I purchased the special edition Mini Albums in an Evening from Simple Scrapbooks magazine a few days ago. Right on page 5 was an inspiring idea from The Angel Company. It was an ad that featured a darling little baby album made with Toodle Loo 12×12 Cardstock Collection. I just had to make it. So last night I sat down with some black and white photos of myself and my daughter when she was just 7 weeks old. (Boy, how time flies. She just started pre-school last week.) If you compare my album cover to the album in the ad, the overall design is the same. I distressed my photo and adhered it with Pop Dots. I also used a white jel pen to add the white dots around the photo’s edge. I changed mine by making the album wider. I used the Juliette 12×12 Cardstock Collection and I added the stamped sentiment, “it’s the little things”.
I started off by figuring out how many pictures I wanted to use so I could decide how many pages I would need to fill the album. Once that was decided, I picked the 2 raspberry colored chipboards from the Brights Chipboard Stack to coordinate with the Juliette Collection. I love these chipboard stacks. They are 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch pieces of chipboard covered in textured cardstock. They are easy and convenient for binding with the Bind-IT-All when making these kind of albums, notebooks or note pads. No need to construct your own covers when you have these. Plus, they are acid and lignin free… Super Simple!
As you’ll see from my next few photos, I layered Juliette Cardstock Collection with the coordinating Juliette Cardstock to form the foundation for the pages. I glued 2 pieces of cardstock back to back to give the pages extra strength. I used Violete Palette Ink to cover the edges of the pages and chipboard. This “direct to paper” method covers any white spaces that may be showing after the glue has set.
Then I added the Juliette tags, Ribbon and Hardware along with Paper Posies, Bitty Blossoms and Princess Brads to dress it up.
I used the stamp set It’s the Little Things to stamp the following sentiments:
“it’ the little things”
“enjoying the moment”
“that bless our lives the most.”
After I completed the design I used the Bind-It-All and binding wire to put it all together. The Bind-It-All is another “must have” tool if you love to create albums, notebooks, notepads. The Angel Company just started carrying it this year. You can bind just about anything with it. It’s a compact tool that is strong and sturdy. I highly recommend it.
I love my little 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch album. And, I did get it done in an evening just like the magazine advertised. It’s a really nice special edition. There a tons of great samples and ideas in it. Why don’t you sit down tonight and make one for yourself? You can visit my TAC website to purchase any of the materials I used to make this fabulous album… http://kandy.ismyangel.com
All materials from The Angel Company.
Stamp Sets: It’s the Little Things
Cardstock: Juliette 12×12 Cardstock Collection, Juliette Cardstock
Ink: Violette and Noir Palette Ink
Accessories: Juliette Ribbon, Juliette Hardware, Audrey Embellishment Jar, White Gel Pen, Bitty Blossoms, Paper Posies, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Princess Brads, Bind-It-All and binding wire