Fall Mini Album | Kate Chapman

Hello lovelies, it’s Kate here, better known on Instagram as @kittyk8 and I am here to share my very first project for the Hip Kit Club with you.  Today I was challenged to create a mini album that was either back to school or fall themed.  Since this is only my second ever mini album I wanted to spice it up and go a bit more nontraditional.

Without further ado, it is my pleasure to share what I like to call my w.i.p. mini album.

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The first thing you might notice is that I am yet to include photos.  I live in Australia, and  I plan to use this particular album for our fall season coming up after the new year.  So, decided to make the basic foundation of the album.  This way I can finish it by simply adding the photos and journaling and maybe a few extra embellishments when fall finally arrives here in Australia.
I was inspired to make my own leaves to use as the pages.  I roughly drew a basic leaf shape and I cut it out and used it as my template to make the rest of the pages.

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Once the pages were cut, it was time to embellish.  This is my absolute favourite part! Usually I am all for going over the top with my embellishments.  However, with the organic shape and small size of my pages I decided to keep things rather simple. My pages mostly consist of a gorgeous black Pretty Little Studio frame from the Indian Summer collection that can be found in the August kits  Then I simply made an embellishment cluster using the Pink Paislee Truly Grateful ephemera and floral ephemera.

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I made sure to add a bit of dimension to each page using foam squares behind some of the bits and pieces.  I felt like a wooden button would make a nice feature in the center of of one of the flowers, so I added one to every page for consistency.

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With flowers comes butterflies.  I used some butterflies Truly Grateful ephemera and the vellum butterflies are from Vicki Boutin.
Once I am able to finish my mini, I intend to hang it on display on a peg board in my room, but for now these pages are will stay separate awaiting the upcoming fall photos and finishing touches.  I can’t wait for fall to arrive in my neck of the woods.  I hope I have inspired you to pick up these marvelous kits and make a little mini album of your own.  The August Hip Kits have really inspired me to push myself creatively.  I can not wait to make more projects and share them with you all soon.
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I know right now they may not seem like much at the moment, but I can assure you this is the start of something truly magical…

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I hope you enjoyed this look into my mini album, I am so grateful to share it with you.  You definitely don’t want to miss these beauties so I suggest grabbing August Kits before they’re all gone.
Thanks so much for joining me, I look forward to sharing with you again very soon.

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