Happy weekend Roadies! Emily here today, sharing my “Made by Mom” mini album with you.
My mom is an accomplished seamstress, quilter, stitcher, braider, anything you can throw at her fiber-wise, she’ll throw it back at you reformed into a beautiful creation. I thought a mini album featuring some of her lovely work would be fun.
Enter the Maya Road Scallop Heart Chipboard album. I don’t “think” like a mini album maker, so the heart was stumping me at first. When I stepped back and realized I didn’t have to use the heart shape per se, it all fell into place.
I can design a scrapbook page pretty easily, so I decided to make each page of the album like a mini 8.5x11 horizontal page.
I misted the covers with Fig Magenta, then I painted the interior pieces a yellow that matched our Vintage Tape Measure Trim, I knew I’d be using that for sure! I embossed one side of each interior with the Vintage Wallpaper Stamp just to add some fun visual interest. I love that stamp!
I picked embellishments that went along with the theme: various Trinket Pins, Zipper Trim, the Vintage Tape Measure trim, one of the Still Sew Sweet chipboard, and one of the houses from the new Welcome Home chipboard set. Add some stitching with floss, more misting, and a Love Hanger, and I had my cover done.
Each page followed the same pattern, which made it easy to move through the album quickly. In addition to many of the same elements I used on my cover, I added the Kraft Typography Numbers and the Wooden Skinny Spools wrapped in some floss.
Because the album was pretty dimensional, I removed the chain that comes with the album and used a bunch of Mini Gingham Trimin Black Licorice to hold it all together.
Once I rethought the heart shape, instead using a rectangle to showcase my photos, the album was easy to put together, and I was very pleased with how it turned out. So if you’re struggling with a shaped album, I hope you might try my approach next time you create!