Summer Mini Album Tutorial by Ashley Horton

Here is a tutorial by Ashley Horton (Blog: Ashley Horton | Instagram: @ashleyhorton75# | Pinterest: @ahorton | Twitter: @ashleymh1675) teaching everyone how to make a colorful and fun summer-themed mini album!

Ashley Horton


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Supplies: Square Grid Chipboard Minibook (366876) – DIY Shop, 6×6 Paper Pad (366984) – #Summer, #Catch-a-Wave (366958) – #Summer, #GoodTimes (366974) – Acrylic Stamps, #Vacation (366965) – Wood Veneer, #Sodapop (366965) – Cork Stickers, #Sunshine (366963) – Journaling & Phrase Sticker Book, #Sunscreen (366971) – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, #Picnic (366966) – Adhesive Badges, Duplicate (366741) – Embossing Folder, Accompany (366856) – Acrylic Stamps, Team (366838) – Sticker Roll, Twins (366837) – Thickers, Pockets with Inserts (366791) – Daydreamer, Enamel Dots (366785) – Daydreamer, Accent & Phrase Stickers (366778) – Daydreamer, Acrylic Stamps (366797) – Daydreamer, Sketchbook (331343) – Thickers, Scene (53465) – Thickers

1. Begin by choosing the products you would like to work with for your album. I used the #Summer collection with a mix of Plus One and Daydreamer. I like to get everything ready for my album cover, which sets the tone for the rest of my pages.

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2. Assemble the front cover of your album. I used the DIY Shop Square Grid Chipboard Minibook as the base of my album. And the papers from the 6×6 #Summer paper pad are a perfect fit with the Square Grid Minibook.

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3. I created a Subway Art look for our bucket list activities by putting together various fonts in Silhouette Studio.

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4. After I cut the bucket list phrases from the #Catch-a-Wave patterned paper, I cut a second one from cardstock and used it as a mask to mist the next page in the album.

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5. Next I put together one of my first pages that will be all ready for the photos I take during our Summer bucket list adventures. 

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6. I also wanted to add some texture to my album so I embossed with the Duplicate camera embossing folder from the Plus One collection.  

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7. Then I used several ink pads and rubbed them across the embossed cameras to add some color to the white cardstock.

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Here's a look at my finished album all put together!

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So no matter what you're doing this Summer… going on vacation or spending your days close to home… go ahead and create an album that is ready for all of the photos you'll be snapping this Summer!