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Pull-Out Mini Album by Bea Valint

Hey, everyone! It’s Bea here on the blog today and I’m so excited to show you my first project made with the new Late Afternoon collection by Amy Tangerine. This new line is so delicate and pretty and it fits many themes and projects. I adore the beautiful autumn color scheme and the lovely autumn patterns on the papers. As I walked through the 12×12 papers I was immediately inspired to create a mini album for my upcoming fall photos.

This time I chose the super easy accordion fold spine bookbinding technique, but I spiced up the structure with a pull-out back cover (I write about this further below).

I started my album by creating the cover. I trimmed down 4 pieces of heavy cardstock into 14,5×10 cm. To create the frame on the front cover I cut out the center of the first cardstock piece. Then I covered all of them with patterned paper. On the front cover, I wanted to fill the frame with an autumn forest scene, so I fussy cut five trees from patterned paper. I stitched thread-branches on the trees and adhered sequins to add a little shine. I arranged the trees into the frame and adhered wide ribbon pieces to both sides under the frame.

Next, I trimmed down a strong but flexible paper into an 8cm strip and created the accordion folded spine using my WeR Memory Keepers scoreboard. I attached the spine to the front cover, between the frame and the other heavy cardstock piece. On the back cover, I also attached the spine between the two cardstock pieces. As I attached the two cardstock pieces together, I adhered them only on the top and on the bottom. This way I could pull through the wide ribbon between the cover layers, and the back cover became a pull-out element.

With pulling out the back cover, the pages appear. I absolutely love the sight of the varied patterned papers and the layered pages!

The pages of the album are 13×9,5 cm. I’m a huge fan of pockets, so I turned two pages into pockets to create more space for photos. To embellish the pages, I fussy cut quotes and flowers from the patterned papers. I also added a transparent page on which I drew a flower inspired by the ‘Make a Wish’ patterned paper from the collection.

I hope you liked my mini album today and I could inspire you to try new bookbinding techniques for your next project. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Late Afternoon collection by Amy Tangerine | Brick Road (369672), Sweeter than honey (359670), Good as gold (359649), Make a wish (359671), Out of office (359633), Rainbow Lane (359643), All this and more (359632), Beautiful You (359646)