Monday, 23 November 2015

Mini Album - Double pocket insert

Hi All!

This is Tanvi, with my second post for this month's theme - MAKE A MINI.

This fortnight the DT focuses on different inserts to maximize photo & journaling space in a mini album.
I have a tutorial on a pinspired double pocket belly insert, modified for a 6X6 page.

For this insert you begin with a 7 1/2X11" sheet. Score on the 11" side as shown in the picture.

Rotate it & score on the 7 1/2" side as shown. 

This is how the insert looks after folding. 

Distress all the folds & papers with Vintage photo DI to highlight the pockets. Adhere pattern papers. I have used Prima - The Archivist papers which I received in my DT kit. These are my all time fav papers after Coffee Break!

The double pocket insert is ready.

Adhere this using scor tape (on the 1" flaps) to a 6x6" page, this forms a belly band in which a large tag can be tucked in.

Let me now show you the pockets - 

Pocket 1

Pocket 2

 And the belly band insert -  

The final look of this easy to make insert with space for lots of tags & pics of different sizes.

 If you all liked this tutorial please leave some love and do join us in this months challenge here.

Happy Crafting !!!

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Make a Mini: Hinge Binded Love themed album

Hello Everyone!!!
Good Morning everyone and this is Manu here after a long long time!!! I hope you are having fun with our current theme this month of making a mini album and we are looking forward to seeing your creations! 
You can read all about the current month challenge here

The First fortnight covers inspirations from DT's showcasing their take on the challenge and the second fortnight is all about how we can add interactive elements into our albums and make it more prettier and also this gives the tendency to utilize the album to the fullest in terms of adding more pictures and messages.  
I have my inspiration for this challenge in this post and my second post about the interactive elements will follow soon. Here's what I made using the gorgeous papers I received in the DT Kit, American Crafts Valentine collection.

This makes the front of my album. This album is 7.5*5.5 inches and has 5 pages with interactive elements. 

This comes as the first inside page and I wanted something catchy and eye popping here, hence decided to use some handmade dimensional flowers. 

Here are a few other inside pages

I hope you all liked the album and do join us in this months challenge here.

Happy Crafting !!!

Supplies used from the store:

Monday, 16 November 2015

Mini Album Tips - Maximise photo space

Hello friends,

Today, I'm back to share more about each page of the mini album posted a few days ago for this month's challenge
The earlier post had details of how to make the base of the album and embellishments, today's post is about how 4 pages can hold 20 photographs.
Tip 1: This is a really simple one. Make a pocket that goes half way through the page using lace. The base can be used to journal and the pocket holds a tag with photos on both sides. I would not put more than one tag in this pocket to ensure the seams don't tear or fold plus it's easy to put in and pull out the tag. Another idea is to tie a set of tags together with ribbon and add it inbetween pages. While the front can be used to journal or as is, the back of the tags can have photographs.
Tip2: Flip-open page held by washi tape can be used to add some hidden journaling or extra photographs. Simply use some washi tape over the edge of a piece of paper to make a hinge.
Tip3: Folded pages can be used for more photographs and journaling. Simply fold a rectangle in half, tie it close using a string or ribbon. For the recipient to know there is a fold, Ive used either arrows or tabs on the inside.
Here are the pages with the folds open. Inside one of the folded pages, I've added a small pocket and two tiny tags.
 Tip4: This fold is slightly different. Score a square piece of paper across the middle (making a plus so that you have 4 smaller squares), cut off one of the squares. Fold along the scored lines and you will get one 'side' opening and one 'top' opening fold.
The rest of the pages are single photo pages and can be seen here.

Through the rest of this month, the DT will be sharing ways of including more photos, so visit back often. 

Until my next post,
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 13 November 2015

Make a mini: Zig zag folded mini album

Hello Friends!
Neha here with my inspirational post for the current challenge. The challenge is all about making a mini album from scratch and I have made a Zig- zag folded mini album.
You can find all the details for current challenge here

Here is my album

I have used stacked hinge binding here and covers are made of chipboard. Base of each page and cover is a white CS and over them I have matted Webster pages; Sweet routine PPs. I have also used AC extreme value CS  at some places. The quotes used are all from the same PP stack. I loved this paper stack all pages are so pretty. This album is a bit different from my usual style because I have used this color combination for the first time and I just loved how it came out finally.

A close up of the cover page

The cover has a resin frame around which all embellishing has been done which includes mulberry flowers, die cut leaves, pearls, liquid pearls. lace and crystals. The lock has been gessoed and then colored a little with DI evergreen bough to match with the PPs. Butterfly has been fussy cut from the paper stack only. On sides of cover I have used laces. 

Inside of covers have been decorated with quotes and chipboard embellishments. I have kept the pages simple and each page is a pocket page with a large tag which can be used to put pictures on both sides. 
There are 11 pages in the album with space for 18 pics.

This is the top view of the album. As you can see pages are bound in an accordion (zig- zag) style. 

I hope you also like it. Do join us in the current challenge here 

Supplies from the store:
WRMK  trim & score-board
Big shot

Monday, 9 November 2015

Cardstock - Mini Album Tutorial

Dear Friends, 

I am back after a short break with a quick and simple Mini Album Tutorial. Hope you all are checking out Lulupu for the amazing inspirational posts shared by our DT's.  I had never tried my hands at making a mini album from scratch, but here I am with a tutorial, after I realized how easy it is to create album with some cardstock and pattern papers. 

The steps are detailed below: [ PS:  Inspiration from Loretta - ]

The use of pattern paper and decoration is left upto imagination. You can go all out with it. But just to remember, the more embellishments, you use, the more fatter your album gets. Hence, I tried using flat embellies, like die cuts and vellum!

Here's a quick look on how it looks finally :)

Hope you guys like the project and try out creating your own keepsakes - mini albums. 

Dont forget to link up you creation in the below link:

Cheers, Till the next week!


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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Winners of 'Embossing Magic' Challenge #54

Hello creatives,

With 53 beautiful entries, it was quite a challenge picking the winners. Considering how close the call was to the Top3, we have special mentions as well this month.

Starting with the 
Special Mentions (in no particular order)

Now to the
Top3(in no particular order)
Such a dreamy and romantic card incorporating so many different techniques
Executed to perfection and innovative heat embossed detailing

Very elegant combination of white and gold with so many delicate details

And finally, the Winner is...

The DT were unanimous in their decision. Hussena had two equally gorgeous entries. The soft, pastel shades against a lovely textured background stole our hearts.

Congratulations again to all the winners.
Hussena, please email us on to claim your prize.
Winners can get their respective badges from here.

We look forward to your entries for the 'Make a Mini' challenge too.


Friday, 6 November 2015

Make a Mini - Memories

Good Morning, its Tanvi once again with my DT post for the current challenge - MAKE A MINI

This mini is hand bound & has chip board covers.
The sentiment on the cover is heat embossed & the butterfly is a stamped embellie I made from shrink plastic. "Memories" is handwritten on a speech bubble wood veneer & sealed with glossy accents.

Here is the spine with some beautiful trim, dangling charms  & another shrinky embellishment.

Top view of the binding & pages - 

This is a six page mini & each page has a pocket for a large tag, in addition to I have also added smaller pockets on some pages for additional journaling tags.

This is the last page & the back cover - 

Stay tuned for some more DT posts all through the month as we share tutorials for mini album inserts & interactive pages.

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