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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Carpe Diem and Bloom Mini Album
Hi friends, This is an exciting post for me! I am sharing my latest mini album with you, made with tons of love, and I sure hope you enjoy looking at all the little details I packed into this small treasure!
I began with the adorable Camera image from the Carpe Diem Collection of papers used throughout album. To ensure this would be sturdy, and have dimension, I made it into a dimensional piece backed with heavy chipboard. I then went crazy making handmade flowers, for a floral scene that is full of texture. Only two of these flowers were pre-made.
To begin your story, I made this awesome shaker, which doubles as a hiding place for a picture. The quote reads: Your Life is Your Story, Write Well, Edit Often.
The sequins add shine and the sequin bow and ribbon complete the closure.
All pages have pull-out tabs, and they all have lovely details that play off the paper colors and textures. Here I created a lovely scene with additional glossy dots that I added to the ephemera, so as to create a realistic milk-glass image.
This page has a journaling tag complete with layers of vellum, and gold hearts topped with a vintage button. The yellow flower is glimmered up and pearls add a delicate touch.
Kindness and Love, a little stitched tag topped with a polka dot brad, and the little doe has a nose that shines!
This little book reveals more small pages, and can only be seen by opening the small gold locket. There is a golden edged vintage lace peeking through the layers of images. Reminiscent of an old-world journal.
Monarchs and flowers adorn this page, with removable die cut. You can decide where to place your images, and whether or not to mat your pictures!
Behind this mat is an actual banner, and the adorable teacup has added texture with enamel dots and glitter.
Here this sweet little bird adds whimsy to this layout, and the paper clip is removable. Two additional banners top off the handmade embellishment.
LOVE!! A banner with Cotton panels, all with little fringed edges, and a swipe of pink!
Do you see the tiny little stars?
This gorgeous layout has more butterflies, and a delicate blue shimmer in the ribbons and bow.
A floral Collage tops this flap, which reveals yet another space for a photo.
Happy Souls Shine! Reads the added dimensional photo mat. This can also be placed where you like in this book!
If you like to journal, then this page offers you opportunity to do so, and another place to add your pictures. This one, with a darling little clock. I added gems and sparkle to the wings, as well as the teacup.
The last element is another peek-a-boo page, with a great quote from the late Robin Williams, and another camera, this time in the floral and black, with tons of dimension!
Here is a picture of all the added photo mats, and these do not count the 6 inserts already available!
I hope you love this mini album as much as I have loved creating it!
Please be sure to visit my Etsy Store if you are interested in taking this one home!
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