If you missed yesterday’s post, you can find it HERE on the Kraft Family Album. Today, I’m sharing the Black Mini Album using Heartstring papers and Picture My Life Cards. In order to create this beautiful album, I added some patterns from the Heartstring Paper Pack (this paper retires in a few days, March 31st!). I used it to create the front and back of the album as well as some photo mats in the book.
Below is the Heartstring Picture My Life sampling. I took the other 1/2 of cards that I did not use when I created the Heartstring 7 page Kit of the Month and used them for this book! I love making the most out of my purchases and being creative in ways to change the look of a card.
Now, let’s get into a sampling of what I was able to accomplish.
First off, please let me share the fact that I used our STUDIO J Digital program to develop all the photos in exactly the sizes I wanted (either 3×4 or 4×6). I was able to change some to black and white with a click of a button. Here’s a sample of the Studio J layout that was delivered to me once I uploaded my photos. All I had to do was cut them apart to use in the book.
I just adore the colors and mixing and matching black and white photos along with color. If you would like more information, please click HERE for Studio J previous blog posts. Now, back to the mini album …
“Nothing Warms the Heart Like a Good Friend” was on a 4×6 card and I cut the wording apart to create this above. I also used the 3×4 flip flap to add even more photos.
Did you note the Flip Flap Tab/lifter? I used the My Crush In the Pink tabs; a silver sequin and bling. Use mini glue dots under the ‘tip’ and the ‘tongue’ of this ‘clip’ and attach to create a tab/lifter.
On the above page, I cut out the Just Be You balloon/heart from another 4×6 card and placed it on this 3×4 card. On the right, I used the Zip Strips from the papers to add “You & Me” and “Sweetheart.” Love the silver sequins and bling!
Now, it looks like it’s three pages, but I used a 4×6 flip flap and attached it to the church scene on the left. I enjoyed using Daria and Nick’s photo as if they are looking at each other into the 3×4 photo area. They were actually looking at the priest.
“So Dear” is a 4×6 card that I added sequins and bling to. The tab/lifter is on the other side, top corner.
The last photo detail I want to share is the last page of the book is actually on the inside of the back cover. I had this one photo I wanted to add and decided to mat it, corner round it (like I did all the other photos/mats) and I slipped it into the 4×6 flip flap. I then adhered it to the back cover just by adding more adhesive to the flip flap to hold it in place.
I hope you enjoyed the little tips and these few samples of this book. You can view the complete slideshow of Artwork HERE. There are no instructions because you need to use the cards that ‘speak’ to you and your photos as you place them in the book. There is no right or wrong. The slideshow will give you a detailed idea of what cards I used.
- I have put a few kits together which includes the chevron ribbon, 1/2 pack Heartstring Paper pack; 1/2 pack of silver sequins;1/2 pack of Heartstring Picture My Life cards; a 2″ white glitter scallop punch (I used on the front of the book) … all of this for only $27.50 (My Crush tabs and flip flaps not included … many of you already own them). You can email me directly for the KIT @ email@example.com.
If you would prefer to purchase your items A La Carte, here are the links to the items I used:
- Black Mini Album
- Heartstring Paper Pack (looks like it’s out of stock right now .. will have to check)
- Heartstring Picture My Life Cards (56 cards)
- Silver Sequins
- Flip Flaps 3×4
- Flip Flaps 4×6
- In the Pink Tabs
Other Picture My Life Cards (found HERE) that I think work well with the Black Mini Album would be: For Always (wedding); Laughing Lola (everyday life); Chalk It Up (school); Later Sk8r (boys/sports); Chantilly (girls) and Wanderful (travel).