Looking for something cute and inspiring to help pass the time? Make yourself at home as our fave DIY CP Gal, Rebecca Luminarias, is here with a Poolside mason jar mini album that is perfectly sweet and totally stylish. Scroll down to find out more about it!
REBECCA LUMINARIAS: Have you been getting inspired to use the mason jar pockets over the last few posts? I know I have, so I'm glad I didn't use them all up on this project because, thanks to the other talented ladies on this team, I have many more ideas for putting them to good use!
I've always adored the look of a mini album held together by a metal ring, with bits and scraps peeking out from each page...a stack of lovely layers so thick and enticing that you just want to hold it in your hands and pour through it, bit by colorful bit. That's the basis for this album, only I turned my pages into tags instead of pages of photos and memories. Do you see all of that pretty Poolside eye candy in this shot?
Pink and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations and I was drooling over this 'love' tag the first time I saw it as part of the Flip Flops patterned paper. It brings to mind pink lemonade, which is a delicious and refreshing summer treat. Coincidentally, doesn't pink lemonade taste even better when consumed from a mason jar?!
Each of my 3 mason jar tags here have similar elements to create a cohesive feel: a background paper from the Confetti 6x6 paper pad, a gray tag, and a swatch of lace. I also tried to incorporate some gold twine and a floral element. Having a theme helps me work faster when creating.
Because these sweet jars are actually pockets, I also tried to put a little something inside each one. In the other 2 it's sequins; in this case it's the tiny floral heart toward the top of the jar. I just slipped it inside with a hint of adhesive to be certain it stays in place. May I also point out that even though the patterned paper is from Confetti and the floral die cut is from Poolside, they are perfect coordinates, don't you think?
I wanted a lot of pages in my little book so in between each jar tag I put in one or two other fun elements. I felt that the entire project had a cheery and colorful feel to it so this interlude was created with that in mind. Hello sunshine!
Glassine adds a soft, translucent texture (and the most heavenly sound!) and while I haven't put anything inside of this envelope yet, I included it for future use.
The set of mason jar pockets comes with an assortment of accessories like gold sequins, gold twine, and the cutest little tags and die cuts. Most of those I didn't use for this project because I've got them earmarked for another one, but I did have to use the 'love this' tag. I layered it with a mint circle from the Poolside Ephemera pack and tied them all to the jar with some twine.
Another 'inbetweener', this time using a wood word from my personal stash, a Poolside photo frame, and some die cuts.
Ending my mason jar tags with a Happy Hello! A little backwards, perhaps, but in actuality just trying to close my little book on a positive note (wink, wink).
Here's a tip: *Never overlook good packaging!* Crate Paper's embellishments always come with the prettiest packaging and I often use it in my projects. This cream and aqua card is the backing for the Poolside Standouts, trimmed and turned on its side. I keep most of the packaging that Crate items come with, especially pieces like this, because they're heavier than standard patterned paper or even card stock. They've come in so handy whenever I need a sturdy base, like for this album.
I hope you enjoyed my cheery mini-album-inspired tag book--I have a feeling it won't be the last of it's kind that I make. And I hope you've been further inspired to pick up a set of these fun mason jar pockets. They will be a fantastic addition to your paper crafting collection!