Hello and welcome to the Felicity Jane Blog today. It’s me Sandra from Germany. And I’m sharing my very first blog post as a member of the FJ Creative Team. First, I would like to thank Jeana for having me on the team. I’m so so so happy and I’m looking forward to inspiring creative people around the world with the beautiful products from FJ. Second, I’m also looking forward to working with all the amazing and lovely ladies from the Creative Team. And now, onto to today’s project. I created a cute little accordion mini album with patterned paper and embellishments from the September “SHAY” Collection. I call it “The 4”. And it’s my personal “4 ways to stay happy” accordion mini album. And “SHAY” really helped me figure out these very personal 4 ways to stay happy. Let’s have a look at the whole project first before I go into detail with “The 4”.
As you can see in the photos above, the album consists of a cover page and four decorated inside pages. Each inside page is dedicated to one way of staying happy. The cover has a frame and a see-through window.
How to accordion mini album:
First, I cut two base papers for the mini album from the Floral & Gingham paper and the Stripes & Petals paper. Each base is sized 4” x 12”. Then I scored the papers at 3”, 6” and 9”. Before glueing the base papers together with double-sided tape, I cut a rectangle window for the cover. I glued three chipboard asterisks, two die cut shapes, sequins, and a stamped sentiment onto the Leaves & Stars Paper. Then I glued a sheet of acetate onto the Leaves & Stars Paper. Next, I glued the base papers together with double-sided tape. In a final step, I added the foam sticker “the” and the chipboard alphabet sticker “4” onto the acetate cover.
The inside pages:
Each page is numbered with a chipboard alphabet sticker (1-4). And each inside page is dedicated to one way of staying happy.
The first page stands for “believe in YOURSELF” to stay happy. I used one of the journaling cards on this page. The second page stands for “smile” to stay happy. I used a journaling card, a photo, the SHAY die cut shape and two puffy word stickers on this page.
The third way to stay happy is shown on the 3rd page: “remember the good times”. TIP: Add a slip-in pocket at the bottom of the page. It can hold little notes or a photo and it makes the album interactive.
Last but not least, the fourth page says “be kind to yourself” as a way to stay happy. I used a journaling card for the background of the page. TIP: Add a stamped sentiment as a decorative element onto the photo. And pimp your page with chipboard stickers and die cut elements.
Thank you for stopping by on the FJ blog today. I hope you like my mini album inspiration with the September Shay Collection Kit. Keep on being a creative soul.
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