Hej Everyone! I’m so happy to share my new Mini Album with you today.
I have been challenged to incorporate pockets and the stamps from the Embellishment Kit to todays project. I created my Mini with the absolutely stunning HKC January 2019 Kits.
Because I didn’t have any pockets for my project, I have built them by myself:
Using American Crafts Canary Cardstock, Blush Cardstock and White Cardstock, I have cut one sheet of each Cardstock in 4″ stripes.
As you can see on the picture below:
To begin, i have cut my stripes to 4″x9″.
Using my Scoring Board, i folded the stripes at 5″ in length, which is building the height of the pocket.
To create the flaps, I have scored 1/2″at each side of the stripes. The folds are a perfect guide to cut off all the excess paper that is no more needed – except the flaps, of course!
Before I glued the pockets together, I have sprayed some of the Blue Color Bloom Mist (which came with the January Color Kit) on a piece of plastic and used this puddle as my “ink pad”.
I stamped the bigger cloud from the Shimelle “Head in the Clouds” Clear Stamps several times to the front of the pockets.
I’m totally fine with this messy imprints – i was just aiming for some extra shimmer and interest.
When the color was completely dry, I only had to put some glue to the flaps and fold the pocket together.
My inserts are 2 3/4″x 4 1/2″ – like this they fit perfectly into these pockets.
After that had been done, I started arranging my Mini Album.
I punched holes in each pocket that i could put them together with a bookbinding ring.
For my Cover, I have cut two pieces of the Pinkfresh Studio Cardstock that was backing the Puffy Alphas.
To get a closure for my album, I have simply glued a piece of twine between the two pieces of cardstock that I have glued together to make the cover a bit stronger.
The title is from the Crate Paper – Hooray – Accent Thicker sheet. The HKC Exclusive Flair Button, a golden heart and a fussy cut flower are the embellishment I have added to the title.
To give the bookbinding ring some interest, I have punched a hole into a piece of Ephemera to be able to hang it on the ring – accompanied of a tassel, I have made with some yarn.
I always forget taking pictures when I’m on these big events. That’s why I’m super happy to have at least 5 pictures with wonderful, creative and inspiring people and a hotel-escalator-selfie, to keep in this album.
For the inserts I have used Crate Paper Hooray – Yay Paper and La La Love – Bouquet Paper. I placed a Pinkfresh Tassel bow on each insert to make it easier to pull the inserts out of the pockets.
On each pocket is a Pinkfresh Studio – Joyful Day – Chipboard Frame and a Pinkfresh Studio – Everyday Musings – Layered Heart Embellishment.
The other embellishments are a variation of Pinkfresh Studio – Everyday Musings – Ephemera, pieces from the Pinkfresh Studio – Joyful Day – Chipboard Frames and some fussy cut flowers that were included in the January Printable Kit, which Kim Watson created.
I tried to stay with these three options for my embellishmets since I love this kind of a common thread in Mini Albums.
I love how playful and fresh but still not too busy this Mini Album turned out!
I hope you enjoyed this little how-to and the walk-throug my Crative World Mini!
Have a wonderful Day!