Hi friends and welcome back to my blog! Today I have a super special mini album I want to share with you that I created for the Traci Reed Creative Team. A few months ago my husband and I spent a weekend away just the two of us in Atlantic Beach, NC. I’ve created the layout for this getaway in my Project Life album, but wanted to create a space to document these fun details from our visit at the Aquarium. The way that I created this was actually a really easy way to create a mini in a short amount of time, and it’s also small enough that it will fit into my Project Life album quite perfectly too! Follow along with my process below.
To begin this album, I printed my favorite patterned papers from the Going Slow and On The Go digital kits front and back. I’ve used an HP Project Paper for this, which is a very matte and not very thick paper, but it prints beautifully and almost gives a distressed quality to these beautiful papers. Printing back to back requires a little bit of thought, so what I recommend doing is laying out the papers in the order you want them in your album – you can absolutely use Word for this, although I used Photoshop). Then once you have your papers arranged for each spread, rearrange them for printing. And I will say that I didn’t quite get all of mine exactly how I wanted, but the outcome was great regardless.
Once I had everything printed, I sewed all of the pages together with simple twine. I also attached a really fun tassel, from Vicki Boutin, that says Hello! Another fun element is the vellum introduction page. I pulled in the pink solid paper from the kit and added a few digital stamps, even though it’s kind of hard to see. I also added the On The Go using the fun alphabet in the kit!
Then the fun begins, adding photos and embellishments. I kept a very simple formula throughout, which helps pull the album all together and also made the process go a lot quicker too. I printed my photos mostly smaller than 4×6 and a few are collaged together. I’ve tucked some floral stickers behind them, along with stamped elements using some of my Cocoa Daisy stamp sets. I also brought in a foam title/words from Cocoa Daisy and used those in a few places throughout the album.
Thanks so much for following along with this super fun mini album process today! See you again soon.