Today, Maria Lacuesta has a 'Poolside' mini album to share that requires little effort and only a single sheet of patterned paper. The album is both practical & sweet, and is a smart option for the busy Summer season ahead.
Summer is nearly upon us and I wanted to get a jump on my memory keeping by putting together this little tag album with the Poolside collection. I used a small binder ring to bring everything together so that I can easily rearrange or add pages to my album as I begin filling it up with photos.
The 'Flip Flops' patterned paper from the Poolside collection was absolutely perfect for this project because I could simply cut apart all the tags and cards to form the base of my album. After creating the base, I added a few bits from the Poolside Ephemera Pack, Metal Clips, and Wood Veneer to embellish my pages.
To make the semi-transparent snow cones card, I cut apart the 'Snow Cones' patterned paper and adhered the snow cones to a piece of vellum using my tiny attacher. I also used my tiny attacher to adhere a strip of grosgrain ribbon to my card for some added texture.
On these pages, I used glitter accents, including a ribbon pennant and the popsicle die-cut. Again, I used my tiny attacher to adhere all my elements. You can also see I used white American Crafts cardstock to create a neutral base for some of the embellishments.
I tried to keep my pages relatively simple so that there was room to add photos while still maintaining enough detail throughout so that the album felt "finished".
Lace is great textural element! I quickly attached a section of lace to the edge of this card using both staples & gaffer's tape.
As you can see, there's still a bit more room in the binder ring to add more pages if needed. I really love the flexibility of this album format. Best of all, this album is really easy to make and doesn't require a lot of materials. I just used a couple of pieces of patterned paper and minimal embellishments. Given how easy this album was to put together, I can definitely see myself creating more mini albums this Summer!