Fall Mini Album by Heather Rubert

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Happy fall, scrappy friends! Heather Rubert here and today I have a mini album to share! Every fall our family goes to a pumpkin patch and I thought Garden Shoppe would be the perfect collection to document our adventures. I used a variety of Paige's cut files and supplies! Read on for a peek inside this festive mini!
This mini album has a chipboard base, wrapped in Paper 21, and decorated with lots of leaves from the Floral Die Cuts and the Sticker Book. I created the name of the pumpkin patch we visited with mini alphas from the Sticker Book and the Thickers. For a bit of flair, I added a strip of scalloped green using a border punch. The inner pages all measure 4x8".
This spread documents one of the funniest events at the patch - pig races! I figured banners were perfect for a race, so I backed one of Paige’s free cut files with a variety of colors and papers. All the papers I used for this album came from the 12x12 Paper Pad, including the gorgeous background. (I also cheated and used *one* pig sticker from my stash - it just HAD to be on this page!) I took clear floral stickers from the Sticker Book and stuck them to white cardstock for a couple additional embellishments.
For the next spread, I cut Paige’s Falling Leaves from white cardstock and layered it on top of a leafy paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I love the leaves on leaves! A couple pieces from the Ephemera Die Cuts dress up a full-size photo. The big photo adds a lot of drama to the album and it highlights one of my favorite photos from the patch.
Next up, sunflowers galore! I love the sunflower motif in Garden Shoppe and for this spread I paired a gorgeous floral paper with Paige’s Sunflower Wreath cut file. I watercolored the cut file before backing it with a golden yellow paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad. A phrase sentiment, also from the paper pad, and some fussy cut ephemera leaves finish things up!
If the theme of the last spread was sunflowers, the theme of this spread is LEAVES! I love love love the background paper with all the different colors of leaves. The “Fall” cut file comes from Paige’s bundle of 20 Fall/Autumn Cut Files. And I couldn’t resist using the Thickers to turn it into a pun. Leaves from the Cardstock Stickers and a journaling spot from the Ephemera Die Cuts fill in the empty corner up on the right.
Last but not least, I have another full-size photo, paired with a vellum pocket. The envelope in the pocket is stuffed with little goodies from the Ephemera Die Cuts, including a wreath backed with a photo. Machine stitching around the edges of each page adds a touch of whimsy and helps make the pages look more finished.
And that’s the album! I hope you enjoyed flipping through this festive mini. I love that I was able to use exclusively papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad to make an entire album! I hope you feel inspired to do some fall crafting! Paige has SO many excellent fall cut files, including a bundle of 20 Fall/Autumn Cut Files. Go check it out for some scrappy inspiration!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, Thickers: GARDEN SHOPPE; white cardstock; watercolors; Cut files: Falling LeavesSunflower Wreath, and Fall Title from the 20 Fall/Autumn Cut Files by Paige Evans

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