Hello, American Crafts fans! It’s Bea here and I’m so excited that we’re celebrating Mother’s Day here on the AC blog! Send a little extra love your mom's way this year with a meaningful Mother's Day mini album. Why? Well, nothing says "I love you" more than adding a personal touch to your mom’s favorite photos by creating an album she can keep forever.
My mom loves mixed media effects and bright colors, so I chose the gorgeous Color Kaleidoscope collection by Vicki Boutin to use for my album.
To start, I trimmed patterned and mixed media papers into 5.5×5.5” to create the pages. I attached the papers using two bookbinding rings. To create the cover, I chose a mixed media paper as my background, and placed a paper doily with a ‘love you’ sticker to the center. Then, I created a cluster using mostly ephemera pieces and stickers, placing them under the title.
I decided to add an extra vellum page to the first pair of pages. To do this, I trimmed vellum into 4”x5.5". Then, I cut a large doily in half and glued one half on the left edge of the vellum page. I layered a journaling card and washi tapes behind the paper doily. On the right page, I added hand stitched details to the cluster by stitching leaves around the flowers.
To create the rainbow circle on the next page, I fussy cut a bunch of hearts from the 6”x9” patterned paper, and arranged the hearts in a circle. Then, I machine stitched the hearts to the background and placed a sentiment sticker to the center.
On the next page, I used stamp and embossing powders to create white pattern to the colorful background.
Here are more samples from my mini album. I embellished the pages with ephemera pieces, stickers or die cut pieces. I enjoyed so much playing with the gorgeous, colorful papers, and it was so easy to mixed and match them with the embellishments.
I hope you like my Mother’s Day mini album! Hopefully I inspire you to create handmade present for your Mom for Mother’s Day. Thank you for stopping by!
Supplies: Vicki Boutin |Color Kaleidoscope collection | Patterned Papers (351097, 351095, 351094, 351087, 351090), Puffy Stickers (351104), Mixed Media Paper Pad (346538), Palette Knife (348092), Sticker Book (351170), Embellishments (351171), Die Cut Embellishment Pack (351107, 351171), Stickers (348205), White Gesso (343912)