I finally managed to play with my embossing pads for my Big Shot (you remember, the one I purchased at Made With Love and brought back as extra luggage to France! LOL)

I made a very very small mini album, one that holds in your hand, very fast to make, perfect for portraits, landscapes, family photos, puppies, beach, mountains, well, whatever you want!

I had those 2 1/4 x 3 inches photos waiting on my desk to be scrapped and they looked perfect for this mini album.

For the embossing part, if you don't have a big shot or a cuttlebug (or any other machine that embosses), you can definitely have a look at Késia's article in issue5 of {entreARTistes}magazine, or get your hands on the already embossed cardstock that you might find at your LSS (Cosmo Cricket, Jillibean Soup & Jenni Bowlin teamed up with Color Core for amazing embossed cardstocks).

If you do have a Big Shot, you can emboss any cardstock that you like then!

You need to gather those stuff to make the mini album :

  • a Big Shot or cuttlebug machine
  • embossing dies (bought mine in France but I highly recommend Made With Love as they have an incredible range of dies for your cutting machine)
  • patterned papers
  • stamps
  • kraft paper
  • stickers and any kind of embellishments
  • a binding machine such as the Bind it All

Your mini album is so small that you might want to use all of your left over papers that you save in a box (yeah I know you keep them all in a box, like we all do!).

Cut a 4" wide piece of kraft paper that you will emboss.

Then cut all of your photos so that they are 2 1/4 x 3 inches and glue patterned papers on the back of each photo.

Bind all the pages together.

And now embellish! It's as easy as that!

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For my cover, once it is embossed, I used a Catslife Press stamp that I bought in Italy and used Versafine ink. Then I glued stickers and my title.

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I also used masking tape from the amazing Violet Gift Shop : I recently purchased lots of stuff from her and look at this cute self-adhesive doily ribbon!

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I had to use this piece of self-adhesive Fabrips from Studio Calico : it's cool, uh?

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LOOOOOOVE the green masking tape here. LOVE.

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There you go! A fast, easy, cute little album :)

Check back here on Thursday for a new giveaway :)

Have a great day!

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