Friday, 27 May 2016

Leanne | Simple Stories Mini Album...

Hi Sassy Friends! Today I am playing with more of the gorgeous Simple Stories Let's Party collection and I've put together a mini album to help celebrate my youngest son's birthday in a few months!
To start this album I grabbed a three off cuts and layered them together. Once I was happy with the centering I folded and machine stitched the spine.
The cover was created using a Doodlebug Design paper doily, Simple Stories Chipboard frames and die cuts.
I've also added a strip of washi along the spine to cover the exposed machine stitching and to reinforce the mini together.
As you can see, this little booklet can hold quite a number of elements!!
On the first page, I've added details about his special day directly onto a 3x4 patterned paper card. On the opposite page I've left space to add a photo. The snapshots details card from Elle's Studio has been stapled directly to the page and can lift easily to add the photo at a later date.
Below the typed details I've added simple "xo" alphas & stickers.
The next pages have been layered with more chipboard frames, die cuts and 3x4 patterened paper cards. The baker's twine was added to the die cut and label to create a tag effect.
I know I will want to include a photo of my son with his cake.  It's a tradition in our family to have this done! LOL! So, I've already planned for this in my mini album.
I wanted to also add an extra page with a flap that opens upwards rather than left to right. After trimming a piece of paper to size, I've then stapled it to the booklet and hidden the staples with fussy cut sentiment.
There's now more room for photos and details.
On the final pages of the mini, I've played with creating hidden pockets and allocating space for photos.
This piece of paper has been adhered close to the edge on three sides only, and while it looks like an envelope, it's quite fake! Any ephemera I have from the day will slip below these details.
Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope I've offered some inspiration to create a birthday mini album to store all the fun memories!  Check out the Sassy Store for all the products I've used...x
Sassy Supplies:
Let's Party Chipboard Frames 24pk Let's Party Pocket Pieces Die-Cuts 20/Pkg  Lets Party 3x4 Journalling Card Paper 12x12 Lets Party Expression Stickers 12x12
Lets Party Make A Wish Paper 12x12 Lets Party Red Wishes/Yellow Stars Paper 12x12 Lets Party Teal Streamers /Orange Stripes Paper 12x12 Doodlebug Lily Paper Doilies Round 4.5
Cameron Cutouts Doodlebug Washi Tape Candy Stripe Assortment Yellow Bakers Twine 2mtrs
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