Flower-Shaped Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Saturday, March 20, 2021

 Hello crafty friends, Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today! With Spring just around the corner, I felt inspired to create a flower-shaped mini album. I've had this idea floating around in my head for a bit now and I'm so happy to see it finally brought to life!

The Hand Drawn Flowers cut files from Paige, along with her Bloom Street collection, were perfect for this project. It all came together in just a couple of days and I can't wait to fill it with some happy memories from the upcoming season.

To create the base of this mini, I first resized all of the Hand Drawn Flowers individually. This makes it so that every flower, or page, in my mini album is a different size. I love using simple techniques like this to add texture and character to my handmade albums.

The smallest of my flowers measures in at just under 2.5" while the largest measures roughly 5.5". I cut all of the Hand Drawn Flowers from white cardstock and then backed them using various papers from the Bloom Street Digital Collection. I then used a light, temporary adhesive to layer the flower pieces and allowed that to dry before machine stitching along the white edges of all of my flowers. I love the texture that stitching adds!

I used a white binder ring to hold all of my flower pages together and staggered them from smallest to largest. Then it was all about embellishing (which is always the best part, right?). I print and cut a handful of floral die cuts and embellishments from the Bloom Street Digital Collection. One thing I love about digital collections is that you can size the die cuts to any size that works for your project! In this case, I sized mine slightly smaller than normal since some of my pages were on the smaller side.

I layered up these die cuts with a mix of physical embellishments from Bloom Street like the sequins from the Mixed Embellishments and the Puffy Word Stickers. I also added a few floral stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book. For photo mats, I used sheets from the 2x2 Paper Pads. And to draw the eye in to the cover, I added some 3D flowers I created using Paige's Rolled Flowers cut files.

The final touch was a chunky tassel charm that I created using paper tassels, beads from my stash, and a a Flower Charm.

And that's how easy it was to put this album together! I still haven't decided what I will document in this album, but I think it would be great for Easter, a spring birthday, or spring gardening!

 Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I'll see you next time with another fun project! 

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, charms, embellishments: BLOOM STREETBloom Street Digital Collection; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut files: Hand Drawn Flowers by Paige Evans

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