Hi Everyone Kerrie back with another tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts . I have been inspired by so many flat mail/happy mail projects I have seen on Instagram and thought I would create a mini album that I could pop some embellishments in, to send out as a RAK to someone. I created my mini album base using one sheet of 12×12 inch patterned cardstock from Little Birdie’s Shabby Chic Bouquet collection.
As you will see this is a flat mini except for the flower on the front which to flatten down. you can remove the pearl centre and add a flat pearl or a bling centre.
To start. I scored at 4″ from the bottom of base cardstock.
Then to create the min album page folds, I scored at 1/8″ on either side of 4″ and 8″ . This gives the mini album base some depth for adding embellishments.
Cut out the sections on the bottom as this will fold up to create pockets.
Before sticking down your pockets add some patterned cardstock to all the three sections of your album.
Embellish pockets with doily pop outs and journaling cards. I have also added a border with black fine pen to add some definition to my layers. I also inked the edges again to give the illusion of depth to the layers.
I cut three tags from patterned cardstock again doing a lined border and inking.
To create the front embellishment, I added a paper clip so that the flower cluster embellishment can be removed and added to the recipients project.
I left the pearl center in the flower but as I said earlier you can remove it and add a flat pearl or a flat diamanté.
I added journaling cards, burlap doilies, and fussy cut pieces adhered to paperclips to slip into each pocket. I also removed the little pearl centers of these mini flowers and replaced them with mini flat pearls.
You can change out the embellishments and add photos or your could add messages and gift this mini as a special card.
I finished off with some watered down gesso splatters.
Little Birdie Products Used: Boho Chic Bouquet 12×12 and 6×6 Paper Packs Burlap Doilies Handmade Flowers – Valerie Moonlight, Handmade Flowers- Pink Sparkle Gesso- White
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