Vaduz, Liechtenstein Mini Album

Saturday, September 14, 2019

I taught a class at Artescrap in Mexico City back in August 2017. On the first evening there was a big opening event with classes and workshops and since I didn't have to be anywhere, I took a class from @xoxosunduri! We made this mini album base. Now, just a little more than two years later, I've added photos from our day in Vaduz, Liechtenstein - we visited five years ago! Wow time flies!
Here is a quick flip through so you can see all of the interactive elements in action:
 The covers are made of 6x6" canvas covered chipboard pieces. On the front we layered all kinds of embellishments from Maggie Holmes and my very first collection with Pink Paislee called Fancy Free. The butterflies are stamped and fussy cut. I added the title "VADUZ" with gold alpha stickers then used my Typecast Typewriter to type "Liechtenstein" on a label sticker. The more layers the better I say! Creates so much interest and detail.
 On this first spread, I copied the text from our Vaduz, Liechtenstein blog post recap, pasted it into a new Illustrator document, changed the font to Remington Noiseless, sized it to point 8, and then printed it out. I trimmed the journaling into strips then glued the strips onto the left page. I added a 2" square photo below the journaling (you can watch how I print small photos in this YouTube tutorial). I had 5x5" photos printed at Costco and sewed a pair back-to-back, punched three holes on the left, and inserted the pictures here. I pulled out my box of Maggie Holmes supplies and added a puffy lemon sticker on the top right corner and a "beautiful" rubber sentiment at the bottom.
 On the back of the 5x5" photos I added a large "love you" sticker. On the right side I added journaling strips to a tag, a photo of the sleek'n'cool license plates, and then the other embellishments were added during the class.
 This tag tucks into the pocket. I added a bird because Jane loves birds. Oh how I miss this baby Jane!
 Third spread has a lot of interactive flaps! Makes turning the pages so fun.
 Here is the 4th spread with more tags, pockets, and a waterfall feature tied together with string. These flaps and pockets are so perfect for adding many photos. And for someone like me who has the hardest time narrowing down hundreds of pictures, this is great. The more photos I can include the better!
 The 5th spread has a fun hinged page which swings open to reveal a photo. And then I made this photo page by trimming down a page protector to 6x6" and drew lines across with a pencil to divide it into a 3x3 grid. I stitched the vertical lines first, tucked the bottom row of three photos into the bottom, stitched the horizontal line above, added the next row of three photos, stitched the next horizontal line above, added the top three photos, and stitched across the top edge. Apparently my sewing machine didn't like sewing through the slippery page protector, but I don't mind the messiness, it adds to the handmade factor.
 Here is the hinged page when open.
 On the 6th spread I glued patterned papers to the back of each of the mini photos before adding them into the custom pocket. The right side has a few photos and tags tucked into the edge pocket.
 7th spread has another pocket with a photo and a journaling tag tucked behind. And then I added another 5x5" photo stitched back-to-back, but this time I turned it into a pocket by stitching around three edges only.
 Here are the contents of the pocket on the left page.
 Inside the 5x5" photo I added a 4x4" photo also turned into a pocket :)
Fronts and backs of the pocket contents.
 The last spread is the back of the 5x5" photo pocket and I layered flower die cuts on the right edge of the final page.
 On the back cover we heat embossed gold glittery butterflies and tied ribbon and string around the binder rings holding the album together.
 I am so happy to have this album complete! Slowly but surely I am getting my pile of unfinished projects FINISHED! It's a good feeling.
Onto the next mini album! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Everything you make is so pretty. Only 5 years ago but look how much your babes have grown ! One of the nicest things about memory keeping I think, is looking back at a beautiful moment, holiday or just everyday moments that made us happy and doing something special to keep it alive. Your little albums will be that for your family for years to come. So many gorgeous inspirations here xK

  2. This is GORGEOUS!!!! I am loving the colors, the pockets, the photos and love love love those butterflies on the front and back covers!!!! You amaze me always!!!!!

  3. Ooo this is such a fun little mini album! I love how interactive it is with all the pockets, tuck spots, and waterfalls! The pocket within a pocket within another pocket is genius! I must remember that for my next mini as a way to add more photos and things! Thanks for the inspiration! xx


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