Hey friends, welcome back to the blog. I’m very excited to share my newest mini album with you. I think it turned out very cool and special
I had this idea that I wanted to use a cut file as a base for my album. I didn’t want to make rectangular pages as I often do, I wanted to have something more… whimsical and “fallish”.
So to start, I chose a cut file. It was a pretty long process because I couldn’t decide on a cut file and if I wanted to use different ones or only one and the same for every page… but eventually I decided on this pumpkin cut file by Paige Evans that I really love and already used in my previous layout.
I had my Silhouette cut out 16 pumpkins without the stem and 2 whole pumpkins. I backed all the stemless pumpkins (except 2) with four different patterned papers from the Whimsical collection. I chose papers that were pretty plain, that had only one color and didn’t have a complicated pattern. I figured that it would be better to have neutral bases to put the pictures and embellishments on. Then I stitched around the backed cut files with gold and pink metallic thread. It didn’t turn out perfect because I’m really not that good at machine stitching, but that’s part of the whole whimsical style, I think! Then I adhered two pumpkins back-to-back, not putting tape on one side, so that they would create a little pocket to put some more pictures in.
For the cover, I backed one of the cut files that had the stem, but I didn’t only use one paper, I used several patterned papers to make the cover really colorful. Then I adhered the last cut file to the back. I hand-stitched a bit of every part of the pumpkin using matching colors.
To finish the cover, I used some fabric flowers and gold Thickers from the Auburn Lane collection.
I put a rose gold eyelet on every pumpkin page and then used a ring to hold the album together.
After the whole thing was put together, it was time to embellish the pages. I knew I wanted to use pictures from our day in Disneyland Paris, so I thought of taking a lot of fun pictures that day and I think they turned out really cool and happy.
I repeated the same process to decorate every page. Matting the pictures on a patterned paper, adhering them with foam tape, embellishing with a few stickers, puffy stickers, ephemera pieces and enamel dots, adding some punched out stars, and finally writing one or a few words with the mini Thickers from the collection. I also splattered some gold mist on every page.
Every pumpkin is sort of a pocket so I was able to put some photos in there that I didn’t have the space to put on the pages. I adhered them on these little frames that I cut out from one of the patterned papers or on some other piece of paper and attached them with a glittered brad. I also adhered a little flag to them so it was easier to see where they were and to pull them out.
Here all all of the pages… enjoy!
This page is a shaker pocket. I created it with a plastic sheet and my fuse tool, filling it with sequins from the Auburn Lane collection.
Here, I laminated a cut file and stitched the word “Disneyland” using different threads and a chain-link-stitch.
To finish the album and give it one last cute touch, I created this little tassel with paper pearls and a paper tassel. I love making those, they are the cutest
I hope you like the album and had fun reading through this!