Hello everyone! Today I'm going to share with you a tutorial on how to create a figured mini-album. For this project I used Merry Little Christmas collection and a few photos of my friend's daughter from their last New Year's celebration. First of all I die cut shapes from cardstock. For this album I used a star, a circle, a square and a label. Then I chose main paper that match my photos.
Some elements are seen from the front and from the back, that's why I fold a piece of patterned paper, glue it together and then cut. In this case it is not only neat but also thicker.
To create pages more interesting I usually make layers. For example, for my first page I cut a whole star and a half of it from different patterned papers. I glued a punched border to the half star and then to the main star, after that I cut off excess paper.
Usually, when I cut shapes, I make photo mats and find embellishments but not attach them to background. I usually cut photos with the help of die cuts as well if I have the size I need.
Next step is to adhere all backgrounds to cardstock on each side. Be careful when you have bottom and top of the page to combine it correctly.
Than I create holes for my future ring at the top of each page. After that I usually make it smooth with a tip of a brush.
Next part is my favorite. I create layers with the help of different embellishment, make it pop-up with some foam tabs and join pages together.
This type of mini-album is my favorite now. It's easy and pleasant to create and then to present to someone who is special to you.
Below is the project page by page.
Merry Little Christmas Ornament / Merry Little Christmas Caroling / Merry Little Christmas North Pole / Merry Little Christmas Holly Bough / Merry Little Christmas Wassaill / Merry Little Christmas Baubles / Merry Little Christmas Sticker Fundamentals / Merry Little Christmas Tape Stickers / Merry Little Christmas Label Stickers / Merry Little Christmas Patterned Envelopes / Merry Little Christmas Ephemera Pack / Merry Little Christmas Button Set / Merry Little Christmas Clothespins / Merry Little Christmas Ticket Roll
Hope you'll find it interesting and give it a try. I'm sure you'll like the process and the result!
Have a happy crafting day!