Hello, and welcome to my third mini album tutorial, has anyone received the February Trends Mini Album magazine? I was lucky to get my “Words that describe you” mini album published there, and for this months tutorial I would like to share with you the steps to make your own.
Most of my supplies are from my favorite Pink Paislee paper collection Queen Bee.
Maya Road Square Canvas Binder Album
Pink Paislee: Pattern Paper, Die Cut Paper, Ribbon Pleats, Cork Buttons, Flip Notes and Press On.
American Crafts: Thickers
Others: Glimmer Mist, Chalk Ink, Assorted Brads, Ribbon, Cotton Twine
Lets start with the album cover, since the inside will be visible I recommend that it gets painted, take the canvas cover off and use your preferred type of paint, I applied 3 coats of Glimmer Mist with a paint brush, make sure you also paint the edges, do the same with the edges of the chipboard pages.
Make your title with Thickers or any other alphas of your preference. Just as an extra detail you can add a piece of the plaited ribbon to the books spine.
The inside pages have a simple and easy design. Coordinate a piece of pattern paper with one of the Flip Notes. Add a piece of ribbon on the corner opposite to the binder holes and tie a piece of Cotton Twine around the top part of the page.
Here is a finished page.
This album has two Canvas Pockets, The family name will go on the front part and on the back part I’ll add another photo with the same clean and simple design I used for the chipboard pages. The pockets have a snap in the front that will keep secure anything extra you want to include in the album, I'll be putting my journaling notes there.
Here is the finished album cover, as extra embellishments I added the cork buttons, a prima rose and three different thicker fonts.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and get inspired to make your own, using my album themes or any other topic that fits your life.
I’ll include this tutorial in my Mini Album Group at our Scrappy Community, become a member and remember you can upload photos of your album creations there; I would love to see what you make.