Hi friends, it’s Lisa back on the blog today sharing a new mini album.
Before I start, you see this super pretty and colorful paper in the background? That’s from the brand new Paige Evans collection called Horizon. You should definitely check out the new collection, it’s the prettiest ever!!! When I made the mini album though, I didn’t have the whole Horizon collection yet, so I used the beautiful Whimsical collection for this one.
To start I created a base to put my inserts in. I used cardboard to make it very sturdy and give it the shape of a classic album. Since I’m not that good at explaining the whole process of making this, I will add a few pictures.
First I cut the cardboard and adhered it to the patterned paper I chose for the cover and back. The paper I chose is one of my favorites from the whole collection. I loooove those cute colorful hearts on the white background.
I used very strong adhesive so that nothing would fall apart later. Then I also adhered all the edges to the back of the cardboard. To hide the cardboard on the inside, I adhered another piece of paper over it.
Then I used my Crop-A-Dile to pierce a few holes and attach some eyelets, which I wanted to use to thread my elastics into.
While attaching the elastics, I added some pearls and the super cute heart and butterfly charms from Paige’s Turn the Page and Whimsical collections, to the elastics. Love how it turned out
Then I created a lot of pages for my album and inserted them like you would in a TN. For the inserts I didn’t only use patterned paper. I also added some vellum, acetate, little pocket pages, and some tissue paper.
The album is about my favorite layouts of 2018. Since the album is square, I printed my images a tiny bit smaller than the size of the album so that the would fit perfectly in it. I added them to most of the pages. The rest of the pages I decorated using the beautiful embellishments of the collection, like ephemera, stickers, Thickers, foam Thickers, puffy stickers, paper clips, enamel shapes, sequins, and more.
This collection was perfect to scrap my favorite layouts, since it has a lot of crafty and art-like embellishments like pencils, pens, brushes, palettes, paint tubes, glue bottles… I think those are the cutest and make the album perfect.
I really hope you like this kind of album and are inspired to create one for yourself!
Thank you for stopping by!