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Pink Paislee – Mini Albums: Wallet Mini Album

Hello everyone! Today I’d like to share my version of a mini album featuring the gorgeous Summer Lights collection by Pink Paislee. There is so much inspiration out there. Beautiful mini albums in different shapes and sizes are all over social media. I love them all but rarely take the time to actually make one. I have to say I really enjoyed the process, from planning what I wanted to incorporate in it to using new (to me) elements. More minis to come for sure πŸ˜‰

To make this album, I used the β€œWallet Mini Album” cut file available in the Silhouette Store. The idea of unfolding multiple flaps was appealing to me. So fun!

I started by decorating the middle section. A shaker card was created with one of the frames in the collection and some tulle. I loved utilizing tulle throughout this summer album as it reminds me of a fish net and adds so much interest to it. Chipboard stickers and sequins move around freely inside the frame. Several cut files from Paper Issue and The Cut Shoppe embellished the top and bottom flap. I used some stitching to make sure the tulle would stay in place, as even super strong adhesive didn’t work and would show through. The look of hand-stitching is just lovely. I was able to use a variety of coordinating colors and stitching designs, which made me happy πŸ™‚

A cluster of embellishments and some washi tape finished the bottom flap.

For the photos my goal was to keep the decorating to a minimum. A frame, a sentiment, and some stickers worked perfectly to achieve the simple look I was going for.

I added my typed journaling to one of the flaps and scattered a few sequins around it. Some colored thread under the sentiment brings in extra color and creates movement. You can see some more tulle peeking out from underneath my girls’ picture.

One of my favorite pieces in this album is the string of sequins wrapped around the photo below. Very simple to make. I love the rustic, summery look of it!

For most of the cut files, I adhered multiple layers together in order to create thicker embellishments with more dimension and depth.

Here is the folded mini album. I love how it turned out!

If you have never created a mini album or are intimidated by it, just give it a try. It truly only takes a page or two to fall in love with this alternate form of memory keeping. Thank you for stopping by today! Have a lovely day!

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Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop and Giveaway! I’m sure you have noticed by now how gorgeous the new products are. There is such a variety of items to choose from and so much versatility that it makes it harder not to want them all! You should have arrived from the incredibly talented Debby Hughes‘s blog.

Here is the complete list to reference to if needed:

Enza Gudor —You are here—

What is a Blog Hop without prizes?

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Sunday, July 30th.

I created three projects for today’s blog hop.

  • For my first project, I decide to use the Sketchy Floral stamp set to create lots of flowers to cluster on one side of the page. This stamp set is absolutely gorgeous, not only for the floral image and sentiments it features, but also for its large size, perfect for backgrounds.


I love the colors of the patterned papers included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I know I say this often, but those watercolor hues just make it so easy to achieve the desired mixed media look. I decided to heat-emboss the main image with the Altenew Crystal Clear Crisp and Golden Peach Crisp (which will be restocked soon) embossing powders. I stamped and fussy cut it several times, in order to be able to layer the pieces and achieve dimension.

The Golden Peach Crisp embossing powder is so beautiful!!! I want to use it on everything!

Some of the leaves were placed on the opposite side of the picture as well, to continue the theme and give a more complete look to the page. Embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit,Β  paint splatters, and enamel dots finished the page.

  • My second project features the Get Well Soon stamp set. What I love about it is its versatility. Lots of different images that are perfect for backgrounds or to create embellishments.

This Travelers Notebook spread came together in no time.

I first stamped the hexagon image on a piece of watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and heat-embossed it to create a resist. Then with a mini ink blending tool and some of the brand new Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I just added color all over the page.

On a separate piece of watercolor paper I stamped the floral image and heat-embossed it. I used watercolors and also Altenew Shimmer Ink Sprays in blue and purple to achieve different shades.

I kept the opposite side of the spread pretty simple. I cut the word “Love”, included in the new Script Words Die set, three times and layered the pieces together for added dimension. To give it even more texture, I backed it with die cut pieces from my stash and a few embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

  • My third and last project for this release features the Parrot Paradise stamp set. I love the variety of tropical foliage. So inspiring!

I knew I wanted to create my own background by using only one type of leaf. I cut a 9-inch circle out of a 12×12 piece of white cardstock and used it as a template. Then I started stamping inside the circle by using all the different shades of the new Altenew Crisp Dye Ink sets: Cherry Blossom, Deep Blue Seas, and Pocketful Of Sunshine. The colors are vibrant and fun, perfect for this summery layout.

Some of the leaves were also stamped separately and adhered on top of the background ones using foam dots.

I kept the embellishments to a minimum not to overload the page. I love how soft this page turned out.

 

Thank you for stopping by. Keep hopping along for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Altenew store. You next stop is the amazing Laurie Schmidlin.

Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Favorite Technique: An Inspiring Mix

Hello Pink Paislee fans! Today I’ll be sharing my best-loved paper crafting techniques with you all. It was hard to pick only one, as I always fall in love with the latest trends in terms of design. What makes my pages β€œmine” and inspires my creativity is a combination of them: use of cut files, layering, hand stitching, and fussy cutting. Every little detail on today’s layout showcases my preferences when it comes to scrapbooking.

Cut files are my starting point most of the time. I have been wanting to use this one on a 12×12 page for quite a while. It is definitely one of my favorite designs by Paige Evans. I decided to use the negative space only as I liked the idea of floating petals. Foam dots are keeping the top portion of every piece from laying flat onto the page.

Stitching the outline of each petal gave me that extra texture I always try to achieve on my layouts. The color of the thread changes based on the hues of the patterned paper. The Moonstruck collection is definitely one of my favorites of all times.

Next, I built several layers behind the picture. Tags and patterned papers from the collection were used to frame this sweet photo of my favorite ballerina πŸ˜‰ All the floral ephemera pieces I used contribute to create that romantic, timeless look I was going for.

I added a few rub-ons around the photo clusters and all around the cut file as well as in the top corners of the page to make it even more magical. Fussy cut butterflies added the final touch.

I love that the title fit perfectly inside the top middle petal.

That is all, my friends! A few techniques concentrated in one layout. I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will try using some of them on your pages. Have a lovely day!