I'm lucky to share a story with my Mr. wRight and for this month's Mini Albums with Monika feature I'll show you a way for you to share your story in a not-to-sweet/more masculine version of a mini album. I'm highlighting one of my favorite collections, Lost & Found 3 Ruby, on which I have a serious crush...especially this Honeycomb paper. I only have one sheet left, boo hoo!
| pocket page tutorial download found at end of the post |
You'll see that my first page serves as not only a pocket but also as my "cover." I decided to add a white paper doily under the pink doily sticker and two chipboard elements so that the word forever just pops out. The white just drew my eye to the forever arrow.
The two lower photos show more options on using the sticker doilies from the Lost & Found 3 Ruby sticker accessory sheet by using layered stickers and chipboard on the pink doily on the left and a metal frame from the Adornments pack. Yes, I did use more enamel dots, instead of brads, on the metal frame...how could I resist?
The strips of paper behind the 'One Fine Day' chipboard element are scraps I trimmed when making the pocket pages. Just trim them into a banner shape, curl up the ends a bit and adhere. Nothing wasted here, that's for sure!
Wondering how I adhered the pocket pages together?
Line up your pages bottom to top and add a length of decorative tape and trim. Voila...you've bound your mini album.
TUTORIAL | We'll create each of our mini album pockets with one sheet of 12x12 paper. Here are the score lines to get you started. I tend to score on the side of the paper that will not be showing on my project.
DESIGN TIP | To keep my pockets and journaling pages under control, I wrapped the whole project with some satin ribbon to which I adhered a chipboard element. Love how the MME chipboard elements and stickers help to jump start my creativity and help me tell my story.
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