Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mini Album Baptism Gift

I recently needed a baptism gift a sweet little girl.  For several weeks I tried to decide what kind of gift to buy.  Something a little different; not wanting to give a duplicate of what someone else might have chosen.
Finally I had an idea.  A mini album.  It would be a personal and unique gift AND I love creating these little albums.  This is only the third one I've created and I learn something each time I've created one.  Little tweaks to help the process and, hopefully, improve the final product.
These are so much fun to create.  But if you decide to give it a try, be prepared to devote quite a few hours to the process.  It really can't be hurried and, personally, I wouldn't want to hurry it.  It's a labor of love and the entire process brings me so much joy.

A couple of years ago I came across a video tutorial by Wilna Furstenberg.  HERE is a link to her blog post, which includes the video.  I had never even thought about attempting to do scrapbooking, much less create a mini album....from scratch.  Her project originally caught my attention because it was coffee cup themed.  That's what hooked me.  Then I realized what a unique gift a mini album could be.  And, since this was a small album.....maybe I could attempt this.  One thing led to another and now I've made a total of three albums.  I've strayed far from the coffee theme, though!

Well, I got quite wordy.  Enough talk.  How about a few photos?  Actually, quite a few.
You've been warned.  :)

For the recipient's privacy, I've blurred the name on the album cover.  This album measures approximately 5" x 7" closed.  The first album I created was smaller.  Since I was new to mini albums, a smaller project wasn't quite so intimidating!
The lace I used on this cover, I also used on the baptism card I made.

The following photos are the pages.  I've included a couple of closeups of some of the smaller details or textures.  You can click on each photo to see a larger pic.
That adorable little girl is the recipient of this album.

That's K and her baby sister J. So sweet!

On most of the pages I used a combination of quotes (found on Pinterest and printed on photo paper), stamped images and die cuts.  A few pages have "gems" for a bit of bling, and one page a piece of lace and some pink tulle (tucked behind the top of a quote).  That page is one of K standing in front of a window in a pink tulle dress.  She's absolutely adorable.  I can't even describe what a blessing she is to her family and all of us around her.

If you stayed with me throughout this long blog post...thank you.  I hope you enjoyed taking a look at what I created.  Maybe you'll try your hand at creating a mini album?   I hope so.

If you have questions about any of the supplies I used, you can contact me through the Contact Me section in the sidebar of this blog.

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