This album is made with the beautiful "Nutcracker Sweet" paper line from Graphic 45. Many people choose not to use this paper because of the graphic images. They might feel that they don't want to cover up any of the wonderfully detailed graphics on the paper with other pictures. Making a mini album is an easy and fun way to use Graphic 45. The above is the cover of my album. I cut my chipboard at 10 1/2 by 10 1/2 to make the pages for my album.
One technique I like is to cut out little pieces of the main pictures and pop them up. I mount the little pieces on additional chipboard or use foam dots for a dimensional look. I also added dew drops and diamond dust for some bling and ribbons and some of Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Trims. This mini is full of details and interactive features such as fold-out booklets, tags, and envelopes. There is still room for adding photos to really personalize your album.
Do be afraid to put pictures on the outside of your album as well. I really like the idea of chipboard albums and printing out your pictures in many different sized and gluing them throughout the book.
When I was creating this album, many people asked why I placed things a certain way. I love albums where you can find something new everytime that you look at it. There are more photos on my blog and you can see my album in person at Scrapdoodles. I had alot of fun creating this and I hope that you enjoy and are inspired to use some Graphic 45 in your next project. ~ Carey
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