I haven't made a mini in a while so when the French Country papers came out, I knew I had to make one again. Mini albums are great because you can utilize so many of the papers in a pack, and the small size makes them fun and easy to create.
The album begins with a Large Tag Album by Graphic 45. Each tag has a brass grommet and there's a substantial book ring to bind it all together. There are six tags total, but I only used five.
I envisioned a pocket style tag, so I scored each one at 2 1/2 inches from the bottom and burnished them smooth and flat.
Once papers are adhered to the base tags, I punched holes on my Cinch machine. The pocket flaps adhere to the page with Scor-Tape on the sides. I forgot to mention, I used the 8 x 8 French Country paper pad.
When assembled, it comes out to about 4 x 6 inches.
Lots of Tim Holtz Idea-ology going on here. But what I really love is the new Picture Wheel die (Sizzix Alterations) I put little images behind each open space just for fun.
This book is something I made for myself for a change. My artful journey is ongoing. Isn't yours?
Now here's a peek at the inside pages...
A sweet little hidden journaling tag.
Another hidden journaling tag.
Some of these little detail embellishments are from Graphic 45's double-sided cardstock die-cuts. The eP store doesn't currently stock these, but if you really want some you can contact Kim and she'd be happy to place a special order for you. I used three different packs: Tags & Pockets, Flowers and Banners.
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