Friday, September 2, 2011

My first mini album

I am so happy to present you my very first mini!! I am not a scrapper, but when I saw a video that Dawn Griffith (Dawn5377 on You Tube)  made, I couldn't resist.

The pink card stock is Bazzill, all other paper is from DCWV's Garden Stack. The album takes only one piece of card stock for the album cover and assorted pieces for the pages. It also takes 5 A2 envelopes for the pockets inside.

The album opens like a tri-fold. I fussy cut all the butterflies from the patterned paper. I love the touch of glitter. I added some lace here and there.  Like I said, this is my first mini and I really think I have room to improve, but I still love this project.

Here it is opened up all the way.  See, three pages measuring 6" x 6"... love it.

This is the left page.  I added gel pen stitches to all the page mats.

The middle page is where the envelopes were attached to create pockets. I cut the tags using From my Kitchen... more info in a little bit! :)

The third page is nearly the same as the first.

Here are the tags I created.  I used From My Kitchen and used the recipe card feature. I picked the rounded tabs, but FMK has many choices.  I sized them to 5 1/2" wide and 4 3/4" tall. I cut matching paper for both sides of the inserts. One more butterfly finished off the pink one.

On the front of the mini, I attached the bodies of the butterflies with glue but rolled some foam tape to put under the wings to add dimension. I also put some glitter glue down the bodies of the butterflies.

Here is a link to Dawn's mini tutorial on You Tube... you won't want to miss this one! :)

Challenges : 

13 comments:

Karen said...

Cheryl omg you did an amazing job on this your details are stunning. The colors are so soft and pretty. The butterflies add just the perfect accent. Dawn is great I love the way she explains think she makes it so easy to understand.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

LOVE it!! Super design and great paper choice! I might have to try this! Nice work!

Joy said...

Great job on your 1st mini!! The colors and all the butterflies are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !
Joy

Kathy said...

Wow, these are my favorite colors. I love it! It so pretty. Good luck!
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, beautiful job on your first mini!! The colors are perfect and I love the design of it:) TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Great job on this mini album!! Thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Cahllenge!
Happy Craftin :)

Ildi-Getting Cricky DTM
The Craftin Mama
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Amy C said...

This is lovely!! I ♥ the butterflies and the lace trim. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

Kate said...

What a gorgeous album! I love the pinks and the lace trim you've added is such a lovely touch!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

happyglitzygirl said...

Great work, looks amazing, lots of detail. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Becky Garrison said...

You did a great job on your album, and I really love the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog! Becky/DT

Janis said...

This is beautiful, Cheryl! I love the dividers. Hugs to you!!
:) Janis
Getting Cricky DTM
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Janice W. said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors and papers! Beautiful job with the Getting Cricky Winged Things challenge! Thanks for playing!
Janice

QC Kelsey said...

What a pretty mini! Great job on your first. Loved the fussy cut butterflies!