Wander Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon “Show Me the Pink” Challenge
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! It’s time for another fabby challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. This time our theme is “Show Me the Pink,” so I created this Wander Mini Album in soft shades of pink and cream. It’s even got a pink birdie on the cover!
In the process of purging “stuff” from my closets this month, I ran across a whole stack of 4.25″ x 5.5″ white card bases. I mean a STACK, people! As I was flipping through them, a little lightbulb went off in my brain: “Wouldn’t these be perfect as a base for a mini album?” And just like that, the idea for this Wander mini album was born. The corrugated cardboard covers were cut from another pile of “stuff” I found while cleaning, and they add strength and stability to the project. I really need to work up a tutorial for this one, as I think some of you would like to give it a go. Let me know, and if enough people say “pretty please” I’ll put something together.
I found these pretty Bo Bunny Garden journal papers while cleaning out the Closet of Shame and the color palette is perfect for this challenge. I wanted my pretty pink bird to sit inside a sort of wreath, so I created one using an empty spool of 1/8″ redline tape. The plastic base was wrapped with Grey Canvas Color Band ribbon and White Leaves. Baby Pink Seam Binding was a perfect color match for the designer paper. To give it more of a shabby chic feel, I spritzed it with water and crumpled it after tying it with my Zutter Bow-it-All. The bow was topped with a soft pink Cottage Rose and some creamy white Gypsophila Blossoms. These same Gypsophila Blossoms were clustered around the wreath with Pink Sweetheart Blossoms.
You all know how much I love my little birdies, so this album makes me happy, happy! I tucked in a beautiful bronze leaf that I painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint. Then a snippet of Molly White Crocheted Lace was secured below the title to add even more texture.
Would you like to peek at the inside?
This little book got fat in a hurry, so I ‘m glad I thought to add the natural mesh ribbon as a closure.
I added pocket pages, fold out pages and fold down pages to the book, making it very interactive and fun to stroll through. I also dug into my scraps of crocheted lace trim, using it to add texture and pattern to the inside pages.
It was fun to add these little cards to the pockets.
And you know how much I love to slip tags in between pages.
This trio of tags is topped with a combination of Natural Burlap String and Pearl Pink Shimmer Satin Ribbon. Short ribbon scraps like this make great tag toppers!
This page folds out to reveal two more decorated pages. The center page has a double fold down pocket filled with more pretty cards. The gypsophila and sweetheart blossoms are just the right size to tuck inside an album like this one.
Here’s a peeky at the fold down pocket page.
The final page has another pocket and more pretties to look at.
You could easily add photos to the backs of the tags and cards, or write little notes, encouraging quotes or memories on the backs, too. I designed this Wander Mini Album as more of a “look book” than a true photo album. I love the way it feels in my hands, too.
Be sure to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog because the design team is showing you all their fabby pink projects today. And, you get to play along! Just create your own pink project using ribbon or trim and link it up on the RRR Challenge Blog. You can find all the information HERE.
I’m so glad you stopped by today, and I hope you enjoyed this little Wander Mini Album. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
What an absolutely STUNNING mini album! This is a gem for sure. Biggest congrats on joining the Frilly & Funkie DT! Such great news! Woo hoo!
Gorgeous! Love the subject, the colors and the layering. It’s truly a beauty!
Ok, I’m having a strong sense of DejaVu! I know I’ve commented on this lovely pink album before, but I also remember it was in a totally different format (the commenting section).
Kathy, this is so delightful, with all the birdies (my favorite bit), the layered tags, the pull out tags, the pockets, and every square inch of the album. This must have taken forever to put together, but oh, so worth the love and effort you put into it (and everything you make!).
PS that pink shimmery ribbon is to die for! A perfect accent! Hugs!
You never fail to amaze me Kathy. You make the most wonderful mini books they just explode with creativity and inspirational ideas. It would be very kind of you to do
follow this up with a how to make me. Thank-you my friend for sharing your ideas once again x
Holy Smoke, this is so very lovely–please, pretty please, do a tutorial for us! I just love all your pockets and embellies. If this is from your closet of shame, I’d love to see your studio! Thank you for sharing with us 🙂
As usual, you have outdone yourself. It is a masterpiece. I love it. You should go in that closet more often. This is really great. Absolutely beautiful.
Very pretty Kathy. Like you I love birds so this was a real treat for me to see. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us.
Pretty in pink and chock full of goodies! I couldn’t ask for more! This is just lovely! Thanks, Kathy, and be safe this winter storm weekend!
I have this paper just sitting around because the inspiration hasn’t come. Please, please, please: I would love a tutorial. This album is so lovely.
Hi Kathy, this album is terrific. I love , love that bird, you can feel the soft feathers and the beautiful color, like a real bird. the tutorial would be terrific. and great way to use scraps.
a real keeper…..have a good day.
Here’s a ‘Pretty Please” for the tutorial! What a gorgeous album.
I’m still looking at the Children’s Hour birthday card from earlier this week and finding new goodies. Thanks so much, Kathy!
OMG…Just love this mini album. PLEASE MAKE A TUTORIAL! You are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Blessings, Linda
Love this beautiful album. Would love a tutorial for this. Happy Valentines Day!
It seems when I clean my closet of shame, all I find are shameful things! Never anything as wonderful as you found. Love that gorgeous bird and your ribbons are glorious!
Gorgeous, love the cover and all the details, beautiful!!!! The bird looks so real!