Friday, July 6, 2012

Vacation Favorites from the Beach Mini Album

Hi there,everyone! I wanted to share this itsy bitsy teeny album. You thought I was going to say yellow polka dot bikini, huh? Are you singing the song now? LOL So, I made this using the Little Yellow Bicycle Splash collection. We’re going to the beach in a few weeks so I couldn’t resist making this “Vacation Favorites” mini for my girls. It’s a great way to list and showcase our beach weekend highlights. I created it with my Silhouette CAMEO and a Lori Whitlock "2-page book card" file. The great thing is that I only used one piece of pattern paper!!!
The cover has a window on the front, which is the perfect size to add my title. Once I had that down as the foundation, I layered clear elements, a banner flag and flip flops. Oh and the file I downloaded calls for a wraparound band to close in the front but I changed it to close in the back so that I could make a more embellished cover and not have it interfere with all the elements. Doesn’t this look fun? Let’s take a look at the inside of the album.

Pages 3 & 4 are actually threaded through the center of the card so when I was looking at this mini spread, I could see a gap between the pages. I solved that issue by using the vellum tape strips and layering them over each other. I topped it off with an accordion flower memory numbers.

Again, trying not to over think this last set of pages, I added another tape strip, banner and dimensional die cut and I went to my trusty tear apart tags stash and pulled the July tag out to add journaling for the back page. The canvas stickers and “happy” clear cut wrapped up this spread perfectly.

Now, all I have to do is add photos and maybe a few more embellishments here and there to finish it off.

Tip: When I’m creating a mini album I try to treat each page in it as a single or double page layout, just smaller and in this case, much smaller. It really helps alleviate some of the stress of wondering what to do with all those pages.

SPL-105 Skinny Stripe Multi/Deep Blue Sea Solid
SPL-220 Fabric Favorites - self adhesive
SPL-230 Clear Cuts - with glitter accents
SPL-140 Cardstock Stickers - Fresh Verse™ - with thermography and debossing
SPL-160 Vellum Tape Strips
SPL-195 Dimensional Stickers - with thermography
SPL-1100 Tear Out Ticket & Journaling Card Book - with embossing
SPL-303 Mini Flag Kit - with embossing
SPL-305 Paper Crafting Kit


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is ADORABLE Heather! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and the flip flops!!!

Beth Hallgren said...

Great tip! What a cute mini. You'll have to post again with the photos :)

snappy scrappy said...

Love this mini album!!! Love it! Lee-Ann :)

Diana Waite said...

this is totally SWEET!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Super cute!

Rebecca said...

How totally cool is this! I cant believe you only used 1 piece of paper!! AWESOME!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Heather,,,,,this is super cute!!! I love those little flipper floppers :)

curlyqmosaics said...

This is the cutest mini album ever! I love how the waves are "splashing" out on the side. Too cute!

bohemiannie! art said...

I love the way this turned out!