Today on The Rubber Buggy I am sharing a Mini Album created for my dear Friend Cathy using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Collection. What an amazing collection. A great mix of colours, accents, tags and so many ways to use them.. alone or together.
Enjoy the video for some great tips to making your mini albums too.
Here are some extra photo shots for your viewing to see more details of pages in the album and also some that showcase the finishing touches to a page.
First you start with you base. Mine is a Little Yellow Bicycle started album.
Start by covering each page by tracing on the back side, cutting and gluing down.
All glued down especially on the outer edges.
I prefer to lay the pages out in doubles to flow left to right.
Here is each page ups close finished. Dig into the collection for accents and then some from your stash. This one has fussy cut flowers, chipboard, and glitter using stickles.
This page has a border, matted photo and dew drop accents.
This page has fussy cut butterfly flourishes popped up, a ticket and framed photo.
Lots of different papers mixed together across centre to create a base for the photo. An added bow and ribbon accent.
Circles dominate this page along with a doily which is circular also. I added a base border, a bow and some stickles for glitter.
This page boasts a matted tag and more tag accents from my stash on top of it along with a title cut from the collection.
This side has a cardstock strip border, an upper and lower shield from papers, ticket accent with some small tags along with the fun burlap flowers.
The colour on this page was generated by using a frame paper and making it fit. The photo is double matted and a small floral cluster.
Starting with a strip of burlap and a boarder.. the circular frame for the photo and small floral accents I added some stickles and a ripped piece of accent paper.
The back cover has burlap accents below the matted floral journal card. A small floral cluster with some tags and a touch of stickles for glitter completed the album pages.
Add the rings, and tie off with multiple ribbons using matching colours.
Below are Instructions for you to print and follow when your ready to make you very own mini album.
Instructions: Start by picking your base backgrounds for your mini
album. Pull together lots of papers that mix and match, some collection
accents, borders, cards, tags etc. and then some added pieces from your stash.
Choice some photos also... set all these things aside until you decide on the
papers to cover each page of the album. You will have a front and back cover
with double pages in between. Most times it’s best to choose double page match
up colours so they have a flow from left to right. If you have specific photos
to order lay them out to help pick papers to match your photos. Each album page
whether plain or shaped will be hand drawn on the back side of paper to hand
cut the pattern (usually cutting off just inside the pencil mark). When gluing
pages to the chipboard shape be sure to glue to edges put not so much that it
oozes out. Spread some throughout the centre and be sure to get glue where the
punched out circles are marked so they hold firmly when punched out. This is
the most important part... so the edges don’t pull away over time. Once you
have separately done each double page, glued firmly and they are done... it’s
now time to layout the photos, layers of papers and accents for each page. When
all the pages are done… do a review and if they need a touch more of something
you can reassess the use of accents, stickles to add sparkle, add more of some
of the standard accents like borders, mats, tags, bows, brads, gemstones,
doilies, twine, flowers and anything that suits each album page. The last thing
is to add the stickles and lay each side out to fully dry before doing the
other side. You must be patient when using stickles. Some accents can be popped
up but don’t overdo it because if it’s too thick it won’t lay flat enough to
display on your tables for viewing. Add the metal rings to bind it together and
for accent… tie multi coloured ribbons onto the top ring.
Thanks for stopping by today.. see you again soon.