Mini album is a perfect gift to friends and family. It takes a bit of planning. I figured out that if we decide few things before staring the mini it goes quite smooth and quick. These are the few things which can be planned in advance :
2.Pocket /inserts style
For my mini I decided to go for the binder rings option ( which is the easiest) and the album cover and pages were made with natural chipboard.
I trimmed all the chipboards with my scissors and then punched two holes with the crop a dile. Used two binder rings and my album was ready to get dressed...
The binder ring option does not allow a lot of thickness to be added on the pages as there is no extra space between them. I decided to create some pockets with Martha Stewart's punches which will just help to tuck in photo mats and tags, without adding much bulk. Here is a pic to explain it better..:)
I selected a gorgeous patterned paper by kaiser craft called EXPRESSIONS which has the most amazing florals,roses mixed media type sheets and my fav butterflies... keeping a bit of relation between the pages I selected the pp and pasted them on the chipboard. Distressed with vintage photo and then added gesso all around the edges.
The embellishments had to be flat and so I picked some mini roses, fussy cut few butterflies from the same patterned papers stack and lots of tags from prima collection.
Here are few close ups pics...
Finally the icing on the cake ...:)
It's so important to decorate and plan the front page of the mini. It should carry the theme and also look fabulous. I went crazy and added so many yummy things which are available at our store... If u love charms there is an amazing collection of charms in the store ...do check it out.
So here is the front page of my mini ...
I hope u like it and do give it a try...
Thanks for the love you shower on me through your comments ...
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