Young at Heart Mini Album...

Hello and Welcome!
Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to visit with me today!

It's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and I have a fun project to share with you...you might even
say it's "Young at Heart".

Just before the Young at Heart Collection was released I received a surprise email from Andrea Baker!  Many of you will have met her and Ben if you've attended any of the Heartfelt Creations craft shows.  Ben and Andrea are the busy bees behind setting up the show booth, creating those lovely displays you all like to gaze at...and of course as the awesome demonstrators who show you how easy it is to create all the various flowers!  I had the pleasure to meet this lovely couple in person last year at CHA...and they are every bit as kind, fun and wonderful as they appear!

Anyway, Andrea had just had the opportunity to check off one of her life's dreams from her bucket list and had gone on an amazing flight!  I had received some of the photos that she had taken in my design team delivery and had been wondering what I was to do with them...then the email came. 
Andrea asked me if I would create a project with those once in a lifetime photos for her and the Young at Heart Collection!
I was so surprised...but so happy to do so!

I knew right away that I wanted to create some type of mini album for her...something that wouldn't get to complicated...and something that would just scream fun!

I broke out the Silhouette Cameo and some fun cutting files and set to work!

Here's how the mini album came together...


Let me apologize right away as this is going to be a picture heavy post...but I do hope you'll enjoy!

I chose several of Lori Whitlock's mini albums to create one of my own by mixing and matching several of the different page styles together! I die cut all of the pieces for the album first from kraft card stock and then duplicated the cuts with the patterned paper from the Young at Heart Collection that I wanted to use for the pages!

I knew that I wanted to use the map patterned paper for the cover because Ben and Andrea put on so many miles and travel all over the United States. I chose the font for the title from the Silhouette Design Store and opted to go with "Luggage Life" as that is the title of Ben and Andrea's blog!
I wanted the front cover to kind of look like a piece of luggage or passport with all the different stamps and pictures like a retro suitcase would have had on it!

Here's a closer look at the front cover...


I've fussy cut the images from the paper collection, inked all of them with a brown colored ink to give them a vintage feel and then adhered them to the cover.

Assembling this was super quick and easy as it's just bound with single binder rings.  I've dressed them up with different patterns, colors and widths of ribbon. I've added colorful reinforcements to each of the pages and they certainly brought a fun feel to the album!

Now, I must confess that I have not finished embellishing the entire album yet...and perhaps that will be a future blog post once it's completed.  However, I will share with the you pages that I have completed with the flight photos Andrea sent to me!

Let's take a peek at the first completed page which happens to be in the center of the album...


As you can see, I've done a little more fussy cutting for this page. I've also used one of the sentiment strips to accent the photo!  The flowers are from the Wildwood Cottage collection and I've given them lots of sparkle with some dries clear glue and transparent glitter and some prill centers.
I've added various sizes of Nuvo Drops around the floral clusters for some added interest.

...moving along to the second page...


For this page I've stamped, colored and die cut the airplane image.  I've popped it up off of the page to give it some dimension....and have shaped it slightly before adhering it to the page.
I thought the polaroid die cut was perfect for the retro feeling of the mini album and the selfie hashtag brought a little modern feel.  Again I've used the Wildwood Florals and have created several clusters on the page.

Well, that's my share for today!  I hope you've been inspired and found something new or interesting to try here! I hope Andrea will fall in love with her mini album as well once I have it totally finished!

Be sure to hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the other groovy projects the rest of the design team have created for your inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions





HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set

HCD1-7149 Window Box Fillers Die

HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

TSMP707 Memento Dye Ink Pad – Bamboo Leaves

TSMP400 Memento Dye Ink Pad – Rose Bud

TSMP200 Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tangelo

TSMP602 Memento Dye Ink Pad – Teal Zeal

TSMP103 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers – Pack of 30

ANC851 Rock N’ Roll Prills 12 Pack – Gourd-Jus

159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

359848 Spellbinders Tool N’ One

85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Other Products: white card stock, kraft card stock, pop dots, Silhouette Cameo Electric Die Cutting Machine, Silhouette Design Store Files ID# 67744, #114916, #152506 and #65067 , scissors, paper trimmer, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, VersaFine Smokey Gray Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Memento Dye Ink Pad – Dandelion and Flannel Gray, Nuvo Glitter Drops – Aquatic Mist, Simple Stories Carpe Diem Reinforcements, assorted color ribbons, loose binder rings, VersaFine Black Ink

For more tips on creating with the Young at Heart Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kmqAVM6ibfM

For more tips on shaping flowers watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/rdsIOVMXjIQ

Instructions: Mini Album: Cut mini album pages using SVG cutting files from kraft card stock using your electronic die cutting machine. Next cut same files from the Young at Heart Paper Collection that you wish to decorate your pages with. For album cover, use map patterned paper if following example exactly. Adhere patterned designer paper to kraft card stock to create sturdy mini album pages. Ink all edges of all pages using a light brown ink. Adhere multicolored reinforcements to pages. Assemble mini album using loose binder rings. Tie on various colors and widths of ribbons to binder rings. Completed mini album size measures approx. 8” x 6”.

Mini Album Cover: Next, once again using your electronic die cutting machine die cut the album title from red patterned paper within the paper collection. Choose the illustrations you wish to use on front cover from paper collection and fussy cut using scissors. Ink all edges of all pieces with a light brown colored ink and adhere to album front as shown.

Mini Album Page 1: Trim photo to size to fit mini album page and cut a mat from teal colored patterned paper in paper collection just slightly larger. Adhere photo to mat and ink edges with a light brown colored ink. Adhere to mini album page. Locate sentiment strip and round airplane image in paper collection, fussy cut, ink all edges with brown colored ink and adhere to mini album page as shown – airplane image adhered flat to page and sentiment adhered with pop dots. 
Stamp one inking of each of the Wildwood Florals petals along with each of the leafy foliage from the Window Box Filler Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using a gray ink and die cut using coordinating die. Ink medium and small flowers using Teal Zeal and Dandelion inks and the large flower using Rose Bud, Tangelo and Dandelion ink. Ink foliage pieces using Bamboo ink and shape flowers and foliage using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble teal flower as a double blossom and leave orange blossom single. Adhere to mini album page with foliage behind larger flowers as shown. Moving along to the smaller flowers, ink two of the small flowers teal and yellow, and one the pink, orange and yellow combination. For the smallest flowers, ink as desired using the same color combinations. Shape using shaping kit and adhere to create floral clusters as shown.

Mini Album Page 2: Die cut polaroid picture frame from teal patterned paper found in paper collection using your electronic die cutting machine and SVG cutting file to measure 4.25” x 3.5”. Adhere photo behind frame and adhere to mini album page. Die cut selfie hashtag title using electronic die cutting machine and SVG cutting file. Ink all edges with a light brown colored ink and adhere to photo as shown. Trim out Forever Young sentiment strip from paper collection to fit polaroid frame. Ink all edges with a brown colored ink and adhere to bottom of selfie photo as shown.

Using white card stock and black permanent ink, stamp one image of the airplane and prop. Using ink daubers, color airplane with Cantaloupe and Flannel Gray inks. Die cut using coordinating die. Shape slightly using flower shaping kit and adhere to mini album page using pop dots.

Stamp one inking of each of the Wildwood Florals petals along with each of the leafy foliage from the Window Box Filler Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using a gray ink and die cut using coordinating die. Ink medium and small flowers using Rose Bud, Tangelo and Dandelion inks and the large flower using Teal Zeal and Dandelion ink. Ink foliage pieces using Bamboo ink and shape flowers and foliage using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble orange flower as a double blossom and leave teal blossom single. Adhere to mini album page with foliage behind larger flowers as shown. Moving along to the smaller flowers, ink two of the small flowers teal and yellow, and one the pink, orange and yellow combination. For the smallest flowers, ink as desired using the same color combinations. Shape using shaping kit and adhere to create floral clusters as shown.

For finishing touches on both pages, add Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to all flower petal tips using a dries clear glue and fine glue tip. On second page, add glitter to preprinted florals and swirls on patterned paper as well. For flower centers, add Gourd-Jus prills using a dries clear adhesive. Lastly, add various sizes of Nuvo Glitter Drops around flower clusters.



 
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