Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Rubber Buggy Mini Album using Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Collection

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. 

Supply List:
The Rubber Buggy Products
Paper: Heartfelt Creations - Classic Sunflower Collection
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studio Grid Pieces
Markers: Copics
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger
Blending Tools: Tim Holtz
Album Base: A Little Yellow Bicycle Album
Glue: 3 in 1 Beacon
Other: ribbons, stickles, metal charms, dew drops, doilies, 
burlap accents, flowers

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.


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Bev fantastic papers and layouts.
Gr Karin

Jean said...

Simply beautiful! Love it!!

phillymam37 said...

Gorgeous mini album Bev!! Just stopping by from the Bloggie Love Facebook group to say hi!!
Hugs, Elina BL

Camille Short said...

Your mini-album caught my eye first with the gorgeous vintage styled pages! the colors! Stunning work! Bloggie Love

Tracy F said...

Awesome mini album! The papers are gorgeous! BL

Lori said...

This is a gorgeous mini album! - BL