Okay...on to the fun new project I have for you.
I have created a mini album using the Follow Your Bliss Digital Kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden. The great thing about this mini album is that any one of you can make it in an hour or less! Yes, that's right!
How do you do it in less then an hour? It's so easy and I will tell you how...the printables do all the work for you! Now, keep in mind that I started the timer AFTER I had printed out all the papers. As always, my papers were printed out on the affordable white Recollections cardstock using my plain old inkjet printer. I printed out the whole kit but only used a portion of it for this album. I used 6 pieces of 6" X 6" black chipboard. The kit would look great with naked chipboard too, and you could ink up the edges with black...or another color from the kit. After cutting out the pages I wanted to use, I did a quick inking of the edges...just to cover up the white cut edge. The great distressing is already on the images. When I was finished I bound it with my Bind-It-All but you could easily punch three holes and use rings or ribbons.
Okay, here's the front cover. Isn't it pretty? I simply adhered it to the center of the chipboard.
Two more pretty pages. On the left I adhered the sweet petal pocket. I added a piece of seam binding under it before gluing it down, then tied it in a bow.
Here is the pocket open. I filled it with the square that matches the background paper.
Then there's another one to use as a journaling spot.
A great spot for a photo on the left, and a pocket page on the right.
The pocket holds some of the kit tags.
More pretty pages. The left is plain, and perfect for another photo.
On the right I added a small white doily from my stash,
as well as another pocket from the kit.
I added a ribbon bow and a velvet button to tuck the flap under.
Here's a close-up photo of the pocket.
This side of the pocket was white so I did some inking.
Then I added a couple of the matching journaling spots.
These pages are so soft and pretty. They are both pocket pages with added tags.
I added a picot ribbon along the edge of the pocket.
All the other lovely embellishing is on the papers.
These are the last two inside pages. The left is another pocket page, and the right is ready for a photo.
Finally, we have the back cover. I added a few ribbon bits to the binding rings.
What do you think? Isn't it fabulous...and fast...and fun??
It would make such a wonderful last-minute gift, wouldn't it?
A fun album for a teen girl, a brag book, a quick hostess gift. The possibilities are endless!
It looks like lots of time was put into creating it, but it's complete and ready for photos and journaling in under an hour.Other than the kit, the only materials I used were some ribbons, a doily, a button, the chipboard and binding rings.
As I said earlier, this kit is loaded with lots more pieces that I didn't use.
I'll be back soon with another project using the same kit.
In the meantime, head over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden
and pick up the Follow Your Bliss Kit.
You'll be able to make this mini album too!
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Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)