Sunday, September 27, 2020

A Fall Scrapbook Layout for you!

Good morning! Thanks so much for stopping by.  Today we're taking part in the Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop.  The designers have created some beautiful Autumn/Halloween scrapbook layouts for you to enjoy! 
I originally thought I'd like to do a Halloween theme, but I came up with this idea for a little mini fall album instead.  I hope you like it!

This album is perfect for carrying around a few little wallet sized photos in your bag.  Who doesn't like showing off the babies or grandbabies? 

To create the album, we first need to create the base.  To start with, you'll need two pieces of Cajun Craze Cardstock that measure 3 3/4" x 8 1/2".  Then, you'll score each (on the long side) at 2 1/2", 5", and 7 1/2".   Accordion folding on the score lines will compact the pages into a nice little folder. 

As you can see from the photo below, I attached a 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to the first 2 1/2" block of one piece of Cajun Craze.  Then I applied Liquid Glue to the small flap of the other piece and laid it over the top of the Vanilla Cardstock. 

I used that flap to my advantage, to create a decorative "layer" for this page of the album.  Pretty smart huh?  We'll call this Page #4. I'll list measurements for all the pages along with the completed photos.  

Once I attached the two strips of Cajun Craze together, I started decorating each of my pages.  Each section is one page. 

Pages 1 & 2: 
Page 1 is a 2 3/8" x 3 5/8" Piece of DSP

Page 2 Is a 2 3/8" x 3 5/8" Piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I used a scrap strip of Vanilla cardstock to stamp & punch the leaves & acorns and added 3 small Gilded Gems around the wreath to dress it up. 

For Page 2, I used one of the Layering Circles dies as a template and traced the inner circle with a light hand and my pencil.  This created a guide line for where to attach the punched leaves and acorn pieces.  Each of those were attached with Liquid Glue around the edges of the pencil line.  The outer lines of the leaves and acorns were stamped using Early Espresso Ink.  The colored in portion was stamped off once and the coloring was as follows: 

Maple Leaf: Cajun Craze
Oak Leaf: Mint Macaron
Acorn: (body) Crumb Cake, (cup/hat) Soft Suede

I used three of each to make the wreath.  And then stamped "Hey There" in Pretty Peacock. 

Pages 3 & 4:
Page 3 is a 2 3/8" x 3 5/8" piece of DSP with a 2 3/8" x 1" strip of Very Vanilla glued on three sides to create a pocket for the tag, which is another piece of DSP that measures 1 3/4" x 2 3/4".  The large Gilded Gem adds a little style to the page. 

Page 4 (as mentioned earlier) is a 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock that was glued on before we attached the two Cajun Craze pieces together. The strip of DSP is 7/8" x 3 5/8" and mats onto the Cajun Craze strip that was formed from our original scoring.  I also tied a length of Metallic Ribbon from the Combo Pack to add a little texture.  

Pages 5 & 6: 
Page 5 is simply a 2 3/8" x 3 5/8" piece of DSP 

Page 6 is a 2 3/8" x 3 5/8" piece of Vanilla with a little 2 3/8" x 3/4" strip of DSP that's been torn on either side. And then I added two medium gilded gems to the strip. 

The outside cover of the book is a 6" x 4" piece of Early Espresso Cardstock that has been scored at 2 3/4" and 3 1/4" on the LONG side.  Then, I just glued the front page of the book to the inside front cover and glued the last strip of the book to the inside back cover.  This keeps the whole thing intact. 

On the cover, I wrapped a length of the Mint Macaron Basket weave ribbon around the whole book and tied it into a nice bow on the edge.   Then I layered a 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of DSP onto the front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I used the 2nd smallest Stitched Square die and Vanilla Cardstock for the front piece and one each of the leaves and acorn.  I attached each of the punched pieces with dimensionals to the square and attached the square using dimensionals as well.  

finish the beauty off with a little bit of Gilded Gems and you have a fine photo book that you can be proud to show off! :-D 

Click the next button to head over to Sue's blog and see what fantastic project she's created for you!

I hope you enjoyed my little mini scrapbook album!  I had a lot of fun creating it for you and using the Beautiful Autumn Bundle to make it fantastic! 

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies I used today, simply click an image below to be taken directly to my website.  Enjoy!

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  1. Dans, what a fab mini album. Thanks for hopping with us today

  2. Great mini album Dana. Thanks for hopping with us today

  3. A very nice mini album. Great, with instructions

  4. I absolutely love this, love mini albums, love autumn, fab combination and just beautiful, thanks for sharing x

  5. Love this mini album, thanks for hopping with us