Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Summer Vacation Themed Mini Album

Hello there ribbon lovers!  Today I’m sharing a pretty beach theme mini album I made.  This has been in the works for a while and I finally finished up so I could share.  Mini albums and Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are a perfect combination since the ribbons are all coordinated to work perfectly together!

This mini album was made using the ribbons and lace from the April Ribbon Club assortment.  Since I didn’t finish the album in a timely manner and the assortment is no longer available in the Ribbon Club category, I will offer it in the assortment category for the rest of June.  You can find it HERE.
Since Ribbon Club Assortments work so well for mini’s (and lots of other projects!), why not subscribe today!!  I can envision lots of fun projects with these assortments.
Subscribe Today and begin with these two assortments for the
 low price of $17 if you are located in the USA.
Each monthly assortment is a holiday or color themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles!

I love some nice coordinating ribbons to top the pull out tags in my mini albums along with embellishing the front and sometimes the spine.  I’m a little rusty and I forgot to plan ahead to add the ribbon to the spine on this one, but I won’t make that mistake again.  The spine looks a little plain without ribbon embellishments other than the strip around the bottom.

Below are some photos of the inner pages and flip outs.
I have decided to follow some YouTube tutorials to create pages for a while until I’m back in the swing of how things go and what the possibilities are.  I’m finding the videos from Scrapbook Maven to be very good and in the style I like if you want to check out that channel.
I also added some small ribbon tabs as pulls for the flip up pages.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are having a crafty Tuesday!
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Design Paper: Love Nicole Seaside Paper Pads and other scraps
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs B394 Ship’s AnchorB569 Curved Border Dies, LPC16 Rectangle Pierce & Cut Tool ; Spellbinders Labels 21
Adhesives:  Scor-Tape,  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000, 3D Thin Foam Tabs 
Natural Mulberry Paper
Chip Board
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Friends Mini Album created with the RRR July Ribbon Club Assortment

Hi friends.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Mini Albums and Monthly Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are PERFECT together!!

There is nothing better than having a coordinating pack of ribbon sitting right on your desk ready to go for your project, and mini albums look great with a variety of coordinating ribbons as an embellishment.
Not  a member yet??
Our special this month for customers with US addresses is to start with this combo pack for a special low price.

The July assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon and the August assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  Each monthly assortment is a color, seasonal or holiday themed collection of coordinating ribbons.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Each of my pages has a pull out landscape oriented photo mat topped with pretty ribbon with space for another photo or journaling on the back and also a pull out tag with a ribbon tie.

Each page also folds out for more photos and the second and fourth pages have an additional fold out which is secured by a magnet with the round embellishment over it.

Each page will hold a minimum of  8 to 10 photos and there are five pages, so that’s a LOT of photos.  While I did use design paper do decorate my album along with some pretty paper I made with Distress Inks, I left it so that the photos are the main attraction once they have been added.  I feel like the photos should be the main focus, with the design papers and embellishments enhancing them, not overpowering them.

My mini album was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the 5/8″ ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I also added some Antique Gold Netting Ribbon over 1-1/2″ wide Regal Purple Double-Faced Satin Ribbon which was then topped with 5/8″ Gold Glitz Ribbon along the spine.  I added that layer of ribbon to the spine to accent the gold in the decorative paper that I selected for the album cover.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.

 I’m entering my mini album in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #200 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #294/295 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Design – Anything Goes for August
Crafty Creations #347 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #134 – Bingo 4  I have ribbon/free/pearls
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #171 – Anything Goes

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hello Summer Mini Album

Hi friends.  Today I have a fun beach themed mini album to share that features the ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

As I’ve said before, RRR Ribbon Club Assortments are a GREAT addition to your mini album.  Nine coordinated ribbons in a variety of patterns and widths.  No thinking involved!  You can see another mini album I made with the May Ribbon Club assortment HERE.  You will be seeing a purple album soon!!
Not a member yet?
With our special offer, you can begin with the June and July assortments for a special introductory price.
Both the June and July assortments contain 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a holiday or color themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.
Along with the ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment, I added a piece of Champagne Netting to run down the spine of the book.  I thought it looked ‘beachy’ and I added a seahorse medallion on top of it.
The design of each page is the same and I just varied the design paper for interest.  Each page can hold 5 photos with the pull out tag on the top and there is room for journaling on the back of all the pull outs.
The photo below shows the tag that pulls out of the top of each page.

I added a cute beach themed die cut using several different dies from Cheery Lynn Designs on each pull out.  I’ve only glued the bottom and right side, so the photo can tuck under the shell die cut.  My shell, seahorse and sand dollar die cuts were cut out of paper I made using Distress Inks.

Another view of the open album.  This time I remembered to add the ribbon and netting to the spine before I added the page mechanism.  This way it’s tucked under and looks much neater.
Here is a look at the pull-outs from each page.  There is another pull-out on the back of the page as well.
My pretty bi-color bow was made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the 5/8″ ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club Assortment
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs CABD-47 Sea, B279 Sand Dollar & Starfish, LPC-16 Rectangle Pierce & Cut, M7 Oval Classic Small Silver Stacker, XM7 OvalSpellbinders Shortie TagsLabels 8
Adhesives:  Sobo glue, Scotch ATG, foam tape, E6000
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio Beach House paper pad, Tan Artist Paper
Bow-it-All V3.0
Natural Mulberry Paper