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 😉
To make this album, I used the “Wallet 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 🙂
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!
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 “mine” 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 😉 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!