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The Basic Grey Papers and stickers featured today are from the Bittersweet Collection, which I thought were appropriate to go along with some different Cuttlebug folders. Being that today is Valentine’s Day our mini album is entitled, “Love is All You Need”!
So, let's get started!
Supplies used for this project :
*Punches: Stampin’ Up Curly Label Punch. Stampin’ Up Tag Corner Punch, Stampin’ Up Scallop Punch, Marvy Uchida 2 ½” Scallop Punch, Marvy Uchida 2” Circle Punch, & Martha Stewart “Love” Punch.
*Flowers: Prima Floral Embellishments (pink, red, and brown flowers), 2 pink Prima flowers.
Ribbon: ½ yard - 1/2” brown ribbon , 8” - 1 “ cream ribbon , ½ yard - ½” red/white polka dot satin ribbon, 2” brown twine.
*Rhinestones: Darice (pink, red, clear)
*Cardstock (Colored): Basic Grey - Blushing Pink, Essence, and Lipstick Red.
*Cardstock (Printed): Basic Grey - Mousse, Almond Toffee, Hand Dipped, &Raspberry Cream.
*Cuttlebug Folders: Emboss A2 Swiss Dots, A2 Emboss D’Vine Swirl, Emboss A2 Script Texture, Emboss A2 Border Frills, Combo Love Language Cut & Emboss, & Die 2x2 Tiny Tags
*Journaling Sheet: (select one from the Making Memories Spiral Journaling Book to be used as a template for the mini album.
*Embellishment Sticker Sheet: Basic Grey Bittersweet
*3 eacg – 2 ½" x 3" photos
*Other: Cuttlebug Machine, 3 hole punch, adhesive, pop dots, 3 silver rings, scissors, paper trimmer, miscellaneous cardboard or file folder (use either for your templates).
Once you have decided which Making Memories journaling sheet you want to use for the page template, remove from the spiral book. I cut the inside of the journaling sheet, as we will later be embossing that "inner" piece on each page. Do not throw away the "outer" piece of journaling sheet, as we will be using both to trace and make your inner and outer templates for each page you will make.
Now, trace the inner piece of the journaling sheet onto cardboard or a miscellaneous file folder. This will become your final inner template for each page. Then, trace the outer piece of the journaling sheet onto cardboard or a miscellaneous file folder. This will become your outer termplate for each page. Cut out both template pieces from the cardboard or miscellaneous file folder.
Refer to view 2.
Now, grab your 4 pieces of printed cardstock and the outer template you cut out. On the back side of each printed paper, trace 2 of the outer templates, cut and set aside. Repeat the same for each printed cardstock.
Grab your 3 pieces of colored cardstock and the inner template you cut out. On the back side of each colored paper, trace 2 of the inner templates , cut and side. Repeat the same for each printed cardstock.
Now time to emboss. Emboss the inner red section of your page with the Combo Love Language CB Folder. Emboss the inner white section of your page with the Swiss Dots CB Folder. Emboss the inner pink section of your page with the Combo Love Language CB Folder. Set aside.
Next, take the Border Frills CB Folder and emboss 2 strips of each colored cardstock. You will have 2 of each color: red, white, and pink. Set aside. Refer to View 3.
We are now ready to start assembling and adhering the papers to make each page of the album. Adhere outer front cover to outer page 1. Adhere outer page 2 to outer page 3. Adhere outer page 4 to outer page 5. Adhere outer page 6 to outer back cover. Refer to View 4 for the Front and Back covers. Refer to View 5 for the placement of the papers.
You will now begin to adhere all the inner embossed colored papers to the appropriate outer papers. Refer to View 6 so you can see where to adhere each of the colored embossed border frills onto each page.
Now, you will need to make 3 hole punches onto each page that you have created. I kept my hole punches about 1 ½” spread apart, with the holes not being more than ¼” from the edge of each page.
We are now ready to decorate your pages. Refer to View 7 for placement of items. You will need four red rhinestones,pop up dots, and one of your 2 1/2" x 3" photos. Take a scrap of the white paper and emboss the 2 entwined hearts from the Love Language CB Folder. Take a scrap of the pink paper and emboss one of the little mini die tags. You will also need a piece of the brown twine to tie a simple knot on the mini tag. Take your Stampin’ Up Curly Label Punch and punch out from white paper. Using scrap red and pink papers each, punch out the love word and hearts from Martha Stewart “Love” punch. Take your Basic Grey Element stickers and one pink prima flower and set aside. Take Martha Stewart Scallop Edge Punch and punch out at least 2 ½” strip of white paper. Remember, this is just a guide. Feel free to modify your pages as you like.
For pages 3 and 4, refer to View 8 for placement of all items. You will need red paper, the Stampin’ Up Scallop Punch, UR2 Sweet Sticker, 1” cream ribbon, 1 red Prima flower, 4 pink rhinestones, Pop dots, white paper, pink paper, Marvy Uchida 2 ½” Scallop Punch, and the Marvy Uchida 2” Circle Punch. Refer to View 9 for the placement of your own little flower embellishment. You will need to emboss the 2” circle with the D’Vine CB folder. And, you will need to emboss the 2 ½” scalloped punch with the Combo Language Love CB folder. Remember, this is just a guide. Feel free to modify your pages as you like.
For pages 5 and 6, refer to View 10 for placement of all items. You will use the stickers from the Basic Grey Elements sticker sheet. You will need 4 clear rhinestones, Pop Dots, 3” of white paper to use for the Stampin’ up scalloped border edge punch, and 1 brown Prima flower. Remember, this is just a guide. Feel free to modify your pages as you like.
Now for the front cover. Refer to View 11 for placement of all items. You will need the "Love Is All You Need" sticker from the Basic Grey Elements sticker sheet, two pink Prima flowers, two clear Rhinestones, 2”x3” of red paper, 2 1/8” x 3 1/8” of white paper, and pop dots. Note: you will be using the Stampin’ Up Tag Corner to edge both the red and white papers.
Refer to View 12 now! Your book is almost finished. So, grab those 3 rings and insert thru all pages of your album. Lastly, cut three 5” strips of brown ribbon and 5" strips of red/white polka dot ribbons. You should have a total of 6 cut strips.Wrap 1 of each ribbon to each ring and tie in knot. You are all done!
Here is what your final album may look like if you follow these specific instructions. Again, feel free to use whichever stickers you want, as you are not limited to what I chose to use. Your pages can vary depending on the type of book you wish to create or the format you wish to choose! The sky is the limit, so just have a great time creating!
I sure hope that this mini album will inspire you to make your own unique album.
Have a very fun Valentine's Day