Saturday, March 5, 2022

Stamping With Friends Mini Album or Loaded Envelope Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends March Blog Hop as we are challenged to create a Mini Album or Loaded Envelope to share with you. Our talented Design Team Members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. 
This month's challenge really stretched me as I don't often create 3D projects. I decided to try creating a Mini Album and I used the measurements from a You Tube video from fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Traci Cornelius, to create the basic template for my album. You can find her video here. For my design, I chose to use the beautiful Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper with the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack to create a Spring themed album. To create this album, I need 12"x12" cardstock and as I only have Basic White cardstock in this size, that is what I used to create the base for this project. Note that if you use any of Stampin' Up!'s colored 12"x12" cardstock from any of the color collections, you will find that it has more weight and will be easier to work with when scoring and folding. 
Products Used:
Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack (item #155505)
Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (item #155499)
Scalloped Contours Dies (item #155560)
Detailed Trio Punch (item #146320)
Basic White 12"x12" Cardstock (item #159231)
Highland Heather Cardstock (item #146986)
Blushing Bride Cardstock (item #131198)
Mint Macaron Cardstock (item #138337)
White 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon (item #156408)
Tear & Tape (item #154031)
Basic White 12"x12" Cardstock
Score one side at 3 3/4", 4", 7 7/8" & 8 1/8"
Rotate cardstock 90 degrees 
Score at 2 1/8" & 7 1/4"
Cut the narrow channels from the top down to the first scored line and then from the bottom up to the next score line.
Line up the cardstock in your trimmer with the straight uncut edge along the measurement guide at 10 3/4" and cut along the bottom to remove 1 1/4" off each of the flaps. Use Tear & Tape to create the pockets.
Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper
Cut panels to fit the front of each pocket and the top flaps using coordinating designs (measurements may vary depending on your project)
Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Blushing Bride Cardstock
Die Cut 1 large Scalloped Rectangle in each of these colors using the largest die from the Scalloped Contours Dies
To create this mini album, I would recommend that you watch the short video that I referenced above that can be found here as it really does help to see the visual instructions for cutting and assembling the album. To decorate the album, I used several of the small 3"x4" cards from the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack to decorate the front and back panel of my album and I used the scalloped rectangles on the large panels of the albums to create the decorative backgrounds. In each of the pockets, I included one of the cards but you could also cut cardstock to fit in each pocket to add photos or journaling. This project was really outside my comfort zone and I learned a lot from my first time trying this mini album. I hope that you will give this mini album a try and personalize it to suit your needs. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my mini album design will help inspire you to try creating your own 3D projects and explore using the wonderful products that Stampin' Up! has to offer. I love how their products coordinate to help take out the guess work and make creating a stress free experience.
Now it's time to visit Diane's wonderful blog and see what she has create for this month's challenge. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you like about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Love your album, Tricia. Great job.
    Thank you for hopping with us.

  2. Oh, I love this album! The paper is so calming and I love using this ribbon to tie it shut!