Hello Lovelies! It is finally FRIDAY!! I love Fridays because that means a weekend, but I especially love Friday today because that means another amazing project tutorial using Freckled Fawn and Tombow products! This one is by Kristin Tweedale, ENJOY!
Hi I'm Kristin (aka rukristin) and today I'll be sharing a quick DIY Mini-Album I created using my favorite Freckled Fawn supplies and a variety of Tombow adhesives. This album is 4x4" in size, made from patterned paper and photographs, and is bound together with two binder rings. I chose this method to document the incredible vegetables we received each week from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share last summer/fall. It was a great way to showcase the progression of the photos from week-to-week.
Basic Album Structure:
To create this album I used the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to glue a 4x4" photo back-to-back with a sheet of heavy patterned paper. I repeated this process for each of my photographs. I then used a hole punch to create two holes in each page, in the same place, to string the binder rings through. I added a front cover page and a back cover page to finish it off.
As with most of my mini-albums, the cover page is the star of the show, and this album is no exception. Here's a breakdown of how I put the cover page together:
After creating the cover page using two sheets of patterned paper, glued back to back with the Tombow Xtreme Tape Roller, I used Freckled Fawn alphabet stickers to create the 'CSA' title and I stamped a sheet of cardstock and added some journailng for the subtitle.
I cut both of these out and used the Tombow Foam Adhesive to give them a popped up look.
I covered each piece entirely with foam adhesive, and stuck it to the center of my page.
To finish up the cover, I used the foam tape once again to adhere the citrus flair to the bottom right hand corner of the page.
I kept the inside embellishments to a minimum. I added washi tape and journaling on a few pages, and paper embellishments on another.
I used the Tombow mono adhesive to adhere the black journaling card to the middle of the patterned paper page.
I used some more washi on the back cover. The monotwin pen was perfect for adding that last bit of journaling to the back cover.
Thanks for letting me share this album with you!
I have never really made a minialbum before but I love how Kristin keeps most of the embellishments on the cover and keeps things flat in the actual book using washi tape, and journal cards with the photos. I may have to give this a try! Today's Tombow project is also great so make sure to visit the Tombow Blog
to see it!
xoxo - Janna Erickson