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Friday, November 10th, 2017
Interactive Extravaganza Mini Album. Graphic 45 DT.

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new project Interactive Extravaganza Mini Album. Graphic 45 DT. This mini album took a long time to create but it was so worth the effort. It’s full of interactive flaps, pockets and inserts you might think it’s complicated to create but it’s not. You’ll be surprised how easy it is!   Interactive Extravaganza Mini Album. Graphic 45 DT. I started with the Rectangle tag and pocket mini album which is wonderful because it comes with a few interactive surprises. All its pages are full side pocket pages and there are also pockets on the front of some of the pages. So half of the work is already done right? All you need is to cover the pages with papers and you are ready to add photos. However if you’re like me covering the pages with photos might not be enough. You, like me, might want to add even more interactive mechanisms to …

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Tonight is Halloween Cascade Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s Halloween! So today I want to share with you a new mini album especially for Halloween: Tonight is Halloween Cascade Mini Album. This album is so fun and easy to make you won’t believe it! And just in time to include all your spooky and fantastic photos from the day.     Tonight is Halloween Cascade Mini Album The album is designed with two cascading pages on each side of the inside cover. The pages’ base is black as well as the cover. For this mini album’s pages and embellishments I used the Tonight is Halloween 6×6 paper collection designed by…me! Yes I designed all the papers in this collection including two pages with tags, quotes and other fun stuff you can fussy cut. We can’t have a mini album without a little fussy cutting right? Take a look at some of the pages inside this spooktacular mini album:             …

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
One Page Wonder Mini Album Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m back to my old tricks… I’m sharing a One Page Wonder Mini Album Tutorial! You know how I love coming up with these fun things not just because it’s cost effective and easy to create but also because it’s a challenge. I find, at least for me, that challenges spark my creativity!     One Page Wonder Mini Album Tutorial This little mini album was created from only one 12×12 double sided cardstock. You’ll be surprised how far you can go with some smart cutting and folding. This particular mini album has pages as well as a cover so it’ll be perfect as a brag book or even an insert to a larger mini album. You can glue together the covers and create a combo of one page mini albums too!         As for the embellishments the sky is the limit. Don’t put too many embellishments on the inside pages so …

Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Washi Tape Binding Mini Album Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! I often get asked about binding mini albums. There are lots of ways to bind a mini album and today I want to share with you a Washi Tape Binding Mini Album Tutorial. This binding technique is great for small mini albums that don’t have a lot of pages and are not too bulky. All you need for this binding technique is a wide washi tape and some cardstock.     Washi Tape Binding Mini Album Tutorial When you create a mini album you usually create the mini album first and then bind it allowing it room to expand. This is necessary for photos and journaling and of course interactive mechanisms. In this album we do the same however the spacers we insert to allow room for the album to expand are not necessary.  This method of binding is the most basic method there is and can be applied with larger albums. If you do bind …

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages using my Flip Flop Mini Album as an example. It’s really fun to create mini albums that have pages in different shapes. Shapes that are not squares or rectangles, shapes that are more interesting and unusual like circles or even in a shape of a flip flop.     How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages Here are my tipson How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages 1. Don’t let the shape confuse you Sometimes when you have to create or embellish a page that had an unusual shape you find yourself intimidated or frozen. Because we’re used to working on squares a different shape can be confusing. But don’t let that discourage you! Whatever the shape of the page is limit yourself to it’s boundaries and work within them.     2. Match your embellishments Usually when a page has a different shape …

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Art Journal Inspiration Mini Book

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a really cool and fun project: Art Journal Inspiration Mini Book. The special thing about this project is that it’s all done from only one piece of A3 water color paper. All you need are a few acrylic paints and stencils to create your own Art Journal Inspiration Mini Book.     Art Journal Inspiration Mini Book The first thing you need to do is create the background for the pages. So I used acrylic paints and stencils to fill the paper with colorful and interesting patterns. Don’t worry if it looks a little noisy now it will all look great later. After the patterns were ready I added a little gesso here and there.     Next I cut the paper into squares measuring 4″ x 5 1/2″ and folded each one in half.     These are the pages of the mini book. Now I gave each of them some attention…I added …

Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Adventure is Just a Page Away Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my new interactive mini album: Adventure is Just a Page Away Mini Album! This is a really easy and fun mini album to create and not only there is a step by step video tutorial but there is also a complete kit with all the supplies I used that you can get at Photographs and Memories!   Adventure is Just a Page Away Mini Album I made this mini album with the Beautiful Dreamer collection by Bo Bunny. I have to say I have not been a fan of their recent collections but this one is really pretty, even though it has lots of pinks and purples in it. The mini album also comes with a beautiful box that you can store it in. The instructions for building the box also appear in the video. So basically you get two projects for the “price” of one!   The mini album is …

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