Shaped Mini Album by Kelly Day

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Hi friends! Kelly Daye here sharing the mini album I created for International Scrapbook Day 2024 in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group! To honor the day I invited friends from around the world to share a photo they took in a garden or park and used Paige’s Rainboots cut file because it reminded me of pretty garden boots!
I’ve used the gorgeous and colorful Blooming Wild collection throughout. Both the front and back covers were stitched with DMC floss. My mini measures 8.75 x 6.75, making the spaces quite small. I adjusted the DMC Floss to stitch with 3 strands so that the paper wouldn’t be hidden by the stitching.
I chose two background papers for each spread that I felt were good companions to each other.
Then I added all the pretty embellishments I could fit. Some things to remember when making a mini album are: pick a theme, be consistent throughout, and repeat similar elements on each spread.
For this mini, I only used one of Paige’s collections - Blooming Wild. It looks extra special when all the papers and embellishments coordinate. I also ensured there was a bit of hand-stitching on each spread, to tie one page to another.
Adding butterflies to each spread is like they’re fluttering along as you turn the page. It’s also nice to add a few personal details, maybe small charms or a handmade tassel.
I’ve left the inside of the back cover empty. Last summer, our back garden was relandscaped. While things were a giant mess (left side spread) and I didn’t plant any pots in 2023, I’m so excited to get new patio furniture and fill a plethora of pots with colorful blooms. I’ll be sure to share it when we’re all done!
Personal thanks to scrappy-garden friends who were able to share a photo! I hope you’re inspired to make a garden mini of your own!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD; white cardstock; Distress Oxides; Cut file: Rainboots by Paige Evans

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