Two Ways To Create Memorable Minis!
Today we're celebrating the fun and fabulous art of mini albums! There are so many ways to create the perfect mini. You can make them to commemorate any special event in your life, or the lives of friends and family. Graphic 45 papers and Staples offer so many gorgeous colors and designs so that you can create the perfect mini for your personal style. Today we are going to explore two very different but incredibly gorgeous ideas for marvelous minis! You'll see a bright and cheerful Mother Goose mini by Alberto Juarez. His mini album is great for kids, back to school, new babies and so much more! Then we will share Rhea Freitag's enchanting Steampunk Spells mini book. This fun and whimsical creation would be perfect for Halloween or to commemorate a very special occasion! You're going to love it. You're guaranteed to get inspired with today's fabulous mini albums!
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And now it's time for some pretty mini albums! Here we have Alberto's gorgeous Mother Goose mini in a fabulous tin case. Just imagine how perfect this would be as a gift! It's great for new babies, back to school, or to commemorate precious moments from childhood. The colorful Mother Goose collection comes to life with dazzling paper layers, fussy cut elements, and pretty ribbon. You can see how wonderfully the Mother Goose papers blend together in this amazing mini. You can have so much fun mixing and matching all the fabulous designs, patterns and colors to create your own perfect mini! Let Alberto's darling craft inspire you!
May Art ribbon
Paula Pascual Dies for Sizzix
Next we have a very different but also incredibly beautiful idea for a mini album. This is Rhea's breathtaking Steampunk Spells mini book. This amazing creation captures all the wonder and imagination of Steampunk Spells. By blending together all the stunning papers and adding lots of gorgeous Metal Staples, Stickers and cardstock embellishments, Rhea created a one-of-a-kind work of art. Just imagine how great this mini would be for Halloween! Here Rhea explains her inspiration behind this magnificent mini. Check out her fun video for more tips and techniques!
"When I found this Tim Holtz Pocket Die at a local craft outlet store, I gained my inspiration for this piece. I just knew I was going to make an envelope book with the new Steampunk Spells line. I also started to conjure up a unique way to bind and embellish my book, thanks to the properties of the trusty envelope. The idea to use pins to hold my binding came from finding one of my very first crafts, a safety pin bracelet made in the 80’s. I added the pins to my envelope before gluing it together. While I was embellishing further, I took advantage of the pocket to use brads to attach various bits of metal and charms. The sealed envelope hides the back of the brads on the inside. To bind my book I simply got crazy weaving with wire. As I twisted and turned my free form binding together I also added more charms, findings and junk. It actually came out quite sturdy. In order to see inside a bit more and get a few more secrets I have also uploaded a You Tube video, enjoy!" -Rhea
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Gilders paste, copper and patina
7 Gypsies Pins
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs
Tim Holtz Pocket Envelope Die
Junk, hardware and charms from my stash
We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's pretty mini albums. There are so many fabulous ways to create the perfect mini album with our new collections. What kind of mini would you create? We want to thank you all so much for joining us today. Big thanks to Alberto and Rhea for their gorgeous work. We hope you will all stop by and see us tomorrow for more extraordinary ideas from our design team! We wish you all a very happy day!
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