Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Mini Album

Hello there and happy Wednesday to all you fine crafting friends! I'm just so honored and excited and tickled pink to be sharing my first project as guest designer for Authentique.  I love the paper collections so so much and the quality and variety makes it fun and easy to work with. Speaking of fun.....the Dame collection is just that as well as being vintagy and playful. I'm using it for this mini album and I hope you enjoy viewing it as much  I did creating it!

For the cover I stacked up the patterns with a double layer of cardstock to keep it from getting too busy.  The sweet sentiment was on a cut apart and I simply snipped around it leaving a border then added it on top of an altered chipboard frame.  Loads of coordinating flowers are arranged to accent the sentiment. The tag stickers from the sticker sheet make great embellishments when applied to cardstock and snipped out then attached with spacers to add depth. An additional sticker is added to the top and given a smaller cluster of flowers and vintage button.
I like to treat the pages as a set in albums to give them a pulled together look. This first set has a die cut doily with a circle of the patterned paper to act as a picture mat. It's topped with a tag from the sticker sheet popped up on a spacer to add dimension.  A banner cut from the papers has die cuts from the collection to fill in and coordinate. I like to have at least 1 clip added that can be used to secure photos or keepsakes that have writing on the back that would be lost if adhered to to page.
I'm so in love with the cut aparts that I couldn't bear to cut them down so I'm using them just as they are and adding them  as tip ins.
The back side of the tip ins is a great place to add journaling.  These pages have more die cut banners topped off with collection stickers.
The pockets have tags for pictures. There's plenty of room to add other flat keepsakes and mementos.
This tag tucks under a belly band. There's another clip to keep the tag snugly in place until more layers are added to the tag to bulk it up.
This tag is larger and would be great to add bigger pictures. The back has the pink cardstock layer so there's loads of space for writing up those special family memories.
It's just amazing to me how well all the patterns go together!  This is a similar layout as the first 2 pages but this time there's a pocket.
One more large tag. You can never have too much room in a scrapbook!
To dress the cover I added several charms of metal and crystal to coordinate with the patterns papers. One last bow and vintage button are the perfect finishing touches.

Please enjoy this short video flip through of this mini album.......

Wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) Ginny

~Authentique Supplies~ 

Dame Collection/ 12 x 12 Patterned Papers,  6 x 6 Paper Pad, Components Cardstock Die Cuts, Details Cardstock Sticker.
Spectrum Cardstock/ Bubble Gum Two.

~Additional Supplies~

Assorted die cuts, assorted flowers, ribbon, twine, vintage buttons, chipboard, metal and crystal charms.


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