Monday, February 8, 2016

Spring...Coming Your Way!

Hello, Monday-blog-reading-friends!
I have a quick mini album up at 
ECHO PARK PAPER 
today using the new colorful and charming "Spring" Collection.

According to Punxsutawney Phil, Spring will arrive early this year…yay!  
Daffodils are all ready springing up here in NE Texas and we're expecting
a high of 74 degrees on Thursday...crazy...and it's still officially winter!

I started with a four page, flower shaped chipboard album that I picked up from
 Michael’s for a couple of dollars.  It measures approximately 6.5” in diameter.
  I traced the shape onto various 12X12 patterned papers from the collection,
 trimmed out and attached with adhesive using the Xyron Creative Station. 
 The edges were sanded lightly to give a clean, finished look.


I die-cut a large label shape for the front of the album using the 
Designer Labels Die-Set #5 .  It was layered with one of the 
Ephemera sentiments, die-cut flowers and sticker shapes.


 

Pages 2 and 3: on all of the pages I used the largest scallop circle to die-cut mats 
for the pages.  As you can see, I added lines for journaling on the one page…
just make sure to choose a fairly neutral background paper for journaling!



Pages 4 and 5:  In keeping with the circular shape of the album and mats,
 I die-cut the photos with a circle die as much as possible.  Use all different sizes
 of circles to create a collage of pictures for each page. 



Pages 6 and 7: I added the photos after placing all of the embellishments, but I love the off-center placement of the photo on the last page!  And don’t forget to add enamel dots and brads to dress up those cute stickers and make them extra fun! 
Products:

Designer Dies 

3 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I have one of these chipboard albums from Michaels .. thanks for the inspiration! You are a mini album queen!

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  2. What a gorgeous mini-album! Well done :)
    Julie

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  3. Wonderfull mini! Love it! Thanks for share!

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