Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial with Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home
Hello, Friends! Summer is the time when we all travel. Sometimes we travel around the world, and sometimes we just take a little trip around the block. This summer, the grand girls paid a visit to a local “you pick” blueberry farm. It was a beautiful day, the blueberries were ripe for and luscious and fun was in the air. We picked them one day, baked them into a delicious dessert on another and ate every juicy morsel on a third. It was blueberry delight from beginning to end. I thought I’d share the fun with you in this Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial.
Just look at those faces? Is that sheer bliss or what? I decided to create my album in a sunny, summery blue and yellow color palette using papers from Graphic 45’s Home Sweet Home collection.
The square tag album from G45 is a chunky wonder! I love the sturdy spine and classy label holder. Blueberries, flowers and a little twine bow fill this one up nicely!
Have you used the G45 washi tape yet? I found several fun ways to use it in this album. I wrapped my photos with it to create custom photo corners. Borders are quick and easy when you use washi tape! And, it’s a cinch to keep alpha letters in a straight line when you use washi tape as a guide!
Home Sweet Home is the perfect collection to capture the fun of a day like this! Speaking of fun, how fun is it to mount cute photos onto the square tags that fit perfectly into the pockets?
Look at all those pages! Each ribbon represents a tag that’s tucked into the side pockets of the album.
Come Blueberry Picking with Me
Don’t you want to go pick blueberries with these cutie patooties? Well, you can, sort of, with this video tour of my Blueberry Delight Mini Album.
Blueberry Delight Recipe
The girls and I got together to bake our blueberries up into a tasty dessert on Saturday morning. I thought you might like to make it for your family as well, so here’s the recipe:
1 stick butter
2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
Melt butter and stir in the crumbled vanilla wafers. Press the crumbs into a 9” square pan. Set aside.
2 cups of heavy cream, whipped
3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar until it is thick and holds a peak. Carefully fold half the whipping cream into the prepared cream cheese mixture and spread over the prepared crust. Refrigerate the remaining whipped cream in an airtight container. (You can also use an 8 oz. Cool Whip, but we prefer real whipped cream.)
¾ cup sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
4 cups blueberries
juice of 1 lemon
Combine ingredients and cook until thickened. Cool completely. Top the cream filling with the cooled blueberries and refrigerate.
Blueberry Delight Snapguide Tutorial
I put together a little step by step tutorial on Snapguide so that you can see how I layered the cover together.
Wishing you a summer filled with sweet memories of time spent with the people you love!
Thanks for stopping by!
The Grandgirls are beautiful just like their Grandma, the album is absolutely amazing and I just gained 5 pounds reading the recipe! LOL Thanks for the inspiration from this gorgeous work of art, Kathy!
photos are sooo cute! your albums/cards are always absolutely stunning!
Mmmmm yummy and so is the recipe! 🙂 This is a lovely wee album Kathy and again your attention to detail!!!! Thank you for everything you do for us out here peeking inside. As soon as I saw heavy cream, I thought now there is a lady that knows how to bake yummy delights!!! However I just have to look at something like that and I gain another pound or two!
Love, love, love this album and the children are absolutely adorable! The recipe sounds awesome. Thank you for sharing!!!
This album is adorable as are the stars of it. What a wonderful way to chronicle a special outing – truly a keepsake for them. I love all the ribbons and flowers on the tags. I have bits and pieces of that collection and it takes me back to my days of baking with my Mom and later with my daughter, especially the apple pie elements. Now the dessert recipe – I will wager it tastes fantastic but when I saw two cups of heavy cream, I figured if I made it I wouldn’t bother eating it but rather would just put a piece on either hip because that is where it would be going anyway.
I like to see a mini-album with real photos in them. It helps me to visualize what it should really look like when it’s done.