Hey everyone, welcome to today's post. I am happy to show you around a 4x4 mini album I just created for a gift. It was so much fun to create. Are you ready...
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Allow me to take you on a tour of this mini gift album. Share with you little tips and tricks for each page layout. You in?
The first page is the 'smile and say cheese' overlay included in the kit. A scrap of the chevron Color Magic paper was trimmed and painted with the red art ink (included in the You Are Here kit). It was then tiny attached to the clear overlay.
The next page uses the 'thankful' over lay that was trimmed to 4x3. The polka dot art screen was used on the back to give some dimension.
Lift the overlay to reveal the photo underneath. Foil stars were applied to one of the Color Magic circles and tucked under the photo. The gold foil ephemera 'like' is attached along with an arrow from the Cinch kit. Love the effect of just stapling elements right onto a photo. It does not take much to dress it up at all.
This might be my favorite page. The 'blessed' overlay sits right on top of the photo without obscuring the image. I used the polka dot stencil with the art ink to add some color behind the word.
This is how the picture looks by itself.
I used watercolor paper for the filler in this mini book. This page is about as simple as it gets. Because of all the embellishment around it, I just adhered the photo to the page and called it done. Sometimes less is more.
And the same goes for an overlay. It is so beautiful just as it is. Simply layer it over the photo. It says it all.
One of my go to embellishment techniques is to v-notch the end of a scrap of paper and tuck it under the photo. Sometimes that is all the color the page needs. Here a watercolor tag is painted with art ink and it also has a piece of overlay that has been trimmed down to size and notched to match. Real simple. Real pretty.
Had fun with this spread. Trimmed down one of the 4x4 cards so that the photo behind could peek out from above.
This time I took a piece of plain acetate paper and added my own gold foil from the Forever and Ever kit. More notched paper tags as well as a piece of chevron Color Magic paper and another gold foil ephemera from the kit. And I call it good.
So here is my challenge to you...
print out those photos...
grab a Cinch Insta kit that has more than enough goodies to make an album...
and tell your story.
supplies: Mixed Media Collection: Cinch Insta Album Kit. 3x4 Say Cheese Screen Kit. Die Cut Color Magic Paper. 6x6 Stencil Die Set. 4x8 Everyday Foil Rub Ons.