30 December 2012

 Riley's Smash Cake Mini Album 

Here's another mini (I know - don't groan)! This one has the stitched binding again. I love this mini! It is so bright & quirky. I did a 'Smash Cake' photo session with Riley for his first birthday. Smash cakes are becoming more popular & more expensive. I've heard of people paying $80 for a cake & then hire a professional photographer as well!? Holy doly - not me, I brought a lie from Etsy, the same material from spotlight & made a nappy cover, 2M of white block-out curtain material also from Spotlight for the backdrop, a piece of white corflute as floor mat & got everything ready & snapped away with my Canon DSLR. Handy hint though - it pays to have a few people their to help. Riley saw me perched on the ground at his level & all he wanted then was a cuddle, so we had to keep putting him back in frame. Also you don't want to get cake all over your camera (especially when your sister can get it all over her LOL! Thanks Beth). 
Here's the link to my YouTube vid for this one:
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I am the Mini Album Queen (LOL)

I am offically "obsessed" with these little stitched mini abums. They are so fun & quick to make, & they hold heaps of photos. This little one was made from the scraps of another one I made. I will link my YouTube video below for this. All the pages are folded in half, then simply machine stitch down the centre crease. Ta Da!!! Instant mini!!
Here's the link to my YouTube vid for this one:
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Riley's 1st Birthday Party Mini Album

I made this mini album completely from scratch (yay me LOL). I used scraps of cardboard, cereal boxes etc. The paper range I've used is Kaisercraft 'Save The Date'. It is such a fun & bright collection - perfect for a party! I love the look of mis-matched albums, I find them more interactive & cool to look at LOL. It also allows you to get away with minimal embellishments, because essentially the pages are embellishments themselves :) The first thing I do when making a mini, is cut all my cardboard/chipboard to the sizes/shapes I want & work out order they will go in. I then go through & cover all the pages, before binding them. I purchased a Bind-It-All, solely for my love of mini albums. Then I went in with my photos, embellishments, washi tape, bling & pens to finish it off.
I love how it turned out. Such a great little memento from a great day. Below are some of the internal pages... 


Also, here is my YouTube video I did on this project :) 

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Follow me on Pinterest

I have caught the Pinterest bug - big time!!! I love my electronic hoarding LOL!
Below is the link to my Pinterest page, so follow me & have fun stashing pins too :)

Tri-Fold Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I created for my Nan. It was pretty much constructed out of scraps.
I firstly folded the cardstock into 3 equal parts & then decided on the heights & cut.
I add some paperbag pockets, resin flower, chipboard clock face, shipping tag, washi tape, photo cut outs, twine, alphabets etc. This was a really fun & quick project to make.
Because it wasn't a standard sized card, I had an oversized envelope lying around from a birthday that was the right size. I carefully pulled the envelope apart & then traced it onto some pretty D/S paper to create a new envelope.
So make someone important a card today :)