sail boat using Summer Lights papers and stitched around it.

I think the polkadot paper works especially well for the sails as the multi-coloured pattern features all the colours from the Summer Lights collection, which ensured all of my embellishments throughout the album would co-ordinate with the boat!

mini12I also love the way you have to look through the whole album to get to this little seabed scene at the end. I think it rounds off the whole album nicely.

mini6mini10Thanks for joining me and I hope you’re inspired to try something a little different and create a mini album scene!

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2 Responses to "Mini Albums: Beach Life"

  • Kathleen | ScatteredConfetti
    July 25, 2017 - 3:31 pm

    Oh Elsie, you’ve outdone yourself with this one!! So many supercute details!! Can’t stop scrolling through the photos!