Hi everyone! Thanks so much for popping by today and Happy Black Friday!
Each Black Friday, Heartfelt Creations plans a special blog post. This year is extra special as they are announcing a brand new product they are releasing!
I’m sure many of you have either done or have maybe seen the amazing mini albums that are being created with all the flip folds and interactive pieces. They are absolutely stunning but so much work to create them from scratch when creating the album base along with the inserts. Well, Heartfelt Creations has taken the work out of making the base and insert pages for your album so you can get right to the fun part, decorating!
This new mini album will be available in White, Black, and Craft. Along with each of those album colors, they will have 4 different packs with various designs of flipfold inserts in all 3 colors.
Ok, now that I’ve spilled the beans LOL! I should tell you that I haven’t had very much experience creating mini albums but with the premade base and inserts Heartfelt have designed I knew wanted to have a go at one. I should also warn you this post is pretty ‘photo heavy’ so grab yourself a cuppa, sit back, relax and take a peek.
I wanted a bit of a different look on the cover so I added a shadow box
I also added a fancy flap to hold things closed
and even decorated the back!
Now for the fun stuff, here are the pages!
For a nice surprise, I added some drawers to store some extra decorating supplies
HCPC-3500 – Open Vintage Floret Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3644 – Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3645 – Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3650 – Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3651 – Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3652 – Botanical Wings Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3655 – Dream in Beauty Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3656 – Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-727 – Vintage Floret Die
HCD1-745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD1-747 – Arianna Lace Die
HCD2-749 – Cut Mat Create 1A Die
HCD2-750 – Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCD1-756 – Birds and Blooms Die
HCD1-757 – Leafy Branch Die
HCD1-758 – Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-759 – Butterfly Medley Die
HCD1-760 – Delightful Daisy Die
HCD1-776 – Eyelet Oval Die
HCD1-778 – Fleur Boarders and Pocket die set
HCD1-779 – Regal Boarders and Pocket die set
HCD1-780 – Ornate Boarders and Pockets die set
HCD1-783 – Border Essentials Die
HCFA1-431 – Flip Fold Album
HCFP1-433-2 – Pocket and Flipfold Inserts A-White
HCFP1-434-2 – Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B-White
HCFP1-435-2 – Pocket and Flipfold Inserts C-White
HCFP1-436-2 – Pocket and Flipfold Inserts D-White
HCDP1-250 – Birds and Blooms Paper Collection
HCDP1-251 – Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
Black Gala Glitz
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Espresso Truffle
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Other products: White Cardstock, Baby Blue Vellum, Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners, Tim Holtz Ornate Plates, Archival Fern Green Ink, Distressed Inks (Abandoned Coral, Wilted Violet, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Worn Lipstick, Broken China), Versamark, Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel, Pink Peony and Antique Gold Embossing Powders, Crystal Gold and Lavender Micro Glitter, Copper Micro Beads, Spun Sugar Distressed Glitter, Lace, Ribbon, Pearls and Bling from my stash and die cutting machine.
CLICK HERE to watch a video featuring the Vintage Floret Collection.
Before I start on the instructions for my album I first want to state that there is no wrong way to build these. You will see design team members that all have different inserts in different places. This is part of making this type of product unique to yourself so simply use what looks good to you! The way I approached this album was to simply open up and look at all the amazing options that are provided in the inserts and using removable tape I attached them to the pages where I wanted to place them. This gives you the flexibility to change things around before you start to glue. After you finalize the overall layout of your album I manually re-scored and used my bone folder on all of the scor lines on the inserts to ensure that they were nice and sharp. I also added a shadow box on the front cover and finally, I wanted a place to store a pen for journaling as well as some small tags and embellishments so instead of the last page containing inserts I removed the page and added a set of drawers based on match book drawers. I decided to decorate my album using a combination of pulls and pockets. If you have them also add magnets between the layers of your pages to help keep things closed!
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