Ciao Bella Into the Wild Altered Album Part 2: Making the Mini Album
Hello, Friends! Today we’re going to share the tutorial for our Ciao Bella Into the Wild Altered Album Part 2. If you missed Part 1 of this series where we created the mixed media book box case, you can find it HERE.
Creating this two-part project was a lot of work, but boy, was it fun! First, the papers are so gorgeous that they are a real treat to work with. Squirrels, fall colors, acorns, falling leaves and plaid patterns make me ridiculously happy!
Next, I enjoyed the challenge of creating a layered cover that was not too dimensional to fit inside the box. This led to a lot of creative fussy cutting, which I also happen to enjoy.
Since I had a little bit of burlap left over from making the box, I decided to add it to the album spine. Texture makes me happy, too.
A Peek Inside
To keep with my Throwback Thursday goal of using up goodies from my stash, I went on a treasure hunt in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight. This was also lots of fun, and yielded some great pockets, mini file folders and tabbed dividers that added a lot to the album pages.
The album is made with a really easy to construct stacked spine design. Each spine in the 3 page sets is scored a little smaller than the previous page. This gives us the opportunity to add lots of little flips, flaps and pockets.
Here’s a peek at my favorite page. You will learn how I did this in the YouTube tutorial.
Ciao Bella Into the Wild Altered Album Part 2 on YouTube
If you’re ready to join me for today’s crafty adventure, please enjoy this video tutorial.
Did you enjoy watching this little album come together? Do you think you’ll give that easy peasy stacked spine design a try? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Ciao Bella Into the Wild
- Mixed Media
- Brown Tartan Ribbon
- Mixed Earth Tone Magnolias
- Burlap String
- Bits and Bobs from my stash