I thought I would use this hop to talk about how to pull together a mini album for a great look! Here are my tips:
1) Use a great paper line from the same company!
2) Use a theme: I used travel.
3) Use a consistent shape: I used daisies!
4) Use a few consistent inks, markers and embossing powders that coordinate with your color theme. I chose my color theme by using the colors in the albums and adding neutrals.
Growing up, when we heard my Dad say he was taking the scenic route, we were sure to get lost, but we also knew that we would see the off beaten track beauty and back roads sites. I want to teach my boys to record their memories and enjoy the journeys on all of their vacations and trips! Since I often associate wild flowers with these scenic routes, I thought the daisy theme of this blog hop was perfect for my travel album theme!
I started with a mini album I picked up at my local dollar store called Inspired Traveler by Creative Imaginations. I added beautiful paper and embellishments by The Robin's Nest. Below I used a Close to My Heart Stamp set (USA) and a Heartfelt Creations Stamp set (Script inside the map) on the Robin's Nest Discovery Glitter Swirl paper. Some other tips for mini albums: use those scraps you love in small touches to make embellishments! Find your theme and shape ideas on Pinterest! Just search for the item you want to use to pull it all together and you'll find lot of ideas! Scrap pages ahead of time and bring travel albums on the trip. Have the kids journal on the road trip!
Below are some of the pages made with the Marvy Uchida Flower punch and Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest.
I love these fishing chippies from The Robin's Nest and had to work some into our travel mini album! I just cut a bit of brown card stock and clipped the chippie onto it. Of course my Uniball white ink pen ran out of ink and I have a new one on order, so please excuse the missing faux sewing stitches!
The Robin's Nest Getaway Dew Drops
The Robin's Nest Teal Classic Glitter Card Stock (cover)
The Robin's Nest Daisy Stripe Honeycomb
The Robin's Nest Brown Classic Glitter Card stock
The Robin's Nest Fishing Chippies
The Robin's Nest Pearl Dew Drops
The Robin's Nest Pinetrees Card Stock
The Robin's Nest Viva la France Rubon
The Robin's Nest Fresh Mowed Grass Dew Drops
The Robin's Nest Teal Fleur Card Stock
The Robin's Nest Tropicana Fleur Card Stock
The Robin's Nest White Snow Glitter Card Stock
The Robin's Nest Discovery Glitter Swirl
The Robin's Nest Autumn Tag Kit
Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive
Piccolo Vintage Copper Enamel Powder
Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Print TRAVELER paper
Marvy Uchida Flower Punch
White Card Stock
Green Card Stock
Inspired Traveler Mini Album by Creative Imaginations
Cricut George Cartridge
Cricut Opposites Attract Cartridge
Cricut Graphically Speaking Cartridge
Close To My Heart Adventure USA Stamp
Stampin' Up The Open Sea Stamp (Globe Image)
Creative Memories Circle Punch
Heartfelt Creations Stamp
Close To My Heart Inks
Uniball White marker