Oslo, Norway Mini Album

Saturday, January 13, 2018

I finished all my scrappy assignments that are due in the immediate future which means I'm spending any and every spare minute I can making minis! Here is my newest one about our adventure to Oslo, Norway last May.

First, a flip through so you can see this album in action:

I used my Folded Square Mini Album cut file as the base cut with my Silhouette Cameo 3 and glued five of them together to make the foundation. Everything (unless noted!) is from my Turn the Page collection with Pink Paislee.
In the first section I adhered a family photo on the left and created a title on the right using a mix of Thickers and alphabets from the Sticker Book. Then I added a few floral Puffy Stickers and made the year with number stickers from my 30-page #StickerBook. In the bottom section I typed, printed, trimmed, and adhered journaling then placed a scalloped piece of Washi Tape along the edge.
When I was adhering the Folded Squares together I only placed adhesive on the sides and bottom edges and not the top edges to create pockets. I tucked tags and journaling spots into each pocket because I had so.many.photos and needed to include them allll! So in this pocket I made an accordion photo book by attaching the pictures together with Washi Tape.

I made a slit in the top of a Journaling Spot so the photos can tuck nicely in place.

The next section is all about flowers! I embellished a floral Ephemera Die Cut with hand stitching then placed it over some messy thread on the left. On the right I kept it simple with typed journaling. On the bottom I printed a quad of photos, trimmed it in half diagonally, and adhered the triangles in place so it still folds up.

In the pocket I adhered two Journaling Spots back-to-back and added a photo on the front along with a heart Chipboard Sticker and journaled on the back then placed a flower die cut at the top.

On the left side of this section I used leftover butterflies fussy cut from Paper 04, machine stitched through them, then adhered them in place. I added a selfie to the right page. I punched a bit of a large lace border from white cardstock, added a scalloped floral piece of Washi Tape, used my sewing machine to add a decorative scallop stitch, then adhered it in place on the photo. On the bottom I trimmed a flower Chipboard Sticker in half so it can bend up when the album is folded then I journaled around the edges using my favorite precision pen.

In the pocket I adhered two of the same Journaling Spot tags together and added photos, typed journaling, transparency word Stickers, and Heart Sequins. I stapled crocheted Ribbon through the hole.

Next is a page also about flowers - I simply can't get enough of them! I made my own embellishment for the left page and added a photo with rounded corners to the right. Along the bottom crease I used new Pick-Me-Up dark blue mini Thickers to create a sentiment.

In the pocket I added a photo behind a die cut frame and stitched Puffy Sticker paper chain people below. On the back I layered two photos in place using more Washi Tape.

In the last of the five sections I added a full photo of the kids at the harbor on the left side along with a floral Chipboard Sticker at the top. On the right page I placed a round floral Ephemera Die Cut, journaled around it, then slid on a Pennant Paper Clip.

In the pocket I once again adhered two of the same Journaling Spot tags back-to-back then machine stitched around the edges. I placed a photo on the front then told a funny story on the back. I stapled pink Ric Rac through the hole using a Tiny Attacher.

This album came together fast! Once the base was assembled and I had my photos in place, minimal embellishing here and there finished it up in a jiffy! I bet you could create an album in a single afternoon!

When the album is open I like to keep it in place with a binder clip, then to close it I stapled more ric rac to the covers to tie it shut.
I hope you are inspired to try out my Folded Square Mini Album cut file paired with Pink Paislee Turn the Page to document your favorite memories!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN