Hi everyone! Gina here today to share a small mini album that I have created using my favorite Crate Paper collections. I love how well all the Crate Paper collections coordinate with each other.
This mini album is very easy to create. I started with a simple 6”x6” chipboard square album. This size is perfect to use with the 6”x6” paper pads. Next, I carefully chose products from Maggie Holmes’s Bloom and Shine collections, along with the Little You and Hello Love collections. Throughout the book, you will see chipboard, ephemera, stickers and lots of patterned papers.
I couldn't resist mixing all four collections throughout the album. I kept the cover page fairly simple with some patterned papers and chipboard pieces from the Maggie Holmes Shine collection. I added a bit of lace, machine stitching and a threaded button to give it a more handmade look.
Because I chose to use chipboard frames on most of my pages, I started by measuring the size of each frame so that I knew what size to print my photos. I chose to use photos of my daughter from a recent photo session. I resized them in Photoshop and printed all of them in black and white. This created more of a cohesive look throughout the album.
I made sure to add lots of feminine touches throughout the book such as lace, frills and, of course, gold glitter. I also used American Crafts Sticky Thumb Dimensional Adhesive Foam Tabs to add dimension to a lot of my embellishments.
I had so much fun making these pages. I hope you have found some inspiration today to make your own mini album.
Supplies: Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x6 Paper Pad (680428), Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Die-Cuts (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Cardstock Stickers(680435), Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers W/Gold Glitter Accents (680433), Maggie Holmes Bloom Suede Tassels (680437), Little You Counting Sheep (LYPPR-80379), Little You Loved (LYPPR-80377), Little You Glittered Adhesive Chipboard Boy Accents W/Gold (LYPPR-80388), Little You Mixed Embellishments Boy(LY680396), Little You Mixed Embellishments Girl (LY680397), Maggie Holmes Shine Bright (680290), Maggie Holmes Shine Lovely (680291), Maggie Holmes Shine Darling (680297), Maggie Holmes Shine Tassels (680325), Maggie Holmes Shine Standouts (680326), Maggie Holmes Shine Wood Veneer Shapes (680328), Maggie Holmes Shine Thickers (680317), Hello Love Layered Tags (680365), Hello Love Chipboards Stickers (680360)