Since I discovered mini-albums a few months ago I have totally fallen in love. I'm sure a lot of scrappers have events that they make minis for, but I have the desire to make a mini and then I have to find a reason to make it.
Here are three that I made recently and how I came about them. Each one is going to my teenage sister and cousins.
Back in December I bought some paper grab bags at Big Lots. I fell in love with one sheet of paper, DCWV's Sweet Fruity Glitter, but I didn't know how to use it then. I wanted to make a paper bag mini and I had some pink, green and blue bags I bought years ago. Ta-Da. The paper is pink and green, I have pink and green bags, I LOVE pink and green - a theme is born!!
So here is the cover. The little tropical pineapple is from the Sweet Fruity Glitter. I cut up all the little images to use as embellishments throughout the album. The background paper is DCWV Lady Bug Stripe. I got the chip alphas in the Target $pot. These are my first attempt at embossing, using glitter and UTEE together.
On the left, I took a cute card I received, rounded the corners and covered the note inside with paper. Now there is a fun photo mat. The right side is Lilly wrapping paper scraps with a prima flower and bling center.
I made a bunch of tags and photo mats to fill all the pockets, using a various DCWV papers I had. They got embellished with the cutouts, some rub ons, bling and prima flowers.
Then came another paper bag mini, this time using pink and blue bags. I received some papers from Prima's Signs of Spring collection, and I used those exclusively for the pages and tags.
How cute are those little birdies? I glitter embossed the letters again and used prima flowers and bling in the corner.
This last one is straight out of the Live with Prima crate kit that Marion Smith did. I used the Peaches paper pad that came in the kit and followed the folding technique that Marion showed in her video.
Glitter embossed letters again with prima e-line flowers and bling. I fell in love with those pandas - they just had to get top billing on the cover.
The pages are folded so that a photo can be tucked inside. I used the prima moonbeams and kisses to embellish.
Here is what the other pages look like with more moonbeams.
I made all these earlier in the summer and fell into my lull before they were complete. I finally finished these while I was working on my decoupage box.
Now I have one mini in progress and another that started and finished last night.