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Stitched Mini Album – Lisa Fonseca

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

Hey friends, it’s Lisa back on the blog. A few weeks ago I taught a workshop in Rome where I created a mini album with the Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection. People really liked it and I had a lot of fun creating it with them. :)

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

The base of the album is made out of cardboard to make it sturdy and to make it last forever :) I used two 11×11 cm pieces of cardstock and one 4×11 cm piece. I adhered them on patterned paper like this:Bildschirmfoto 2019-12-04 um 20.53.46Then I snipped the four edges and folded the excess patterned paper over the cardstock, using a very strong sticky tape. To hide the cardstock that was still visible, I used another piece of patterned paper, around 22×26 cm and adhered it on top of the cardstock. Like that, the cardstock was fully hidden by patterned paper. I folded the two sides (the 11×11 pieces), to close the album and create a cover and a back.

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

For the inside, I cut six 11x22cm pieces of patterned papers and folded them in the middle to create my pages. I pierced them in the fold at 1cm, 3.5cm, 7.5cm and 10cm. I also pierced the side of the album at the same lengths, leaving around 6mm between each row.

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

Then I starting making my paper beads. For the beads, you only need to cut out a very long, very thin triangle of paper. You roll it, starting from the wider side, and when you reach the pointy end, you glue it down. That’s it :) For this album I needed 14 beads.

When I had my base, my paper beads, and my pages ready, I started stitching everything together. For each page, I started on the inside of the album, piercing the needle through the page and the back of the album and doing a simple backstitch. Then I tied a knot on the inside of the album. While I was stitching, I added the beads and the sequins, each time I came back out with the needle. I hope you can understand what I mean… :)

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

The big flower on the cover I created by hand cutting three flowers out of patterned papers and adding three more that I cut out from the floral paper. I made a cute puffy center by taking a 2x2cm circle and folding the edges to the center all around until I had a little puffy polka dot.

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

I also created a little tassel with my leftover beads and a little mini tassel I made.

On the inside pages I decorated very little and minimal so that the participants could also add stuff they liked and make it more personal. Here are some of the pages:

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking

I hope you like the album and are inspired to make one too :)

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2 Responses to "Stitched Mini Album – Lisa Fonseca"

  • Carla Hundley
    December 11, 2019 - 9:52 pm

    Darling album! Love
    the fun design and
    papers.
    Carla from Utah

    • Lisa Fonseca
      December 27, 2019 - 5:18 am

      Hi Carla, thank you so much 😉