Bloom Street Mini Album – Scrapping Love

One of the things I really love about being on Paige’s team is having assignments that challenge me to step away from my comfort zone and try new things. Sometimes it’s a set of cards, today it’s a mini album.

As you know, Paige is a pro, creating little gems full of folding pages, tags and gorgeous travel photos. My mini is all about a magical year of scrapbooking. Starting with joining Paige’s awesome team last July, meeting at Creativation, learning new ways to save memories and being inspired by friends around the world.

I used heavy white cardstock as the base of my album, designing it in Silhouette using Paige’s Love In Flowers cut file and Flower cut file .  Each letter was cut out of White AC cardstock and backed with soft pastel Bloom Street papers. The design looked like this:

Once I had the pages planned in Silhouette, I welded part of the flower cut file to a simple rectangle to make the back of the album. You can also check out Paige’s Love Mini Album with all the design work already done for you !! 

Naturally, I had to have tassels and chose one from cute Bloom Street Tassel Set.  Leave it to me to take things apart. I wanted the pink heart on a mauve tassel I made with DMC Embroidery Floss. Then, I tried something totally new! I made a macrame rope rainbow. I learned how with this video by Rachel Lowe! I adore Rachel and her style. Visit her Instagram for all the pretty things!

The first page is the L and there’s only a tiny bit of room on the back of it but I was still able to plan a pretty garden. 

Page 3, a shaker made with the heart wreath from the Exclusive Bloom Street Ephemera package .  There’s me meeting Paige at Creativation in January, hope I didn’t babble on too much !

Page 4 is a paper folio made with Paige’s Accordion Box Mini Album cut file ! The cut file includes index cards and Paige has a fabulous tutorial.

Page 5, above, is another mini in a mini. I’ve made a heart envelope to hold Paige’s Heart Mini Album cut file.  The front of the envelope is cross stitched with DMC embroidery floss. I had my Cameo draw Paige’s Cross Stitched Heart cut file to use as a template. Just another way to use cut files! My title was made with Puffy Word Stickers . The word tags are from the Cardstock Sticker Sheet and the hello sticker is from the Exclusive Bloom Street Sticker Sheet.

Each heart highlights a project by my talented teammates and of course a gorgeous inspiration from sweet Paige too. I cut out the folding heart from cardstock and covered each one with paper from the 6×8 Paper Pad or a wee scrap left from other projects.

Page 6 is a stitched scene inspired by a project Paige shared just a couple of weeks ago. I finally figured out how to do French Knots (honestly, it took years, ha) and stitched up fussy cut flowers from Paper 12. Once stitched, I popped them up with foam tape and tucked in a tag from the Exclusive Bloom Street Ephemera package.

Page 7, another mini in a mini and Paige’s Eat Sleep Scrap Repeat cut file . I used Paige’s Envelope cut file to make a cover and added a violet posy from the Mixed Floral Ephemera Pack to pretty it up even more.

Inside, a simple five sided fold-out gave me room for three photos, a tag from Paper 1 and embossed panels that I added Puffy Words too. I did some machine stitching for extra texture, leaving the threads messy.

The back cover was the perfect spot for Paige’s Mini Album Card With Pocket Envelope & Tags cut file.  The forth mini in this mini and the direct result of being unable to pick just one! After painting with Prima Pastel Dreams watercolours on watercolour paper, I used Paige’s brand new 6×6 Flower Stencil and white texture paste on top. I machine stitch the same paper to make a belly band and stapled on a Puffy Vinyl Butterfly Sticker as a closure.

Inside, this clever card folds out in different directions and layers. There’s a pocket for tags and another folding mini for more photos. Does that mean I have 5 mini’s in my mini? Want to make this folding mini? Watch Paige’s tutorial here!

So that was kind of long and if you’re not tired of me yet, I’ve attached a flip-thru Video below. Thanks so much for coming, bye bye for now!

 

 

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I am blessed to have my own room to craft in and enjoyed being on the Paige Taylor Evans' Silhouette Design Team from 2019 to 2021. Favorite quote "we'll grow kindness in our hearts for all the strangers amongst us, till there are no strangers anymore" Singer-Songwriter Patti Griffin.

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