Companions LOVE! With Daniela

Hello Friends! Daniela here with a great quick mini album featuring the DARLING Companions line!  I just can't get enough of this cute collection!  It's so versatile, that I've used it with Dog friends and Cat friends and people that have both have been tickled!  I was at a retreat this past weekend and needed a project for everyone that would challenge them, but not intimidating.  It also had to have a little of my flair.  I used a premade book and a full 6x6 pad, added a few embellishments, and made some out of the paper, and whalla, you have a 6x6 Mini Album for yourself or a loved one.  For those that have Cats, just turn over the above cutouts and use the darling images of Cats!  I made the cutouts into a banner for the top of the cover.  I picked 3 of my favorite cutouts from the 6x6 sheet, rounded the edges and matted them with coordinating cardstock.  I then took some fun twine, along with a metal charm and a wood charm and turned it into a banner.  Try it out for yourself!  

 I thought I would do some simple "triangle pockets" as I call them.  These are super cute and interactive, and you can decorate them with cutouts and little bits you might have around.  The page on the right is a "flip up".  These are great, as they give interaction, room for a photo underneath or journaling and you can decorate the flip, however, you'd like.  I love using the cutout sheets Authentique Paper has in its collections.  It's like a built-in embellishment sheet.  These are perfect to cut out, mat on coordinating cardstock, tie some ribbon or twine on it, add a bling or enamel dot and you'll have a darling embellishment ready for your project.
These kinds of minis are great to do a "two-page layout" style pages as well.  Use the same patterned paper behind both pages in the album and decorate the same with photo mats.  This gives a great place to put your best photos. 

These next two pages are another "triangle pocket" page and then a "flip-out" page.  These are another interactive way to be able to decorate and add photos.  With this "flip-out", I made a "slide" and then a mini card to slip inside.  This could be a sentiment or a memory you might have of your pet.  Inside you have more room to journal or place a photo.

I only have dogs, but I couldn't pass up making a cat themed layout.  This page on the left is another "slide" with a little handmade card with another cat cut out on it.  The page on the right is the full 6x6 page of the cutout.  I like lining the insides of my albums with these pages.  

I hope you've enjoyed going through some of my Companions Mini Album.  If you make one, let me know!  I'd love to see it.
Daniela Costa


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