Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Just Because!

It's always such an honor to be invited as part of a 
CYCLING TEAM 
at 
This go-around it's with the Just Because Collection and let me tell you, 
it's so sweet with the little love birds, clouds, adorable poppy shapes and hearts.
And as with all LYB Collections, you have so many elements and embellishments
to create with: chipboard shapes, canvas stickers, clear cut shapes, journal cards,
build-your-own-flower kits and lots more!
Here's the cute canvas mini album that I made almost exclusively with Just Because
**LOTS OF PHOTOS AHEAD**

I love giving mini albums as gifts; with the Just Because Collection you have so many avenues
 of themes to choose from!  For this one, I kept it more of an everyday-life-theme so
 that the recipient can fill them with any kind of photos. 

 First, I started with Canvas Covered Chipboard Album and four of the chipboard inserts.
  I wanted to keep the album front clean-and-simple, so I flecked the canvas with just a bit 
of Sweet Cherry spritz.  From the Chipboard Shapes, I chose the larger royal blue frame, 
which I backed with one of the 6x6 patterned papers and then embellished with other 
chipboard shapes, cardstock stickers, canvas borders and a few pearls and trim from my stash.  
When layering pieces, I like to use both thin and thick foam dots to achieve different levels of dimension.

 These pocket kits have up to 12 little markers that you can journal on...
such a great concept, especially for mini albums where you can pull each one from the 
pocket to look at.  Tuck a pen inside and let different members of your family jot down a memory!

 
 
For the inner pages I wanted to create areas for journaling, as well as places for a few small photos.
  The 6x6 paper pad makes this process so simple!  After determining the base paper, 
I cut another 6x6 paper down to 5x5 and then machine-stitched the two together.  
When constructing a mini album, I try to keep in mind how the pages will lay against
 one-another, especially if you like chunky/layered embellishments like I do!

 
 
 The Clear Cuts Shapes are among some of my favorite items from LYB! 
 Because I'm a 'stitcher' at heart, I found it fun to attach them to the pages by machine-stitching
 across the design or hand-stitching them with X's.  
The glint of foil on the various embellishments adds a subtle pop.

 
  I love, love, love Decorative Stick Pins!  I used two of the pins to mimic a 
banner holder for the sweet canvas sticker that I used on page 7.  To do so, I left one 
of the pins intact and to the other, I snipped off the 'pin' part with a pair of wire cutters. 
 I attached them over the canvas sticker with glue dots. 

 Final page done...now it's all set for gift-giving :)
Supplies:
Just Because- 6x6 Paper Pad; 6x6 Canvas Covered Chipboard Album; Chipboard Shapes; 
Paper Crafting Kit; Vellum Tape: Love; Vellum Tape; Cardstock Stickers: Fresh Verse;
 Cardstock Stickers: Favorite Pieces/Love; Cardstock Stickers: Favorite Pieces; 
10 Things Pocket; Stick Pins; Journaling Cards; Clear Cuts Shapes; Canvas Stickers

Thanks, Little Yellow Bicycle...I enjoyed the ride!

4 comments:

  1. stunning! I love every detail..x

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  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS Shellye! The papers are so bright and fun-Your details are fabulous! Thanks for sharing-so inspiring:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  3. This is so beautiful! Makes me even happier that I happened to buy some of these papers the other day! ;)

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