Friday, May 26, 2017

'Always' Chipboard Mini Album

In my stash I had a chipboard album that had been there for several years.  I dusted it off & decided to use it as a wedding themed mini album to showcase the 'Always' collection by Authentique.  I hadn't done a chipboard based mini album in a very long time so I had to dig back through memory lane on how to go about decorating this chipboard mini.

The mini can be used as a small keepsake to store wedding and/or anniversary photos.


The mini only has four pages, but I added several elements to the pages that gave the album ample room for storing photos and/or journaling.  The colors of 'Always' are primarily black & ivory.  I added a splash of burgundy & gold to accentuate the primary colors of  the 'Always' collection.

On the cover I have a burgundy feather flower & a handmade black flower with the word 'Love' decked out in gold glitter.  :-)


The decorative edges of the chipboard mini were painted with burgundy acrylic paint & then heat embossed with a transparent, glittered embossing powder.  On the very last page of the mini I added a strip of burgundy lace to the edge.

Mini measures 10" x 8" inches.


The mini has several pockets to store photos & or journaling & I've added gold doilies as decorations & also as photo mats. 

The binding of the mini are book rings.  To each book ring, I've tied pieces of burgundy ribbon, ivory tulle, ivory lace trim & tan crinkled seam binding.



 On the last page of the mini, I created a version of a backwards waterfall.  The water fall is held closed with magnets.

I've created a short video to showcase the mini--it's always easier to show in a video.  Enjoy!



Supplies Used: Authentique - Always Collection, Embellishments - Authentique Always Detail Stickers, Other - Tulle, Gold Doilies, Seam Binding, Ribbon, Fabric Flowers, Handmade Flowers, Lace

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Very Dapper Mini Album

Lets celebrate Fathers Day this year with a mini album made with "Dapper" by Authentique Paper!
This is the perfect paper line to celebrate the men in your life!  Featuring fantastic vintage images and sayings,  the Dapper Collection is colorful and and oh so "cheeky".  The Album I made features the Dapper Collection, a Prima Marketing album as well as embellishments from SA Crafters (wood TV), and Tonic Studios.
The cover features great papers and images from the Dapper Collection.  I love how most of their 12x12 sticker sheets has some kind of word in a "banner" form.  I love using these on my covers.  I've used a "vintage style wood TV from SA Crafters as well as Tonic Nuvo Drops to decorate the cover.
 Each of my pages features lift up flaps, pockets and photo mats to hold all kinds of fun photos or notes celebrating the wonderful men in your life.  The colors Authentique Paper has chosen are so retro vintage and I love it.  Each of the sayings on the sticker sheets or cut out cards is so funny and so true!
 I love cutting out portions of the papers and using them to create a fold out.  Underneath the fold outs I usually put one of the cutout cards or a photo mat.  Making pockets in my mini albums in a must so you can place notes and extra photos.
Whether its your father, your husband or brother, the papers and sayings work for everyone.  I can find sayings that completely describe my Father in Law, and others that are my husband.  Authentique Paper picks the best images and knows how to put together wonderful papers and stickers.  All you need to do is add some fun embellishments, and some handwritten notes!
 I've had so much fun creating and teaching with each of their lines and am so excited for what they come up with in the future.  I've taught this class once, and have one more date on the books at Live Happy Paper Crafts in Danville, CA.  Visit their website to sign up!  Also, you can contact me at theartlife@yahoo.com for more information!
 Supplies Used:
Authentique Supplies: Dapper Collection (12x12" papers, 6x6" Bundle, Components 6x12" Cardstock die cuts, Details Stickers)
Other Supplies: mini album (Prima Marketing), SA Crafters (wooden elements), Tonic Studios (embellishments)
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Thank you Daniela for your fantastic projects the past few weeks!! We really enjoyed seeing all of your fantastic creations!

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