My Faves Mini Album by Missy Whidden

Friday, April 20, 2018

Missy Whidden can do no wrong! From layouts and project to mini albums, she has a signature style all of her own!
Hey, friends! Missy here. I have been wanting to try something out of my comfort zone lately and mini albums fall into that category. I used Paige’s 1 Piece of Paper Mini Album cut file for my project today!

I cut the mini album base from a single piece of white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo and then added gesso and lots of ink sprays to each panel. I used several stencils and modeling paste on some of the panels to add some fun texture. I used a sunburst stencil on the cover along with some pink ink spray. I titled this “My Faves” to document several photos of me and my girls. I used a piece of foiled patterned paper from the Pick-Me-Up 6x6 Paper Pad to create a small spine for the album and I tucked in a bit of Pick-Me-Up Washi Tape before machine stitching it down. To close the album, I glued two buttons on top of a tiny piece of foam and wound some dark blue floss around them. I tied one of the Oh My Heart Heart Charms on the end for added cuteness.

Some of my stitching overlapped some of the Pick-Me-Up Rub-Ons here, but I don’t mind, I think it makes it look even more homemade. I also used some Pick-Me-Up Stickers here as well as the 2x2 Paper Pads and Ephemera Die Cuts. The way the cut file folds allows for several little pockets for tucking in tags, which I topped with some Turn the Page Ribbon.

Here I wrote a bit of journaling and added some fussy cut butterflies from the Pick-Me-Up Washi Tape as well as another Rub-On.

I also cut several of Paige’s cut files to add some of the pages. This one is the Heart Group cut file which I topped with more Pick-Me-Up Stickers.

This is the Circles Doily cut file and I added a cute pink bow from the Pick-Me-Up Ephemera Die Cuts.

This is the Heart Word Happy cut file and I used some Pick-Me-Up Puffy Stickers and Rub-Ons here.

I tucked in a flower here from the Flower Cluster cut file. More Pick-Me-Up Puffy Stickers and Rub-Ons on the right side.

I did some fussy cutting here from the Pick-Me-Up 6x6 Paper Pad and added more Rub-OnsWashi TapeStickers, and a piece of an Ephemera Die Cut. I also used the “happy” positive piece from the Heart Word Happy cut file.

I love how this page turned out. I used a flower stencil to create some texture and then added the Heart Love cut file over it. I topped it with some tiny Pick-Me-Up Puffy Stickers.

This was an easy way to create a clasp to keep the album closed. I’m terrible at tying bows so all I have to do here is wind the floss around the button on the back.

Here you can see the spine and how it’s stitched onto the front and back. I love that pop of dark blue.

Even though I struggle with mini albums, this was a lot of fun to put together. It’s fun to change things up and try something different. And my favorite thing about this is that it’s made from only one sheet of paper!

I hope it inspires you to try it!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 156x6 Paper PadWashi Tape BookEphemera Die CutsStickersRub-OnsPuffy Stickers2x2 Paper PadsTURN THE PAGERibbonOH MY HEARTHeart Charms; Cut files: 1 Piece of Paper Mini Album, Flower Cluster, Circles Doily, Heart Love, Heart Word Happy, and Heart Group by Paige Evans; Silhouette Cameowhite cardstockmodeling pasteinksgesso
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