Authentique Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album

Authentique Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album : Valentine’s Day Week on the Authentique Blog

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love Valentine’s Day?  I’m helping my Authentique Paper teammates celebrate this sweet holiday with this Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album.  It’s my inspiration piece for Valentine’s Day Week over on the Authentique Blog.  You’ll want to be sure to check the blog out today, Wednesday and Friday as we will have special Valentine’s Day treats for you!

Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album

Authentique Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album Reneabouquets Lacy Heart Shaker Frame by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

While cleaning out the Closet of Shame, I ran across this adorable 5″ x 4 1/4″ chipboard and canvas album from Maya Road.  I have no idea when or where I purchased it…or perhaps it was a gift.  But as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to pair it up with the Authentique Love Notes Collection.    First, I  wrapped the canvas cover with Pink Zebra Ribbon to serve as the closure. Next, I layered designer paper onto the canvas cover, leaving a 1/4″ margin all the way around the perimeter.  Then, I created a layered panel for my fussy cut focal image, added some velvet heart brads and a few teeny tiny embellishments.  Finally,  I heat embossed the Reneabouquets heart frame with Wow Vintage Pink Embossing Glitter and created the shaker element.

TIP:  When you can’t spread out, go up.  This small cover didn’t give me a lot of room for extra layers and images.  But I still created a sense of depth and dimension by adding chipboard and foam tape to the back of the elements.  Also, try fussy cutting the elements when you are creating a focal image for a small space.  The 3″ x 4″ image card looked awkward on this cover.  But once it was fussy cut, it fit perfectly.

Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album: The Spine Treatment

You wouldn’t think that this wide, bold ribbon would work with this itty bitty album, but it does!  I love the way it looks wrapped around the spine.  Tie a simple square knot at the top.  Then attach bangles with a looped safety pin.  Top with a cluster of flowers, and you are good to go!

Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album:  A Peek Inside

Because I have prepared a video tour for you, I won’t share a lot of details about the album here.  You can just look at the pictures and then go watch the video for tips and tricks.


I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use to help make your Valentine’s Day extra special!  If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

Wishing you all a sweet day filled with love…and maybe some chocolate!

Thanks for stopping by!





10 thoughts on “Authentique Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album

  1. soozyb2013

    Super sweet Kathy, each page and the tags inside, the vintage images are perfect. You pack a lot into tiny things and no matter what you touch, it’s magic. Excellent album. :) Love it. Hugs and Happy Valentines to you!!!

  2. Rosemary S

    I just love this mini. The colors, the cute kids and your fabulous ideas make this mini the greatest. I made your Sweetheart mini and everyone loved it. I thought of giving it away but I
    couldn’t part with it. You keep me motivated every time I see one of your new projects. Thanks for all the TIPS AND TRICKS.

  3. Helene Huber

    I watched the video. I forgot how much I love making mini albums. You are a true inspiration, Kathy! Your mini album is adorbs only because of your attention to detail.

  4. Priscilla Hughs

    What a nice wake-up on this rainy morning in Southern Cal! Itching to get home to my craft room, but hey..the San Diego Bay in front of me and the ocean to my left!

    This is a delicious little album and love how the ribbon just pulls it together beautifully! Love following your posts no matter where I roam!

  5. Susan Steele

    This is as cute and sweet as can be! Luv this little itty bitty mini-album! Great idea and luv the idea how you made those canvas pockets! Thanks for more inspiration for Valentine’s day …can’t wait to see what’s next! I hope you never run out of stash in your closet of shame! Lol! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a precious mini album! Authentique is , hands down, my favorite Valentine paper this year. Just look at those darling images! So nostalgic. Reminds me of when I was young and we traded little Valentine cards in school. Your bows, flowers, charms and that shaker frame are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  7. Traci V

    Kathy, this is ADORABLE! You never cease to amaze me with your layers. I must thank you for the inspiration — I have several little chipboard albums knocking around, and hadn’t decided what to do with them! Have a wonderful week, and thank you for starting mine off with such lovely eye candy!

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