Showing posts with label Mixed Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mixed Media. Show all posts

Tree of Life Loaded Wedding Frame: Reneabouquets Design Team Project

Hi Crafters,
Today I bring you this loaded Tree of Life Frame Chipboard Kit and Mini Album made with Tonic Studios Keepsake Book Maker Dies. I knew the moment I saw this gorgeous Beautiful Board piece, that I would enjoy working with all of its intricate detail! It was a perfect opportunity to play with my acrylic paints and Nuvo drops also!


I thought of this as a great bridal gift, and to give an example, inserted a picture of my wedding as a sample. To match the picture, I painted the Beautiful board pieces with white acrylic paint, followed by several other acrylic paints in blues, greens, pink, lavender, and yellow. Using a small brush, I added detail to the small ivy, and using dry-brush and splatter techniques, I was able to give the frame a speckled look incorporating all the mentioned colors. 

It was the perfect touch to add Reneabouquet mulberry flowers to adorn this frame in soft pink and seafoam. This allowed the flowers to stand out. A small Tiny Treasure Lissie Glitter Glass dragonfly was the perfect addition. It has a subtle copper sparkle and a small pearl center. Just lovely among the other elements that top the frame. The itty bitty blossoms, skeleton leaves and mulberry roses also got a touch of Nuvo drops for added sparkle. 


Here is a closer look of the hand-painted details and the lovely flowers Renea has to offer in her store. They are delicate and adorable on any project!

The best part about this frame, is that it also has a pocket in the back. Genius!! I decided to make a small mini album to fit the theme. The board is also hand painted, and this time I added a Precious Moments premium paper glitter glass butterfly to accompany the mulberry flowers. 

Here you see a closer look at the Beautiful Board piece that is also the focal point of this mini album. It makes such a big impact! I wanted it to also be soft on the eyes, so I colored it with a Nuvo marker in a soft pink, and also added shine with pink nuvo drops. This also has an added butterfly, gears, small hearts, and lace, all from Reneabouquets. 

As you can see here, there is also a gorgeous piece of Garden Bouquet lace, very fitting for this embellishment. I just love ho soft everything turned out once it was assembled!

Here is another view at the mini album, made with Tonic Studios dies and Blue Fern Studios papers, sold at Reneabouquets. It is gorgeous paper, so you need not add too much to it for it to have impact. I added delicate photo corners from Tonic Studios Designer Series dies and a seam binding bow to close it off.

The delicate gears are backed with vellum, topper with Nuvo drops, and nestled atop a snippet of Ivory wide floral embroidered lace. A Precious Moment Butterfly was the perfect complement to the cover of my book!

 The first page is adorned with a piece of Ivory wide floral embroidered lace and an itty bitty flower. 

As you can see, the inside is quite simple. I only added two signatures to ensure it would fit inside the frame. I also made some pages out of vellum and thin paper. Small tags also give a bit of whimsy to the pages. 

I hope you have enjoyed this proyect. I certainly loved working with all the supplies Renea has to offer, and each month she has a great coupon to go along with your purchase! More details in the store, and below, a list of supplies for you to make your own! 
If you like to see the video, feel free to stop by my youtube channel. All links take you directly to the products mentioned in my post and video. 
Thank you for your support, and as always. I hope that you can 
Be inspired, Be Blessed !
~Raquel

USE MY LINK for Tonic Studios Products: https://shrsl.com/2e8h3 Reneabouquets: http://www.Reneabouquets.com Reneabouquets Etsy Shop-https://www.etsy.com/shop/Reneabouquets Reneabouquets Facebook Page-https://www.facebook.com/ReneabouquetsEtsyShop AUGUST COUPON: Get 1- Package Of Reneabouquets Butterfly Kisses For Free ( A $3.75 Value) On Any Order totaling $30.00 or more before Shipping & Taxes. Just place a Set Of Reneabouquets Butterfly Kisses in your style choice, into your cart and use the Free Butterfly Kisses Coupon Code: BUTTERFLYKISSES at checkout and the cost of the Butterfly Kisses Set will be taken off your total.​ *This code is good for the Reneabouquets.com website only. *You MUST put the product into your cart.* Code Must Be ALL CAPS TAG: Beautiful Board Tree Of Life Loaded Card, Tag or Frame Chipboard Kitchipboard-kit Tiny Treasures Premium Paper Lissie Glitter Glass Dragonflie Garden Bouquet Lace~ 2 Inch Wide White Itty Bitty Blossoms and Leaves Pink And White Mulberry Paper Flowers Pink & White Roses & Leaves Mulberry Paper Flowers Seafoam & White Roses and Leaves Mulberry Paper Flowers Book cover: Beautiful Board Ornament Gears Set Of 4 Laser Cut Chipboard Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits - Gears Laser Cut Chipboard Tiny Treasures Precious Moments Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies Beautiful Words 4 Tiny Love Laser Cut Chipboard White Wide Floral Embroidered Lace Ivory Wide Floral Embroidered Lace Blue Fern Studios A Romantic Life Collection 20 Papers




 

Winter Wishes DT project for Renebouquets

Hi fellow crafters!

I am introducing to you my Winter Wishes projects made with adorable pieces from Reneabouquets, Tonic Studios dies, a Cricut cutting file, and my own #Pastel Snowflakes Digital paper!©

I have used Beautiful Board pieces, laces, and jingle bells on my projects, as well as the prettiest Beautiful Board snowflakes you could ever imagine! These projects were so much fun to make!

I was really excited to work with these pieces, so I designed my own digital paper to match! (This will soon be available in my Etsy shop!) Below you can see how I also added shine to the Beautiful Board Linda's Love Flakes by using Tonic Nuvo drops and Mermaid Tail colored Glass beads from Renea's shop. I also made a whimsical rosette out of vellum, and added pom poms to resemble snowballs. I finished this cover with small gems to make it shine!


To begin, I used the Printed Beautiful Board Small Snow Ball Fight With Claire grouped with white Doily Lace and Beautiful Board Linda's Love Flakes on an adorable gatefold style mini book with a hidden surprise. To add some Christmas flair, I also tied some shiny gold Jingle Bells to the side of the cover with silver thread. This pairs beautifully with a Christmas ornament, complete with a Small Diane's Snowman. The pieces are just darling, and I also added pieces of Venetian lace to the small star. 

You may have noticed something peeking...well inside this book I used the absolutely gorgeous Tree of Life Beautiful Board piece atop an acetate pocket that is also a magnet-held picture frame. This sits on top of more Doily lace, and is flanked by Printed Beautiful pieces!

You can insert a tag into this pocket for an extra message, or you can place your favorite picture to gift to a loved one. The outer pages can be removed for added notes, or small pictures. A closer look allows you to see the glimmer added with Glass Glitter, as well as the Beautiful Board pieces :Christmas Belle Itty Bitty Chipboard on the left and Tiny Jack's Snowman on the right.

Here again is a closer look at the small Christmas star with the Printed Beaituful Board: Small Diane's Snowman.

The small hearts, painted with glimmer, are also from Renea's store. Isn't it darling?

For a more sophisticated touch, I made a larger star. This time adorned with pieces of the Pearl Accented Wedding Day Lace, and the lovely Printed Beautiful Board Large Victorian Winter Laser Cut Chipboard. This pretty lady is available in the store in your choice of color. 

The back of the star is adorned with a piece of  Reneabouquets Trim-Tattered Pink Pleated Tulle, and I also added another Linda's Love Flake and Vintage Snowflake, both altered with Nuvo drops, paints, and gems. The white rosette also has added Glass Glitter and a Moonstone in the center.

 I love Vintage style pieces, and this one is perfect for a Victorian Christmas!

On my Youtube channel, you will also see an additional card made with more Reneabouquet Products, and you will see how these pieces are made with step-by step tutorials! 
I hope you have enjoyed these projects, and that you can Be inspired, Be Blessed!
~Raquel

Materials:

Believe Card (in Video Only)

Printed Beautiful Board Small Diane's Snowman Laser Cut Chipboard

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-diane-s-snowman-laser-cut-chipboard

Venetian Embroidered Lace~ White

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/venetian-embroidered-lace-white

Garden Bouquet Lace~ 2 Inch Wide White

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/garden-bouquet-lace-2-inch-wide-white

Beautiful Board Small Vintage Snowflakes Set Of 7 Laser Cut Chipboard

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-vintage-snowflakes-set-of-7-laser-cut-chipboard


Stars:

Pearl Accented Wedding Day Lace~White 4.75 Inch Wide Voile

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/pearl-accented-wedding-day-lace-white-4-75-inch-wide-voile

Reneabouquets Trim-Tattered Pink Pleated Tulle

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/reneabouquets-trim-tattered-pink-pleated-tulle

Printed Beautiful Board Large Victorian Winter Laser Cut Chipboard Die Cu

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-large-victorian-winter-laser-cut-chipboard-die-cu


Gatefold Card:

Doily Lace~White 2 1/4 Inch Wide

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/doily-lace-white-2-1-4-inch-wide

Beautiful Board Small Tree Of Life Frame Laser Cut Chipboard

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-tree-of-life-frame-laser-cut-chipboard

Beautiful Board Linda's Love Flakes Laser Cut Chipboard

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-linda-s-love-flakes-laser-cut-chipboard

Printed Beautiful Board Small Snow Ball Fight With Claire Laser Cut Chip

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-snow-ball-fight-with-claire-laser-cut-chip

Printed Beautiful Board Tiny Jack's Snowman Laser Cut Chipboard

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-tiny-jack-s-snowman-laser-cut-chipboard

Beautiful Board Christmas Belle Itty Bitty Chipboard Set

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-christmas-belle-itty-bitty-chipboard-set


August Coupon:

AUGUST COUPON:

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Just place a Set Of Reneabouquets Butterfly Kisses in your style choice, into your cart and use the

Free Butterfly Kisses Coupon Code: BUTTERFLYKISSES

at checkout and the cost of the Butterfly Kisses Set will be taken off your total.​

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Merry and Bright Gift and Lantern DT Project for Reneabouquets

Hi Crafters,
I am here once more with a beautiful Reneabouquet Design Team Project for my Christmas in July gift series. Today, I am showcasing a gorgeous Octagon shaped gift box and darling lantern!
For these projects I used my Silhouette Cameo, Items from my stash, and of course, beautiful board pieces from Reneabouquets!

To begin, I made this gorgeous gift box and topped it off with a  Printed Beautiful Board Small Christmas Holly And Berry Wreath Frame. I then used the Beautiful Words Tiny Merry And Bright Laser Cut Chipboard. This piece fit perfectly, and I painted it in a light gold wash, then added a tiny gem in the center. On the bottom, is a grouping of Christmas Red Mulberry Paper Poinsettias, Roses & Holly Leaves Flower Set. To complete this set, I also added some green roses from my stash. To keep all of the flowers shining, I altered them with gold paint and then finished them off with two Tiny Treasures Holly And Berry Christmas Butterflies.
The box is also painted with gold paint and crackle finish for a vintage look.

Inside the box you will find an adorable Victorian Era inspired Christmas Ornament. I used a 

Beautiful Box Large Square Shaker Box DIY Kit Laser Cut Chipboard. This was easy to fill with different sequins and also some tiny Beautiful board snowflakes that I painted to match. The outer frame was also painted, with the bottom layer in green, then the top painted to resemble wood, then topped with a golden crackle effect.

To top off this shaker frame I added pieces of Wedding Day Lace, a handmade bow, and topped it with a Gold Ribbons & Bows Premium Paper Butterflies. This little beauty is already topped with gold glitter and gem, making perfect for my project! To give it the Christmas touch, I also added three small Jingle Bells in the 8 and 6 mm sizes. They are dainty and perfect!

On the bottom of the frame, I had plenty of room to decorate with a Printed Beautiful Board Small Christmas Carol Laser Cut Chipboard Die Cut, grouped with a tiny altered Christmas tree from my stash sprinkled with Glitter Glass. I also added a small poinsettia and tiny roses, both from Renea's shop. This piece can also be filled with a picture or sentiment for a perfect personalized gift!


To go along with the gift box, I decided to also make a lantern. This red and gold beauty is all spruced up for the holidays!

I topped it with another poinsettia, grouped with small pine cones from my stash, and tied little jingle bells to a delicate red bow. The flower is painted in gold to add a shabby vintage touch.


To make this super special, I added a Printed Beautiful Board Tiny Vintage Christmas Reindeer Laser Cut Chipboard. This little doe is grouped with small roses, and a gilded leaf from Renea's shop. Her bells and green bow are mimicked by the bells and velvet ribbon on the lantern.
The lantern also features different Beautiful Board Medium Shabby Snowflakes. These are absolutely stunning,and come in varied sizes, All I did was to add little gems to the center to make them sparkle. Voila! Project complete!


This was a fun project to make, and I hope you gain inspiration to make your own. As always, I hope that you can Be inspired, Be Blessed!
~Raquel

For the month of July we are offering our once a year special coupon for 15% off Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard !!

Take 15% Off Any Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard for Orders totaling $30.00 or more before Shipping & Taxes.   Just shop and place any amount of Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Products into your cart and use the  Coupon Code: SPECIAL at checkout and you will receive 15% off all Printed Beautiful Board Products in your cart.


Reneabouquet Products:

Beautiful Box Large Square Shaker Box DIY Kit Laser Cut Chipboard

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/copy-of-beautiful-board-large-holly-flourish-laser-cut-chipboard

Beautiful Board Medium Shabby Snowflakes Two Set Of 4 Laser Cut Chipboar

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-shabby-snowflakes-two-set-of-4-laser-cut-chipboar

Beautiful Words Tiny Merry And Bright Laser Cut Chipboard

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-words-tiny-merry-and-bright-laser-cut-chipboard

Printed Beautiful Board Tiny Vintage Christmas Reindeer Laser Cut Chipboard

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-tiny-vintage-christmas-reindeer-laser-cut-chipboard

Printed Beautiful Board Small Christmas Carol Laser Cut Chipboard Die Cuts

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-christmas-carol-laser-cut-chipboard-die-cuts

Printed Beautiful Board Small Christmas Holly And Berry Wreath Frame

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-holly-and-berries-frame-laser-cut-chipb

Jingle Bells Gold 8mm Trinkets Pack Of 50

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/jingle-bells-gold-8mm-trinkets-pack-of-50

Jingle Bells Gold 6mm Trinkets Pack Of 75

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/jingle-bells-gold-6mm-trinkets-pack-of-75

Christmas Red Mulberry Paper Poinsettias, Roses & Holly Leaves Flower Set

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/christmas-red-mulberry-paper-poinsettias-roses

Tiny Treasures Holly And Berry Christmas Butterflies

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/tiny-treasures-holly-and-berry-christmas-butterflies

Gold Ribbons & Bows Premium Paper Butterflies

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/gold-ribbons-bows-butterflies

Wedding Day Lace~White 4.75 Inch Wide Voile

https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/wedding-day-lace-white-4-75-inch-wide-voile


Vintage Christmas Decor DT Project for Reneabouquets

Hi crafters,
This month I have the pleasure to share with you this Vintage Christmas Home Decor Piece with Beautiful Board pieces from Reneabouquets, items from my stash, and a repurposed board.
I began this decor piece with a board that I covered with Christmas themed scrapbooking paper from my stash. It all came together with the coordinating beautiful board pieces, which I was able to color with different inks from my stash. The Medium Decorative Scrolls are guilded in gold Nuvo flakes, and topped with Small Holly and Berry Corners.
The top of the piece also has a swag of Christmas Red Mulberry Paper Poinsettias, Roses & Holly Leaves. These I altered with bronze Nuvo drops and gold spray. I also tucked small pearls guilded in gold between the flowers.

The Beautiful Words Small Merry Christmas Laser Cut Chipboard is also guilded in gold, backed with the Venise Lace die cut pieces that I distressed with Ranger inks, and topped with one of the Beautiful Bits Snowflakes. I also added Cranberry Translucent Glass Microbeads. Sprinkled throughout are Beautiful Bit snowflakes and painted to match the color scheme and topped with little red pearls and gold gems.


To make this warm scene, I also painted a fireplace and topped it with one of the Beautiful Box Small Square Shaker Boxes. This is also adorned with a Beautiful Board Small Holly Flourish Laser Cut Chipboard and pieces of Printed Beautiful Board Small Holly And Berry Corners With Tuck Ins. These shakers are so versatile, because you can color them to suit your needs!

To finish this piece, I also colored a Beautiful Board Small Shabby Christmas Tree, topped with different colored gems and baubles. This is also grouped with a Printed Beautiful Board Small Christmas Holly who also has with her some adorable golden Jingle Bells. To ground this, I also distressed pieces of Beautiful Board Wildflower Elements Laser Cut Chipboard. To bring everything together, I also used bronze and gold glimmer paste for extra shimmer.



I hope you like this home decor piece, and take advantage of this month's coupon code for all your Beautiful Board pieces. This was lots of fun to create, and as always I hope that you can 
Be inspired, Be Blessed!
~Raquel

Links for purchase:

Beautiful Box Small Square Shaker Box DIY Kit Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-square-shaker-box-laser-cut-chipboard Beautiful Board Small Shabby Christmas Tree Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-shabby-christmas-tree-laser-cut-chipboard Beautiful Board Medium Shabby Snowflakes Two Set Of 4 Laser Cut Chipboar https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-shabby-snowflakes-two-set-of-4-laser-cut-chipboar Beautiful Board Medium Shabby Snowflakes One Set Of 4 Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-shabby-snowflakes-one-set-of-4-laser-cut-chipboard Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits - Snowflakes Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-beautiful-bits-tweet-laser-cut-chipboard-1 Beautiful Words Small Merry Christmas Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-words-small-merry-christmas-laser-cut-chipboard Beautiful Board Small Holly Flourish Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-small-holly-flourish Printed Beautiful Board Small Holly And Berry Corners With Tuck Ins https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-holly-and-berry-corners-with-tuck-ins Beautiful Board Medium Decorative Scroll Flourishes Set Of 2 https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/beautiful-board-medium-decorative-scroll-flourishes-set-of-2 Printed Beautiful Board Small Christmas Holly Laser Cut Chipboard Die C https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/printed-beautiful-board-small-christmas-holly-laser-cut-chipboard-die-c Christmas Red Mulberry Paper Poinsettias, Roses & Holly Leaves Flower Set https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/christmas-red-mulberry-paper-poinsettias-roses 1 Ounce No Hole Cranberry Translucent Glass Microbeads https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/1-ounce-no-hole-cranberry-translucent-glass-microbeads Jingle Bells Gold 6mm Trinkets Pack Of 75 https://www.reneabouquets.com/product-page/jingle-bells-gold-6mm-trinkets-pack-of-75

USE MY LINK for Tonic Studios Products, including Nuvo Drops: http://shrsl.com/2b2po SPELLBINDERS Dies: https://shrsl.com/2dzj4 My ADHESIVE: Scor-Tape 1/4" x 27 yds https://shrsl.com/2b0j5 Scor-Tape 1/8" x 27 yds https://shrsl.com/2b0jd


Queen Bee Handbag and Sketchbook DT Project for Reneabouquets

Hi crafty friends,
For this month I want to share with you another fun project I made using Items from Reneabouquets and Tonic Studios dies.
I wanted to make something ultra lush, as I would be working with the Glass Wing Queen Bees from Reneabouquets. As we all know, there is only one queen in the hive, and for this queen, a beautiful handbag and sketchbook are essential!

Here is the couple with the hexagon shaped handbag covered in a beautiful handmade flower bouquet. Each handmade flower is delicately sprinkled with Gawdie Girl Pink Chunky German Glitter Glass. Grouped along the top of the handbag are also Beautiful Board Hexagon Elements Laser Cut Chipboard pieces that are embossed in gold, and scattered with Moonstone beads. I also added layers of embossed vellum resembling honeycombs, and hand-colored roses made with a Tonic Studios stamp and alcohol markers. Underneath is a piece of Ivory Wide Floral Embroidered Lace.This will surely provide a safe landing for any queen bee!
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Along the side of the handbag, I wanted to ensure to add a handle, so I crafted one out of gold cord, and attached it to the bag with Tonic Studios die cuts that I layered with gold and black cardstock. Small black sequins top off the faux clasps. The base is also dry embossed in a honeycomb pattern, and topped with cascading hearts created with Nuvo expanding mousse and Finnabair golden nugget effect paste. The entire thing is also sprayed in gold.
Here you can see the queen bee front and center. She tops a piece of Beautiful Board Large Stackable Honey Bee Pattern that has been altered with Finnabair golden nugget effect paste,and sprinkled with pale pink microbeads. It all rests on the hexagon embossed front of the handbag.

Take a closer look at the detail in the Glass Wing Queen Bee. They are so amazing!

Now, lets look at the sketchbook! It fits comfortably inside of the handbag, but it is also made to fit the theme very nicely. On the cover, you see another grouping, only this time I used the Beautiful Board Medium Honey Bee Chipboard. To make it cohesive, I also colored it using my Nuvo alcohol markers and Nuvo Gold marker. The decorative pieces are also sprinkled with Gawdie girl pink glitter and moonstones, and they all rest on a bed of honeycomb chipboard pieces topped with vellum honeycombs, and lovely red roses. The phrase "Inspire",and the Notebook pages are all cut using Tonic Studios dies. 

On this page, I recycled a piece of clear packaging and created a page by embossing it in a honeycomb pattern. Using a lovely stamped phrase shared by a friend, I adorned the page by framing it out with more vellum embossed pieces as well as the hand-colored roses and yet another gorgeous GlassWinged Queen Bee. In the background you can see the pages, They alternate between sketch papers and mixed media papers for a fun sketchbook.

Never forgetting the words that inspire me to create... I incorporated some scripture verses on key pages in this sketchbook. Here, I adorned the page with a piece of Beautiful Board Large Stackable Honey Bee Pattern, only this time I cut it in half to fit my page, added black embossing powder to make it shine, and sprinkled it with small moonstones
On this page I did the same, only here I embossed the honeycomb pattern beautiful board in gold, added moonstones and gems from my stash, and added a beautiful Proverb. 

For the last page, I decided to add a pocket. I dry embossed and stenciled the paper, then added photo corners as a decorative element. To finish, it, I added a piece of applique given to me by a sweet crafter, and altered it using gawdie girl pink glitter, pearls and gems from my stash, and a beautiful 
This concludes my project share, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Please visit the links for your convenience, and don't forget to watch the video for more details. 
Thank you for stopping by, and as always, I hope that you can Be inspired, Be Blessed!
~Raquel





Soar High Mini Album

Hi friends,
 Today I am sharing this adorable Mini Album I crated for a special someone using Tonic Studios dies that recently released, and some papers from My Mind's Eye that were absolutely fabulous! It was difficult to part with this little book when it was all done, but I am very pleased that my friend will be able to enjoy it, ant that makes it all worth while.

On the cover you can immediately see that this is a Gatefold Mini Album style. The pages open to both the left and right sides. I altered a wooden Hot Air Balloon using papers from the collection, as well as pom pom and silver trim, gesso, chunky glass glitter and sequins.


 The floating teddy is also covered in chunky glass glitter. and a small pearl tops one of the kites that floats on the opposing cover page. I also used the blue pom pom trim to outline the sides and back of this book, and even added tiny gold hearts to the lattice edges of the cover.  On the sides of the book, I added another lattice in gold to make it shine! The closure is a small tag with a heart center, and a light blue grosgrain ribbon ties it closed. 



For the first page, I made a double frame topped with a bow, small white flowers, and a larger center flower. The outer diecut in coral is topped with pink and cream pearls. This is the darkest color used in this book, but I think it ties in very well with the rest. The little birds on the paper were so beautiful, I had to use this paper!


To the right, this page begins with two Polaroid-like frames that have removable photo mats. They are decorated with a small bow, golden heart-shaped tabs, photo corners, and a piece of white lace. A vellum doily corner that slightly covers a sentiment that reads "happy". You can also see that the hinges of this book are entirely decorated if you look closely to the edges of the picture. 

On the left is this page, with two square-shaped photo mats adorned with a stitched edge, a banner that reads "adore", and the cute little teddy bear holds two balloons with a string. The papers were so beautiful that not much was needed to make this little book beautiful.

Our next center page follows the Kite theme, and I incorporated three frames that can be untied from the page, and have matching photo mats on the back. These will dangle like a kite string when untied to reveal the pictures. The little kite on the side is topped with little golden bows, and I heat embossed the little bird image with pink embossing powder, then colored the layers in light green and yellow.

Here is another dual-frame page. This time they are ovals. and I added a festive banner that I made using small hearts carefully placed on string. There are also pink framed blue hearts in the background, and a little blue butterfly layered with tulle. Each paper was carefully selected to showcase the sentiments in the paper line also.


Here you see the same types of frames, with another delicate kite that has also been heat embossed with pink flowers. I placed clusters of gems on the corners for a little whimsy. 


The next page houses a flip-album that can fit up to six more pictures or journaling tied with a pink trim. I also used adorable swan-themed papers to inlay the flower motifs on the cover of this little booklet, and placed another teddy who holds a banner that reads: You Fly You Soar. The little decorative die-cut to the left can be used to jot a date or names. 


This page allows for a larger stand-alone picture in a circle doily, and it also has the  floating hearts decorating the background, grouped with a couple of doilies that serve as a hidden pocket for tiny matching tags tied with a string. I topped this off with a tiny jar that I altered with paper, golden thread, and its own little heart-shaped tag. I also used an acetate butterfly to finish this page.


In a similar style, this page also has a circle doily frame, only this time it has an adorable little envelope topped with a heart tag, a large butterfly that I hand-decorated with inks, and two little hearts as well as a tulle knot. Three little yellow vellum butterflies float around the frame followed by little gems. 


This page was so much fun to make! I designed a pocket by making a cluster of layered honeycomb shapes from the designs on the paper. They each are decorated with little hearts, a bee and bird, and behind it are matching tags I topped off with tiny matching bows. 



You may know I love adding shakers to my mini albums. Here I used a honey jar shape to make a window shaker. You can actually fit a picture behind this jar, and it will appear to be covered in the little floating sequins. The page is top-loading with a hidden clear window. The flowers are all handmade by yours truly to complete the page. 


Opposing the page is another dual-photo frame with golden photo corners,butterflies, pearl heart, and clover-shaped tags to hold the photo mats inside. I topped the frames with vintage trim to add softness. 


The last page houses yet another little flip-book. This time it ties to the side with a golden brad, and it is also a delicate shaker topped with a little bird and small gems. The flowers are also all handmade with love.


Here is the back of the book, displaying my favorite paper in this collection. I hope you have enjoyed this walk-through and can use it for your own inspiration. Feel free to watch the video below for more inside tips and suggestions on how you can preserve memories in love. 
Thank you for stopping by, and as always, 
Be inspired, Be Blessed!
~Raquel







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