Thursday, May 26, 2016

Adventure Mini Album | Jillibean Soup

Hello Friends,

A few months ago I was at a crop and after creating about 5-6 layouts I decided it was time to start a Mini Album. I used to do these about once or twice a month, I loved it. I love flipping thru pages of finished mini albums and I've kept quite a few over the years. I have sold a few, given some as gifts, others recycled, and some are in a safe place for years to come.  They are a bit time consuming ( at least 4-6 hours to create from start to finish ) but well worth the effort.

This little mini album is an Adventure Mini Album. A Let's Go Explore Nature and catch some bugs or butterflies. I probably won't add any pics to this mini and just keep it on my shelf for a few years. I really like it and do enjoy the finished project.

I created this for Jillibean Soup using the Mushroom Medley Collection. It came out a few weeks ago and is available for purchase if you wish to re-create this mini album.

Here we go .. the Adventure Begins.. 

The mini measures 4x6"  - i used kraft cardstock to create my foundation pages
and added patterned paper on top
I left a bit of the kraft cardstock showing for added details.

The white cardstock was doodled with a black journal pen
 - these are mats for photos to be added later . 

Adding pop dots behind diecuts simple adds dimension in the mini album .
 I also added a small wood grain tag to add some journaling or little keepsakes. 

I love twine. If you are familiar with my work I add twine on almost every page
and of course this mini was no exception!

I tried to make every page different by adding papers in different directions,
and sizes. It gives the eye something else to look at other than straight designs.

Here is a close up of the pop dots used under the diecuts.

More white mats for photos.
 I added a mini placemat and backed it up with some orange colored paper.
It adds fun details to the mini don't you think?
You can also cut out a shape with your digital diecut machine and use that.

Some room for tags and more journaling or keepsakes.

I love these huge kraft tags. They measure a bit more than 6" high and just peek out of the mini a little bit . I added twine, a few stickers and created journal lines with a black marker. We always have stories to tell when we are travelling so this is perfect!

I am really happy of the final album. It is one of my all time favorites.
 I love all the details and of course those little diecuts from the Mushroom Medley collection are A-dorable! This little Fox for example .. i placed him behind the grey paper like he was hiding in the bushes or something LOL !

Here is a side view of the completed mini. 
Lots of layers, tags, and " happiness"

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you enjoyed peeking into my little mini!
If you would like to recreate it please do and of course
I ask that you give me credit as well or link to my blog post. 

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Mushroom Medley/Bite Size Bits, Chanterelles, Girolles, Trompettes de Mort, Oysters, Morels
Coordinating Stickers: Mushroom Medley
Pea Pod Parts: Mushroom Medley
Mini Placemats: Mushroom Medley
Other: twine, stapler, black pen, kraft chipboard, binder rings.

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