Friday, July 21, 2017

Summer Mini Album / Paige Evans DT

Hey there, friends, and Happy Friday!  Woo hoo!  Today I have a fun mini album to share for the Paige Evans Design Team.  This week the focus is on flowers, so I made sure to include a lot of them here.  I went with a Summer theme since I have so many pool photos of my girls.  I must say that mini albums don’t come easily for me, so I wasn’t sure where to start.  I finally decided to start going through the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad and I chose several bright and Summery papers.  I had several different sized photos printed, so I knew I’d be mixing and matching things.  The size of the album is 4x6, so I cut a few papers in that size.  I made a few of them smaller, and I punched a few.  I liked the look of having different sized and shaped papers.  I also used papers from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad and the 6x6 Paper Pad.  I wanted to add some fun die cut elements to the album, so I used the laser die cut sheet from the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad.  I did lots of machine stitching, especially on the cover.  I stitched some of the Take Me Away Thickers for my title.





On the inside cover, I went simple with some fussy cut flowers from the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad and Chipboard Stickers.  I punched a fun little heart and added a rose gold sticker from the Oh My Heart Sticker Book.  The first page is a smaller piece that I tore and added some watercolor to.  I also added in some flowers from the Oh My Heart Ephemera Die Cuts and Sticker Book.





On the back, I kept it white with some embellishments:  a fussy cut circle from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad, a rose gold phrase from the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad and some Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers.  The sequins are from SpiegelMom Scraps, and I used them throughout the album.  On the right, I watercolored a piece of white cardstock and added two photos.  I made this piece a little bit wider so I could use a border punch on the side and fold it in.  I held it together with a Take Me Away Epoxy Paper Clip.  When you remove it, the entire photos are visible.  I added some of the Oh My Heart Sticker Book washi tape & a puffy sticker.






I used a flower stencil and some watercolors for the back of that piece and added some Oh My Heart Chipboard Stickers, a die cut and some more sequins.  I added in one of the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad die cut pieces and backed it with various patterned papers.  On the back, I punched  a lot of circles from a Fancy Free 6x6 Paper Pad paper and created some fun scallops.  The page behind that has a longer photo that I embellished.  I fussy cut another circle from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad and added an Oh My Heart Chipboard Sticker.  That pretty yellow and pink layer is from the Oh My Heart Ephemera.  I finished this page off with some metallic gold Take Me Away Foam Phrase Thickers.






For the next page, I kept it simple with just added a few paper strips around the edges, a punched heart and an Oh My Heart Chipboard Sticker.  I mixed in a circle punched piece here just for fun.  The right side is a piece of paper from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad, which I watercolored.  I added an Oh My Heart Ephemera floral die cut and a fussy cut flower.  I layered in some vellum & tissue paper as well as an Oh My Heart Puffy Sticker.  





Next up is another die cut piece from the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad that I backed with patterned papers.  I added an Oh My Heart Ephemera die cut and some Take Me Away Foam Phrase Thickers.  On the opposite side I journaled on a cut apart piece from the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad and stitched through it.  When you flip it, you see a fun photo with some Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers and some Oh My Heart Sticker Book washi tape and alphas.  On the right I used yet another die cut piece and backed it with papers.  I kept it simple with just a few ink splatters, the photo, and a fussy cut heart from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad.






The next spread is another fun mix of color.  I used a floral paper on the left from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad and added some tissue paper behind my photo.  I tucked in another fussy cut flower and another rose gold sticker.  The page on the right is a combination of papers from both paper pads and an Oh My Heart Puffy Sticker.





On the back of the pink page, I added in a few smaller pieces just for fun.   I fussy cut more large flowers from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad and paired those with a cut apart from the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad and added some thread.   I fussy cut those circles together and threw in another cut apart from Fancy Free.  I added in another piece of watercolored cardstock next.  I wanted to create a fun sky and sun with sprays.  I had this cloud die cut sitting on my desk, so I added that in.  I finished it off with an Oh My Heart Puffy Sticker and a few sequins.






I love how this next page turned out.  I had another longer photo, so I folded the outer edge and added a punched tab.  I hid some Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers underneath the folded part.  I sprayed the paper with some bright pink spray and bordered the photo with some washi tape from the Oh My Heart Sticker Book.  The right side is another journaling piece.  When you flip it over, there’s another photo behind it.  Behind that is another die cut piece from the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad that I stitched on using different color thread.







The final bit here is more watercolored die cut pieces, fussy cut flowers, and puffy stickers.  







I hope this inspires you to try your hand at a mini album!  I struggle with them, but the more I got into it, the more fun it was.  I always appreciate a challenge, and this hit the spot.  

I do have a rather long process video showing how I made this album.  I do show a flip through and close-ups at the end if you'd rather just skip to that part.  I just wanted to include as much as the process as I could.



Thanks so much for stopping in and reading this lonnng post :)  Have a great weekend!