Saturday, March 16, 2019

Magical BIrthday Mini Album

Unicorns and bright, candy colors make the perfect setting for any girl's birthday album! 
  I'm sharing one of my favorite go-to mini scrapbook albums using the
 "Lots of Luck" Collection.  This collection is filled with unicorns, hearts, 
flowers and other non-St. Patrick's Day icons so think of it for your next project!


To get started I chose three sheets of the Petite Print Swiss Dot papers 
and cut them in half as follows:
Green Dot: cut at 5"= 5" and 7" Pages
Pink Dot: cut at 5.5"= 5.5" and 6.5" Pages
Orange Dot: cut at 6"= one 6" page
Next, score all of the pages in half so that they measure the 
height (above) and 6" wide.  Apply a strong adhesive to the bottom opening to
 create a pocket for each page.  I chose to use a binding machine to die-cut the
 holes, so that was also done before the pages were decorated.






Each of the pages were embellished with a photo mat and other components 
such as washi tape, enamel dots, icon die-cuts, stickers and 3D embellishments.  
I also used the cut-apart journal cards to create small pockets on the pages.
  Simply add a thin-width adhesive along the bottom and sides and 
then slip in a tag or two!






I used a sentiment from the new "Rainbows & Unicorns" Doodle Stamps 
for the tag on the cover.  The set includes a lot of generic sentiments that
 can be sprinkled throughout the album. 

I hope that you enjoyed this "magical" mini album and will give the design
 a try the next time you're in need of a quick birthday gift!


Doodlebug Products:

5288: fun in the sun swiss dot petite print assortment
4947: bright assortment matte sprinkles
5549: happy skies shape sprinkles
6215: tuxedo stripe washi tape
6249: lots o' luck odds & ends 
6263: lots o' luck icons sticker 
6267: lots o' luck this & that sticker
6277: lots o' luck 12x12 paper pack 
2470: Cupcake Boutique Buttons 
2473: Tangerine Boutique Buttons 
4808: bumblebee chunky twine
2986: Doodle Twine - Cupcake
4005: bubblegum sprinkles
4007: tangerine sprinkles 
5204: tropical assortment matte sprinkles
5815: swimming pool abigail CS stickers 
3432: swimming pool teensy type CS stickers


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Our Love Soars Pocket Mini

Don't you love giving handmade? 
 Today I have a really quick and easy "French Kiss" Mini Album that
 features pocket pages that can hold tags, handmade coupons, gift cards, etc. 
 It's double-the-fun!

To begin, I sorted through the patterned papers and components from the 
collection and chose several of the pieces sans red accents.  
Next, I cut three different papers into 9"X6" strips;  you will be able to 
et two pocket pages from each 12X12 paper.  
Reserve the leftover paper for photo mats.


Each of the six 9"X6" strips were scored at: 3" and 7"; turned and scored at 5.5". 
 The papers were folded along the score lines and the flaps
 secured with a permanent adhesive tape. 


The fronts and backs of the pocket pages were accented with 3"X4.5" photo 
mats that were cut from leftover papers, as well as papers from the 6X6 Paper Pad.



I created grassy hills using a circle die and Limeade Petite Print Swiss Dot paper.  
This is a perfect way to anchor pieces such as lampposts, puppies and people!



To finish, a small hole was punched at the top left of each pocket page 
and a binder ring strung through to hold the pages together.  
Die-cut tags were added to the pockets and embellished at the tops with 
mini paper clips and die-cut hearts.  It may be mini, but there are tons 
of places to add photos, journaling and keepsakes!

Doodlebug Supply List:
french kiss shape sprinkles
love pug doodle-pops 
french kiss odds & ends 
french kiss chit chat
french kiss mini icons sticker
french kiss icons sticker 
french kiss this & that sticker 
french kiss 6x6 paper pad
french kiss 12x12 paper pack 
fun in the sun swiss dot petite print assortment
bubblegum sprinkles
cupcake glitter sprinkles
bubblegum glitter sprinkles 
swimming pool glitter sprinkles 
limeade jewels
cupcake abigail CS stickers
swimming pool teensy type CS stickers 
bubblegum love letters CS stickers
swimming pool mini clothespins 
Doodle Twine - Bubblegum
Thursday, January 24, 2019

French Kiss Mini Album

Hi friends!
I'm sharing today over at the Doodlebug Design Blog
This sweet "French Kiss" Mini Album will have you saying "oooo la la!" 


On a recent trip to the Dollar Tree, I found a cute wall hanger:


  This hanger included four heart-shaped chipboard pieces that were the perfect size
 for a mini album.  I cut it apart the strand of hearts and used them as the five base pages:


With one side of the chipboard heart already glittered, I simply added
 a few layers of stickers and die cuts.  To the plain back-side of the heart: 
I traced the shape onto patterned paper, trimmed out and then attached with craft glue.
 The chipboard is quite thick, so I was also able to adorn the edges with chunky twine!







After all of the pages were decorated, I assembled them by creating a hole in the top left corner of each page and then used a white shower hook to hold them together.  I love using these hooks for mini albums so that they can easily be hung from a hanger or knob!

I hope that you've enjoyed this little mini and will find some wonderful ways to re-purpose fun finds on your next outing!  

Doodlebug Design Products:
6247 french kiss odds & ends 
6248: french kiss chit chat 
6262: french kiss icons sticker 
6266: french kiss this & that sticker
6270: french kiss 6x6 paper pad
6276: french kiss 12x12 paper pack 
4944: love assortment matte sprinkles
6221: french kiss shape sprinkles
6220: heart throb shape sprinkles
6233: tower of love doodle-pops
4010: swimming pool sprinkles 
4539: swimming pool glitter sprinkles
4013: lily white sprinkles
4810: swimming pool chunky twine 
6098: swimming pool floral-graph petite prints CS 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Business Card Mini Album

Happy Friday!
Today I'm sharing a trash-to-treasure mini album idea.
  My husband was going to trash his old business card holder,
 but he gave it to me to see what I could do with it. 
 So I re-purposed it to a "Winter Business Card Mini Album"


I've used the Snow & Cocoa collection from Crate Paper and lots of adhesives


For the business card holder that I have, you can find ones online.
 Mine includes 12 individual clear pages with three slots for cards on a page.


To begin, I cut enough base papers to fill each of the card slots. 
I used the E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill to attach two
 (non-double-sided papers) back-to-back.


For the front cover of the binder,  I wanted a good secure hold for the cover
 paper so I chose the Adhesive Sheets 6 x12 inch for attaching my patterned paper.




 Afterward, I decorated the front with die-cut elements using
 the 3D Foam Circles White Mix. To create glittery snow drops, a combination
 of Adhesive Dots Small and Adhesive Dots Medium were used by
 simply adding clear glitter on top.



The Extreme Double-Sided Tapes worked best for attaching
 any of the embellishments to the top of the plastic.
  I also used the Adhesive Dots Small for adding the buttons throughout the album.

Below are the remaining pages of the album:











Basically, I left one section available for a photo and filled the other 2/3 of the
 I will think of this little mini as a place to store pieces for my planner,
 stamps, gift cards, small photos, etc! 
I love finding interesting things to create mini albums from...if you
have any ideas, please share :)

Have a great weekend!