Customized gifts, cards, and mini albums. This blog represents a series of projects,styles,tutorials, and digital files. My passion is to make Art with Encouragement. You can find me on Facebook and Youtube sharing ideas and tutorials, as well as products I love to use.
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Mini Album : Bluebird's Proposal
Today I am sharing my latest mini album using Tonic Studios Memory Book Maker dies, Santoro London Gorguss Stamp: Bluebird's Proposal,Frames, and Doily Dreams Digital paper line.
This is an absolutely beaitiful and endearing little book full of goodies!
I also made a coordinating gift bag to go with this mini album. Read my Altered Butterfly post to learn how I made it!
For my cover, I used the Gorguss Girl image stamped onto Digital Paper of my own design. I colored the image with coordinating inks and pencils, fussy cut the paper, and made a pocket to house a tag with a scripture message To complete the cover, I also added dragonflies, pink pearls, flowers, an altered birdcage, and little wings for the small girl image. I finished it with a small sprig of greenery with tiny silver butterflies, and altered the background with gloss and glitter.
The tag is also embellished with a bow, pearl, and smaller tag that has the tiniest silver butterfly. All papers are distressed with Ranger Oxide Inks.
The spine is complete with a vintage trim layered atop an embossed silver cardstock. The matching doily is threaded with a cream ribbon, and topped with a beautiful heart-shaped gem.
I made a total of 6 pages for this book, alternating with pocket, and singular pages. Each pocket contains a tag embellished with a seam-binding bow, a cute little button, and it is wrapped with beautiful trims and laces for the recipient.
The back of each tag is made complete with additional stamped and colored images from the Frames collection.These images are darling, and complemented the paper line perfectly, as the frames also look like little doilies.
Here are close-ups of some of the pages, as well as the inside cover.
For an added surprise, upon opening the book you will see a matching shaker tag that contains sparkly sequins, butterflies. and blue seam binding that echoes the colors on the little Blue Bird, the beautiful papers, and the altered wooden butterfly. This shaker is also magnetic, and stays put on the inside cover!!
I finished the back with a layered grouping of pinks and silver. The top-most layer is embossed with doilies and distressed with pink ink to help it stand out.
I had so much fun making this mini album, and it was had to part with !
Please watch my video for more details and inspiration!