Welcome to the first day of my Valentine Inspiration series. We’re jumping right in with a mini-album that I made for the Scrapperin blog. There’s a Valentine Inspiration week going on over on the Scrapperin blog as well and I got it to kick off today. Brace yourself, this is a photo-heavy post.
I made a small mini-album for the occasion, dedicated to my kids. This time of year is an excellent time to be taking a moment to think about the people we love, and about the reasons we love them. I wanted to document these things, as it is so easy to let them slip our minds in the everyday life.
For the cover I used this gorgeous pink diagonal striped paper and covered it with a layer of vellum. This allowed me to stamp a white heart onto it with white StazOn ink to get this lovely chalky toned-down effect. The chipboard heart (and the chipboard letters inside the album) are from BasicGrey’s True Love collection. The fabulous baker’s twine from Garn&Mehr.
It is a pretty easy mini-album, created mostly with a Crate Paper Fourteen 6×6 paper pad, my beloved Scrapperin stamps, and a few letterstickers. All of my pages are 11×15 cm or approximately 4 3/8″ x 6″.
With ink splatters, sequins, stamping, and stitching I added interest to the pages. I used small letter stickers and chipboard letter stickers to add a title to complement each of the pictures.
The black stamping I added to complete the sentences is done with an office supplies stamp with small repositionable letter stamps.
Around each of the pictures there’s a stitched frame, which helps the picture stand out, but in the mean time it just adds a soft touch. The softer colors of the papers and embellishments, makes the pictures and stamping pop.
The pictures are taken in the last weeks/months. Since this isn’t an album featuring a certain occasion, you have a bit more freedom for gathering your pictures. I chose a few striking ones of both of the kids and opted to go for black and white ones, since I wanted to add black stamping to my pages.
The backcover is kept really plane and simple with a layer of vellum overtop a patterned paper page. I did stamp the date in the lower right cover.
Thanks for stopping by today! * Bedankt om even langs te komen!
Stamps: Form & Feder – Scrapperin, Printy office stamp – Trodat; Inks: Opaque White & Jet Black – StazOn; Patterned Papers: Fourteen (6×6 paper pad) – Crate Paper, This & That – Echo Park; Misc.: baker’s twine – Garn & Mehr, small letter stickers, & True Love Chipboard letter Stickers – BasicGrey, wood veneers – Studio Calico, free printable labels, sequins, binder rings – Rayher.