I’m here to show off the Circular Mini Album that I created for one of my best friends of her two littles! They are two of the sweetest kids and she is like a sister to me so creating this was SO much fun!
I’m going to start by with a video showing a flip through of the full album then I will show you the individual sections!
To start, I cut out 4 of the Circular Mini Album base panel from a light gray cardstock and glued them together using liquid adhesive. The tutorial on i-crafter’s YouTube channel explains that the little tab should be glued to the bottom of your creased section so the seam doesn’t show on your album’s pages, I loved this tip because I’m that person who wouldn’t realize my error until I was halfway finished with my project! For the project, I used patterned papers from Echo Park, Bo Bunny, My Minds Eye, and Queen & Co. My memory isn’t fantastic so I can’t say for sure which is which!
The cover of the Circular Mini Album features the kids playing at the beach during a gorgeous sunset. I used bright fun colors that really pop off that gray background. On the tag, I penned “memories” keeping it simple since I don’t know exactly when and where each photo was taken. She will be able to fill little journaling cards out that I created for most of the sections. To finish the cover off, I added a few yellow embellishments from Queen & Co. I made sure to use one to cover the tag’s hole since I don’t like the look of “naked” tags.
The first section, I played with papers from the My Minds Eye “Wander” Paper Pad (this is honestly the only one I remember for sure!) I knew that this image was from a camping trip and the camper from this pad was just SO perfect for this memory. I positioned the square die so the camper would be the background on one side, then I added the pocket die that I centered over “wild & free”. I glued the bottom tab of the pocket to the back of the square to help avoid the journaling card from catching on it when it is taken out or put back in.
In order to print small enough photos, I used my Sprocket. Then, I used the instant photograph frame to die cut the picture down to size. I used the frame from Mini Album, Divider #2 die set to cut down some vanilla colored cardstock to create a journaling card. I added a second square using the same word patterned paper behind the image. The frame and triangle details used the same paper pad.
This next section is at the beach again! I kept it fairly simple for this section. To the left, I used double-sided removable tape to add a small rectangle cut using a die from Matchbox Stories this will allow for her to journal on the card, then use stronger adhesive to glue it down permanently. I used the vanilla frame that was cut when I created the first journaling card and trimmed two of the corners a bit so I could place is crooked so the background square felt less awkwardly cut. I added the “family” word die over the dark red triangle.
This next section features her little girl blowing bubbles and was sooooo fun to create! The paper was actually from an underwater paper pad. I mixed it with a pretty pink plaid patterned paper. I added a few Queen & Co. bubble embellishments around the image.
Opposite the photo, I added “Dream” from the Matchbox Stories die set over the fun bubbles patterned paper. Now, I didn’t create a journaling card for this section, but she could add details on the pink plaid triangle if she wanted to!
This next section, I used a winter paper pad to showcase the kids playing in the snow. The journaling card and “happy” are from the Mini Album, Accordion die set.
I added a few iridescent snowflakes that I purchased from the dollar section of Target years ago around “happy” and the photo.
On the back cover, I had to use this picture of the kids playing in a puddle… is there anything more fun as a kid? The image fit best in the instant photograph frame turned sideways. I didn’t care for the heart turned sideways though so I cut out a blue and pink heart and covered the sideways heart with them layered. I used the same blue to cut out “adventure” from the Mini Album, Accordion die set. I finished the album off by adding a few rhinestone rain drops.
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Until next time,
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