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 everyone! Enza here with my first project as part of the Sahin Designs Creative Team. I’m thrilled and honored to be sharing this new adventure with such talented and inspiring ladies!
When I first saw the Crafty Fingers collection, I fell in love with the colors and the designs. I knew I wanted to document my kids’ crafts, so I decided to make a mini book.
One thing you should know is that I use Photoshop only to edit my photos. Everything else, that is resizing, cropping, editing, is done in the Silhouette Cameo software. For some reason, I find it easier to use.
Here are my steps:
- After opening the program, I set the registration marks for a 8.5″x11″ print size.
- Then, I draw my own shapes based on the size of the project I’m working on. In this case, the mini book measures 5″x5″, but I also wanted to incorporate some 3″x4″ cards.
- I import the cards or papers into the shapes.
- Then use the print and cut feature to have my Cameo do all the work 😉
- Same thing with the elements. In this case, I imported them onto the page first, then drew an outline that had the same measurements of the original shape.The important step to remember here is to make sure only the outline of the elements you want to cut is selected before you send the paper through the cutting machine.Here are detailed photographs of my mini book.
I like to add different textures and elements to my pages. Thread, cork elements, wood veneers and stamps do the trick for me.
I like to make little clusters of elements here and there.
Gorgeous colors in this collection.
Some of the papers and brushes come from the collaboration between Sahin Designs and Anita Designs.
Below you can see how I created a cluster by overlapping a few elements. And, again, to give some texture to the page, I added half of a doily on the side.
I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial. If you have any questions, please use the comment section below.
See you next time!
Have a great day!