Mother’s day will be here before we know it, and what better way to celebrate mom, than by giving her a Mother’s Day Mini Album filled family photos! Today I’m going to show you how simple this mini album is to make.
Mother’s Day Mini Album Supplies:
- Core Basics Patterned Papers
- Darice Letter Stickerz
- Paper Trimmer
- Ink Pad
- Corner Rounder
- Dimension Squares
- Adhesive/Glue Gun
- Jump Rings
- Variety of Matching Ribbon
- Digital Die Cutting Machine – optional
Step 1. Trim your chipboard into the size you’d like. I cut 4 to 8 1/4″ x 5″.
Step 2. Cut 2 of each patterned paper to be the same size as your chipboard. Adhere the paper to both sides of the chipboard.
Step 3. Use a corner rounder to round the corners.
Step 4. Ink the edges of your paper/chipboard. I used a dark gray ink.
Step 5. For the cover, use the patterned papers from the other pages and cut out some flowers. I used a digital die cutting machine for this. You could also use a flower punch if you don’t have a die cutter.
Step 6. Ink the edges of your flower pieces.
Step 7. Assemble your flowers. Put a glue dot on the tab.
Step 8. Attach the tab to the back of the flower. It creates a little cup like flower shape.
Step 9. Curl your flower petals.
Step 10. Add dimension squares to the back of the flower. This gives it a little bit of depth when put them together.
Step 11. Attach the flower to the front.
Step 12. Add a brad to the center of the flower.
Step 13. Using hot glue, attach the flowers to the cover of the mini album.
Step 14. Add your Glittery Stickerz letters to spell MOM.
Step 15. Punch holes for your jump rings.
Step 16. Put your jump rings through the holes.
Step 17. Embellish with ribbon. Aren’t those glittery letters so fun?!
Step 18. Add your pictures to the pages.
While it may seem like a lot of steps to create this, it really is pretty quick to make. Your mom or mother-in-law will love having something that she can pull out quickly and see pictures of her family.
5 1/2″ Prince Asst. Smooth Cards
A7 White Smooth Cards & Envelopes
A7 Neutral Smooth Cards & Envelopes
A1 Vintage Paper Asst. Canvas Cards & Envelopes
Asst. Tags Deco Edge White
Asst. Tags Neutral
Happy Birthday 2 Sentiments
Tillie Dot Cardstock
Other – Bella Blvd. Birthday Boy collection
All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that?
We are so excited for this week and trust me when I say our papers are a match made in heaven! But seeing is believing, right? So make sure you stick around all week long for some inpsiration and a giveaway of course!
Before we give you all the goods PLEASE check out both companies on Pinterest and follow them for endless inspiration!
First up we have Mary Pat Siehl with a layout using the Seasons Autumn layout. She really embraces the Autumn color palette with the rusts and reds and I love that touch of navy blue!
You can see the beauty of the Core’dinations inner core with each page being embossed and sanded. The Authentique pattern papers match perfectly with Core’dinations cardstock.
This Authentic Tradition collection is truly a complete collection to allow for a finished album without the need to purchase additional supplies.
The Authentique sticker elements embellished the album by bring back memories of our Christmas Eve Celebration.
I couldn’t wait to dive into the NEW David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system for things other than cards. Making gift bags is one of my favorite things and I knew the time had come when I wanted to make a mini album for a friend who just had the cutest little guy a year ago. So I made a premade album for her so all she needed to do was just add photos.
I used one of the tags from Step 3. The tags come with different pre-embossed designs so all you need to do is sand.
Same with the Step 2 layers. They make PERFECT pages for the album AND NO CUTTING or EMBOSSING!!!!!! Just sand them if you want and adhere. SO SO easy.
We cannot wait to see what you can do with the NEW David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system. It’s not just for cards…the possibilities are endless.
So I hope you have loads of good things to do this weekend! And if you are crafting, I hope it’s gonna be with some Core.
Need some inspiration? Don’t forget about our Hard Core Crafter program! We just loaded some new videos just in time for the weekend for you to get crafty. Join or Login in here. You don’t want to miss out on exclusive videos AND giveaways!!!
The Jenni Bowlin Mini Calendar papers are the perfect fit for the front page of this album, don’t you think???
We are excited! Are you?
First some housekeeping…you can post on our blog here all week long for a chance to win. We will put all of the comments in random. org and pick one random winner from blog posts. AND we will pick one lucky winner from our Facebook page, too!
AND…yes there is more! Imaginisce is giving away goodies on their blog, too! Of course there is loads inspiration over on their blog as well. PLEASE head over to their Facebook page as well. If you don’t like them, well you should! And if you already do…awesome! Tell them we said HI! Cannot wait to see how they work some Core!
Our team got to work with the iRock and the word is out, “WE LOVE IT”! No more brads getting stuck under your fingernails for sure.
First up we have a tutorial from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress.