Thursday, May 22, 2014

Love You More Mini Album

We take family photos every year and while I do scrapbook many of those photos, I always like to create a mini album that we can quickly flip through each year. 

I created this mini by cutting 1 12x12 piece of cardstock into 3 4”x10” strips. I folded each in half and stitched them together in the middle so they would measure 4”x5” per page.

For the cover, I covered it all with layers of pattern papers, a die cut gold doily and 3x4 card and twine.

On each inside page, I trimmed the papers about ¼” on each side, carefully matching papers to the photos. Then I went back and chose 3x4 cards that had the perfect sentiment or vibe of the photo. 

Each page is unique in it’s own way – doilies, stitching, embellishments, etc.

I used various stitching patterns on each page. I made sure to stitch the bit together before I added them to the base pages so the stitching wouldn't mess up the other side.
I cut the doilies on my CAMEO so they'd be the perfect size yet, I still had to cut them up a bit to fit perfectly behind the photos.
My life and my family is complete "all because two people fell in love".

Here's my cute little mini all tightly bundled up and ready to be opened (or put away). I keep all the mini albums from each year in one basket so we can look back and see how we changed and grown.

Thanks for stopping by today.  And thanks to My Mind's Eye for having me as their guest designer this month! I'd love to do it again (and again and again if you get the hint). LOL


Vicky Nardone said...

So cute Heather! This looks like you put a lot of work into it and it definitely paid off. Love the design.

Anelsie said...

What a beautiful mini album! And your family photos are stunning! You are blessed! Thanks for the inspiration!

Diana Waite said...

what a FANTASTIC little mini!

antenucci said...

That line from MME was perfect for you! I really LOVE that pic of the kids in front and you all in the back, I am going to have to try that for our family pics next year!

Julie GM said...

I absolutely love this!!