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For today's project, I'm fulfilling a long overdue promise. Several months ago I created a 'faux' tag mini album with the 'Alpine' collection. You can see that post here in order to refresh your memory. I had several requests for a tutorial on how I went about creating the base for this mini. I've now recreated this mini although I took a slightly different approach. I feel that this second time around, the mini came out better with the adjustments that I made in creating it. The mini is now a bit wider providing more room for storing photos, journaling & other memorabilia.
I've used the fabulous Autumn themed collection 'Pleasant' for my mini. Autumn is my absolute favorite season of the year--so I have to admit that I truly enjoyed using this collection for my project.
I've fussy cut the owl from one of the ATC cut aparts found in the 'Pleasant' collection & adhered it to the front of my mini. I absolutely loved this image & thought it would make the perfect focal point to the front of my mini. I decorated the top border of the front page by adding dots of gold Stickles all along the edge.
Just like the 'Alpine' mini, this album consists of 5 double sided pages & is held closed with a string of jute. I've used lightweight chipboard for the base of the mini. The album measures 8" inches in height x 5 1/2" inches in width. Each spine or gusset, measures 3/8" inches.
I ended up decorating this mini the same way I decorated the 'Alpine' mini. I've used pockets, belly bands, stand alone 'swing' pockets & several tags in different sizes to embellish the mini.
What I like most about this mini is that it can be stored closed or can be displayed on a shelf or desk. The design of the mini allows it to be a stand alone album & can be used as a decorative element in any room.
Below you will find two videos. One is an overview of the mini & the other is a tutorial showing how I go about making the base for this mini--specifically how I use dies to create the top borders for each page. Thanks for stopping by & enjoy!
Supplies Used: Pleasant Collection, Pleasant Elements Card Stock Die Cuts