St. Petersburg, Russia Mini Album


Thursday, May 23, 2019

I have a new fabric tags mini album to share with you featuring my Horizon collection and documenting our adventure in St. Petersburg, Russia!
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First, check out the process video to see how this mini album came together from start-to-finish:

I used the 6 feet / 10 pieces Banner by Craft Smith from Michaels as the base. I've never made a mini album from fabric before so this was really fun! Trying new things sparks creativity and pushes me out of my comfort zone, which is always a good thing.
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I started by painting each of the 10 tags a different color - I mostly used acrylic paints by Vicki Boutin as well as a couple colors from my stash. I let the tags dry thoroughly before continuing on. While they were drying I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 and cut files (Stencils Set 1 and Stencils Set 2) to create 6" stencils.
I always use white textured cardstock from American Crafts and for these intricate designs I used a brand new ratchet blade set at a depth of 5 and a speed of 2. They cut cleanly and beautifully with these settings! Then I placed all the tags out on my table and one by one I used the stencils to scrape modeling paste mixed with the same acrylic paints through. I LOVE the texture this adds.
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On the cover I embellished with Horizon Epoxy Stickers, a heart and flower Chipboard Sticker, sentiment Sticker, and Floral Die Cut. There's also some white tangled thread in the mix. For the title I used the colorful Foam Mini Thickers from Whimsical. To help keep things in place permanently I machine stitched through some pieces.
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Each page has small square photos matted on distressed papers from the 2x2 Paper Pads and then embellished with bits & pieces from Horizon. I copied, pasted, printed, trimmed, and glued journaling taken from the blog post recap. I always like to use the font Remington Noiseless to keep consistency throughout all my mini albums.
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Again, to help things stay in place and to add texture, I added machine stitching. 
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I tried to break free from my tone-on-tone default way of embellishing, but clearly I'm still working on it :) :)
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Sometimes I had more photos than could fit on the page and still see the texture on the first layer, so I would staple a few pictures together and then adhere the back one in place for an interactive element.
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I replaced the small photo on this last page with a larger one to make a big closing statement. Seeing this church was the highlight of St. Petersburg so I wanted it to make an impact.
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I loooooved making this mini album. So fun to push myself creatively and try new things - it always branches out to more new ideas!
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Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to show you my next mini album!
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SUPPLIES: HORIZON2x2 Paper PadsStickersChipboard StickersEpoxy StickersFloral Die CutsEphemera Die CutsTagsShaped Paper ClipsCharmsWHIMSICALFoam Mini Thickers; Fabric tag banner: Craft Smith from Michaelswhite acrylic paintgessowatercolors; Font: Remington Noiseless; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Acrylic paints: Vicki Boutinwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Stencils Set 1 and Stencils Set 2 by Paige Evans

2 comments

  1. This is sooooooooooooo AMAZING!!! I loveeeeeeee that you used the fabric and love love love love the photos and that stitching!!!!! And your embellishments are PERFECTION!!!!!!!!

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  2. Not sure which page to leave this comment on but, I've just bought your sketch and stitch globe file from the Silhouette Store. I looked at your You Tube tutorial video and followed your instructions. However, the whole sketch and cut procedure took under eleven minutes and did not have any small guide holes you refer to. I checked the cut file again and found that it did not have the small circles but just perforation lines, which turned out to be no use for stitching.
    Is it possible I have a faulty file? If so, could you tell me what I can do about this please?
    Thanks.
    Yours,
    Jan

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