Monday, April 6, 2015

Sunny Days Are Ahead

Love singing in the rain or splashing in puddles?  
Make a cute mini album that captures all of those rainy spring memories 
with the “Sunny Days Ahead” Collection by
ECHO PARK PAPER

 
I started with a tabbed chipboard album that I had on hand and used
 Carta Bella’s Kraft Paper for the base pages.  I cut smaller mats from various
 “Sunny Days Ahead” papers and machine stitched them in place 
before adhering to the chipboard.

On the front cover I used a round punch and a piece from the 6X6 paper pad to make the journal card’s sun 3-D; just adhere with foam adhesive and you have a really fun look.



 If you’re giving your album as a gift, print off a few related photos (I found mine 
on the internet by searching for “vintage rain photos”) and add them to the
 pages with repositionable adhesive.  This is a good way to show 
placement ideas to the recipient.




Next, the “Spring” sentiment was die-cut from the  “Spring Flowers Die”
I wanted the letters to follow the contour of the sun shape, so I snipped the letters
 apart and then affixed them to the image.


 
The small number stickers from the Element Sticker Sheet are the perfect
bullet points for the journal card…add a list of your favorite spring activities.



 Again, I used a round die to change the shape of the “sunny days ahead” journal card, 
which made it a better fit for the small page.


 Dress up the stickers with dimension by adding enamel dots and brads!

Here is a list of supplies that I used:
 SDA82002 Sun Ahead
SDA82003 Rain Boots
SDA82004 Umbrellas
SDA82005 Clouds
SDA82006 Rainbow Stripe
SDA82014 Sticker Sheet
SDA82023 6x6 Paper Pad
SDA82030 Spring Flowers Die
JJG81020 Assorted Brads
AG74020 Anything Goes Brad Set
JJG81028 Enamel Dots
BJGT79028 Enamel Dots

Have a wonderful week!

1 comments:

  1. Shellye - You know I am going to gush!! This album is super duper cute!! So very well done - I love the way you lined the pages with twine!! AND I love the Echo Park collection you used - so darling and perfect for this mini album!! I just love the way you stitch things and those bows on the rings are gorgeous colors and add such a sense of pizazz to your book!! Amazingly done and I love your mini albums - always so delightful and done with touches of excellence!!! Hey - I wanted to invite you to come over to my blog - I am doing the 12 days of Doodlebug with ideas and a giveaway. I am doing it to lead up to my birthday that is on April 12th - so I guess you have until then to come and participate!! I would dearly love to have you come by!! Be warned though, that my Doodlebug projects are of a slightly different caliber that yours!! Yours are out of this world and mine are maybe Out of this State (Utah) heehee!!! I made a joke!! Have a sensational day!!

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