Thursday, April 10, 2014

MIni Almums and why I love them and are addicted to them!

It's baby season at my house, I am due in 5 weeks with my third (having a boy) and it seems that all of our friends are having babies, I thought I would make some super cute mini's for them.

My philosophy on Mini albums is that time can go by to fast and we don't capture all the small things that make up our life so I started making Mini Albums to fit all those small things that melt your heart from the day to day moments. I started making two for each of my children and were surprised at just how fast they fill up with little moment's that I didn't really know what to do (you know the kind that you don't want in you scrap book but they are to precocious to throw away at the moment.) Maybe they did something that you just had to write down but you don't want to take the time to get our your journal, and all you want to do is write what they did or said and be on your way, I believe an Mini Album will serve that purpose well.

So I have been making albums for all my friends that are about to have some babies. I hope they use them as much as I use mine.

Baby Boy, I wanted a bright colored all boy album with a feel of fun and cheerfulness to it.
This album is sort of based on Kathy Orta's Envelope Mini Album you can find the video tutorial on you tube here I didn't use gussets and the main thing I did was the envelope pockets and library pockets.

The print and cut  on your Silhouette is going to be your best friend with mini's, Rivika Wilkins Personalized boy word art has come in very handy for baby boy albums. I re sized it to fit as a cover for the album.

Each page has three pockets, so you can stuff a bunch of things in it, including gluing pictures down, journal cards and embellishments

I love the happy are the days I spend with you print and cut file from Echo Park Paper, it seems to go with a bunch of albums I make. I also think it would work well for a card and for scrapbook pages. A must have in my opinion in your Silhouette library.

 I used Boys and Their Toys paper from Paper studio. I loved the bold colors, it screamed boys to me!

Gotta love putting a library pocket on the page of your Mini to add more room to put fun things in!

I had a lot of fun making this for my dear friend's first child. some of the other stickers that I didn't print and cut out were also from the Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby. Instead of using Gussets or an accordion fold binding I thought using my Cinch to bind it would work out well,, to finish it add some ribbon if you like. 

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