11 Years of Love Mini Album

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

I created a love-themed mini album for the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Blog using my Pink Paislee Whimsical collection and a heart-shaped mini album cut file I designed!
Here is a process video so you can see how to create this album from start-to-finish:

This mini album is tiny as you can see in the pic above - it's only about 2" across and fits in the palm of my hand. It's a mini-mini album for sure! I've included the cut file over on the SCT blog post so you can make one too so make sure to head over there to grab it!
I started by cutting the mini album from smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3 and folded it up accordion style along the perforated lines between the hearts.
Next I cut the inner heart pieces from patterned papers. There are 12 hearts and I used 12 different patterns. I actually only used one piece of patterned paper to do this, Paper 19 which has a whole bunch of rectangles of different patterns - perfect for punching and die cutting little shapes like hearts! So I die cut the patterned paper hearts and then adhered them into the mini album.
Next I went through all of the photos on my computer and found a photo of me and my husband from all 11 years we've been married. I used Adobe Photoshop to make the pictures about .75" square and then printed them at home on my Canon Pro 100 printer. I adhered the photos in place. There are 12 hearts and 11 photos so I left the cover without a photo.
On the cover I added mini number stickers from the Sticker Book, colorful Foam Mini Thickers, and a "love" sticker also from the Sticker Book to create the title "11 years love" title. I tucked a sticker border and heart border sticker underneath then machine stitched across them - I actually took off the patterned paper heart first to run it through my sewing machine so it wouldn't stitch through both sides of the mini album. The album is kept closed with a cute little binder clip.
Then I went through and embellished each heart one by one. Since the hearts are so small there isn't much space to add a whole lot! I relied on tiny Puffy Stickers, tiny paper stickers from the Sticker Book and Sticker sheet, tiny Chipboard Stickers, and Enamel Shapes, all from my Whimsical collection. Honestly I think it took me an hour to make this album from start to finish - it's a quick, fun project!
Even though some of the embellishments have dimension to them, the album still folds up nicely and isn't too chunky to keep it from closing.
I added a number sticker to each heart with a photo to represent that year of marriage, 1 - 11. It's fun to see how we've aged, gained weight, lost weight, changed hair colors and lengths, had babies, traveled, etc!
Here are some more photos of the finished mini album:
I hope you are inspired to use my cut file and the Whimsical collection to create a little mini album celebrating love! It doesn't take long to make and the results are so cute! I can't wait to give this to my husband as a gift and tell him how excited I am for our future!
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 19Chipboard ThickersFoam Mini ThickersChipboard StickersPuffy StickersStickersSticker BookEnamel Shapeswhite cardstock; Cut file: Heart Mini Album by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3

1 comment

  1. Love love love love this! LOVING how you added a photo for each year along with the numbers!! And LOVING how little it is!!! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!


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