When temperatures are low during winter, dreaming of summer and faraway places can help to endure the cold and short days during winter time. The Oasis and Chasing Dreams collections are great helpers here. They're perfect for creating mini albums that tell stories of summer vacation and warm and sunny days. Today I want to share photos of a mini album filled with memories of days spent well during summer. I also want to show you a handmade box that is perfect for keeping mini albums safe and prevents them from getting dusty.
The cover of the mini album is a mixture of journaling cards, some delicate white mesh fabric, a handmade shaker element with transparent foil and sequins, a 'hello' ephemera piece and a puffy gold heart.
The inside pages of the mini album have different sizes and formats. I mixed square and rectangle formats.
I added some fun handmade elements here and there throughout the mini album. One is a cute shaker heart element. I cut two hearts from the glitter on acetate sheet from Maggie Holmes' Chasing Dreams collection, added some sequins and sewed the hearts together with my sewing machine.
On the next page, I combined a crepe paper fringe garland, a word sticker, a puffy heart and a sequined ribbon.
Ephemera pieces used as single pages also look great in mini albums.
Phrase stickers on photos or a black pineapple will surely catch people's attention.
On the next page, I cut out a heart shaped see-through window on a stripe of paper with my scissors, a nice little detail that makes your album even more special.
I absolutely adore the swimsuit sticker and I just had to include it in the mini album.
For the next page I cut a piece of beige fabric, then stamped the word 'Urlaub' (which translates to vacation) with the acrylic stamps from Oasis and added the word 'fetzt' (meaning rock - 'vacation rock') with gold glitter foam letter stickers. Then I sewed the fabric to the tropic paper with my sewing machine.
I kept the following pages rather simple to show the pretty paper with the delicate palm leaves and also to give room to the nice photo. The photo was taken on the Island of Ruegen in Germany.
Before I end this post, I would like to show you two more photos of the mini album and also the pretty box I made to store the mini album.
The box is made from greyboard and its covered with the wonderful tropical paper from the Oasis collection.
Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!
Supplies: Oasis Palm Springs (375972), Spring Break (378980), Tropic (378983), Retreat (378986), Ephemera Pieces (378994), Stickers (378995), Puffy Stickers (378996), Stickers (378997), Acrylic Stamps (379000), Chasing Dreams First Place (375943), Glitter On Acetate (375948), Ephemera Pieces (375950), Stickers (375951), Stickers (375952), Foil Chipboard Stickers (375955), Glitter Foam Letter Stickers (375956), Puffy Hearts (375963)