Hello American Crafts friends! It’s Terhi Koskinen here to share with you my new chunky mini album made with the new Storyteller line designed by Vicki Boutin. I absolute love the kaleidoscopic color scheme that Storyteller has and that there are even dark colors like black and deep, dark fuchsia. They look great next to brighter colors and next to the photographs inside my mini album.
The mini album might look tricky and time consuming to create, but trust me, it wasn’t at all! The covers are some leftover cardboard covered with patterned paper. The size of the finished mini album is about 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Inside are twelve envelopes created with Storyteller patterned papers, sized 3″ x 4″. Envelopes are so easy to create with WRMK Envelope Punch Board, just couple scores and done! The envelopes are tightly secured to their places by thread. There are two small holes on the bottom of each envelope, and again two holes in the back of the album cover. One embroidery thread keeps them together and holds all the cute embellishments at the same time.
As said, there are twelve envelopes inside the album. Just like the collection name, Storyteller encourages everyone to share their story. I was inspired to share our family story too. We got our family photos taken just couple weeks ago. Something I’d love to do every year, but in real life it happens about once in ten years. Sure we got couple of those perfect family poses taken, but for me, all the funny faces, all the laughs, and the test prints are just as important as the great ones are. The test prints and laughs shows exactly who we are and what we love to do. All of those photos are captured now inside the envelopes – with stories written on journaling cards and tags.
Hope this inspires you to create your own mini album, or a bigger one if you prefer. Whatever suits you the best, just keep on being creative!
Hugs and happy thoughts!
SUPPLIES: American Crafts Storyteller Ephemera (34001343), Journaling Tags (34001344), Ephemera Icons (34001342), Sticker Book (34001341), Stickers 6×12 (34001340), Patterned Papers Plot (34001333), Narrative (34001328), Daisies (34001329), Moonbeams (34001327), Bohemian (34001326), Sequence (34001323), Free Spirit (34001322), Patch Work (34001321), Flourish (34001320), Vagabond (34001317), Stardust (34001314), Songbird (34001315), Mosaic (34001312), First Draft (34001311), We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (660541), Word Punch Board (661599), Mini Guillotine Paper Cutter (660093), MIxed Media Glass Mat (660657)