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"Sweet Life" mini album

Hi Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm back to share my last project for the month of March! Didn't this month go by fast? I hope even with our busy schedules, we still can find some time to do some crafting!

Today we'll be creating a mini album using the Tres Jolie March Scrapbook kit! The paper collection in this month's kit is from 49 & Market "Vintage Artistry Tranquility " collection! This is a fabulous kit you'll want to purchase before they are gone! It includes the 12x12 Collection of papers, Laser cut elements you'll be sure to love, Prima flowers,  and Tres jolie Chipboards and so much more!

I will be inking all my papers, fussy cut images and Laser cut elements using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs (from my stash) But feel free to use whatever Distress Ink you have in your crafty stash. I will also be using some other items in my stash including: crystal gems, Dazzle stickers, Stickles Stardust and Diamond glitter, foam dots and some other matching products from this collection. 

The mini album I chose to use is from Frank Garcia's Memory Hardware magnetic album, I already had in my crafty stash. Any album would work just fine. You'd just have to adjust your measurements. My album measures 61/2 x 6 & 1/2. 

To begin I took some Folkart Vintage White acrylic paint and painted a 1" around all the edges and pages of my album. Let dry.

I chose a mix of  coordinating papers from both the 12x12 and 6x8 matching paper pads (in my stash)  to decorate my album cover, sides, and back of my album. 

Left front cover measures 5 & 3/4 x 6 " , right front cover measures 3x 6& 1/4 inches.

Inside cover on left side measures: 6x61/4 inches. Back of album measures 6x6 inches 

Sides of album measures 2x 61/4 inches. 

Base pages inside measure: 5 & 1/2 x 5 & 3/4 

Inside cover: I cut a 12x12 paper "Sweet Nothings" 11 & 1/4 x 6 & 1/4, score at 6 & 1/4 8 & 1/4. When adhering your papers, be sure to not put tape or adhesive where the magnets are, or your album won't close properly. 

Cut, ink and adhere all papers in place. I prefer using adhesive tape or strong bond permanent glue. 

I decorated my cover using some of the lovely Laser Cut Elements,  layered some using foam dots from my stash. I fussy cut out some butterfly images and slightly bent their wings upward to create movement. I love to add some Stickles Stardust glitter to their wings! I also adhered some enamel dots from my stash. Here's a closeup!

 On the left side front cover, I punched out the Laser element frame and glued in the center. Then adhered a few pink pearl gems from my stash, onto the 4 corners of my frame. Using a foam dot, I added a chipboard sentiment in the center of my frame. The 3 small Laser Cut hearts I adhered along the bottom edge using foam dots. Here's a closeup!

 Both sides of my album, I glued acouple Laser Cut Elements, and glued another chipboard sentiment piece in the center and on the other side I added a pink gem from my stash. Here's acouple photos for you!

Open up your album. Now we are ready to decorate our pages.

Page 1: I cut one of the swirls Laser elements in half and glued one on each side of my photo. I adhered one of the Laser Cut sentiments at the bottom along with a fussy cut butterfly. 

Page 2: I cut out a blue square paper from the back of the Laser elements front page. I adhered on the left side as a flip page (flip page measures 4 &1/8 x 5 & 3/4 inches) score 1/2 inch on the left side. From my leftover border strip I glued a piece over the scored area of my card. I decorated the front of my flip card with a Laser Cut Element (berries) one of the chipboard sentiments at the top. I fussy cut out a butterfly/clock image from an extra elements paper and a matching butterfly. I glued the butterfly over the butterfly image on my card and bend the wings slightly as we did before. Then added some Stickles Stardust glitter to the butterfly wings! Here's some closeups!

Inside page underneath flip page: I glued and trimmed one of the blue lace Laser elements and glued along the right edge of my page. On the opposite side of your flip page, you have this pretty image of florals and Butterflies. I adhered a strip of matching Postage Stamps washi tape (from my stash and from this collection I purchased separately) Here's a closeup look!

You could add a photo on the opposite page if you like. Here's another closeup of both pages:

Page 3: Chipboard tag at the upper left corner, I added a gem over the hole on the tag, fussy cut out a flower and glued at the bottom edge. Added a photo. Here's a closeup!

Page 4: I adhered another photo and glued a chipboard sentiment at the top! Here's a closeup!

Page 5: I added a photo in the center of my page. On the left side i glued a chipboard sentiment, Laser cut butterfly, leaf stem (foam dots) and small Daisy at the bottom of my page. Here's a closeup!

I made another flip page from my leftover scrap paper and it measures 4 & 3/4 x 4 & 3/4, scored 1/2 inch on the left side. Glued another lace Laser cut element along the edge of my scored line and chipboard sentiment on the top. Alittle Stickles Stardust glitter on my butterfly wings! Here's a closeup look:

Opposite page underneath flip page: added another photo, punched out a ticket and tucked behind my photo. Then glued the Laser cut key element on the bottom of my photo. Here's a closeup!

Page 7: I cut apart one of the Postage Stamps from the washi tape and adhered at the top of my page. From the Tranquility Tag set (I purchased separately) I applied foam dots on the back before adhering on my page. I cut the cord from my tag, and adhered a Dazzle sticker on top of the hole on my tag. Added a chipboard butterfly. Here's a closeup look!

Page 8: added a photo, a chipboard sentiment from the chipboard set from this collection and in my stash. I fussy cut acouple florals and glued at the bottom of my page. Then applied some Stickles Diamond glitter on my flowers. Here's a closeup photo!

 Page 9: I tore a matching paper from the 6x8 paper pad, inked the edges and adhered as a side pocket on the right side of my page. I fussy cut out a blue heart, date ticket and ticket from the Laser elements pack. Tuck these into your pocket. 

Page 10: I glued the border with the hearts at the top of my page and trimmed off the excess border. I added another photo and a few of the chipboard tiny hearts on the right of my photo and a chipboard sentiment at the bottom. Here's a closeup of both pages:

Page 11: I fussy cut some of the butterflies from a scrap paper. Then glued the matching Butterflies onto my page, bending the wings slightly upward as before. I applied some Stickles Diamond glitter on their wings. 

Page 12: I just added a photo here  Here's a closeup!

Page 13: Love Postage stamp in bottom right corner of my page. I adhered acouple Tim Holtz idea-ology paper dolls (my stash)on my page using foam dots!

Page 14: I punched out more leaves from the Laser elements sheet and using foam dots on the back, I adhered on the lower left corner. I also punched out some Laser floral elements and glued on the lower right side. Then I added these cute fairy girls on the bottom edge and tucked behind my floral/leaves elements. I applied another Dream Postage stamp in the upper left corner. Here's a photo!

Page 15: I adhered a photo on my page and a chipboard sentiment from the chipboard words set (I purchased separately) 

Page 16: I made a pocket using some leftover Scraps. My pocket measures 5 & 1/2 x 2 & 1/4 inches. I glued a lace Laser elements on the top edge of my pocket. I fussy cut out one of the blue Daisy images and inked around the edges. From a scrap paper, I made a matchbox measuring 6 inches across. Then I scored 1/2 inch on each end and 2 & 7/8 in the middle. I folded on the scored lines and glue the bottom sectionon both sides. Then tucked my flap inside. I adhered the blue daisy on top of my matchbox using foam dots, and glued a chipboard sentiment on the bottom edge. Here's a photo:

I tucked acouple tags from the chipboard set into my pocket and a Dazzle sticker on top of one tag. Here's a photo:

Last page: 

On the left side, I adhered another Postage stamp "Always" in the upper left corner. I cut out this pretty journal card with the blue flowers and adhered to my page at an angle using foam dots. And punched out one of the tiny hearts from the Laser elements sheet, then glued at the bottom edge. Here's a closeup photo:

Back cover page: I adhered another Postage stamp at the top. Adhered a photo in the center of my page and glued a Laser element pink heart at the bottom. Here's a photo of both pages:

I hope I have inspired you today with this album project. I love creating mini albums and preserving my precious photos! I hope you order your kit today and start scrapbooking your own photos!

Be sure to check back often to see all the crafty makes the other designers Kim, Jeanne and Crystal have created for you!

Until next month, Happy Scrapbooking! Hope you have a great day!


We have a new mood board challenge for the month. Here are the rules. 
*You can create any type of project for the challenge. 
*You MUST say what you were inspired by. 
*You MUST include the twist in your design. 
*We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
It MUST be a new project.
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The twist for this month is: SPRING FLOWERS
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