Monday 2 May 2016

Challenge #61 | Mini Albums

Hello and Good Morning, friends!

This is Jasleen and I'm here to announce a new challenge for the month of May. But before that, let me take this opportunity to thank all of you who participated in our April Mood Board Challenge. It seems you really enjoyed playing along. All the entries are amazing and we are having a tough time choosing the winners.  Stay tuned, we'll be announcing the winners very soon ! :)

So, the theme for this month's challenge is:



Yeah, get those pretty pattern papers out and show us how you rock this theme. ;)
(Read the General Guidelines for the challenges, here.)

The Rules for Challenge #61 are:

1. Album can be any shape (square, rectangle, triangle, alphabet, circular, etc.) or size (4x4, 6,x6, 8x8, 12x12, etc.)

2. The completed project should look like an album/booklet. You can:
   a. Use box files with rings and insert page protectors,
   b. Punch holes in your pages and use album rings,
   c. Bind the pages together using any handmade or machine made binding.
   d. Any other method to put pages together.

BUT loose individual pages will NOT BE CONSIDERED as an album. The final project must look like a booklet.

3. An album needs a minimum of 5 pages (or 4 + cover decoration.)

4. It can be an interactive (with inserts, folds, etc.) album or a plain flip-album.

5. Only pasting pictures and binding pages will NOT BE CONSIDERED. Pages need to be embellished.

6. Photos in the album (if personal) can be blurred. But blank pages stating that photos will be added later, will NOT BE CONSIDERED. However, photo mats with other embellishment(s) will be okay.

7. There's NO SPECIFIC THEME for decoration or colour(s). You can pick whatever you like. :)

The album I made measures 5 by 6 inches in size. I have used the gorgeous Ephemera papers by Papericious for making this one. These papers are just perfect if you like to make romantic , shabby chic styled albums with lot of flowers.

This album has total of 5 pages, and I've added a tag or two or an interactive flip page for adding photos on every page.

Here's the outer cover of my album I made :-

Sharing pictures of the inner pages:-
Mini Album-Page 1 and 2
Mini Album -Page 3 and 4
Mini Album- Page 5 and 6
Mini Album- Page 7 and 8
Mini Album-- Back Cover
Mini Album
The die-cuts that came along with these papers include beautiful flowers and sentiments. Almost all the papers and die-cuts used in making of this album are from this paper pack only. I must say that Ephemera is my favorite collection of pattern papers till date, they are very reasonably priced as compared to the similar-themed paper packs available and the best part, they are made in India. :)

This is the first time I made a mini album in this shabby chic style and although it was so out of my comfort zone, I really enjoyed making it. Would love to know what you think about this. Please be kind with your comments :P

I'm eagerly waiting to see what you come up with this month. Link up your entries to the linky tool below before 31st May, 11:55 P.M. IST. If you have any queries, please leave in the comment section below and we'll get back asap. :)



  1. Its SO beautiful, Jasleen...I love the way you embellished each page.Co-ordinated so well.. Its so lovely and cheerful..And of course they are pretty pps!!

    1. Thanks so much, Sathya. Coming from you, it means a lot.

  2. stunning album Jas, each and every is very beautiful

  3. Wow that's gorgeous Jasleen!

  4. This is gorgeous! You have embellished it so beautifully! Love it!

  5. This is gorgeous! You have embellished it so beautifully! Love it!

  6. Very pretty album, it's really a trip down memory lane and reminds me of the beautiful gardens that my parents have had over the years........definitely inspired!! Thanx!,

  7. Such a beautiful mini album Jasleen! Agreed that this is not your style but you have made it really gorgeously! Can suggest that you can try more of them because it looks so cool! :)
    Suchi xx

  8. The album is gorgeous Jasleen!!

  9. Hello Jasleen......Stunnigly beautiful. Loved Loved Loved it all. Inspired me to another level to do something great.

  10. OMG Jasleen its drop dead Gorgeous and when it comes from you not being your usual style it Awesome !! You have rocked the shabby chic style !

  11. OMG Jasleen its drop dead Gorgeous and when it comes from you not being your usual style it Awesome !! You have rocked the shabby chic style !

  12. Super gorgeous! Pretty papers made even better with your creativity.
    Love d

  13. Whoa.! Gorgeous album Jas :) loved all the pages & how u've brought them together so well <3

  14. Whoa.! Gorgeous album Jas :) loved all the pages & how u've brought them together so well <3

  15. Gorgeous love the use of embellishments.....

  16. The album is fabulous Jasleen :)
    Had a doubt... Wud a 12x12 album qualify as a mini album?? I see 12x12 mentioned on the challenge rules, was wondering if that would still be a mini album..

    1. Thank you, Padma. I'm glad you liked my album.
      Regarding your query, yes, you can enter any size of album for this challenge. :)

  17. Such a beautifulll album. Loved the way you embellished it.
    Can we post more than one entry? My mini albums don't have photos and they are embellished on every page in a clean simple way suiting the design. Is that ok?
    - Khushboo Gandhi (Snowflakes and Lilies)

    1. Thank you, Khushboo. I'm glad you liked it.
      Yes, definitely you can post more than one entry, maximum upto three are allowed. Please add (2) and (3) against the respective entries.
      And it's okay if your albums do not have pictures, but they should be well-embellished.
      I hope I've cleared your doubts.

    2. Yes you've clarified my doubts :). Thank you so much.
      - Khushboo Gandhi (Snowflakes and Lilies)

  18. Hi, Jasleen. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous album! Ephemera indeed is a beautiful paper line!

    I had a quick question regarding the challenge: The rules say "new entries only"--so will any May 2016 post on my blog (not linked to any other challenges) qualify? I make only mini albums. Thanks!

    1. Thank you. I'm glad you liked ! :)

      Yes, any May 2016 post with the album can be entered. Waiting to see your work !

    2. Thank you so much for your response! :)

  19. Posted my first entry (hoping to post another!) and linked to the challenge on my blog post. Hope this works! Thanks, you guys! xx

  20. Posted my second entry too! Thanks :)

  21. Hey...I finally made a Mini Album....Its my first and I finally made it to the challenge....very happy just to register my entry....Thank you for this opportunity......


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