Sew Sweet Mini Album for Crafty Secrets
Good Morning my friends! I have a treat for you today! A while back, Sandy found these Mini Accordion Pocket Albums in the warehouse and featured them in the blog. She graciously sent some to me, and I have been waiting for just the right idea to pop into my crafty little brain so that I could make one. Here’s what they look like:
And here’s what they look like when you take them out of the package:
and when you open them up:
Aren’t they fabulous? Super sturdy, pre-creased and ready to alter! They measure 4″ x 5 1/2″ x 1″ so they are a lovely size to work with.
I spent a whole day last week organizing my digital files into themed folders so that I could find my beautiful digital images and papers more efficiently. And as I was doing so, I came across the sewing images…which I think are just fabulous! And I knew just what I was going to do with my little accordion pocket album. Wanna see?
I’ll show you the inside in a second, but I want to give you the links to the digital images I used in this project first:
With the accordion album and these two sets and some embellishments from your stash, you can complete this mini in an afternoon. I started by printing out my papers, cutting them to size and then lining the pages. I printed the pretty button girl three times, fussy cut portions from the base and then stacked them with foam dots to create dimension.
Can you see how I use one whole button card, cut just the inner portion from a second and then just the button lady from a third and then stacked them all together. I just added a little Diamond Stickles to her bodice to give her a little sparkle, and outlined the pink border with one of my Gelly Roll Glaze pens to make it pop.
The front of the album was covered with the button paper, then I layered all the other elements on.
Here’s the first page. The tags are printed from the digital papers and they are so cute! I did a lot of stitching and added some fun interactive fold down flaps, pull out tags and other sweet surprises. I love the tickets, and they made a perfect banner on this page.
Honestly, these papers are gorgeous!
The page on the right has a fold down flap. the dress form is held in place with the little brown clip.
There’s room to add a photo behind the tag on this page. Maybe of someone’s first sewing lesson, or a completed project.
Here’s another fun pocket and tag combo. I used a ton of buttons from my stash, and it felt so good to give them a home in this little album! The button paper is one of my favorites!
This slash pocket is built into the album design. Just cover it with paper and you are all set. There’s room here to tuck in more photos, or souvenirs. The page on the right would make a great journaling spot.
I had to show you the tiny clothespin….all together now..awwwwwww!
It will stand all on it’s own if you want to display it on a shelf or mantle.
I used the ribbon rulers on the spine and added a poufy pink gingham bow with twine and a button. The back is decorated with another panel of the button paper.
The closure is really clever, too. It slips right into a slot and really holds everything secure.
There are so many beautiful papers in this digital set that I want to make more projects with. They are wonderfully vintage and super fun to work with. Just what you need to inspire you in the middle of this long winter! You could put together lots and lots of cards with these images, and I’d love to make a banner! Time will tell…
I’ve never really been much of a seamstress. My mother could sew to beat the band, but I never learned from her. I bought my first sewing machine a few years ago so that I could sew on paper! LOL I’m slowly learning how to use it but I still don’t really sew.
I hope you enjoyed my Sew Sweet Mini Album for Crafty Secrets, and I hope you found some good ideas that you can use in your own crafting. Thanks for stopping by! Having you visit makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!