Magic…Dreams Do Come True

Hello everyone!! Today I have another fun mini album to share with you!!  I used the brand new Simple Stories Say Cheese 4 collection for this mini.  It measures 7” by 10” with a 2.75” spine.  I wanted this mini album to be fairly large so it can store TONS of photos!!  I did use a hinge binding system with pocket pages.  You can find a tutorial HERE from My Sister’s Scrapper.  All you have to do is adjust the measurements to your liking.

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Onto the mini album!!!  I used lots of different Say Cheese 4 products with this collection!!  The first, and probably my favorite right now is the large word dies!!!  I have spread many throughout the album!! They are also very fun to use on cards!! Another favorite for this collection was the kids “bits and pieces”!!  I really wanted this album to focus on children so this product was a must!!  And lastly (besides loving it all), I love the coordinating solid cardstock to match the collection!!  How awesome is that!!

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Both the inside covers have pockets on them to store additional photos or memorabilia.  I have put a handful of photomats inside of various sizes.  All the pocket pages have the same large tag you pull out from the top.  Another great place for extra photos and journaling.

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I get asked this question lots…how do I put my photos in if elements are covering part of the photomat??  Super easy!!  I don’t put adhesive down on any part that touches the photomat.  That way I can easily slide in a photo.  This also makes it easy if you are giving a mini album as a gift.

Lots of fun little frames and ephemera are tucked away behind larger elements.  This makes a fun interactive book.  Make sure to check out my Instagram page for a full walk through of this album so you can see exactly what I am talking about!!

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You can see I used more of those large word dies!!  To give some extra dimension, I did cut them out in two different shades and offset them to give a “shadow” look.

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I hope you enjoyed this magical mini album and found some inspiration to create something of your own!!  Have a wonderful day!!

 

 

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I am beyond excited to share a fun card and mini album I created for “someone special”!!  I used the fabulous Simple Stories Good Vibes collection to create both these projects.  I just love this collection so much!!  The colors are so fun and vibrant.  I also love the images…coffee, cellphones, fashion and lots more!!  It’s all so amazing!!  So, let’s get started…

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This card was really easy to put together.  I let the stickers and bits & pieces from the collection do all the work for me.  To create the diagonal embossed lines on my white card base, I got out my scoreboard and scored at every half inch.  It was very easy and gave my card some “extra” dimension.

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I absolutely love how this mini album turned out!!  Chevron is one of my favorite designs so I knew I wanted to use that paper for my cover.  I loved it so much I ended up using it for the inside cover too!!  To keep my album closed I used a simple binding clip attached to some ribbon.  I tend to scrap chunky so am always needing a sturdy closure.

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To create the mini album pages I used a tutorial from Ginger over at My Sister’s Scrapper.  You can find her video tutorial HERE.  You get a lot of real estate for only using one sheet of paper!!

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Speaking about real estate, there are lots of pockets, flip-outs and even an accordion pocket to store all those special moments!!  If you would like to see a full walk-through of this mini album and all of the interactive elements head on over to my YouTube channel.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Life is Better in the Sunshine!!

Hello everyone!!  Jackie G  here to share a super fun summer project with you!! I’m super excited about this mini album…well, more like “not-so” mini album!!  Measuring in at 9” x 10” with a 3” spine…it’s a big one!!

I used the “Hello Summer” collection from Simple Stories to make this beauty!!  Since it was so big I ended up using two of the collection kits, 6×8 paper pad, bits and pieces, and the chipboard stickers.

So lets get started!!  I kept the front cover pretty simple.  Using just two of the chipboard elements to create my title “hello summer”.  I decided to keep it simple because this album will be traveling with us throughout the summer and I didn’t want anything to get snagged or torn off during transport.

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When you open the album I’ve got a HUGE accordian pocket on the left hand side of the album.  Inside I’ve placed a notepad for my children to jot down notes or drawings while we are out and about.  There is also a TON of room for extra photos or memorabilia to be stored.  On the right hand side I’ve created a fun little pen holder.  Each of the pages are pocket pages with top inserts.  So again, LOTS of room for photos!!

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This page is super fun with a cute little scooter to hold a journaling card.

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Can’t go wrong with summer and flamingos!!  This guy holds a couple different size photomat and journaling cards.  I was very cautious about keeping all the mats an easy size so all I have to do is print photos and stick them on with little or no cutting involved.  This spread has two smaller pocket pages with side inserts.  The pull out for lots of extra photo or journaling storage.

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I love this spread!!  “I dream of summers that last forever”!!!  LOVE it!!  I’m a summer girl so this collection really has my heart!!

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These two inserts I made specifically for using a white gel pen on the back of the black cardstock for some journaling!!  I know my boys will enjoy helping as this house is in full blown “splash zone” here!!! haha

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Here’s another spread with the side pockets.  Pool hair, don’t care, and the last of the pages.

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And lastly, we’ve got a big notepad on the back cover for lots more journaling, drawings or whatever else we need!!! I’m so incredibly excited to fill this album up!!

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You can also watch a full walk-thru of this mini album HERE 

Thanks for stopping by!!  Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Mini Album Magic

Hello my fellow crafters!! Jackie G here again with a super fun project to share with you today!!  I don’t know about you, but mini albums are so fun to make!!  The album I am sharing with you today was inspired using the tutorial by Frances of Your Book of Memories.  You can find a link to her tutorial HERE. This album holds so many photos, it’s unbelievable!!! Check it out!!

I plan to give this mini album to a friend so wanted to create a matching card to go with the gift.  I used the gorgeous I Am collection to create both the album and card.

Okay, lets get started!! First, I created a thick belly band to keep my album closed.  I didn’t have any magnet closures so had to get super creative!!  I opted to specifically use some of the chipboard elements to decorate my belly band as they are very sturdy.  I wanted to make sure nothing could bend as this piece will get a lot of traffic.  I made sure to keep the entire cover, spine and back flat so nothing would catch on the band.

This album has so many fun features including and big accordion pocket, hidden pockets, and two waterfall features that can hold both 3×4 and 4×6 photos!!  Like I said before, you get a lot of real estate in this mini!!

The accordion pocket has a ½” gusset which allows for lots of storage!!  The storage possibilities for this giant pocket are endless!! You can put photos, memorabilia, notepads, pretty much anything!! Again, I didn’t have any magnets so created a paperclip closure with some of the butterfly chipboard elements and some ribbon.

I also created paperclip closures to keep my waterfall features closed.  Didn’t want them flopping around!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  I hope you enjoyed these projects!! Have a wonderful crafty day!!