Friday 18 May 2018

Mini Album with Dress My Craft

 Hi friends, Dr Sonia here with an easy to make yet fabulous looking Mini Album and a matching handmade gift.

 Good quality card-stock is such a wonderful staple to have handy especially to make handmade albums.
I was especially thrilled when Shalini  introduced some fabulous quality papers under her brand Dress My Craft and here are my top picks-
the metallic gold, the full range of black card-stocks, the mirror papers and the gorgeous fabric papers!

If you have ever folded an accordion you will know that you need a really good quality paper .This special accordion album with multiple folds and flaps was made using the 400g black card stock from Dress My Craft 

This is how one side of the accordion looks .Alternating pages have flaps which fold down and look interesting and unique when displayed !

The other side of the accordion album has  flaps which unfold up

I used Graphic 45 papers throughout this particular album.

 I used some handmade clay embellishments and gorgeous  Dress My Craft hearts and rosebuds on the cover page!

This mini album has 7 pages and 6 flaps and can hold 25 photos. It is a versatile design and using  good quality card stock you can add more pages and flaps and even pop up elements!
Here is the video showing the album in action and though I have made this mini using  dies from Crealies[ details on my blog]  in the video I have shown a simplified version you can make using just scissors, card-stock and glue!

Mini albums are fabulous personalised gifts and sharing a simple matching gift idea!
The cute dome is from Dress My Craft and you can use it to create all kinds of  themed mini dioramas!

In keeping with the romantic theme of my album I created tiny foamiran rosebuds using foamiran sheets, Artists oil pastels and Cheery Lynn  Large rose dies!

Added the roses to a  gorgeous porcelain vase  and placed it inside the acrylic dome

Made a base using some wooden discs left over from some carpentry work at my home.

I have always loved using corrugated paper  and was thrilled to see it as a new addition to Crafters Corner. Corrugated paper is such a versatile medium and especially perfect for covering curved surfaces.

Took a strip of corrugated paper to cover the rough edges of the wooden disc and wrapped the pretty lace[ also from Dress My Craft ] around it and finished it off with a cute ready made satin bow!

I hope you liked this mini album design and the dome idea.


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