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
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!
- Authentique Love Notes Collection
- 8×8 Paper Pad
- 6×6 Paper Bundle
- 12×12 Collection Kit (includes Stickers)
- Spectrum Cardstock
- Bubblegum Pink
- Ladybug Red
- Lilac Lane My Valentine Sequin Tin
- Clear Cardstock (acetate)
- Black Micro Gingham
- Pink Zebra Stripe Ribbon
- 3/8″ Mixed Pink Chevron Stripe Ribbon
- Reneabouquets Small Lacy Heart Frame
- 1/8″ foam strips
- Buttons, Brads and embellies from my stash