Hope you're all keeping well. A big welcome to my new followers - hope you enjoy your stay here, and you become frequent visitors! :-)
Today I would like to share with you my very first Mini Album. It's going to be a very loooong post but I promised on my YouTube video that I would share certain information about the album here, and so I need to keep my promise! There will also be plenty of photos of the album in this post - I am so happy with my creation that I just couldn't help it, sorry!
Have you ever wanted to make a mini but had no courage to start one, or no idea where to start?
Trust me, I was there, too! And this is precisely why I decided to make this post so detailed - so that if any of you were hesitating until now, hopefully this post will give you some guidance and encouragement. Believe me, once you see what a few pieces of paper can be turned into, you'll get as excited and happy as I have!
What did I use?
1) as explained on YouTube, I followed (rather closely) a tutorial by papercrafter45 (thank you for sharing it!). Fab tutorial, with lots of details and very clear instructions. And I really like the hinged method. You can find the first of the 9 tutorial videos here and you will be guided to the next ones from there
2) 10 sheets of 12x12 cardstock (I used black)
3) design papers - I used a 6x6 pad of Prima papers Rondelle
4) TONS of adhesive! I went through a whole roll of double sided 10mm tape (this one), a bit of the 5mm version, one or two glue rollers/snail adhesives (this one), some glue dots and I also used the hot glue gun to adhere the flowers to the cover
5) tyvek - used less than one sheet (purchased on eBay)
6) for the covers, I used - are you sitting? :o) - 2 pieces of chipboard I saved ages ago from shop-bought cakes. You know the gold/silver thick chipboard that is underneath the cakes? Yup, that's what I used! You can also use normal chipboard, of course!
7) embellishments (from my stash): flowers, pearls, printer printed sentiments, distress ink in Vintage Photo, lace, etc... And a die-cut frame here and there (Spellbinders)
How much time did I spend on making it?
If I say a week and a half, will that sound scary?! ;-) It shouldn't - I didn't work on the album every day (I skipped 2 or 3 days), and I only worked 1,5h - 2h a day, since I didn't have much more time in the evenings after work. Also, I am a precision freak, so if there was a line that was not straight - stuff had to be redone! Oh, and you could save time if you weren't inking/distressing each and every single edge of the paper sheets, or if you used roller/tape adhesive rather than double sided tape.
Do you still have any questions?
Don't be shy - leave a comment under my video/post, or message me directly - I will be happy to help, if I can!
Would you like me to make an album for you?
Same as above - get in touch! :-)
And now relax, sit comfortably, and have a look at the final result... (I was serious when I said that there would be lots of photos!)
Oh, and I almost forgot! The video:
Have a good weekend!
I am entering my mini into the following challenges:
Paper crafting journey - anything goes
Cute card Thursday - Floral delights
Inky Impressions - Humor (see photo above the video, with the "every successful woman" sentiment :) )
Love to create - Bingo (Pink/Lace/Flowers)
Inky Chicks - Lace up!
Have a good weekend!