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Dog Mama, clipboard mini album featuring the Just a Little Lovely collection

Dog Mama, clipboard mini album featuring the Just a Little Lovely collection

Hello crafty friends!  It's Jung here, and today I'm sharing a cute mini album that I made with the Just a Little Lovely collection.  I wanted to make a mini album about my love of dogs, and I wanted to use a different shape.  I've already made different sized rectangle, circle, and tag mini albums, so I decided to use the new Clipboard with Botanicals cut file, which is now available in the Pinkfresh shop.  


To construct my foundation pages, I worked with the cut file.  I decided to make my album about 4 x 6 inches, so I sized the cut file to fit that size.  Using my silhouette machine, I cut the complete cut file with white cardstock.  Next, I deconstructed the cut file.  I cut just the outside edge/ shape of the cut file with some of the pattern papers in the Just a Little Lovely collection, as well as a few coordinating cardstock colors from my stash.  I absolutely love the watercolor sides of these papers!  I cut the outer rim of the cutfile from white cardstock to create a frame for the pattern paper.  I also cut just the clip piece from both white and gold cardstock.


For my title page, I decided to use the entire cut file.  I glued it onto one of the pattern paper shapes that I cut.  I decided to inlay the botanical part of the cut file with pattern paper.  I went back to the cut file, isolated just the inner pieces of the botanicals, and cut it with some of the pattern paper in green and pink.  Once I glued all the pieces in, I added some splatter with Pinkfresh Studio sapphire watercolor.  I splashed on some gold watercolor from my stash as well.  For my title, I fussy cut the banners from the ChitChat pattern paper, and used the puffy alpha stickers.  To embellish the title page, I added an epoxy sticker, a few enamel dots, and I stamped one of the tiny floral images from the Pinkfresh Lovely Blossoms stamp set.  Finally, I glued on a gold clip that I had previously cut.

Last minute, I decided to use one of the tags in the ephemera pack.  Instead of it saying "the world is a better pace with you," I decided to cover up the you with dogs to say "the world is a better place with dogs."  I just printed the word out on my computer (it took me a couple tries to get the size right), and I adhered it right on top with foam squares.  I love it!  

For my dog pages, I tried to keep them pretty consistent so that my album looks cohesive.  I glued the white outer white frame to the pattern paper shape, then a gold clip on top.  I added some subtle tone on tone texture by stamping some of the smaller images from the same Lovely Blossoms stamp set and/or adding watercolor splatters.  

 For all the photos, I used a piece of pattern paper to layer behind it.  I also diecut my favorite scalloped edge from the Lacey Edgers 1 die set out of white cardstock, and I added it as a layer behind the photos.

Just like the title page, I used some of the banners that I fussy cut and the puffy alpha stickers to spell out my pups' names.  I used foam squares to pop up the name banners, and I adhered a phrase sticker right under.  

I embellished the pages with a variety of puffy stickers, fussy cut flowers, acetate flowers, epoxy stickers, and enamel dots.  

For the opposite side (the back of the page in front of it), I decided to keep it simple.  I glued on the cardstock shape that I had previously diecut in a coordinating color, and glued on a white clip.  I didn't want the pages to get too thick, so I opted to leave the white frame around the edge off the cardstock.  I diecut a simple heart from pattern paper, and I glued on word strips that I printed off the computer, describing the pup on the coordinating page.  I had a lot more space than I thought I would, so I may print off some more qualities.


Here's a little closer look at one of the dog pages:

Since the cut file already cuts out a hole, I just put them on an O ring, and tied on some pretty yarn.  

I absolutely love how this mini layout turned out!  I love my pups, and I couldn't be more thrilled to have a mini album dedicated to them.  (My daughters love this mini too!)


I hope you like my mini as well, and I've inspired you to get crafting.  If you have a silhouette machine, I highly recommend you check out the cut files available for purchase on the Pinkfresh shop.  They coordinate perfectly with the scrapbook collections.

Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

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