Hello again! Today I have a Simply Shapely album to share with you and I hope you love it!
I started with this fun album and chose a kit that I had to go along with it. The kit is pretty eclectic (kind matches an album full of pages in different styles) and I think it is a lot of fun with the different colors and papers. The pages in the album really do a lot to show off the papers and embellishments while still looking amazing on their own.
Okie dokie, let’s look at some pages!
I loved using a pretty modern paper on the cover and mixing it with some elements that were a little more vintage/traditional. I can never seem to resist a big ol’ fun flower.
I tried to use a different mix of embellishments on each page. I had a few different types to use, from a pack of button-style embellishments to some enamel drops to a mix of paper and printed acrylic/vellum. I tried to mix them up together and include some sparkle when I could.
I attached items to the felt page with a mixture of edge-to-edge adhesive and adhesive dots.
I added in some washi tape from my stash for a little something extra on a few pages. I like to try to keep things pretty flat inside the pages so that it will lay nicely. Plus sometimes those thick embellishments tear up photos.
More edge-to-edge adhesive here. I have room for plenty of photos in this album, even with the embellishments.
I kept the acrylic page pretty simple in this one. I may decide to add some more to it once the pictures are in. but I thought I’d keep my options open.
Ah, this page. That dang gold and acrylic embellishment gave me nothing but troubles in pictures. Please forgive me
That is it! As far as actually putting the album together, I attached paper to pages with a mix of liquid and glue sticks, then trimmed with scissors or a craft knife. I sanded the edges to get a clean look. I was back and forth with the embellishments. I did the pages where the paper was crying out for some attention first and then went back and added the rest.
I had fun with this mini (but I do enjoy making a mini album). There have been some great projects shared here on the blog lately, so be sure to look around if you haven’t for a while. Also, be sure to stop by the Basically Bare Facebook page and the Basically Bare store.
Have a wonderful weekend!