Hello crafty friends! Happy Family Day to all my Ontario followers. I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend. Today I would like to share a mini album I made last week for a craft party I ran Friday night. Some of you will already know what this looks like because you made one, but I love the way it turned out so I thought I’d post it for those who haven’t see it. I will be entering this into the Out of a Hat challenge (birds and butterflies) and the Heart2Heart challenge (tags – you’ll see why in a minute!!).I found a package of canvas covered chipboard mini album pages at my local craft store, and used one of them for the cover of the album. I stamped a few swirly shapes and a postmark onto the canvas with Champagne and Cocoa inks and then started layering different elements on top to get a shabby chic look.After inking the edges of a doily with Cocoa ink, I stamped a really pretty floral image in the middle with Sorbet ink. This gorgeous stamp is from the CTMH Jardin stamp set. The ornate picture frame is also from the same set and is used to frame out the little butterfly and the word Love, which I cut out with the Cricut.I layered a few different types ribbons across the front and added another glittery swirl, flower and button combo in the top left corner. As you can see, the spine of the album is a strip of patterned paper from the CTMH Buzz and Bumble paper pack. I used a piece of orange washi tape down the side to help hold it in place and to add colour.The pages of the mini album are little paper treat bags, which are available through Close To My Heart. These hold tags, which can be pulled out and decorated with photos or journaling. Here you can see I adorned each tag with a piece of ribbon, but I haven’t gotten around to putting anything else on them yet. I hope that’s ok for the girls over at H2H!
That’s it for today. Hope you had fun looking. Have a great day and happy crafting!