Thanksgiving 2020 Mini Album by Paige Evans

Thursday, November 25, 2021

 I made a mini album for the upcoming YouTube Holiday Inspiration Series over at featuring their Fancy Nested Circle Dies and my Bungalow Lane collection!

Here is the start-to-finish process video so you can see how to create this mini album:
I began by die cutting all 7 layers of frames in the Fancy Nested Circle Dies from a different Bungalow Lane patterned paper. I chose colors and patterns that reminded me of Thanksgiving since that's what I documented - our Thanksgiving 2020. I had my Cameo cut out inner circles, glued the die cut frames on top, then machine stitched around all the circles for fun texture. Then I punched a hole through the top of every circle to eventually connect them together with a yellow loose-leaf binder ring. I also added a little circle made with a reinforce hole punch on the front and back of each page over the hole.
On the cover I made the title by cutting a "thank you" Foam Phrase Sticker in two then finishing the title "THANKSGIVING" with Mini Foam Thickers from my old Whimsical collection but they're still available at JoAnn, yay! I added a heart from the Embossed Puffy Stickers between. That's about all that'll fit on this smallest circle so onto the next!
On the backside of the cover I trimmed an "eat, drink and be cozy" sentiment Cardstock Sticker into three pieces, added them with liquid glue to reinforce the adhesive, and embellished with three button Embossed Puffy Stickers. On the front of the 2nd circle I added an orange leaf Chipboard Sticker, yellow crepe paper Stitched Leaf, a light orange heart, and yellow "family time" sentiment from the Cardstock Stickers.
The back of the 2nd page has a colorful "all the comforts of home" Chipboard Sticker topped with a yellow heart/button Layered Sticker. The 3rd page features the first photo. I got a little techy in Silhouette Studio, dropping photos into concentric circles, printing them out, then creating an offset so my Cameo could cut them all out. I layered a leafy Ephemera Die Cut under the photo and attached it with foam squares for dimension. I slipped on a pink Bird Paper Clip to the top and added a gold heart Cardstock Sticker to the bottom.
On the back of the 3rd page I added a floral watering can Layered Sticker along with two sentiments from the 8-Page Sticker Book. The 4th page has a photo adhered with foam squares and embellished with a blue "home sweet home" banner Chipboard Sticker, orange "a perfect afternoon" banner Cardstock Sticker, a light pink floral sprig from the 8-Page Sticker Book, and a trio of buttons from the Embossed Puffy Stickers.
On the back of the 4th page I typed and printed journaling in a circle, cut around it, then added it on top of a round black/gold foil wreath Ephemera Die Cut and adhered it with foam squares. I tucked a gold leaf Cardstock Sticker under the left side and added a gold, round heart Chipboard Sticker on the top right. On the 5th page I framed a round photo with a wreath Chipboard Sticker and added a gold foiled "thank you" sticker from the 8-Page Sticker Book.
The back of the 5th page has a photo of desserts - my favorite part of Thanksgiving :) I adhered the photo with foam squares and simply added a navy "thankful" sticker from the 8-Page Sticker Book and a pink heart from the Embossed Puffy Stickers. The 6th page has a family photo and then I added "WELCOME" letter stickers from the Foam Phrase Stickers around the bottom curve. I tucked semi circles from the Chipboard Stickers under the rest of the photo to create a scalloped border.
On the back of 6th page I layered two house Chipboard Stickers with a "home" Ephemera Die Cut between and since we had Thanksgiving at 3 different houses I put a "3" at the beginning and "S" at the end to say "3 HOMES" - those are from the Thickers.
On the 7th and last page, I layered two photos first. I scored across the top of the front photo and adhered the flap to the second photo. I placed three Floral Die Cuts along the right side and topped them with a round heart Chipboard Sticker, yellow button Cardstock Sticker, and a pink heart Embossed Puffy Sticker. I used the Classic Type Numbers and Characters Dies also from to make the "2020" numbers from Bungalow Lane papers and adhered them around the bottom curve of the top photo.
On the back of the photo flip I added one more house Chipboard Sticker, some tree Cardstock Stickers, and a gold "make happiness" Ephemera Die Cut. To finish I stitched "THANKSGIVING" Thickers around the bottom curve of the photo.
On the back of the album I added a "home sweet home" Cardstock Sticker. I connected all the pages together with a yellow loose-leaf binder ring and added a pink Heart Charm onto the ring for the finishing touch!
Here are all the fronts of the pages:
And here are all the backs of the pages:
All-in-all this entire mini album came together in just under 3 hours - that's a record for me! With the base of the mini album made lickity split with the help of the Fancy Nested Circle Dies and paired together with my Bungalow Lane collection, this album is quick and easy! Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, Thickers, charm, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANE; Metal dies: Fancy Nested Circles and Classic Type Numbers and Characters by; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

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