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“Summer” mini-album

June 25, 2016

Elizabeth Craft Designs Suzanne Cannon Summer Graphic 45 mini album summer Mother Goose Kathy Jo Wood

Happy first week of Summer to my Northern Hemisphere crafty friends! Summer is easily my favorite season and it always seems that the time flies by. This year I decided to create a little mini album to capture some of the happy summer memories.  The album is the first album I have created and it was so much fun…I know I will make more! Perhaps some of my family and friends will see a mini album in their future.  (big smile!)

The mini album was not designed by me (I found the instructions on Pinterest) so I will provide a link to the album instruction at the end of this post. However, I can share photos of my take on the album…and I have many to share…so let’s start!

The front of the album with Suzanne Cannon’s lovely Summer die and bright and cheerful Graphic 45 papers:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Suzanne Cannon Summer Graphic 45 mini album summer Mother Goose Kathy Jo Wood 1

The back of the album has Celebrate (because I think every summer day is a celebration of season):

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The mini album is accordion style…so neat!

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The album contains panels for photos or journaling.

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Following the cheerful theme I used the “happy” die on the front inside panel:

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“Remember” definitely had to be used on this wee album…

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…as did “Memories” (so pretty!!)

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The heart is elegant and happy (had to be added!)…

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…and “Dream” (one of my favorite dies!) will be used with a photo of my sweet puppy sleeping…

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Here are the outside panels…

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…and the inside panels…

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Oh – I so look forward to adding all my photos, journaling and embellishments to this cheerful album! (Can you tell I enjoyed making it?)

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Elizabeth Craft Designs products:

Other products used:

  • Graphic 45 Mother Goose papers
  • Card stock in black and ivory
  • Black sheer polka dot ribbon
  • Wet glue
  • Embellishments of your choice

As promised, here is the link to the album instructions: http://embrace-serendipity.blogspot.ca/2016/04/baby-boy-girl-accordion-zig-zag-mini.html

 

Thank you for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the album.

Big hugs,

Kathy Jo

 

 

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  • Sanna June 26, 2016 at 5:56 am

    this is gorgeous!

  • Kathleen Adams June 25, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Really cute Kathy Jo! Great tutorial!

  • Charmaine Stack June 25, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    This is really bright and cheerful. Great project!

  • quietfire June 25, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    This is fun and happy and completely awesome!!

  • josetvdburgt June 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Beautiful album Kathy Jo! Thank you for sharing!

  • BeverlyBL June 25, 2016 at 9:01 am

    So cute! You don’t even have to add photos because your papers are so gorgeous. This is such a clever idea. Love all of your die cuts.