A Week Of Marvelous Mini Albums With Graphic 45: Day 4!
Hello Incredible G45ers!
Happy Thursday and welcome to today's happy blog! We are having so much fun this week as we celebrate the gorgeous art form of mini albums! There are endless possibilities with minis and today you are going to see some fabulous ideas that are sure to inspire you. Gloria Stengel has created an amazing Le Romantique mini with a fun tutorial! We also have an elegant and cheerful Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Melanie Forbes! Yes, today's blog is blooming with great ideas!
First up is this beautiful Le Romantique mini by Gloria Stengel. There is something inspiring to discover on every page of this delightful mini! Just imagine how perfect this would be as a wedding, anniversary or birthday gift for your special someone! Gloria takes us page-by-page through this pretty mini as she shares tips and techniques for creating one of your very own! Discover all the magic! Take it away, Gloria!
Graphic45 Le’ Romantique 8x8 paper pad
Graphic45 Le’ Romantique Tags
Kaisercraft antique tag mini album
Making Memories paint (peach, pale pink, cream, pale teal)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (pink taffy, bronze)
Dye ink (brown, black)
Distress ink (old paper, vintage photo)
Autumn Leaves ticket stamp set
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Tim Holtz memo pins, White pearls, Tickets, Ribbon, Pins, Key
Edge distressing tool
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Crop-a-Dile or Anywhere hole punch
Craft knife and mat
Micro tip scissors
Glue stick or other strong, fast drying glue
Strong wet glue or metal glue
Spray the large Prima flower with Glimmer Mist and attach pearls to the flower center. Add a memo pin, elements cut from Graphic45 paper, and a ticket as shown. Cut two of the stamp image and glue them back to back before attaching to the memo pin.
Pages 1 and 2
Add a 2x3 photo, Graphic45 tag, mini rose, and a ticket as shown on page 1. For page 2, add Graphic45 images and tags, a ticket, lace, and sheer ribbon as shown.
Pages 3 and 4
For page 3, add Graphic45 images and tags, a ticket, and two pins as shown. For page 4, attach a pearl to the key and glue key to the page. (Some kits will have a lock instead of a key. Omit the pearl in this case.) Add a photo. Attach a strip of printed paper across the top of the photo, then add sheer polka dot ribbon to the end of the tag.
Pages 5 and 6
For page 5, attach a photo to the page, then tie grosgrain ribbon to a Graphic45 tag, and attach the tag with foam tape to the left edge. For page 6, add a torn strip of Graphic45 paper and a ticket. Then, assemble the butterfly from punched shapes and pearls, as shown.
Pages 7 and 8
For page 7, trim words from Graphic45 paper, then add tags and a ticket. Embellish the tags with pearls. For page 8, add a photo and elements cut from Graphic45 paper. Embellish with pins.
Pages 9 and 10
For page 9, add Graphic45 images and tags, then attach a ticket to a memo pin. For page 10, add a photo, then attach a ticket and a flower. You may spray the flower with Glimmer Mist. Tie sheer ribbon to the end of the page.
Pages 11 and 12
For page 11, add a photo, then punched shapes decorated with pearls. Also add a stamp element cut from Graphic45 paper. Using the butterfly tag element, fold it to create pleats and attach to the edge of the page. For page 12, add elements cut from Graphic45 paper, then tie tulle around the page, knotting the tulle in the center.
Pages 13 and 14
For page 13, slip a photo under the tulle, then use another small scrap of tulle to tie a knot in the center. Add an Graphic45 image to the corner of the photo. For page 14, Add a photo, Graphic45 image, and a ticket. Tie sheer ribbon to the end of the page. Then, tie a scrap of tulle around a pin, and attach it to the page, as shown.
Wow, wasn't that wonderful? Next up is this fantastic Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Melanie Forbes. Naturally this is the perfect time of year for this lavish and enchanting paper collection. Just look at how lovely and bright each page is of this sweet mini. This is the perfect kind of mini for your Spring and Summer photos! After all, your special memories deserve the best!
Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime
Once Upon a Springtime, Primrose Cottage, Fairy Folk, Spellbound, Pixie Post, Flight of Fancy, Woodland Fantasy, Butterfly Kisses, Once Upon a Springtime Tags
Twiddleybitz chipboard alpha’s, mushrooms, flowers, wings, fern leaves, fences.
Darkroom Door butterfly stamp, Stazon forrest ink, calico,
We hope you all had a great time discovering these gorgeous mini albums! Tomorrow is our last day of this terrific mini album marathon so be sure to join us for all of the fun! We have lots of treats to share with you. We hope your day is filled with good cheer! Huge thanks to Gloria Stengel and Melanie Forbes for their fantastic work today. Enjoy your Thursday, G45ers!
With Love and Pretty Paper,
Your Friends at Graphic 45