I have been in a total mini book maia at the moment and I am really enjoying the process of making them from scratch!! I learnt to make this back to back technique from the Heidi Swapp blog and am totally hooked!!
For this mini I used the Chickaniddy - Twirly Girl collection for a soft and feminine mini album about my little girl Abigail.. The album itself is only 5 pages thick, but I managed to get a ton of photos in here and I am really happy with how it turned out!!
So grab a cuppa and enjoy ...
I used some Wilna Furstenberg cut files , rosette die and custom made flair for the cover . I was so spoilt when Michelle from The Stamp Spot sent me a handful of flair to match this collection! she is awesome.
I used random photos from 2011 of Abigail that weren't really of any importance ( story wise) to create a single layout about. So instead I
I had a couple of extra photos of Abby and I being silly, so created a pocket inside the page so that I could slip in a tag with the extra photos on it. I also added some extra journalling to the back of the card!
With this spread I cut down one of the pages as I only had a 3 x 4 photo ! So instead of trying to fill the space - I made my real estate smaller to suit me . I also fussy cut the sweet pink roses from the paper pack and sprinkled them through out the album.. I jut love them ♥
I am trying hard to use up tools that I already have in my scrap room, and using my punches more is certainly one of those tools I need to use more!! So to create the little circle " flowers" I used a circle punch, creased it in half and snipped into the folds to cut out little wedges..Then I added a little sequin to the centre and ta da!
I also backed some of the little circle flowers, with a larger circle flower made out of vellum..
This page below is by far my favourite in the whole album!! All the pink, velum, cut files and sequins put my head in an awesome scrappy spin!!lol..
This is the last page of the album, and I actually went back after this photo and added more journalling under the photo as it looked a little incomplete to me!!
Overall I am so happy with how this album turned out and love how many photos I can fit in them!! I am certainly planning on make a heap more ... so watch this space :)
Till next time