'Heroic' Star Mini Album With Shaker Cover

You just automatically get that patriotic feeling with the 'Heroic' collection by Authentique.  The colors are primarily the good ol' red, white & blue & the collection is filled with images & sayings that perfectly represent patriotism.

With this collection I decided to do a star shaped mini album with a shaker cover.  I can't even say how long I've been wanting to give this whole shaker craze a try--well now I can finally say I did it!  My shaker is composed of several sequins in red, white & blue along with star shaped sequins & a dash of tinsel added to the mix.  The mini measures approximately 5" x 5" inches & is held together with a book ring.  I've added several pieces of ribbon, twine & tulle to decorate the book ring.

To create the base of the mini I've used a star die to cut out the pages from 110 lbs black card stock.  To create the shaker cover I've used the die to cut out a star from black foam.  This is the basic foam you can find at any craft store, usually in the crafts for kids section.  I found that this foam makes for a great shaker border since foam has a bit of dimension to it.  Dies don't seem to have a problem cutting through the foam.  At least, the die I had cut through the foam with no issues.

I've added two small kraft pockets that store two tags per pocket.  These tags can be used for journaling or for storing names, places & dates.

All of the red glitter circle photo mats are adhered to black foam in order to make them 'pop' off the page a bit & add some dimension to the mini.  These circles can be used to store/display pictures measuring up to 2 1/4" inches in diameter. 

Below you'll find a brief video showcasing the mini.  I hope this inspires some of you to create some patriotic themed projects for this upcoming 4th of July.  Enjoy!

Supplies Used: Authentique - Heroic Collection, Embellishments - Authentique Heroic Detail Stickers, Dies - Diemond Dies, Other - Tulle, Sequins, Ribbon, Twine, Tags


  1. Thank you for the sweet video. Kay I think you've just inspired me to create a similar journal with dates, location and a few photos over a 20 yr time span for my Military son. I LOVE this.


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