Friday, June 22, 2018

Sunny Days Summer Mini Scrapbook Album

Hello there friends and crafty peeps! We are enjoying the lazy days of summer here in Michigan and the hot weather has inspired me to create a mini album for documenting those memories. What better collection than Summertime? It has rich bright colors and whimsical images perfect for fun times.

That striped paper reminds me of cushions for a beach chair.  I fussy cut many images from the journal cards and created my own embellishments.
I used a small acrylic envelope filled with sequins as a bit of a faux shaker. There's a die cut doily tucked in to separate the busy paper patterns and an additional die cut in the form of a banner to add extra detail.
I've got a few ready made flowers mixed in with ones I created with the Spectrum Cardstock to coordinate. There's a generous length of plaid ribbon to tie the book up and a few sequins for extra detail.
Inside the pages have combinations of the patterned papers matted with a nice matching cardstock.  Tip ins provide loads of extra space for pictures and journaling.
 These pages have raised sections for pictures. I always include clips so pictures or mementos can be added without having to adhere them in case there is writing on the back.
I utilized a larger cut apart for these tip ins. Simply by cutting it I was able to have a coordinating card for each page.

Please enjoy this flip through video with a tutorial on how I created the book base.....

Supply List: Authentique Summertime Collection-One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six. Spectrum Cardstock~Old Glory, Lady Bug, Green Thumb
Additional Supplies: Flowers, Sequins, Ribbon, Twine, Acrylic Pocket, Die Cuts.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Meadow Mini Album

Good morning, Crafters! This is Gloria Stengel with you again. I have used the adorable Meadow Collection for my mini album project this month. This collection has the sweetest images and softest colors. If you loved Heidi and Sound of Music, you will love this darling collection! 
I have created a "Gloria Style" mini again this month, only on a smaller scale! This little cutie is 4 1/2" tall and 3 1/2" wide with a 1 1/8" spine. I simply used my directions for my Authentique Down on the Farm Mini, and shrank them! 
This mini does not need a closure, as it stays closed on its own. I did not add much in the way of embellishments so it did not get too chubby!
I kept the front of the album plain. I wanted to add gobs of flowers, but, I also liked the Meadow Three paper, so I decided to just add some flat-backed pearls for decoration and not go overboard! 
I added a sticker banner and a die cut banner to the top of the cover. You can use this collection for so many different events and occasions

Like my other minis in this style, this one has three page sets. This is a mini that you can put together in an afternoon, and it makes a fun gift or brag book! 
My chipboard covers are 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" and the spine is 4 1/2" x 1 1/8". I cut the dark brown cardstock that I used to wrap the covers to 6 1/2" x 10 3/8". I made sure to have a 1/8" space between each cover and the spine piece, as always.

The hinges are made from the same brown cardstock, cut to 4 1/8" x 6". I scored at 1", 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2", 4", 4 1/2", and 5". Each hinge is 1/2" tall and each gutter is 1/2" wide. I used Meadow Five for the inside of the covers. I did not add pockets or anything to the inside covers of this mini.
My pages are 4 1/4" tall and 3 1/4" wide. I added fold outs by trimming paper to different widths and attaching the pieces to each main page with 1/2" tabs. You can organize your pages in anyway you wish.
A few of the pages have pockets and some are accordion fold outs. I secured all the folds outs with magnets. 
I used some of the Meadow Components Cardstock Die Cuts and some of the Meadow Details Cardstock Stickers for the project. I also used some of the cut-apart images.

To see all of my pages, view the video below.

Thanks for watching!
Thanks for joining me today! 

Authentique Supplies Used:

Meadow 12x12 Paper Pad
Meadow Components Cardstock Die Cuts
Meadow Details Cardstock Stickers
Spectrum Series Limeade, Crocodile Smile

Additional Supplies: 3mm flat back pearls, enamel dots, dark brown cardstock, chipboard, various adhesives
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