Wed, 30 December 2015 Patterned Paper

Hi friends, Mini album is a perfect gift to friends and family. It takes a bit of planning. I figured out that if we decide few things before staring the mini it goes quite smooth and quick.

These are the few things which can be planned in advance :

1.Binding style 
2.Pocket /inserts style
3.Patterned paper 
5.Front Page
Step 1:
For my mini I decided to go for the binder rings option ( which is the easiest) and the album cover and pages were made with natural chipboard.
I trimmed all the chipboards with my scissors and then punched two holes with the crop a dile. Used two binder rings and my album was ready to get dressed...
Step 2:
The binder ring option does not allow a lot of thickness to be added on the pages as there is no extra space between them. I decided to create some pockets with Martha Stewart's punches which will just help to tuck in photo mats and tags, without adding much bulk. Here is a pic to explain it better..:)
Step 3:
I selected a gorgeous patterned paper by  kaiser craft called Expressions, which has the most amazing florals,roses mixed media type sheets and my fav butterflies... keeping a bit of relation between the pages I selected the pp and pasted them on the chipboard. Distressed with vintage photo and then added gesso all around the edges.


Step 4:
The embellishments had to be flat and so I picked some mini roses, fussy cut few butterflies from the same patterned papers stack and lots of tags from prima collection. 
Here are few close ups pics...
Step 5:
Finally the icing on the cake ...:)
It's so important to decorate and plan the front page of the mini. It should carry the  theme and also look fabulous. I went crazy and added so many yummy things which are available these days.
So here is the front page of my mini ...
I hope u like it and do give it a try...
Thanks for the love you shower on me through your comments ... 
Take care 
List of supplies :
from Stash