Saturday, July 19, 2014

Romance novel mini album

Hey, hey! I'm back again - I just came home from my holidays. Me and my sweetie were in England for a week, visiting friends. We had a wonderful time. We got to see different parts of England (London, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth ...) and we got a taste of typical english weather as well. ;) 

I haven't done any crafting while I was away, but I still have something to show you ...

Before I went on holiday I managed to finish a mini album. I made it for one of my lovely crafty friends. I know she's been wanting one for a while so I decided to surprise her with it. ;) She's already received it so now it's safe for me to post photos of the album on my blog.

All of the papers I used in this mini are from Prima's Romance novel paper pad. Since this is a paper bag mini album, there are also pockets for the tags. I didn't take photos of those, but if you want, scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you can see a video of this mini album - how the flaps open, the tags pulled out etc.

Right, now on to some photos ...

This is the cover of the mini album. As you can see I used lots of different paper flowers. I made the rolled ones myself and the others came from my stash. For the center of the flowers I used golden brads. The bead strings and crochet lace came from my stash as well. I added a doily behind the flowers. And there's a bird cage charm in the middle of the flowers as well. I cut the balloon from the paper pad and raised it on foam pads to give the cover some dimension.

This is the first page of my mini. As you can see I used more crochet lace and some black dots from my stash. The sentiment came with the paper pad and the butterfly is a sticker from Punch Studio.

Second page - here I created a flap with pocket in which I put 2 tags that I cut from the paper pad. I created the pocket with lace and I added a flower sticker from K&Co. as a decoration.

Here I created another flap. In the down right corner of the flap I first glued white Prima flower and than I added another K&Co. flower sticker in the middle of it. The flowers were cut with TH Vintage market die. I covered all the letters with glitter glue. On the top and in the bottom I used some adhesive crystals.

I created a flap on this page as well. The decorative border of the flap was made with my craft punch and I added some adhesive pearls as a decoration. In the bottom right corner I glued another K&Co. flower sticker. I used a paper clip to add some tags to the flap.

I kept this page very simple, because I didn't want to cover the papers. I just added some lace and beaded trim on the top, some sequins to the bottom and I added the sentiment "beautiful" on the balloon. The sentiment is raised on foam pads.

Another very simple page. I just used some butterfly stickers and some black dots. The sentiment came with the paper pad and is raised on foam pads.

Another page with a flap. On the bottom of a flap I added some lace and on the right side I added some adhesive pearls. I used a paper clip to attach some little tags on the flap.

Here I created a page with a pocket for a bigger tag. The border is made with craft punch and decorated with adhesive pearls. There's also another small pocket that holds a couple of small tags for journaling or small pictures.

I just used some lace, bead sting and flowers to decorate this page.

This is the last page of the mini album. I added some flowers in the corners and compelted the page with beaded string-

And this is the back of the mini album.

Phew, that was a lot of photos, but you still can't see everything in them. So if you want to see more details of this mini, check out the video:

If you have any more questions about this mini album feel free to ask. :)

I'd like to enter my album to the following challenges:
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes
Artistic inspirations: Anything goes
The ABC challenge: P is for pearls
Cards und more: Vintage
Delightful challenges: Button, button (use brads or buttons) - I used brads for the center of my flowers


  1. A fabulous project, love your album. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  2. I'm sure your friend will be delighted with this beautiful album.

  3. l hope you had a great time on your holidays ......your project is absolutely beautiful x

  4. l hope you had a great time on your holidays ......your project is absolutely beautiful x

  5. WOW Cebelica this is awesome and so beautiful, the colours and design are stupendous.
    lorraine x

  6. Wow your project is beautiful! Such gorgeous papers and so many amazing details! Hope our typical summer weather didn't spoil your trip! :)
    Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xx

  7. Krasen album. Kar ne morem se nagledati vseh detajlov. Hvala, ker sodeluješ na stotem izzivu pri Artistic Inspirations. Upam, da boš še sodelovala na naših izzivih, saj so tvoja dela vredna, da jih pokažeš. Lep dan. Maja

  8. Waaaw kako lep album! in kako lepo okrašen. hvala, ker sodeluješ na izzivu ABC. lp

  9. What a fabulous project, beautiful! Just love your choice of colours and design. Thankyou for joining us this month at Bizzy Becs for our anything goes challenge.

  10. Love your minibook! It's very beautiful!
    Hugs, Gaby


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