Hello everyone! Today, I have a fun mini album tutorial to share using some fun products you probably have sitting around your craft room. If not, I've linked most of them in my supply list and they're very reasonable items you should add to your craft stash!
I've used glassine bags and those ever-so-cute paper straws to create a mini album. The glassine bags are pocket pages and the straws bind the album together. So much fun, I'll tell 'ya!
This album came together super fast and was a breeze to create. I made it in just a few short hours on a Saturday afternoon.
This is a long post due to photo tutorials, so I hope you can hang in there! The first part consists of steps/tips I've provided for you to create the album. The second part consists of photos of the completed album.
That concludes the tutorial portion of this post. And now...onto the project photos!
On the cover, I heat embossed a background pattern. This adds lots of texture and color to a glassine bag. Just think about how much color you can add with all those colorful embossing powders out there on the market now!
From this perspective, you can see the pocket pages. I made four pages. Since the glassine bags are transparent, I decided to insert patterned paper pages backed onto solid cardstock. Later, I can add photos and memorabilia from our trip!
Here, you get a better image of the album. You can see how it stands up along with the straw binding...AMAZING! With all the paper straw colors and patterns out on the market, you can create so many different looks!
Here's the first page. It features our first stop on our 2012 Europe trip - to London.
I covered a wood veneer speech bubble with patterned paper and added the stamped sentiment strip. It definitely was my fave place on this trip!
Somehow, I assembled my pages out of order because Copenhagen was the last stop on our trip, but that's OK! :)
I definitely had to use a bicycle embellishment on this page. Copenhagens love to ride their bikes...even in the freezing cold!
I just used some old Thickers I've had in my stash. I believe these are "Lullabye."
The next page is all about Paris. It's "kind of a big deal," so I glitzed it up with some glitter Thickers and added a camera cardstock die cut.
I just love the camera patterned paper peeking through the bag!
The book from the top!
The end! Did you make it through?! I sure hope so. Thanks so much for stopping by and a special thanks to A Cherry On Top for the challenge to create this special project!
I hope you can make one of these mini albums soon! Take care.
It's National Scrapbook Day!
Today, I have a quick tutorial showing how to make a burlap mini album. You can fill it with your favorite photos and paper crafting embellishments. So, let's get started!
Trim chipboard sheets (make as many pages as you like) to 4" x 5.5".
Next, trim burlap slightly larger to about 4.5" x 6".
Using some strong adhesive, secure all the edges to the back of the chipboard pages. Trim off any excess burlap pieces. Warning, this part can get a bit sticky due to the nature of the burlap fabric. Don't worry if the edges are not even; that will be covered in the next step!
Last, trim your favorite felt (or even fabric) to fit on the burlap-wrapped pages. I used pinking sheers for the edges and also stitched around the border of each felt sheet prior to adhering them to the pages.
Now, here are photos of the finished album!
On the cover, I kept it simple by layering a couple of sheets of patterned paper, added a chipboard arrow and some Thickers for my title!
To secure the album together, I used some binder rings and also added eyelets to the punched holes for a more finished look.
I added photos and circle punches, wood veneer on the first page! This is a photo of my husband and I soon after we were first married.
I layered some die cut shapes to make a filler page.
This is the back of the die cut shape. I added a Project Life insert and embellished it.
Here's another filler page. I used a glassine bag and filled it with more Project Life inserts and sequins. I embellished it with some washi tape covered wood veneer.
Here's the back of the glassine back page with some washi tape borders.
On the next page, I embellished the photo with some glitter star stickers.
Using washi tape, I simply added a photo, thin patterned paper strips, and a bit of journaling.
Here's an envelope filler page that I embellished with brads and a die cut word.
On this page, I added a photo of one of my favorite patterns...polka dots!!
My last couple of pages I dedicated to my efforts to exercise. I adhered a photo to a vellum envelope packed with sequins. I hand cut the ampersand from patterned paper. The filler page is a Crate Paper die cut tag.
Fill your page with lots of stuff or keep it simple. Just have fun!
Here are all the pages of the book! Love the texture the burlap offers!
Well hello there! I have a fun new project to share with you today. There are lots of photos in this post - I warned ya!
I absolutely love to travel and find myself jotting down little notes here and there. So, I have a few trips I plan to take soon and thought this would be perfect to try out. A little place to slip in little mementos, jot down notes and memories, and even add in instant photos on-the-go!
For the cover, I kept it very simple because when I travel, I'll be throwing this little book around into bags and want to make sure it can hold up through a little bit of wear and tear. I used vintage styled book covers as the base for this journal. You can find one similar to the one I used here. I added a strip of airmail washi tape to the left side and punched a couple of holes and binded it with some rings. I picked up my rings and cover at a local scrapbook expo, so they may be a bit dated (sorry), so I linked the similar items.
I used my typewriter to customize the title onto vintage cream cardstock. The edges of the cardstock strips are distressed with chamomile ink.
Each section features a tabbed page using Edgers #5 die cut from manila cardstock. I also die cut patterned paper from the same die as well and adhered it to the manila cardstock die cut. Next, I added a vellum pocket by stitching it to the file folder die cut. The file names are little topics I generated on my typewriter and stapled to the tab. The inserts are chic tags and tickets by 7 Gypsies.
I stitched a vertical vellum pocket on the rest of the file folder die cuts so the pockets would not interfere with the tabs. It also makes sliding little mementos in super easy. Imagine all of the food receipts kept here!
I used the same techniques and layout for this section.
Back to a traditional pocket on this page.
I also wanted to share a photo of what was behind each section - about 5 pages of stamped journaling lines. I used paper from my sketchbook and rounded the corners.
I'll make sure to bring my instant photo camera (instax) to take a few candid shots along the way and add them to my travel journal and scrapbook so these memories can be captured in real time. I'd also pack a small container of liquid adhesive, sharpie, pen, pencil, maybe a roll or two of some washi tape and Tim Holtz' Tiny Attacher in a zip top bag to take with me on the trip. I would have everything I need to complete it by the time I returned.
Super simple to create for each and every travel adventure, even if it's a road trip!
So, what are you waiting for? Make a journal today!
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