Destination Fussen Mini Album


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Here is the mini album that we made at Artescrap last weekend in Mexico City! The entire base is made from a single sheet of white cardstock which I learned from a tutorial by Elsie Robinson. I used my Oh My Heart collection with Pink Paislee for pretty much everything :)
Here is a flip through of the mini album:
To make the mini album base: start with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock. Fold the paper in half, top to bottom and score the crease. Lift the flap at the bottom and fold it up to the top edge then score the crease. Flip over and repeat on the other side. Open up the paper then fold it in half the other direction. Open up the paper and with the rectangles horizontal, cut from the center of the bottom up to the 3rd crease. Accordion fold the papers then fold the halves together. Mark between the pages with a pencil where adhesive needs to go then adhere those pages together to complete the base.

To make the cover: trim patterned paper to 6.5 x 6”. Add Thickers, mini alphabet stickers, a chipboard flower, hearts transparency sticker, and stamp the date on the front. If you have a sewing machine, stitch through the letters. Place adhesive all over the front and back of the book then wrap the patterned paper around the cover – trim any excess.

Paint white acrylic paint on the top left and bottom right corners of the first spread then splatter more white paint and watercolors on top. While it’s drying, fussy cut as many flowers from Paper 06 as you would like. Adhere the flowers to the top left and bottom right corners and trim the excess. Layer a 2” photo onto patterned paper then adhere it at an angle to the right page – trim off the edge before adhering so it’s flush with the crease. Add “the good life” Chipboard Sticker above the photo. Stamp journaling lines on the bottom left side and write journaling.

Paint and splatter white acrylic paint mostly on the left side and in the center of the next spread. Use the packaging technique to apply watercolors on top. While it’s drying, trim a 1” square from 16 of the patterned squares of Paper 24 then cut those 1” squares in half to make triangles. Adhere the triangles around the edges. Cut off the bottom of a tag, tie baker’s twine through the tag hole, add a photo on top, then adhere it to the left side. Embellish with flower die cuts, a rose gold foil scalloped border sticker, “#heckyes” tab sticker, rose gold chipboard flower, and pink puffy flower sticker. Stamp journaling lines on the right side then write journaling. Place a “the little things” transparency sticker under the journaling.
Paint and splatter white acrylic in the center of the spread. Use the packaging technique to apply watercolors on top. Once dry, add sock die cuts, a sticker t-shirt, and “wonderful you” die cut across a piece of baker’s twine like a clothesline. Use a bit of washi tape above each embellishment like clothespins. Add a bunch of flower stickers and flower die cuts to the ends along with a bird puffy sticker. Layer a 2” photo over patterned papers then tuck it into the clothesline. Stamp journaling lines on the bottom left and write journaling.
Paint and splatter white acrylic paint diagonally onto the last spread. Use the packaging technique to apply watercolors on top. While it’s drying, gather all of the heart embellishments you can find and fussy cut hearts from patterned paper. Scatter the hearts over the paint and add heart stamping in the empty spaces. Add a 2” photo into the mix.
I still had a ton of photos I wanted to include, but no more space! Pocket to the rescue! To make the pocket page: Trim patterned paper to 5.5 x 6”, fold it in half, and trim off the front at an angle; wrap washi tape around the bottom and right edges to create a pocket. Attach the pocket to the book with washi tape all along the edge. Journal on the pocket and add larger photos / memorabilia / embellishments inside the pocket.


That's all! :)

These little albums are so fun to make because they are handmade from scratch - even down to the construction of the base! Every little detail is something you get to decide, so it's truly unique!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN