This week, we have four team members who will each show you a mini album that they made using the January Cocoa Daisy kit. Isn't that fun? Four album ideas from one kit!
Knowing that many of you rely on kit companies for your scrapbook supplies, we are hoping that seeing four different albums using the same kit will help you discover new versatility in your kits. Perhaps, too, if you have a need for a mini album, you might be inspired to purchase a kit to get it done!
Before I forget, I also want to let you know that give.away.day. will bump to Fridays for this month! It will be the finale for the week!
Please also join me in thanking Cocoa Daisy for supplying me and my three mystery friends with the kits we are using to make our albums! As a thank you, you might want to pick up a kit or two... I might suggest the March one for my fellow orange and blue lovers... heehee.
I was very excited to try to make a mini from a kit. The hardest part for me is always picking the supplies. I get lost in the store, or start to overthink things, or just plain and simply get frustrated. So when the kit from Cocoa Daisy arrived on my doorstep in all its pre-selected coordinating goodness I was thrilled beyond measure.
I refrained from selecting my album's purpose until I could see the paper. I wanted it to lead me somewhere fun. The yellows, blues, greens, and greys, are among my favorites and I couldn't resist doing something about me. I appear very infrequently in my actual scrapbooks, so sometimes I let mini-albums be my excuse for a photographic appearance!!
(Did you see the new bio pic? It's because of the album!!)
While I love the eclectic nature of other people's mini's, making them myself is always a bit of a nightmare. I am better with a formula. Before I started sketching, I wanted to get a better grasp on the theme. I knew I wanted something to represent my now, but wasn't sure of the direction, so I went browsing through sites for guidance. I came across this download on 2Peas.
It wasn't the look or color I was going for, but I did like the prompts so I put together a sheet of my own.
If you would like this, you can download it here.
I kept the patterned papers from the kit next to the computer as I made the labels so that I could pick which colors went with each paper. (This also helped me divide up my papers into "use" and "save" piles.) Once I printed out my labels, I was ready to pick an album.
I have a bag of mini albums that I have collected over the years (*** hoarding tendency alert!! ***) so I pulled out the bag and found an old 4x6 Kaisercraft album. They don't sell it anymore, but really, a similar album could be made with some thick chipboard cut to 6x4 and punched in the upper left corner. Once the size was selected, then next up was the design.
Next up, was picking the dimensions for the photos. Seeing the space helped me come to a 4x3 size.
From there, it was just a matter of adhering things together. First, I glued down the photos. Then the clouds. Then rounded the corners. Then punched the holes, and then worked on the covers. I find myself most efficient when I build albums in a streamlined fashion.
Here is my book all assembled!
Thank you, Cocoa Daisy, for making this album go so smoothly! Most likely, I would have selected papers from the same line to ensure that they coordinate. Thank you for showing me that I don't need to!!
Thank you for stopping! I hope you feel inspired to put together a book! Are you curious to see who is up tomorrow????