Sweater Weather! by Amber Mitchell

Sweater Weather! by Amber Mitchell
Hi crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on the Simple Stories blog today to share with you a fun, autumn-themed mini album I created using the new Harvest Market collection.
              
                
The covers of this mini album are made from medium weight chipboard. I used two pieces that measured 4 x 7 inches. I wrapped the front cover with the Journal Elements patterned paper, and then I wrapped the back cover using the 4 x 6 Elements patterned paper.
                        
                    
To create the spine for this album, I used a sheet of paper that measured 4 x 6 ¾ inches. I scored this paper on the 4-inch side at 1.25 inches on both ends. This creates a 1.5-inch spine. I then used the scored tabs on either side to adhere the spine to the inside of both covers.
                             
                           
Next, I lined the inside of the album using the yellow polka-dot side of the Farm Fresh patterned paper.
                   
To create the pages for this album, I used a mix of different sized papers. For the three hand cut pages, I used papers that measured: 5 x 7.5, 6 x 7.5, and 6.5 x 7.5 inches. I folded these papers in half and bound them to the spine using white elastic thread.
                      
To add more interest to the album, I also made pages using tags and journaling cards in pairs of two, folded in half. I added these to the spine, in-between the larger pages, which adds more character and texture when flipping through the album.
                        
                       
                      
I plan to use this mini album to document this year's upcoming family trip to my local pumpkin farm. To prepare for that ahead of time, I added photo mats of various sizes throughout the album by trimming down some Color Vibe Cardstock in the shade “Warm White”. 
                         
                        
Finally, all that was left to do was to embellish!
To decorate the cover of this album, I first added one of the Chipboard Frames to the cover after backing it with a patterned paper from the 6 x 8 Paper Pad. I used some pieces from the Decorative Brads, Bits & Pieces Ephemera Pack, Chipboard Stickers, and Cardstock Stickers to create a fun cluster around this frame.
                   
To add titles, sentiments, and pops of color throughout this album I used the Foam Stickers and some pieces from the Sticker Book.
                         
                        
                            
I wanted this album to have a very rustic, eclectic feel to it to match the feeling of Fall and pumpkin farms. To achieve this, I added a lot of small details to nearly every page and added a lot of layered clusters throughout.
To finish off the project, I added a mix of charms from my stash and a few handmade paper tassels to the spine using a large clasp.
                           
                           
I’m so excited to fill this album full of Fall memories! Thanks so much for stopping by my post today. I’ll see you next time with another fun project!

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1 comment

  • Suzanne Young: September 08, 2022

    This album is ABSOLUTELY Adorable!! Thank you for thE measurements and pictures, love, Love it!!

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