Hi everyone! How are you today? It's Celes here ;) I'm super excited to share my new idea with you today... Have you seen the latest release of Pinkfresh Studio ? I must say I'm in love with all of the new products. But... when I saw the Floral Envelope Set I already knew what I wanted to do... Mini Album! :)
The Floral Envelope Die is the base of this design. In fact, I used the envelope die as a pattern to cut the cardboard pieces for the structure and all the pages for the mini album. Shall we start?
Structure: we need to cut 2 pieces of cardboard using the envelope die (mark the outer contour of the die with a pencil and cut) and 1 piece of 1 3/4" w x 1 3/4" h for the spine. To decorate all the mini album I decided to use the Happy Blooms Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pack (you can even use paper scraps). Choose 3 papers and prepare the structure.
Cover: the floral bouquet of the Floral Envelope Stamp set was perfect for this super mini album :) Isn't it beautiful? I LOVE it! Besides, I used the new Fancy Scrips Words Set (it has the Fancy Script Words Hot Foil Plate and the Fancy Script Words Die). I chose the word "Smile" and I prepared it using gold hot foil. For the cover I also cut my first envelope using the envelope die of the Floral Envelope Die set with my cutting machine. Before cutting it I used the Sparkling Diamonds Die to give texture to the paper. As a final detail, I added a die cut of the Ephemera Pack .
Pages: for the interior of the mini album we need to cut 12 pages in the same way we cut both covers (mark the outer contour of the die with a pencil and cut). Try to use a not very thick paper. Also, we need to prepare a "U" spine with 6 hings in total. To prepare it: cut 3 pieces of white cardstock of 1 1/2" h x 3/4" w, 1 1/2" h x 1 1/4" w, 1 1/2" h x 1 3/4" w. Score each piece in 1/4" on both ends (width). Glue the 3 pieces together and add the resulting structure to the spine.
Interior: once you have all the pages, use the envelope die and the papers from the 6 x 6 Paper Pack to cut all the envelopes (to decorate every page). You will need 12 of them (cut in differents design papers).
As Happy Blooms is so colorful, I decided to print all my photos in black and white (square 2 1/4"). It's a very special mini album dedicated for the day of my "Happy Birthday" :)
I glued each of the decorated paper envelopes only around the edges. So I can place inside the photos, tags and everything I want :) To decorate every page I used pieces of the Ephemera Pack, Cardstock Stickers and Enamels Dots from the Happy Blooms collection. Also, I added some paper clips and and some stamped details. And voalá! Your mini is ready! ;)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like this idea ;)