Tuesday, March 6, 2012

First Mini Album - Stitch Bound Butterflies

I started to experiment with mini albums while I had some time off between Christmas and New Years'.  I have four on the go but one of them is finally finished.  I made it with the intentions of it being a "friends" album, but then I realized that it holds way more picture than I have of my friends!

Here are a few pictures of it.  I will be doing a video about it some weekend when I have daylight hours to work with.  It's tax time in Canada (until April 30) so I've been coming home after sunset for a while now.

This cover is made with my own flowers (designed on my Boss Kut Gazelle) and a paper quilled butterfly.  

The base of the album is made with an Accucut Tag Album die.  It's designed to be an accordion fold album.  I just put two tags together at a time to make a folded page, and then stitched all the pages together.

I actually used four different Accucut dies in this album: the Tag Album die, two other tag dies and a convertibles frame.  I also used a Quickutz label die, and then two of my own designs: the flowers and the mini butterfly you see above.  All the pages have a pocket, a pull out or a flip up.  All the extra tag inserts are  what expand the number of photo or journaling spots in the album without increasing the page number.

I used a whole pack of Sandylion stickers for the butterflies and flowers on the inside.  These stickers have a clear outline, so I put them on plastic sheets I got from Accucut Craft and then cut them out so I could hang them over my pockets and not have them be sticky on the back.

I will be making more mini albums and offering the naked bits for sale in my shops.  I first have to determine what shapes and styles I like best.

It was nice to get back to a little quilling.  I like how my butterfly turned out, so I might try some more like that for my cards.


  1. Teehee, had to giggle at your words "the naked part". Ya I am immature, lol.
    Your mini is lovely. I like the shape and am interested in how you bound it.

  2. Wow, that is really cool! I love the color combo and the cool patterns and textures!


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