Hello crafty Friend. It’a Anna here and today I have something different than a layout for you! I know it’s been a while but I also love making albums. Sure, layouts are faster and easier, but albums have this extra cute factor and can hold much more photos and stories. And what collection can be better for saving stories than a “Storyteller”? This brand new CVS line is just fantastic and so versatile. You can scrapbook any photo with it – both feminine and masculine, thanks to the big range of colors and motiffs. I didn’t have any specific ones in mind so I made a generic album, than can be filled any time in the future. It can also become a great gift for someone, who loves documenting their live.
Album itself is rather small but it can hold about 30 3*4 photos, thanks to the pockets and extra cards. I made the album base from scratch with three pieces of cardboard and some extra fabric to reinforce the cover. I think jeans pattern and color matches the papers perfectly. I combined it with paper with hearts called “Oh my heart”. You may notice the pattern is upside down, which wasn’t intended… I realized my error after the pages inside were finished and there was no easy fix for this. So I tried to cover the hearts with the flowers as much as I could hoping they will be distracting enough so hearts won’t be that visible.
Both front and back covers are decorated with ephemera pieces, floral ephemera pieces and chipboard stickers. There are so many great embellishments to choose from the “Storyteller” line! Black foam title stickers are just a cherry on top. I added them both on covers and inside the album as a contrasting piece and decorative element!
There is also one more product that I used in big quantities here – pocket cards! I am not a project lifer so I was sure I won’t use up those cards for my PL spreads. I decided to use as many as i could for my album. They serve as a filler for five pockers in the pages but they can be also found tucked into the pages. You can use them either as a base for extra photos or for some journaling.
For smaller projects, like my mini album, 6*8 paper stack can be more convinient to use than 12*12 papers.It also gives you a bigger choice for patterns as they are a bit different than the ones in 12*12 sheets. I used a lot of the pages for my album mixing them with dark navy cardstock as a page base.
On this page above I used doodly frames from ephemera pack as a pockets to slip photos into. All I needed to do is to add strips of foam on three sides of the frame and glue it down to the page.
Another page in my album got a little, long pocket that I filled with tags and squares cut out from 12*12 paper called “Story time”. This is such a mighty paper – you can cut it into pieces and add them into your epehemera pack for even more elements!
Two of my album pages got this little strip of paper that holds some loose pieces of papers and some 3*4 cards. You can add extra photos on them or a journaling. You can also add even more of them or remove them completely – whatever floats your boat!
When my album was done I went back and embellished each page with some small elements like puffy sticker hearts and dots or little, black foam hearts from Titles pack. This made the whole album more cohesive. This project took me few hours to finish, longer than a layout for sure, but it was time well spent and I love the final result. I hope you like it too and my alum will inspire you to make your own mini books with “Storyteller” line.
Thank you so much for stopping by and see you in August!