Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Little Bit of "Sweetness"

If you visited the Authentique Paper booth at the Create-N-Connect trade show a few weeks ago, you most likely spotted this little "Sweetness" mini album hanging beside the collection. 

We had a lot of questions asked about this sweet little album. From "How did you get it to sparkle?" to "Where did you get the pretty flowers & ribbons?"

I thought it would be a good idea to create a post here for all of our fans to see the album and get a little tutorial to re-create it with your own sweet photos!

The "Sweetness" collection is one of my favorites. I really love the soft colors and the theme in general is all around fun. 

I started out with this Maya Road Shipping Tag album. It's a really nice heavy chipboard and comes with a binding ring attached to the top. 

Glue your papers to the album pages (front and back).

Cut your pages out. I use a razor knife for precision. 

Sand the edges. You can also ink the edges if you want, I left them plain, I liked the rough look from sanding.

I decided to try something with this album that I've never tried before.... I added some Imagine Crafts Creative medium (in Sparkle) to all of my pages. This just gives an extra protective coat as well as a nice shimmer (goes really well with this paper!)

Once all of the pages are covered with Creative Medium and dried, you can attach the ring and start to embellish. 

I took some of the little cardstock die cuts and also covered them with Creative Medium. I just like the added protection that it gives, especially on the embellishments that I would be putting on the cover. 

For the rest of the embellishments, I used Memento and VersaMagic inks to add a pop of color to the edges.

And Viola! There you have it, my super sweet mini album! 

Another cool tip with this album... I completed it by only using 3 of the 12x12 double sided papers from this collection along with the 12x12 Enhancements sheet and Components die cuts. I hate to have large scraps, so I used it all up! 

 Here's a peek at one of the inside pages. To see the full album, CLICK HERE. 

Yes, that is my sweet little Reagan in the photos. I found as many Ice Cream eating photos as I could from over the past 5 years and printed them in Sepia tone for this little album. I didn't want any other extra colors from the photos to overpower the beautiful hues in this collection.

Thanks for joining us today!
Products Used:
Authentique Paper- "Sweetness" Collection
Imagine Crafts- Creative Medium- Sparkle, Memento- Angel Pink, VersaMagic- Aquatic Splash
Maya Road- Shipping Tag Mini Album
May Arts- Ribbon
Petaloo- Flowers & Trims
ZVA- Creative Bling


  1. I have never tried making a mini album but seeing this one sure makes me want to try !! Beautiful job and amazing colors !


  2. What an adorable mini!!! I love every little detail!

  3. Thanks for sharing this post with us...its really very informative....Super Glue or Cyanoacrylate.


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