Thursday, November 3, 2016

A 'Wintery' Tri-fold Mini Album With Tutorial!

Design team member Kay has designed this adorable mini album with tutorial! Get warm and cozy with this album made with our newest collection " Wintery"
Hello fellow Authentique fans!  This isn't the first time I make this type of mini album.  I call it the 'Tri-fold Mini Album'.  This mini makes for a great keepsake or a quick gift.  This mini can be stored folded or it can also be used to display your photos/memorabilia on any shelf or desk.

For this mini I've used the latest collection by Authentique called 'Wintery'. 
This is the front of the mini.  Mini measures 9 1/4" x 3 1/4" inches & opens up accordion style.  It consists of several 3" x 3" inch squares that can be used to store photos, journaling, sentiments, embellishments etc...
The back of the mini has additional squares for more photos, plus I've included one pocket that holds a tag meant for journaling & one square that I've used to place a sticker element from the 'Wintery' collection.
Here's a close-up of the pocket & sticker element.
The mini is held closed with a piece of red ribbon.
This style of mini is not my original idea.  I followed a tutorial for it that I found online some time ago.  The tutorial was in French but I got the gist of it & was able to create the mini.  Since I posted my original tri-fold mini, I've been informed that the link for the tutorial I found no longer works.  Seems like the owner took down the tutorial.  I'm sure there's another tutorial out there for this somewhere, but for now I decided to create my own.

So below you'll find my tutorial on how to make this style of mini.
Supplies Used: 
Paper - Authentique Wintery Collection
Embellishments - Authentique Wintery Cardstock Stickers
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy!
Supplies Used:
Paper - Authentique Wintery Collection
Embellishments - Authentique Wintery Cardstock Stickers
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A 'Cheerful' Mini Album

Design team member Kay Fatula has designed this adorable mini album using our Cheerful collection. It will leave you feeling just that.... 
Hello once again fellow Authentique fans!  Kay here with a mini album that I've created with the latest 'Cheerful' collection.  The name of this collection says it all!  This collection is full of colorful papers & designs which makes it ideal for layouts or family themed mini albums.
For this mini album, I've created a couple of pockets & tags along with a waterfall and a signature.  The front cover is kept closed with a magnet--which is a first for me.  I've always used ribbon--magnets are definitely neater to use--am just hoping that it'll keep this mini shut once photos have been added!  

I've decorated the front with mulberry paper daisies and poppies.  The poppies are seen throughout the collection, so I felt that having them on the cover was befitting for this mini.
Inside the mini, there's a flip out that holds two pockets on the left  hand side.  In these pockets I've stored a couple of the 3x4" cutouts that come with the collections & a few tags that I've made with the leftover scraps.
On the right hand side of the flip out, I've made a belly band that holds an additional large tag & another 3x4" inch cutout.  I've used one of the stickers from the collection as a stopper so that the tags & cards don't fall out of the mini.
Something new that I've never done before is insert a signature into a mini.  I've created a signature where the covers are made with papers from the collection.

Inside the signature are different pieces of colorful scrap paper that I have in my stash.  I've inserted a doily, printed acetate and other random ephemera into this signature.

The back of the mini has a waterfall.  This one is the pull out waterfall type where you pull the tab on the bottom & the pages flip.  I figured I'd try a different sort of waterfall this time around.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope this mini inspires some of you to create your own mini with this bright & 'Cheerful' collection.
Supplies Used:
Paper - Authentique Cheerful Collection
Embellishments - Authentique Cheerful Cardstock Stickers, Authentique Cheerful Textured Cardstock Die Cuts
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