Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Magical Mini-album..///Doodlebug Designs Fairy Tales Collection

Hi, friends...It's Tuesday, so that means Heathers back to share some creative goodness with you.....I decided to switch things up this week and put together a mini album using Doodlebug Designs Fairy Tales Collection!
We celebrated our daughter's 10th birthday this past month and she insisted on a unicorn party....surprising, huh??  It seems every little girl wants to be surrounded with unicorns these days, but I was happy with it because I love decorating and making pretty sparkly things!
This album shares our memories of the party as well as the decorations and food I made...so, yep, this mini album is just as much for me as it is my daughter....
I started with the Fairy Tales 6 x 6 paper pad and trimmed them to varying sizes.  The overall album measures 5" x 6".  I pulled materials from my stash as well to incorporate different textures including vellum, patterned transparencies, washi tape, mesh fabric, ribbons, charms and a few other items.
The cover is a piece of transparency from Bella Blvd which I used so the page behind it would peak through..the title is a mix of die cuts from the Fairy Tales Odds & Ends and cut apart paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad.

The unicorn cut file is from Paige Evans and I backed it with patterned papers from Sunny Studios Rainbow Bright 6 x 6 paper pack plus a vellum & glitter paper from my stash.

This page has another cut file from The Cut Shoppe that I hand stitched and layered under a sentiment from the cut apart paper in the Fairy Tales 6 x 6 paper pad.
The spread below includes cut files from The Cut Shoppe and stickers from the Fairy Tales Mini Icons sticker sheet..  The "wish" tag is a very old Heidi Swapp watercolor die cut tag from my stash.  I used a mix of Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors and Prima Metallic watercolors to paint the tag and added some stitching with my sewing machine.
The page below on the left I cut one of the patterned papers in to a semi circle just to mix up the shapes of the pages.  I added some paper strips from the cut apart paper from the paper pad and the sweet little party unicorn die cut from the Odds & Ends pack.  I also clipped the camera from Shimelle Glitter Girl.
The tag on the left was from my stash and layered with the photo are some matching die cuts and stickers.  To add texture, I used a star stencil from My Favorite Things and Heidi Swapp metallic texture paste.


I created this page with a sequin mesh pocket so I could tuck in some journaling and the invitation I created for the party....plus, who doesn't love a mesh sparkly sequin pocket...
The journaling die cuts are from the same Odds & Ends pack clipped together with a sparkly Glitter Girl unicorn paperclip.

The below spread consists of patterned paper and vellum from my stash plus some matching die cuts.  For extra shimmer, I used the Nuvo Shimmer pen on the white cut file and Happy die cut. 
This spread was created with cut files and matching die cuts and another clip from Shimelle Glitter Girl....I love all of the texture and dimension..

This side by side photo is of the photo stack I created with washi tape and large paper clip from my stash.  I added the die cut banners from the Odds & Ends pack to create tabs for each photo, then backed each photo with patterned paper to write my journaling.

Since I had so many photos and due to the size of the mini album, there wasn't a lot of room for journaling.  I am not always big on journaling on my scrapbook layouts, but there was so much I wanted to say about these photos and the day itself,  so I stitched some of the photos on only at the top so they could flip up to reveal the journaling.
 This is one my favorite elements in this mini alum...I used a 4 x4 American crafts pocket page and tucked in matching die cuts, sequins and shaker bits from my stash.  To ensure none of it falls out, I used my sewing machine to stitch the sections closed.
We made this fun photo booth for the girls to take photos and they definitely enjoyed this part of the party but also meant I was left with so many cute photos that I just had to use!  I stitched a piece of transparency from my stash to create a pocket and added die cuts and a bow clip from Bella Blvd.  The photos were backed with patterned papers in order to add more journaling and I stitched in some matching ribbon from my stash.
These cute little frames from the Odds & Ends pack were perfect to layer over the fun photos of the kiddos playing with water balloons!  I added phrase strips from one of the cut apart papers.
 These are the last couple of pages in my mini album.  I used cut files from Just Nick Studio to frame my photos and finished up with matching die cuts and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear gems. 

Thanks for sticking with me until the end of this magical journey!  I hope you enjoyed the pictures and are inspired to create your own magical mini album!
I did not share all of the pages and details of this mini because it would make for the longest blog post ever!!  However, you can head over to my Instagram feed or YouTube channel for a complete flip through.
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  1. WOW! I LOVE this! Magical & Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

    1. Thanks so much Migdalia! I am sorry for the late response but I really appreciate your kind comments!!