I am happy to be back with some Amanda inspiration. The kit has such wonderful colours and to my surprise they go perfectly well with our latest family photos! We did a little photo session in June (we try to get a professional from time to time to get some nice family shots) and the photos arrived just in time for some Amanda crafting! I decided to use them all in a mini album which is going to be a gift to our English grandma. What could be a better present than a little book full of photos of her grandchildren, right?
Since the photos are of an awesome quality I wanted to print them in a large size. So I went for a traveler's notebook format. Thanks to Felicity Jane I have a beautiful collection of notebooks with pages that are truly white. I decided to add some vellum pages and pattern papers so I removed the staples and then sewed the whole notebook together with a white thread.
I had a few ideas for how to decorate the cover but then I spotted the beautiful cotton ribbon - job done. I cut a little hole for the ribbon to go through and stay in a place. Tying a pretty bow took me probably as long as putting all the mini album together but the bow decorates the front cover perfectly!
In my opinion when you have nice pictures you don't need much decorating. So all the pages are pretty simple. The Amanda puffy alphabet stickers are perfect for all your big titles. You don't need to add anything else.
To make it a bit more interesting I cut a circle window in two pages. It creates a great peek a boo effect.
The pattern papers either make a full page spread or I cut them down a bit and did a bit of scalloped edges.
The vellum is perfect for some pattern tracing with white marker.
In the middle of the notebook I added a heart cut out of a solid colour paper. There is a sequence of photos of the kids playing peek a boo.
To create diversity it is great to include some smaller sized paper or cards. It would be also good to add circles or stars. The possibilities are endless. How cute is that rainbow on one of the journaling cards? So beautiful. I cut out the individual parts and glued them on a white page to contrast with the flower pattern. Forming the stamp into a loop is something I saw in other DT members' projects and I got totally inspired. Such a great idea!
I did a little flip through video of the album. I hope you will enjoy it and get a better idea of the whole album.
Thank you so much for being here with me today. Until next time.
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