Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July Mini Album Tutorial

Hello, Diana here bringing you this months mini album tutorial, the theme is part of my All About You craft campaign, in my next four posts I’ll be giving you ideas on making projects that focuses on you, the one behind the camera.

My album title is “At 35 I….”; I made this before my birthday as a way of remembering how I was at that age, on each page I added what stood out to me about my personality and during that year.

The album I picked for this project is a Donna Downey 4X 6 Canvas Album, I like the nice canvas pages inside and the photo sleeves were perfect to add more pictures.

Today’s tutorial will be on decorating the album cover, as you might know by now I like the look of layers.

Layer 1

Three pieces of paper, one 4X6 cardstock piece and two pattern papers with a punched out border to add extra decoration, glue them together as shown on the step 2 image bellow.

Layer 2
Glue a piece of lace all across the paper piece, add ribbon long enough to tie a knot or a bow, tape each edge to the back of the paper. Glue the complete piece to the album cover.

Layer 3-Upper Part
I used Maya Roads Chipboard Scallop Mini Triangle Banner, painted them with Jenni Bowlin’s dabbers in Malted Milk and Stick Candy and added a finishing coat of Glossy accents. The banner is put together with a piece of twine.

Layer 3-Bottom Part
A pink doily that will be under the number 35, and some cute flags that are part of the decoration.

Layer 4
I applied the same paint and glossy accents to this Maya Road Chipboard Tag, and added an orange scalloped circle under one side just to give a pop of color.

Layer 5
A nice rose with leafs for a feminine look. Once the rose is positioned where you want it to be tie the ribbon in a knot or bow.

Layer 6
Time to glue the letters for the title, I also added a few flower brads and gems.
The front of each page has my topic and a photo to match it, on the back a few journaling lines with an option to add more inside the craft envelope.

A few more of the inside pages.
A side view of how it looks with the picture sleeves.

Once again I hope I was able to inspire you and that you’ll make an album with a very important theme “you” :)

Till next time


4 Scrappy thoughts:

Jean said...

LOVe this! The papers are gorgeous. Wonderful cover! Amazing pages!

Sandy Ang said...

It's so pretty. Just love the colours. A mini seems very daunting but I'll try a photo display for my cousin's wedding

*MaRLeNe* said...

super cute, i always love all the mini's you guys share :)

Erica said...

What a cute and colorful mini! You have great ideas!