Hello, Creative Embellishments fans!
Sandi here with you today sharing a mini-album that I created using my Creative Embellishments chipboard and some 13 Arts “Unforgettable” papers.
Let’s take a look!
 

Here is the journal at a glance created with the Creative Embellishments Junk Journal Cover, 6×9.
Here’s what is looks like unaltered:

 

I covered the front, back, spine and inside covers with various papers from the 13 Arts Unforgettable collection and then adhered the two spines with Beacons 3 in 1 glue.  I used my cropodile to create some holes in the spine for stringing my binding through. So far I’ve haven’t added any dangles of charms to the spine because I’m still looking for something unique.
Besides the cover of the journal. I’ve added the Infinite Rectangle and the Love Birds Set.  These chippys were altered with Tim Holtz Distress Stain Sprays including Black Soot, Speckled Egg and Picket Fence.

 

Then I added a few embellishments from the 13 Arts Unforgettable Ephemera Pack.
Next I began creating 2 “signatures” for the Journal and looped them through my binding.

 

 Because I had so many pages and photos, I’ve created a collage of the inside covers and the inner signature pages.
I have not added any further chipboard pieces pr stamps thus far.
It was more important to me to get the “bones” of the album created.

 

 Here are another set of pages including the very center of the album where the two signatures come together. What I like about those pages is the addition of some 13 Arts Transparencies which give a cool look but also provide a spot for tucking photos or the like.

 

 Here is another group of pages with lots of tuck spots and an interactive flap. Really nothing too fancy. I’m still deciding if this journal will be a gift or if I’m keeping it. Since I’m unsure of the theme, I’ve kept things more simple.

 

This last set of photos shows the last page and inside back cover along with back of the mini which is simply covered with paper for durability. I like my albums to lay flat. I threw in another front photo to complete my row.

 

If you’ve ever created a mini album, you know that they are can be time consuming. However, shopping the Creative Embellishments Store for your Journal or Album cover and pages can reduce your workload and give you time to just be creative!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post today and maybe even feel inspired to create an album or journal this summer.

 

Thanks for dropping by!
See you next time!
Sandi
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