Hello everyone, it’s Lindsey! Whenever I have several photos from an event or adventure, I like to create a project that will allow me to keep them all together. Today I’m sharing a mini album that I created using some digital cut files, the Amanda Collection, and a bunch of fun fishing photos. Be sure to check out the full process in my video at the end of this post.
I dusted off my electronic die cutting machine and put it to work cutting out the base of my album, photo mats, and a decorative belly band to hold the album closed. All of these were cut from the beautiful papers in the Amanda Collection and I tried to get as many of my favorites in there as I could.
Next came the assembly process. I tried to not overthink it and keep the embellishments to a minimum so that the photos would be the focus and I didn’t want the album to be too chunky in the end. I had more photos than pages so I created a little flip up element using the washi tape and one of the tabs.
The Amanda stamp set is going to get a lot of use since my family loves to do a lot of outdoor adventuring in the summer. I stamped “fresh air” on one of the chipboard labels for a fun custom embellishment.
For these photos I only used a mini wide paper clip and a stamped label for embellishment. The “every summer has a story” stamp was perfect for this photo of Ayden and I was sure to include some of the stories from this day in a unique way...
When assembling the album, I arranged it in a way that would create little pockets at the top of the album that I could tuck my journaling into. I cut down three of the Amanda journaling cards, ran them through my typewriter, and then stapled a piece of the new cotton ribbon at the top so that you could pull it in and out of the pocket. This also adds some fun texture to the top of the album.
The cut file came with the belly band and the matted piece that I cut from one of the patterned papers and some of the Essentials White Cardstock (a must have in my craft space!) so I didn’t need to do much. A little stamping and another chipboard embellishment completes the front of the album. I love that this little band helps keep the album closed while looking cute at the same time.
Don’t forget to check out the process video for this project below and though the Amanda Kit is sold out, you can still grab some of the individual items from the collection to create your own mini album!
Until next time!
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