Hello! It's Monika here. 2 days ago I shared with you some photos, taken in autumn in years' past. Today I will show you my new albums, with two kinds of photos, quick tutorial and some tips. So please enjoy!
I always start making a mini by choosing the right color palette and photos. The next step is to make the cover. Then I make the rest of the album. Finally, at the end, I add the embellishments. This process allows me to feel the proper mood of the album and make it solid and coordinated.
This first album I made using papers from 4heures37 from their fall collection--filled with owls, acorns, and mushrooms, in not so typical autumn colors - lots of blues and greens.
I added paper with yellow strips, stickers from Glitz Design, alphabets and embellishments from American Crafts, Studio Calico, and Two Peas in a Bucket. I used photos of my older son taken in 2006(!!) during a warm and sunny day in October. Our park was very pretty, full of leaves and colorful trees.
To add a more autumn touch to my album, I made a journaling card stamped with leaves. I will show you later how to do this and how you can use that stamped background.
This is the first album:
I cut this leaf with scissors, adhered it to hemp cord and this is a bookmark.
and some closeups.
This is the journaling card made from stamped paper. I like how the mushrooms match.
Here is the second album. It is smaller and I used photos of colorful trees. Here is the cover.
This is a short photo tutorial, with some tips.
- you will see how you can manage the photos to fit your album, when they have two heights
- to make a quick album, without any tools, just use a washi tape to make a spine and to join the pages together
- if you made cover bigger than inside pages, and put the photos in the right placement, your embellishments placed inside the cover could be visible in a whole album.
Here we go.
1. Choose your photos. I chose 6 photos printed vertically and horizontally. (approximately 3"x4" each)
2. Gather your papers and embellishments.
- Recorded by Webster's Pages 6x6 paper pad
- Recorded cards Overlay (I used it on the cover)
- paperclips from Two Peas and Webster's Pages
- Amy Tan wood veneers cards and Alpha Thickers
- button flairs
- washi tape
3. Choose papers and matching photos.
4. Make cover (approximately 4"x8") and inside pages (3"x6").
5. Fit the photos.
With the cover.
6. Adhere photos. If you have vertical photos, glue them together at the same place on both sides of the page. Just like that:
and the other side of the page:
7. Put two pages together and join them with a strip of washi tape. Do this with every page.
8. Now is time for a spine.
Take a strip of washi tape and place in like this:
Adhere the borders.
and it should look like that:
Your album is ready!
Time for tip how to make a journaling card and leaves from stamped paper.
Take a white cardstock, leaf stamp and couple of ink pads.
I chose archival inks in colors: coffee, plum and crimson, Memento dye ink - new sprout and Prima chalk inks yellow and red.
I stamped 4-6 leaves in each color, until they made a nice looking background.
I cut from it a journaling card for my first album.
Then I turned paper back and stamped same leaf . Then I cut the leaves.
This is how they look after cutting. You can see those leaves in a closeups of my second album.
And here is the whole album.
and some closeups:
I hope you liked my tutorial and found it useful, and you will create a lot of beautiful autumn mini albums. Stay with me tomorrow for another bunch of inspirational layouts and albums.
If you have any album you want to share with us, please leave a link in comments. Thank you so much for today and see You tomorrow!