Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have a fabulous Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial to share with you. It’s been toooo long since I last had a playdate with this whimsical collection, hasn’t it? Lucky for me, I was tidying up my stash of Stamperia papers. And what did I find? A big, 12×12 plastic envelope filled with scraps from previous projects. Most of them were smallish bits and bobs…but there were lots of them. So I decided to create a mini album and use them all up.
Then, I went rummaging in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight in search of an album base. I ran across a whole crate of albums that were left over from my 2 1/2 years on the Graphic 45 Design team. Nice!
I selected one of the chunky old, 6×6 red typography mini albums because the color would look smashing with the Alice collection. But that album had a serious design flaw: too many pages! I remembered that if you filled all the pages, the album would not close. What to do?
Alter it! So that, along with some other fun tips and techniques, will be the focus of our tutorial today.
Someone’s Knocking on Alice’s Door
I’ve made more than a few Alice projects since this collection was released. So I wanted to do something really different. How about a front door on the album cover?
And what if we make that door open to reveal the Knave of Hearts with a crown for Queen Alice? I’ll show you how to do this in the video tutorial.
The Covers and Spine
You’ll find eye candy everywhere you look on the album cover and spine. And I’ll show you how to work around that handsome vintage label on the spine, too.
A Peek Inside
Once you learn how to perform surgery on the album base, I’ll show you how to combine your scraps to create unique paper backgrounds.
This album is filled to the brim with all the interactive elements that I love so much. And….I think even you will be surprised by the back cover.
Alice’s Tea Party in a Box
One simply cannot create an Alice project with a nod to the famous tea party. Since removing half of the album signatures left ample room, I created a box pocket and Tea Party in a Box on the back cover. G45 Policy Envelopes (now retired) fit perfectly in the slash pocket on the front and this box pocket on the back. I filled them with flower seeds, tea bag and chocolate. Once the goodies are consumed, the envelopes are a great size to hold photos.
Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube
This is a big, juicy tutorial, so go grab a cuppa and a snack, notebook and pencil and see how this fun project came together. I hope you enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by, my friends! Have a joyful and creative day!
- Stamperia Alice
- G45 Red Typography 6×6 album (retired and discontinued, but you could use the BLACK 6×6 Tag and Pocket Album)
- 3 Black G45 Tags
- G45 Tag Die
- Black Houndstooth Ribbon in 3/8″ and 5/8″
- 1/2″ Scor-Tape
- Charms and Flowers from my stash