Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Some Mini Albums to Share!

I have some mini's to share with you.   I finally completed the special-order baby mini that was for a shower last Saturday.   From what I hear, everyone just loved it!!!  Here are some photos:
This diaper bag was made from a Priority Mail box (free at the post office) and covered in fabric purchased at Joanne's.  The handles are made from grungeboard for flexibility.   The parents-to-be are expecting a little boy and the nursery is Monkey themed, so this fabric was perfect.
This is the inside of the diaper bag showing the binding of the mini album.
This shows the side using grungeboard that is flexible, yet strong.  I covered the handles and sides with the same fabric.  I wanted something for the edges but didn't want it to look too girly, so I found this yellow trim which worked perfect for this project.
and here is the cover of the mini album.  This is my version of a "Flip-Flap" mini made entirely from cardstock.  The only chipboard in the whole mini are the covers.  I might (might) do a tutorial on this in the future.   It's quite thick.   The purpose of the mini was to show off photos of mom and dad and infants up to 2 years of age with a photo of their baby in the center.
This is dad as a newborn.  The flip out piece has a poem on it.  I had to keep the embellies simple and somewhat flat or else the flaps wouldn't close properly.
This shows the flap opened with a photo of mom as a baby.   The center piece is for their baby.
Between the flip-flaps is a double page for more photos.  Here, I added a copy of the baby shower invitation.
Here's dad at three months.  The flap has a poem and a photo mat.  I created the album in portions of 3 months:  newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, etc up to 2 years.
Here is another double page between flaps.  This mini has lots of room for plenty of photos.   I'm not going to share each and every page as they're all basically the same.  I just wanted to give you an idea of how it was put together.  I do have a video on YouTube which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/loridee21?feature=mhee

This is the inside of the diaper bag without the mini album.  All rough edges of fabric were covered with brown ribbon. 
This shows the thickness of the mini album.  It's the thickest mini I've ever made.
And here is the back of the mini.  Very simple.  I should've added my name.   Oops.

Now for the other mini album-----this was made by my daughter, Valerie.  She doesn't scrap as much as me, but considering that, she did a wonderful job.  I helped out a bit, but she did about 90% of the work.  
The baby's name is Colin and Valerie created this mini in keeping with the Monkey/Jungle theme of the room.  This mini is made from paper bags with canvas on the binding.  The tutorial for this is on Laura Denison's YT channel.  Instead of adding a caption to each page which is pretty much self-explanatory, I'll just post all the pictures.  Enjoy!

So, those are the two recent minis I wanted to share.  I also have a mini that I'll be posting on here either today or tomorrow that's for a swap over at Your Paper Pantry.  I have alot of projects I'm working on, so I'll post when I can.  Thanks for stopping by, my friends!

Wishing you a great day!

1 comment:

Angela Weimer said...

2 really wonderful albums. Love the bag you made what a lovely pressie. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela