"Oh Happy Day" Mini Album | Ulrike DoldOct 08, 2020
Hi FJ friends,
Ulli here with you today with a new mini album made with the gorgeous Gabby collection for you! I filled it with pictures of the baptism of our son 4 years ago and I love how it turned out. I love the wonderful color palette of the Gabby collection and was so inspired by the wonderful teal in this collection, mixed with the mustard and the soft pink.
I cut chipboard to pieces to 4 3/4 x 4 inches (2 x) and 1 1/2 x 4 inches and a piece of the wonderful Floral Gabby Paper in teal to 12 x 6 inches and covered the outside of the mini book with it. I pierced two holes in the spine - about 1 inch from the borders up and below of the spine - and fixed two little pink eyelets there. Then I used some twine in pink and thread a Henley Wood Veneer Bow, some of the pinkish Joy sequins and two of the wonderful Heart beads from the Bailey collection on it and knotted it on the inside.
For the cover I used the cute "Happy" metal die from the Sarah collection and the cute puffy alphabet from the Tori collection in mint. I also added some of the small hearts from the Rebekah Puffy Alphabet beside the first and the last word.
Then I covered the inside of the mini book with the back of the floral paper from the Gabby collection - the Arches pattern. For this I cut a piece with 10.5 x 3.5 inches and glued it in the inside of the book.
I forgot to fix the ribbon to close it until later and so I decided to glue it with strong double sided adhesive tape on the insides and glued on both ribbons one of the wonderful floral Chipboard Bits of the Gabby collection over it to cover the tails of the ribbon. I used the wonderful white Essentials Cotton Ribbon from Felicity Jane and I love this ribbon so much. It is so pretty and has a very natural look and you can find it in many wonderful colors in the FJ shop.
For the pages of the mini book I used the following FJ Gabby patterns: Stripes & Pears, Wonky Grid & Wood Grain, Solid Cardstock Teal & Green and a FJ Tori paper, the Scalloped & Stripes paper. I cut them into pieces of 9 1/4 inches to 3.5 inches and folded them with a folding tool at 4 1/2 inches and at 4 3/4 inches. I glued them with the small part (1/4 inch) and with adhesive glue tape in the spine.
I found some of the baptism invites and used one to cut into smaller parts and add them in my mini book too. At the inside I glued on the left side the baptism quote of my son (Markus 9, 23) and on the right side on the Pears Paper the picture of him with the little waves and a paper boat from his baptism cards. I added one of these wonderful Mini Notebooks there to add the journaling. I decided to use the Polka dot one and typed my journaling and printed it out. Then I glued paper strips in the inside and fixed the notebook only with some twine in teal at the first page. I used the wonderful Tori Puffy Alphabet in mint to add the word "cute" besides the black and white picture.
I don’t have many pictures of the baptism, but a picture of all the baptism candles of all the children and so I glued it on the next page. I cut the date from the invitation and glued it with 3 D dots on the picture and decorated it with the cute rainbow puffy sticker from the Tori collection. On the other side I wrote "your baptism" with the Tori Puffy Alphabet and the wonderful small Gabby Alphabet in teal on a label. I also used the wonderful scalloped die cut shape from the Tori collection and added it on the right border of the picture.
On the next pages I added the pictures of the sweet candy table from the celebration. I decorated the picture with the cake on the right side with a label and the teal alphabet stickers from the Gabby collection and one of the super cute Jenny Word Stickers. On the right page I punched a 2 inch circle as a little window for the picture for the next page of the cookies. I glued the picture on the next page and decorated the pinkish page with the scalloped border and the circle with the wonderful die cut cake from the Tori collection and a blue puffy bow and some epoxy dots from the Tori collection. You can use this wonderful birthday collection also for other parties with cakes.
On the next pages I added pictures of my both kiddos. The pinkish one with a picture of our girl and the blue one with a picture of our boy. I added there embellishments in the same colors and there I’ve used the Tori epoxy dots, die cuts, the mini tags and some blue sequins. I threaded them with a wood veneer heart from the Henley collection on teal twine and fixed it behind the picture.
On the next pages I used a big picture folded it to add it overlapping to the other side in my mini book. I added the wonderful Gabby chipboard ampersand and the yellow gingham tab there. I also used one of the Jenny Word Stickers there. At the left side I fixed a mini wide paper clip in dusty rose on a picture and glued it besides the gorgeous floral tag from the Gabby Die Cut Shapes. I also added a rubber charm from a previous fall collection, the Autumn collection, there.
I want to print some more pictures later and so I decided to add two of the cute Hope Mini Dividers on one page so I can fill them with more pictures later. The other side I added with a picture, a Polka Dot designer tab from the Grace collection and some Tori embellishments.
On the next page I decorated the pictures with the rainbow chipboard tag from the Gabby collection, the beautiful white tulle bow from the Hannah collection, the teal puffy alphabet and a Jenny word sticker. The yellow rubber charm is also from the previous Autumn collection.
On the last page I used the baptism invite again and fussy cut the waves. Then I glued it only on the bottom and on the borders to have a little pocket. I decorated the picture with a mini wide paper clip in teal and the wonderful Amanda Washi Tape and put it into the pocket.
I hope I could inspire you to make a mini book again. This Felicity Jane collection with its super pretty designs are just perfect to make such special projects for memories we keep forever in our hearts.
Thank you for stopping by today!
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