Hi everyone! This is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) and I have a new Mini Album and process video to share today using the new Feelin’ Frosty Collection. I was so excited when I saw this collection, it is just ‘a bit of me’! I love the cool colours and all the fun frosty embellishments, it is so fun and I think it’s my favourite collection EVER!
I actually sat down to make two regular layouts BUT the snow globe icon in the collection kept catching my eye and I kept thinking how great it would be as a mini album front cover. I decided to go for it! I created a large version of the snow globe by drawing a circle using a compass, and then freehand cutting the base. When stuck together they made a fabulous snow globe!
I have mostly used the 6x8” paper pad for this mini album. I covered the blue paper I had used for the front cover with acetate and sewed them together with machine stitching. I filled the pocket with loads of beautiful sequins and then closed up the gap. I added blue pom pom trim around the outside of the circle and also added glittery white pom pom trim to the base. I also added Foam Stickers and Chipboard Stickers to the front cover. I love how it turned out!
To make the inside pages I cut multiple circles from the 6x8 papers using metal dies. I sliced off the top of each so I had a straight edge, and hinged the all together using small folds of vellum. The binding is therefore extremely simple and it created a flip-up effect.
I also made a back cover in the same style as the front cover, although without the sequins. I stuck the internal flip up pages to the inside back cover. I also added cut pom pom trim to the back cover.
To attach the two covers together I used a small length of ribbon that I machine stitched to the top of each one. This kept the two pieces linked and also allows the mini album to stand up! The front cover flips over to reveal the back cover with the flip-up style pages.
To decorate the pages I added Bits & Pieces, Journaling Bits, Foam Stickers, Puffy Stickers, Cardstock Stickers and Decorative Brads. I made one page interactive by adding a vellum pocket. Inside the pocket I included an additional photo and a journaling tag.
I thoroughly enjoyed making this mini album and I just adore how it turned out, it is adorable! Here is the link to the process video and flip through of the completed album if you would like to watch along: https://youtu.be/yv5RtgWmCMc
Thanks so much for joining me today and happy scrapping !