Dear FJ fans,
I hope you are all staying safe and have some time to document your memories and have fun with the beautiful FJ products. I decided I will try to tackle down some leftovers from last year. I have many weeks to be documented and some wonderful holidays we had as a family. There is no better project for mixing and matching FJ material than a mini album! So I have one for you today!
I have had this faux leather insta mini for ages. These are not that popular nowadays (can anyone tell me why?) but I love them. They are so easy and fun to put together! Ok, I have to admit, it took me some time to create all the pages but it was mostly because I found it difficult to choose just a few photos. In the end I used most of them!
Throughout the article I will try to give you some "mini album tips" (basically tips how I do mine). As for a mini album I find it really hard to go through ALL the photos and develop just a few. I make collages and I print some pictures big - usually the ones I like the most. It helps me to give the album some structure. In terms of holidays it is quite easy - I go day by day chronologically. I made these album dividers using an acetate foil and the beautiful tabs from the Grace kit (did you know they came with their own adhesive?! So clever and time saving!). So there are five days of our trip and five sections.
I like to keep the cover of my album plain. I have seen many people decorating it beautifully but it is just not my style. But I do like to include a title page.
Here you can see one of the dividers. I love sewing on a foil. I was really surprised how easily I can punch these cute chipboard hearts. They are from the Jeana kit and I was so happy to get it in the sale. Such a great colour combo and it goes nicely with Grace!
Sometimes it is refreshing to add an embellishment right ONTO a pocket!
Another foil divider and some die cut flowers from the Sarah kit.
I also had to use some of the mini envelopes from the Madison it! The die cut flower pot is from the Megan collection. I always go for a DIFFERENT size of paper. I love the variability of pages in the minis: some pages are 3x4, some 4x4, some 5x5, some are in the pockets, some are just the paper. And titles. It is always fun to cut out a title and add it to the album.
This little heart makes me very happy. I had these three photos of our daughter eating ice cream so I simply drew a heart and attached it to the album. It is such a sweet detail. Also, one more tip: I tend to flatten the chipboards. Mind you, I love them so much, they always add texture but I had too many photos and the album was getting really full. So (with a bleeding heart) I gently peeled of a few layers of the chipboard to make it flatter and used tape to attach it to the page.
I love Sarah metal die cuts and this flower is just genius!
I think you can easily tell which is my favourite paper from this Grace collection: Rainbows and Florals! I had these sweet photos of my daughters and straightaway I knew I was going to use the pretty roses (and some butterflies!).
As you can see the album has a few paper pages: these are strips 5 inches wide and 10 inches long. You simply fold them in a half and punch holes to add them into the album. Such a great thing to include all the photos!
Nyhavn. One journaling card and a photo plus a pretty tab.
I tend to use lots of vellum in my mini albums but there is only one sheet in this one. The shell chipboard is from Elizabeth kit.
I have a flip through video so that you can see all the details (it would be too many photos for you to look at).
Thank you so much for being here with me today!
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